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Whirlpool Washing Machine Balance Ring

I have a whirlpool washing machine, LXR7133JQ0, that the balance ring has come totally loose from the inner tub. I can see the metal clips that should attach it. Makes horrid noise so i stopped the load and found the balance ring separate from the tub. I need direction on how to replace this. I have done some other work on this machine (proud to say my hubby calls me the Maytag Repair Woman!). Also saw on another site to order the Filter Plate (item #14 in diagram) in addition to the Balance Ring and Clips. Is this necessary? HELP...

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Re: Whirlpool Washing Machine Balance Ring

This is now 2009 the machine you speak of is a piece of junk so by now its probably trashed you don't need my help

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