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LSQ9549L Taking a walk

First the machine is level!! During high spin the washing machines is walking. If you are standing in front of it the left side moves forward a good 6 inches. What do I have to replace. To remove the cabinet what screws must be removed . I have 2 on the side of the console and 2 (phelps head)that attach to from the console to the cabinet

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Re: LSQ9549L Taking a walk

Remove the 2 screws on each side unplug lid switch plug remove the two brackets holding case on.

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