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Top loading #110.29842990 Outer shell came

Top loading #110.29842990 washer. Outer shell came loose from frame. Don't know how to re-attach it.Thought I would find loose connectors or screws or something lying underneath but found nothing. How does shell attach to frame? There seem to be tabs that line it up, but there are no connectors. Don't know how it was functioning as it was.

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  • janthony99m Aug 07, 2009

    Thank you Woodmans77. It all finally slipped together using your guidance. It was knowing that the front lip goes under and the rest goes over that made the diff!

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The outer case catches under the frame across the front and there is a tab on either side on the frame near the back these tabs go into a slot in the flange on the bottom of the case. You may need to loosen the control console to do this. 1. Disconnect the power. 2. Remove two screws, one at each top corner on rear of console. 3. Push a putty knife under the front of the console near the corner. You will feel the resistance from a spring steel clip. Push, firmly toward rear of machine. clip will release and console will be loose. Repeat at other front corner of console. 4. make sure outer case is hooked under front of frame. 5. Put case on both tabs(check at rear corners on back of machine to assure that back panel and case corner are in the modling that aligns the two. This is sometimes like a wrestling match. Take your time it can be a test of your patience. It is helpful to see diagrams available at www.sears.com under Parts direct. Find your model number and an exploded view is available. Good luck.

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- Place the hoop into the groove of the door bellow along the facing of the door frame with the spring in the 6 o'clock position.
- With both hands gradually work your way around to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions and stretch the spring apart.
- Push the spring and hoop into the groove.

NOTE: It may require a second person to get the door bellow back in place.

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