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How do I take the whirlpool washer cabnet off?

Wife put personal leakage pads with underpants by mistake. They fell apart. Now on spin, real squeel as water empties on spin cycle and some leakage from under washer. I have run two empty tub fulls of water and no leakage now but squeel continues on spin cycle. Stylemaster, 4214165, 7 cycle, heavy duty, extra large capacity

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    Richard Bishop Apr 12, 2015

    Found model # LXR7144E &LXR7144RQ1. I took pump out, no stuff in it. The impeller does rub like a windshield wiper on a lightly damp windshield. Could this be the new slight squeel I hear when washing machine is running? Will a new pump solve it? Or is it ok to have a squeel?



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Earlier whirlpool tubs had 4 screws under rubber plugs that unfortunately rusted if you manage to get them out then the complete top lifts of the base section
later models just prise apart as they have eliminated the screws
there are manuals on line to download

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