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Kenmore top load washmachine model 4563291

Drum seems to be unbalanced how can i fix this and while i was under the machine i noticed that there were 2 i think shear pins in a plastic holder as if they are being stored for future use if there was a problem??

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The brackets that hold drum in place, are probrobly broken. close Ireland bye bye

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