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Tub is off center, bad

Just moved and now tub seems broken

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If transported balance plate under tub may be turned. turn washer over and take a look. there is a triangular piece that can be move. it may not be in it's correct position.

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Washer Tub appears top be off center after move upstairs. How do I remove cover to check? kenmore washer model # 100.24812200

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