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KENMORE HE3T BASKET RUBBING ON THE PLASTIC FRONT TUB

THE BASKET IS RUBBING ON THE PLASTIC FRONT TUB AND TEARING IT UP.
HOW DO YOU REPAIR THIS AND HOW MUCH SHOULD IT COST ? SHOULD I JUST BUY A NEW WASHER ?

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  • fixitathome Apr 11, 2008

    I have the same problem, no gray seal damage, just the plastic tub getting ripped up. Had the Sears repair guy out who claimed that "something left in a pocket" probably got caught in there and started ripping things up. Didn't even open things up to look or check if anything else was wrong--like a shock absorber. Told me I needed to have both halves of the plastic tub replaced and the stainless drum, since it was probably damaged also, and it should be replaced so it wouldn't damage the new tub. $1700 to repair. I personally think something like the bearings went bad, and the drum does not spin true, and it is tearing things up.

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If ripped obvioussly youl need to replace the front rubber bellow, i would remove the bottom panel and have a look inside sounds like you have a broken shock aborber or 2 not properly supporting tub assy

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