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Tub has broken off -- can't open front panel to take a closer look

The tub has broken off from it's base (i'm guessing due to improper loading of clothes). I called a guy to come over and take a look. He charged me $50 to tell me the "shock" was broken and that it would be $500 to fix. I don't have that much money and so I need to fix it myself.

But I can't open anything to take a closer look. I want to open the front panel but I'm stuck -- I don't see any screws or clips. The unit is cramped to the wall in a small space in my kitchen and I can't reach the back.

How do I open the front panel to see the base of the tub? Any help very appreciated. Thanks.

ZK

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    Ron Coons May 11, 2010

    correct model and serial number will aid in looking up diagram

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Looks like a whirpool model if model # begins with 110 remove 2 screws holding panel above washer lid on back of top either 2 screws or 2 clips both not easy to get to remove them and slide top off and remove wires to lid switch front panle held on by 2 screws on rear lip panel lifts straight up and off shock may have just separated and you might be able to screw spring and body back together ..good luck

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All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair.

Some models of top-load washers use tub dampening straps to cushion the movement of the tub during the spin cycle. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub and to each corner of the cabinet

Also There are four suspension rods that suspend the tub and allow the tub to free float. If the suspension rods are noisy, there will be a squeaking noise during wash. You can fix this by putting bearing (lithium base) grease in the cup that each rod rests in. If it continues to squeal replace all four rods the cups come with the rods, replace them as well.

If your washer has a loud banging noise during spin the balance weight may be loose. This weight is to counter act the weight of the motor so you will find the weight directly behind the motor. Sometimes simply tightening the bolts will fix your issue but if the bolts are stripped out get some bolts slightly longer than the original bolt to allow you to put a locking nut on the bottom side of the mounting plate. If the weight is broken replace it.

Lastly Washer vibration can be caused by a broken counter balance spring. Ur washer may be equipped with one or more counter balance springs which help to absorb the natural movement of the spinning tub. If a counter balance spring fails the tub might lean in one direction more than another and it will shake and cause vibration.
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Some models of top-load washers use tub dampening straps to cushion the movement of the tub during the spin cycle. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub and to each corner of the cabinet

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