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Crossley top load rear feet /levelling issue

How does the self adjusting rear feet mechanism work?

One leg of mine has a pin that has fallen out and I'mnot sure if it can be replaced or if I have to have the entire mechanism replaced. The pin has a knurled segment in the middle looking like it was a press fit.

Obviously the problem manifest by high vibrations and on checking the rear of the washer is lower than front and the front legs are fully retracted.

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    This solution appears to require taking the whole bottom pan off the machine as the case is a three sided box where the front comes off and it is impossible to get hands to the back corner to work on the mechanism.


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I would tip it ovn the side and repair it. It's a simple mechanism.

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