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Brand new machine unbalanced (really unbalanced) during spin cycle. When unpacking there are two plastic "rip cords" that are supposed to remove a total of three cotter pins. Only one cotter pin came out with one rip cord. The other cord that should have had two cotter pins had none attached to it. Could there still be cotter pins attached some where? If so, what are they attached to? Kenmore 600 series top loader. pwndyou

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  • pwndyou Mar 10, 2008

    aborcass,

    Thanks for your very accurate and professional help. There was one cotter pin wedged in that took significant effort to remove. Now the machine spins like a new machine should



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Oh yea sounds like there still in there alright!!!, tip the unit back if possible and give a look underneath, you see2 or 3( depending on model) plastic tubes approx 2in long mounted to the under carriage around the base. They are there for the sole purpose of "catching" the cotter pins after pulling the rip cord. there should be a cotter pin in each of the tubes. if you see any empty ones look directly above it and youll find the pin, you may have to manually grab the cotter pin to release it withe a set of needle nose pliers or something but the definitely need to be removed.

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