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I have a WCVH6400J0WW GE front loading washing machine. A very heavy load of towels was washed and threw the machine way off balance. The basket and the gasket around it have become dislodged. How do I fix it?

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Sorry call the repairman the basket is in closed the shocks may be broken,is the washer under warrenty,how old is the washer? its a bigger problem.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

  • dmicheller6 Aug 29, 2010

    It's 2 1/2 yrs old. Doubt it's still covered by a warrenty. We were hoping to avoid having to call a repairman. Trying to save $, we are living on an extremely tight budget.

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