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Washer out of balance

How do I remove top of washer? Not the lid. One of the balancers has come undone

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This is a rare brand , couldnt find any info about your unit , but I suggest , since most of the top washer machine ,the top can be remove by using a screwdriver and carefully apply force to open it up , the top is clipped to washer , if you dont see any screws ,
so try it , and hope it works , AJ

Posted on May 14, 2008

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