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Centrex ctw60519 washer. Wash cycle not working as center plate part has come loose and spins freely all the time. If I tighten the screw that holds it in place it functions properly for about a minute before coming loose again! Is there anyway to stop this one screw (doesn't seem to be a very well designed system) from loosening itself?

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  • timmyjaudio Nov 11, 2010

    Thanks Silverdragon, thought it was a bit odd one screw did all the work! I'll contact a service center and get it looked at. Cheers

  • timmyjaudio Nov 11, 2010

    Helpful information, centre screw just part of larger assembly that needs servicing.

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That screw isn't all that should hold that assembly together what has happened is the locking "Dogs" have broken and this is stopping it, the screw is more of a "Keeper" it's not meant to bear the full force, in any event, it is quite a difficult fix. Your best bet, will be to get it looked at by an authorised service center. Get a service man to call and ask them for a "Quote" before allowing any repair work to be undertaken. This isn't an expensive repair.. however it is always prudent to get a "Quote" in any event.

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