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Reaching in from the top I can't turn the tub easily unless I fill the machine and let it work normally.
okay I understand, the belts wouldn't cause this. the only other thing that will is the balance ring. this is snapped onto the top of the tub. usually these are not an issue however I have seen it a few times. the balance ring is part # XXXXX on this diagram.thats all thats left as long as the snubber's are good and the spring are on then thats it. you can order a new one at the link below.
balance ring-----> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Balance-Ring/22001142/453937?RCAID=1000065 hope this helps, the only thing I ask of you is to please rate me with one of the top 3 ratings. If there is anything else I can help you with today just let me know. You can continue asking questions for as long as you like even after you rate me. Click the continue conversation link if you would like to continue this conversation. If you are done rather than rating me with a 1 or 2 smiley faces please use the (continue conversation) link and tell me what else I can do or what else you would like to know so that I can get you that information so I can improve my customer satisfaction rating. You may receive an email with my answer if so please sign back in and accept on the site itself. Its the only way I get paid for helping you. thank you and best wishes , Bryan