Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Duffy From Wheaton, IL
Mar 08, 2010
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You could do the replacement by just removing the maintenance panel on the front, but removing the rear panel gives you more options for getting at the shocks.
The front panel comes off with 2 screws, the back has a lot of screws holding it on, a cordless drill is the way to go.
Prying on the head of the plastic bolt with a pair of needle-nosed pliers while pushing down on the tab seemed to work well. I did have to remove a small box that houses electronics to remove the one from the right side.
While I was in there, I tightened up the numerous bolts that holds the drum shell together. Machine is much smoother now and no leaks.