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Kenmore Washer 41744072300: One shock was completely broken. How to replace Shock Absorber Kit.

Judith M. • Springfield, VA • March 13, 2014
Appliance: Kenmore Washer 41744072300 My Repair & Advice

Used a mix of the provided instructions and a you tube video. It was really difficult to work on the RH shock because of all the additional pumps and control boxes on that side. One place recommended using a 13 mm deep socket to hold down the pressure clip and we then used a thin wood dowel to push it out. Since you are trying to push the pin for the new shock from the back, we ended up rigging a clamp to squeeze it back in. There really is not enough space to swing a hammer back there. The new shocks seem pretty well built and made in Germany. I saw some online reviews that complained about thin, cheap Mexican shocks. It does work better an run quieter. Wear padded gloves because you will crack your knuckles.

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Repair Time Estimate

30-60 minutes

Tools Used
    Adjustable Wrench, Pliers, Screwdrivers, Socket Set, Wrench Set
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