I fixed my mom's washer last night (just a clogged cold water
fill-filter). But because I thought the problem might be the interior
cold water fill, I started to dismantle the washer housing and took off
the front panel.
I ended up fixing the problem but snapping off two hinge clips
apparently vital in order to protect the housewife/washing-machine-user
in case the tub ever flies loose. (This is a ten year-old washer.) If
anyone can tell me exactly how the hinge clips are positioned, and the
angle the front panel should be swung/positioned at when attaching
these pressure-sensitive clips, I'd appreciate hearing from you hear.
On repairclinic.com, they are called "front cover top retaining spring
clip," part 1603.