What’s that heavy plastic ring filled with liquid on top of the inner basket in a Whirlpool / Kenmore washer?

by Samurai Appliance Repair Man on April 19, 2012

in Washer Repair

Your Name: Joe

Type of Appliance: Washer

Brand: Kenmore

Model Number: 11082983100

Your Precious Words:
The Inner Tub or basket has a heavy plastic ring at the top of it that is filled with liquid. Is this there for counter balance of some sort or has a seal failed and alowed water to enter. Not sure if I should drill a hole to drain this out or not. Thanks for the help.

Don’t do it! That’s the balance ring and the fluid is intentionally put in there to help dampen the machine’s vibrations during spin.

Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer Inner Basket and Balance Ring

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