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I have a Whirlpool Cabrio top-loading washing machine model WTW8540BW0. The tub seems to be lower than it should be. There's a gap of 2" or more between the bottom of the top of the washer and the top of the tub. I've never seen such a large gap on any washer. My daughter has a slightly different model from the same line and the gap in her washer is much smaller. We've replaced the suspension rods but it didn't seem to make a difference.

While I suspect it is unrelated, the washer also is quite loud when it spins, including an occasional squeak. Gap above washer tub

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  • How old is the washer? Has it always been low? Have you checked with Whirlpool?
    – JACK
    Commented Mar 19, 2022 at 22:02
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    All makers have design specs for their machines. They will tell you if that dimension is correct or needs to be adjusted/fixed. They are the best ones who know. Similar models probably have different dimensions.
    – crip659
    Commented Mar 19, 2022 at 22:13

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The tub is low when water is in it. It returns to usual position when tub is empty.

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    What would be the reason for that? Do you have any citations for it?
    – isherwood
    Commented Feb 14 at 21:53

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