Oww... I made a mess!.
Concrete counter weights were removed from outer drum unit, and a few other mods applied to keep it together long enough.
Machine was a Whirlpool made unit, donated by one of Dad's friends, who happens to be a fan of the channel and wanted to see it die again, it was a power surge victim with a leaky drum unit, so its not a waste to scrap it. new ones are about $400, so its not big deal.
for the first one to become popular on Youtube!
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