It's interesting that you said not to lie it on its side but as far as I could tell there was no other way of getting into. Only the top panel is removable, the other panels, side and back are all one piece. Anyway job done satisfactorily!
OK, I'll remember that for next time. This appliance is just 10 years old and gets used 5 or 6 times a week, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the main bearing.
Well thanks for getting to the root of the problem with my washing machine so quickly!
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