OUT OF BALANCE DAMAGE
You are looking at the damage to a Whirlpool top load washer caused by an off balance condition not due to clothes being unevenly distributed but to WEAK SUSPENSION SUPPORT RODS. In this picture the tub ring and the tub have been damaged. Typical repair cost to replace the suspension rods could range between 245 and 295 (Using Genuine Whirlpool Parts) depending on style of unit. It is important to repair before extensive damage results as shown in this picture.