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Washer Tub Gasket

I have a Kenmore model 417.42052100 front load washer which I believe is made by Whirlpool anyway. The door gasket slipped off the plastic ring around the tub area, which is creating a major water leak. I'm assuming it is held in place by a spring reatiner around the outer edge of the tub??!! How do I access this, re-install the gasket and secure back in place?

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Remove gasket from cabinet - just held onto cabinet by a simple clamp and fold gasket inside drum. this will give you enough room to access the retainer. you may find it easier to remove the top as well

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  1. Unplug the washer for your safety.
  2. Open the door and locate the door gasket retaining hoop. Stretch the retaining hoop spring and remove the hoop from the perimeter of the door gasket.
  3. Peel back the door gasket from the lip of the tub into the drum.
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  10. Peel off the door gasket completely from the tub. Be careful not to tear or punch a hole on it.
  11. Reassemble the parts in reverse order of the removal procedures given.
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  2. Lift the door switch and pull it away from the front panel.
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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=GHW9150PW0&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=1198&brandDescription=WHIRLPOOL&modelName=RESIDENTIAL-WASHER&diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=DOOR%20AND%20LATCH%20PARTS&documentId=W0501061&blt=06

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