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Spring For Rubber Ring Around the Front

A wire spring has come off in the front. It looks like it should go in the groove around the gray rubber to hold it on. I can't get it back on. It keeps slipping from around the groove. This can't be that hard but it sure is for me. Can anyone help?

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  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    The ring is only partly off, is it easier to pull the whole thing off?  I can't figure how I would use the screwdriving without damaging the rubber gasket

  • russell_lest Feb 18, 2009

    Will not having the wire spring on the gasket keep the drum from spinning?

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It is a knack. get an extra pair of hands if it helps. put wire in groove as far round as you can. put small screwdrivers in position to hold it there and lever the rest on with another scdrewdriver

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