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Re-attaching Rubber Seal from Frigidaire Front load Washer

I replaced the tub assembly on my Frigidaire Gallery Front Load washer because the bearing was shot. I replaced the whole assembly, which included a new stainless steel drum. To remove the old assembly from the washer, I had to detach the rubber inside the front door that attaches to the assembly and seals it. It appears to have been held on there by a round, hoop spring. For the life of me, I can't figure out how to re-attach the rubber seal to the new tub assembly and then put the spring back on to hold it. There is an awful lot of rubber there and I don't know where it all goes.

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  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    I have the same problem. I can not put the spring back to the tub that attaching rubber. do i need to take off the front rubber that sticked on front panel ?
    Someome please help me !


  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    If I need to take out the front rubber, what kind of glue should I use to paste back ?

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catriver
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Hitchhiker, you don't have to remove the front of the washer. The original boot was glued in areas around the door. They came out with a new design because of water leakage on the bottom. The new kit, part number 5303937187 comes with a spring that holds it on to the panel. You can do one or two things, if you don't have the leaking problem, glue the boot back on. Or you can order the new kit, it comes with instructions and replace the whole boot. Check it out, it might be covered under service flash #26-758BR. In any event this job can be done by leaning the washer back against the wall to make room between the tub and front panel. You are going to need an assist, it's better with 2 people. Catriver...post back.

Posted on Aug 10, 2006

emissionwiz
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SOURCE: rubber seal spring has let go

U are going to have to replace the seal, the spring is build into the seal and if it comes out the seal is shot.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: the rubber round my washing machine door is black and smells

common problem with that style machine. Try running a cup of vinegar thru te wash cycle. The acid from the vinegar will break it down. It may take more than one cycle if its really bad. Once the smell is gone leave the door slightly ajar to prevent it from happenig again.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: how do I get the black mold off the rubber seal

Try this! Points 10, 11 12 particularly helpful...

http://www.letsfixit.co.uk/html/washing_machine_hints.html

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

bunnydawg
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SOURCE: I took the front panel

hope this helps you put it back together

ftp://ftp.electrolux-na.com/ProdInfo_PDF/Webster/5995459236.pdf

robert

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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