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I need to replace the door lack how do i do it??

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Note put the rubber boot on the drum first. Place the cable around the rubber boot. To make it easier to stretch the spring I secured one end of the cable by using a piece of picture frame wire thru the steel connector and attached this picture frame wire to the frame of the washer. There is a hole in the top of the frame at the front side of the machine which I threaded the wire thru. Place the spring on the other end and pull the spring with needle nose pliers. To allow you to get the hook onto the end of the spring thru the other loop on the cable I put the needle nose pliers behind the first coil of the spring leaving the hook on the spring fully available to hook onto the loop of the cable. Make sure that when you are pulling the cable that you pull the spring parallel to the floor and in line with the groove in the rubber boot where the cable goes. Otherwise the boot will be pulled off by the cable. Once the cable is on remove the picture frame wire carefully and the front plastic piece can be easily aligned with the tabs on the rubber boot and locked into place.

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The front boot can be pulled off from the front to get to it

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