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How to re-attach a door boot

I bought an LG Tromm front loading washe and dryer. The door boot has mildew in it. So we got a new one. We removed the old door boot, but can't figure out how to re-attach the new one. The service technicians want to charge us $200 to fix it. I'm not paying that especially since it's their poor quality machine that has caused my problem.

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  • meghanisaacs Jan 12, 2009

    Thank you for that helpful advice.

  • meghanisaacs Jan 12, 2009

    Stradeteox, the problem is that we cannot seem to get the gasket to fit around the rim on the inside... the gasket seems just a little to small. We can get it all the way around except for about a 6 inch span, but when we try & push that in it pops out around the other sides...

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The door gakset is held on by a round ring on the inside of the drum and another round ring on the outside (where the door meets the gasket). Make sure the gasket is oriented correctly, then starting either on the inside or outside, stretch the ring to fit over the gasket and into the channel. There is a spring on the ring clamp that allows it to be stretched. It is easiest if using 2 needle nose pliers - 1 to hold the ring and 1 to stretch the ring by grabbing the loop where it attaches to the spring. You should be able to stretch it far enough to get the entire ring to fit over the gasket and then onto it before letting it go back into position. Be careful not to tear the gasket. Try to orient the ring so the spring is in the 10 o'clock or 2 o'clock position (to avoid door leaks). Hope this helps.

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