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Kenmore elite duet 410 metal wire for gasket came off

The gasket came out of line and the metal ring which goes on it came off. Can't figure out where this fits to replace it. Can you answer this and give me some sort of diagram so that I can see where it is placed?

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    This metal wire is circular and has a 2 inch section of spring. I think it slipped out of the groove when my husband pulled a small section of clothing that was caught in the door out when the washer was in motion. At any rate, I am trying to get the sping back into what looks like the right groove inside the opening of the washer and it does not seem to want to stay. Thanks. Magpie583

  • magpie583 Jan 27, 2009

    The wire is a circular wire with about a 2 inch section of spring. It came out of its groove when my husband tugged a small section of cloth caught in the door when the machine was washing. I am trying to get the spring back in the groove and am a bit perplexed as to how it's supposed to stay there. It looks like the groove is in front of the boot, facing the door. Thanks, magpie583.

  • magpie583 Jan 28, 2009

    Worked great when I figured out how far to pull the bellows. I was trying to go too far the wrong way. With my dtr. helping we managed in just a minute or so. Thanks again. magpie583

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If the outer door spring came loose, the following link will explain how to reinsert it:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385211-replacing_door_bellow_whirlpool_duet

The link explains the entire procedure for replacing the door bellow (rubber boot). Read line item 12 for instructions on how to reinsert the outer spring. It will insert around the door opening in a small groove around the perimeter of where the rubber door boot fits to the door frame.

What can cause this spring to come loose is over stuffing the drum to the point where items are getting caught in the door boot and pulling. I don't know if this is your situation, but offered the advice just in case. While the washer DOES perform better when more items are in the drum, resist the urge to overload.

If you still have questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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    Jeff Rockwell Jan 28, 2009

    I know what the wire hoop is. That's what I explained to you in my previous post. This is called the outer bellow clamp. It installs in the groove around the perimeter of the rubber gasket where it connects to the door frame. The link I provided explains how the wire hoop is installed in step 12. Have you tried looking at the instructions I provided you?

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Is it a metal wire connected at bottom with a 2-3inch spring???? is so it secures the "bellow to the front lip of the machine. youlll need to stretch it over the front "bellow lip after installing the "bellow"

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