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Gasket replacement need to know how to replace the door seal on the washer and where the metal retaining ring goes.

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  • Thomas Malailua
    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    it can be a ruff one,so my first advice is be patient with yourself.when you take the door gasket/or door boot off the front face of the washer,it will then hang loose ,but its still attached by a big clamp at the tub.you will loosen that clamp and then pull out the old boot.now to install new.lossen up your clamp abit more so can work easy inside cabinet.ther is a notch at the top of the new door boot and the mate for that notch on the tub[top] .you will use your fingers to check that periodically to make sure your in the right spot.now i work from the inside of the tub boot pushing outward to get the boot over the tub piece.starting at the top and working my way down.[it may take a few tries.somtimes i take it out and start over.amd theres two ways to work the inner clamp.one is after the boot is on try to work the clamp over the boot onto the tub mounting area.[thats hard for me]or i put the clamp on where its going tobe from the start and work it from there.to install the out side clamp,or spring you will place it on the out side grove of the gasket ,then i will use pliers or vice gripes to stretch the spring till it gets in place.

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    Where does metal ring go on door gasket

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The following link explains the steps required to replace the door bellow on a Whirlpool Duet:

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

Read through the link thoroughly. An alternate method is to remove the washer top panel and work from the top and through the door. The method I mention, offers the best unobstructed access. The placement of the wire hoop is mentioned in step 12. If you have questions, or require additional assistance please let me know.

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