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I am trying to put a new boot back onto my Neptune front loading washer. I get it all lined up, carefully place the retention wire around with spring, start to pull the wire loop to the spring and the whole thing slips off into the middle. Is there trick I need to know. Im very frustrated.

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  • kenandkristi Feb 26, 2009

    thanks

  • josh1111 May 11, 2010

    no trick thats part of fixing things! just a pain in the a**

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I use a pair of needle nose vice grip pliers, to hold one side ofthe wire and pull with a nother set connected to the spring, the trick(pain in the a***) is to lean over the machine, or even better ifyou can ge to the side of the machine this allows you to pull straighter, infront of machine you tend to "pull" foward thus poppping off!!!

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