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Large rubber door seal came apart

The large rubber part that seals the door came out of place. It was pulled from its place along with 2 round wires with springs and pulled into the washing compartment with the clothes. Can this be put back in place without taking the drum apart? Thanks

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Yes it can be put back on without taking the drum apart. The larger end goes on the drum side. Fit larger end around drum lip make sure it seals all the way around, install spring around seal. Smaller end goes around door opening. Install seal around outter lip and install spring around seal.

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