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Washer door seal is loose

While washing clothers I heard a loud squeeking noise. I turn off the washer and notice that a shirt sleeve had twisted inside the door seal and it became loose with the round ring off of it. It is a Kenmore HE2Plus front loader. Could you tell me how to put the seal on correctly to the drum and where does the ring go? Thank you!

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  • ketner Sep 19, 2007

    Thank you very much!!!

  • patty97404 Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem but need clarification on exactly where the ring goes?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    The drum has pulled away from the door seal. There is a finger-width gap between the drum and the seal.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Drum and door seal affected

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The rubber seal fits over the lip around the door opening. Carefully seat the rubber seal all the way around the door opening first. Then, place the wire hoop in the crease where the rubber seal fits over the lip. Insert the hoop with the spring pointing at the bottom. Starting at the top and work your way around the door opening to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. While holding the hoop in place, stretch the spring apart enough to allow the rest of the hoop to snap into the crease at the bottom of the door opening. You may need a second pair of hands to help you with this. Good luck and I hope this helps you.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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