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The bellow cracked in 3 spots and when I use the machine, water leaks out. How do I change the bellow? I have the part, just need some instruction. Thank y ou

The bellow has 3 cracks and when I use the machine, water leaks out. How do I put a new bellow on?

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  • jkollmer May 15, 2009

    Thank you so much for your immediate response.  Once my husband does the repair, I will advise you how he made out.  Thank you

  • jkollmer May 17, 2009

    My husband was thrilled with the accurate directions on replacing the bellow on my kenmore elite front loader.  Thank you soooooo much!  It really was amazing.  Jkollmer

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The following link explains all the steps necessary to replace the door bellow:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

If you have any questions along the way, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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