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Rubber Seal not Sealing

The rubber seal has become unseated.  This is at the opening in the washer and when you close the front door you shouldn't get water leaking out.  What has happened is that a piece of clothing got stuck and when removing it the rubber circle that comes into contact with the door was disturbed and now I can't figure out how to properly fit it back.  (It seems similar to placing a new tube on a bicycle tire.)  I also have a thin mettle wire loop that is spring loaded that fits into this somehow but again I'm not sure where it came from.

Can you help?

Jeff

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This seems to be a common problem with front loaders, but there is an easy fix if you follow these simple steps:

1. The rubber seal fits over the lip around the door opening. Carefully seat the rubber seal all the way around the door opening first.
2. 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.
3. 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 Oct 24, 2007

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