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I have a torn boot and have purchased the replacement part, but now need to know how to replace it.

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If you open the front door and look at the edge of the bellows gasket, you'll see a wire retainer that secures the outer lip of the bellows gasket to the main body of the washer. Once you remove than with a pair of needle nose pliers, you can pull the bellows gasket off the washer body and look inside to find the 1/4" or 5/16" nut clamp that holds the gasket onto the inner drum.

Be very careful when installing the new bellows gasket to get the water inlet section properly lined up with the fixed water inlet port, since you don't want to tear the new bellows and have the same problem all over again. This is a relatively easy repair and can be done by those with very limited experience, provided you take your time and are careful in handling the bellows gasket to prevent damaging it during the installation phase.

Here's a link showing the bellows gasket and the two (2) clamps that hold it in place. (Please copy and paste, as the link didn't fully load as HTML.) The 2nd link is the full sized view of the parts.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=GHW9150PW0&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=1198&modelName=RESIDENTIAL-WASHER&diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=DOOR AND LATCH PARTS&documentId=W0501061&backToLink=Return to Sub Components list

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SOURCE: The boot seal/tub seal is torn and I want to replace this piece

door boot or baffle as it is sometimes called can be replaced. however it is not an easy job as there is a large spring that hold it on.

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There should be a spring loaded clamp on the outer panel and a screwed together wire clamp on the tub. You may have a water inlet clamp on this model and possibly a drain clamp at the bottom center. Take your time so you do not tear the new one. If you are really a go getter you can remove the top panel of the machine, the control panel, the door lock, the bottom panel and the entire front of the machine to gain easy access to the tub side of the boot. Remove the outer spring loaded clamp first before attempting to remove the front panel.

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