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Tour rubber gasget leaking

We also have a tear in our front rubber gasget and would like to find instructions on how to replace
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Firstly,if it isnt a bad tear you could always try putting a patch on it ie a puncture oufit for a tyre this works as i have done this for a lot of young single mums who cant afford a new boot.but to replace a new one then you have to take the metal strip off around the boot wich you call gasket,once done this it lifts off with a lip all around it then just pulls out make sure when replacing that all the lip sits all around the drum.

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