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Rubber boot and spring need put back in

How do I put the rubber boot and spring back in the the front load kenmore elite he3 washer?

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    spring came off, cant get it back on

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Follow these steps:

1. Install the door bellow (rubber boot) back over the frame of the door opening ensuring you fit it snugly all the way around the door frame opening.

2. Insert the wire hoop in the rubber groove of the bellow where it fits around the outside perimeter of the door frame. Begin at the top of the door with the wire spring pointing towards the bottom.

3. As you work your way around the door to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions, you will need to maintain some constant downward pressure while pulling the spring apart in order to snap it back into place.

It may be advisable to use a second set of hands to hold the wire hoop in place while doing this as it has the tendency to want to come out of the groove.


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

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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    Jeff Rockwell Jul 19, 2009

    The spring clamp has no means of tightening, so you can't "overtighten" it.

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The rubber boot presses on the rim, and the spring clamp fits in the groove behind it. Don't overtighten.
--W/D--

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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