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Door seal wire spring replacement

The wire spring on the drum end door seal came out along with the seal. How can I put the seal and spring back on without removing the rest of the seal?

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Re: Door seal wire spring replacement

Oh my there is no way but to take front off and you need special tool to hold the spring in place this may a job for a tech IT IS NOT FUN!!!! but there is NO WAY to put spring back on Trust me Ive tried Good luck

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