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How do I re-install the spring that holds the rubber seal around the door?

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Use two pairs of needle nose put one in each loop at ech end of the spring puls out ward while flipping the metal loop on top of the seal and working your way around

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HOW TO REMOVE RUBBER SEAL


ok if you look around the front of the rubber seal you will see a wire holding it in place on the wire there is a spring if you pull the spring off with a pair of pliers the door seal will just pull off the cabinet then take off the lid and you will see the wire that goes around the door seal where its held onto the drum some have a screw on it and some just pull off then give the seal a good pull from the front of the machine it will pull off quite easy then just push the new seal into place and replace the wire thankyou

Jan 23, 2011 | Hotpoint Aquarius WMA56 Front Load Washer

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The rubber piece in the front of the washer is pulled up and the metal large ring is not in place not sure how it goes back on


If you are referring to the wire hoop retaining clamp that holds the door bellow (rubber gasket) in place, it installs the following way:

1. Install the bellow over the frame of the door opening and ensure its seated and snug all the way around the perimeter.

2. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop into the rubber groove of the bellow that is located around perimeter of the door frame. Make sure to wire spring points towards the 6 o'clock position.

3. As you work your way around the door frame 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 get it to snap into place.

It would be helpful 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.

The wire hoop is known as the front door bellow clamp.

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

Oct 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Rubber door seal replacement on my Front Load Washer


OPEN THE DOOR
THERE IS A WIRE AND SPRING CLAMP AROUND THE SEAL, PULL BACK THE SEAL WITH YOUR FINGERS AND YOU WILL SEE IT
TAKE OFF THE CLAMP
FOLD THE SEAL BACK INTO THE DRUM
YOU WILL SEE ( OR FEEL ) A CLAMP AROUND THE SEAL ON THE DRUM
SLACKEN OFF THE SCREW HOLDING IT UNTIL YOU CAN PULL OFF THE SEAL.
FIT A NEW ONE IN REVERSE ORDER.

HINT- WIPING WITH LIQUID DETERGENT WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO FIT THE NEW SEAL.
HINT2 - YOU MAY NEED 4 PAIR OF HANDS TO FIT THE SPRING CLAMP

Jul 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Kenmore elite washer metal band on gray seal


The retaining ring inserts into a groove in the rubber seam around the perimeter of the door where it attaches to the door frame. To reinstall, first make sure the door boot is fitting snugly around the door frame opening. Sometimes when the retaining spring comes loose, the rubber may pull away from the door frame. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Make sure the wire spring points towards the bottom. 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 with your thumbs. It would 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 questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jun 30, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Large rubber door seal came apart


Yes it can be put back on without taking the drum apart. The larger end goes on the drum side. Fit larger end around drum lip make sure it seals all the way around, install spring around seal. Smaller end goes around door opening. Install seal around outter lip and install spring around seal.

Mar 05, 2009 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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I do not know how to install the new seal I ordered for my front loader it is a large rubber circular piece. help


There are two large spring clips that hold the seal in place.

If you open the door and feel around the outer edge of the seal you will feel a metal wire that is held together by a short spring. You need to expand this spring to enlarge the wire circle (not too much as you can cause damage to the spring itself). Most techs use 2 vice grip needle nose pliers to do this. Once the spring clip is off you will need to fold the seal inward. Around the base of the seal where it meets the tub there is another wire spring clip assembly. You will need to remove this one as well. If there is a drain port on the seal you will need to un-clamp this one as well


The new seal goes on just like the old one came off. you will need to expand the spring to clamp the base of the seal around the tub. and again with the uoter seal lip around the opening of the door panel.

This procedure can be quite tricky and LG does have a special set of pliers for this job. It can be done without the special tool but it require quite a bit of patience and strength.

Aug 05, 2008 | LG Washing Machines

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The top of the rubber door seal has come away from the wire that holds it in how can I put it back


first remove the wire retainer (usually has a spring attached) then fold the rubber lip of the door seal back over the metal lip on the front of the machine when correclly positioned refit the retainer by starting at the recess where the spring sits and stetching it all around the seal making sure that it is sat in the groove where it fits, it is fairly easy to replacestarting from the spring and following around clockwise making sure that it is seated right as you reach the other end of the spring the spring will stretch allowing you to finish tucking the wire in and the spring should then tuck in to the recessed part of the seal

Jul 19, 2008 | Bosch Washing Machines

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LG WD-1021-WF Front Loader Washing Mashing


Not a hard task if you coat rims with liquid detergent before trying to install new seal.
Using thumb go slowly around rim working seal all the way back.
Replacing main spring can be done by working bottom to top and then hold left side of spring in place while you pull right side in with long nose pliers.A couple of minutes difficult work and your 90% done.
Care is required so as not to puncture seal,
Main point is to ensure seal is fully seated before applying spring.
Having machine laid on its back makes the job so much easier.

This job took an hour and 30 minutes, the hour spent checking the internet first.
Good luck
Kevin

Jun 20, 2008 | LG WD-1280FHD Front Load Washer

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Rubber Seal not Sealing


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.

Oct 24, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Washer door seal is loose


The rubber seal fits over the lip around the door opening. Carefully seat the rubber seal all the way around the door opening first. 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. 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.

Sep 16, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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