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

The front seal on my washer is torn and now it leaks horribly. I want to know if a)I can replace this piece and b) how do I do it??

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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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