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Right side suspension strut broke off, drum fell down and gasket popped off. Have new strut, but whats best way to install

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  • nelsonsqhs Oct 06, 2009

    front gaskest also popped of. Any tricks to putting it back on

  • nelsonsqhs Oct 15, 2009

    it popped off the drum. Have circular spring but can't figure out how to re attach

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Get your self a blanket and a mop
disconnect everything hoses drains plugs
lay out the blanket
put the machine on the blanket
take off the back 16 screws i believe
tip it on ints side to a 45 degree angle good side is the pivot side
now you can easily manipulate the bad strut.

bevery careful its a very heavy machine once tipped have a spotter

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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    milten1 Oct 08, 2009

    there are indeed the first is paitence it will take a while

    did it pop off the hub of the washer or the front panel

    please dont forget to rate the help

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    milten1 Oct 16, 2009

    ok the boot should be fairly obvious how it goes back on, i mean position wise, if you look at the boot you will see on the inside where the lip of the tub sits, start at the top, i believe it has a diamond cut out, anway slip the water line into the cut out, place the diaqmond at 12 and the slowly work your way around the boot like a tupperwafre top

    put the plastic clip on before you start , whe n your done slide it up into position and tighten

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