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Kenmore HE 2t washer is leaking from the front

Hello, my Kenmore HE 2t washer is leaking from the front inside of where the door closes. There is a small piece of the rubber gasket ripped off, about an inch. I think thats where the water is leaking from. How hard is it to replace the rubber gasket. It's not the door, but on the inside of the washer?
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Thats called a bellow. from a scale of 1-10 id say a 9. front assy of washer needs to come apart to be able to get to gasket rear. that is why it leaking just a small tear or bend on the gasket bye the door will cause it to leak. ive done about 50 of those and it takes me about 1 hr. good luck .if u need furthur assistance let us know. thank you.

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Here is the repair manual. It is a large file and takes about 3 to 5 min. to down load. pages 4-14 through 4-16
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