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Metal ring aroound rubber seal fell off.

The metal ring that surrounds the rubber seal on the front fell onto the floor when I opened the door of the washer. Is there any trick to getting this back around the seal.

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  • drlanceb Jul 07, 2008

    I also have this problem... tried the fix and it didn't work for me... I tried and tried but couldn't make the retainer ring stay around the seal while I was putting it in place. I hate to call a repair man for such a stupid problem, but what are my options? Before I take that step I am going to call a more dexterous neighbor and see if he can do what I have not been able to manage.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Can you tell me where exactly this sits, and, whether the rubber sits both at the door entrance and the outer rim surrounding the steel tub. i can no longer get access to the manual on the whirlpool site. Perhaps I should be getting a new machine - but not possible at the moment. Your assistance is appreciated.del



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Start with the spring at the bottom, work the retainer around until the seal starts to pull away from the washer. Now grip the loop that the spring attaches to on the side that isn't in place and open the retainer. Push the retainer in place and release the spring.

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Started with spring on bottom, worked the wire aound clockwise.. at about 2 o'clock, my husband pulled on the loop attached to the spring with pliers and I worked the spring in towards the bottom and then he let go and it snapped back in place... so far so good.. took a few trys though...

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Bosch Nexxt Premium WFMC6400UC Front Load Washer how
to put back on the metal ring that surrounds the rubber seal on the front of the washing machine.
This video will show you how to change a door seal on this Bosch front loader washing machine and also how to get back on, the metal ring around the seal.
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If this is not the spring you are talking about, please post back and elaborate a bit more on what the part looks like to see if I can assist you better. (i.e., size, dimension, where you found the part, etc.)

I hope you find this information helpful.

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Happy to be of assistance,

You asked:
Your, AEG 6200 Digitronic washing machine is leaking from the front door seal down the front and onto the floor.
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