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I pulled out the rubber around the inside door frame and a metal spring wire came out it looks as though its snapped but not sure the rubber wont go back in properly any ideas

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Its the ring that holds rubber door seal in place

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When moving a whirlpool washing machine (Model AWM 1000) a large thin metal ring (spring-loaded at one end) came out. Where does it go to refit it and how do I refit it? On the machine there's a groove...


It goes to the outer lip of the door opening where the groove is to secure the door gasket. It definitely serve such purpose, not for nothing.

Oct 13, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Front seal and wire came out how do i get it back in?


If you are referring to the front bellow clamp (wire hoop with small spring), it reinstalls by following these steps:

1. Install the door boot back over the frame of the door opening and make sure you fit it snugly all the way around. Once seated, you should see a seam or fold all the way around the perimeter of the door where the rubber fits of the door frame.

2. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop back into the groove in the rubber around the perimeter of door opening. Make sure the wire spring points towards the bottom (6 o'clock position).

3. 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.

4. 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 any problems, or need further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Overloading the washer can contribute to premature wear of the bellow and similiar problems to what you just experienced. Refer to your owner's manual and follow their recommendations for proper loading.

Feb 18, 2010 | Maytag EPIC MFW9700S Front Load Washer

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How to install spring clamp on outer portion of


If you are referring to the small wire hoop with the small spring, follow these steps:

1. Make sure the bellow is installed correctly all the way around the opening of the door frame.

2. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop in the rubber groove of the bellow. Make sure the wire spring points towards the 6 o'clock position (bottom).

3. As you work your way around the door to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions with your hands, maintain some constant downward pressure to hold the bellow in the rubber groove.

4. Pull the spring apart to stretch the wire hoop open and snap it back into place.

NOTE: Using a second set of hands to hold the wire hoop in place, makes the process much easier.

If you still have problems, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jan 05, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Rubber door seal came off along with metal ring. How do we fix it?


If you are referring to the wire hoop with a small spring, this is the front bellow clamp. The bellow is the rubber door seal. Around the perimeter of the seal where it attaches to the door frame, is a small groove in the rubber. Make sure the rubber bellow is properly seated around the door frame opening, then the wire hoop inserts into the groove in the rubber to hold the front of the bellow affixed to the door frame. Without it and the bellow will eventually come loose and the washer will leak. To reinstall, just follow these steps:

1. Make sure the bellow is firmly seated all the way around the perimeter of the door frame.

2. Begin inserting the wire hoop into the groove, starting at the twelve o' clock position.

3. Work your way around the four and eight o'clock positions. While maintaining some downward pressure to keep the hoop inserted in the groove, pull the spring apart and snap the wire hoop back in place.

A second set of hands may come in handy to hold the hoop in position to get it reseated. Make sure the wire hoop ends up at the 6 o'clock position when you are complete.

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

NOTE: Overloading the washer with heavy items can contribute to premature wear on the bellow and can cause the clamps to come loose.

Dec 30, 2009 | Washing Machines

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My washer front load rubber at the door has pulled away and the wire with spring has come out. the rubber is not torn and i put it back in but i dont know were the wire gos


If you are referring to the wire hoop with a small spring, this is the front bellow clamp. The bellow is the rubber door seal. Around the perimeter of the seal where it attaches to the door frame, is a small groove in the rubber. Make sure the rubber bellow is properly seated around the door frame opening, then the wire hoop inserts into the groove in the rubber to hold the front of the bellow affixed to the door frame. Without it and the bellow will eventually come loose and the washer will leak. To reinstall, just follow these steps:

1. Make sure the bellow is firmly seated all the way around the perimeter of the door frame.

2. Begin inserting the wire hoop into the groove, starting at the twelve o' clock position.

3. Work your way around the four and eight o'clock positions. While maintaining some downward pressure to keep the hoop inserted in the groove, pull the spring apart and snap the wire hoop back in place.

A second set of hands may come in handy to hold the hoop in position to get it reseated. Make sure the wire hoop ends up at the 6 o'clock position when you are complete.

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

NOTE: Overloading the washer with heavy items can contribute to premature wear on the bellow and can cause the clamps to come loose.

Dec 29, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 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 boot and spring need put back in


The rubber boot presses on the rim, and the spring clamp fits in the groove behind it. Don't overtighten.
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Jul 19, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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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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Metal ring fell off


If you are talking about a small metal hoop with a spring on one end, it is the outer bellow retaining clamp. The bellow is the rubber door 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 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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Metal ring aroound rubber seal fell off.


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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