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Do i need a special tool to install the wire and spring that goes around the rubber seal between the door and drum?

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It is not necessarily needed to have that spring removal tool to remove or install the wire and spring assembly. Instead, use two pairs of needle-nose pliers to grasp each end of the spring and stretch it apart.

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OPEN THE DOOR
THERE IS A WIRE AND SPRING CLAMP AROUND THE SEAL, PULL BACK THE SEAL WITH YOUR FINGERS AND YOU WILL SEE IT
TAKE OFF THE CLAMP
FOLD THE SEAL BACK INTO THE DRUM
YOU WILL SEE ( OR FEEL ) A CLAMP AROUND THE SEAL ON THE DRUM
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I would suggest using a blunt object to clear the drainage holes in the rubber seal. I'd advise against removing the seal for this problem. LG has special pliers to remove the spring loaded wire from around the front of the door seal and another for the larger size one where the rubber seal attaches to the outer drum. The second one is much harder to reattach, even somewhat difficult with the washer's front off if you do not have the special pliers.

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There are two large spring clips that hold the seal in place.

If you open the door and feel around the outer edge of the seal you will feel a metal wire that is held together by a short spring. You need to expand this spring to enlarge the wire circle (not too much as you can cause damage to the spring itself). Most techs use 2 vice grip needle nose pliers to do this. Once the spring clip is off you will need to fold the seal inward. Around the base of the seal where it meets the tub there is another wire spring clip assembly. You will need to remove this one as well. If there is a drain port on the seal you will need to un-clamp this one as well


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