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Please give me advise on how to replace the drum seal also know as boot on my kenmore HE2 #110 46472501 thank you

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This link should help not exactly the same model but should be close enough http://appliancehelponline.com/washerdoorseal.html

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

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