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Seal separated from tub (not torn)

Seal has separated from tub at bottom causing leak. I cannot work seal groove over tub lip to reset seal. Is there special procedure or special tool to do this (as in replacing auto glass in seal)?

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  • Rob E Apr 29, 2008

    Thanks for comment but it is the inside joint (tub, not front panel)

    that came loose. Your spring comment is interesting because I found no spring on my machine - even though GE parts illustration shows one. Never installed at assembly? Machine is now several years old and has never leaked until recently. Don't know exactly what to make of this sitaution.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the sealed transmission hub bearing

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On the outside it just goes back onto the groove and pushed back on - - go all the way around to make sure it is on all over
Hopefully it is not the inner part because that is held by a very strong spring it took 4 hands 3 wooden spoons and a few fingers to get it back on. .

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disconnect from mains.
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if you run into problems, email me direct on frogmorebissoe@hotmail.com

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