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Rubber gasket Bello!

What is the trick to installing the back (inner) steel ring around the gasket. I am attempting to put the gasket and the retaining ring on at the same time and the retaining ring keeps slipping off the gasket seat.

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It is very hard to get the ring on front load washers,
it is much easier to remove the top. bottom and the front control panel
then the door and support panel.
now you have access.
some times you have to remove the counter weight in some models before putting on the ring.
if you can do it without removing these items you are very very good.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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I have a frigidaire front door load washing machine. I was trying to clean the bellows but the inner (circle) spring fall out of the bellows. How do I put it back thanks serial number is BLTF1040D


If you are talking about the circular tub boot spring, then you need to remove the gasket. Pulling out the spring is very easy, refitting is more complicated.
It is held by a clamp or clips, or both (this one has clips as well). Remove it and refit it. To remove the bellow, depending on the model you may need to remove the front panel. I think on this one you need first to remove top and control panel. When you have free access to the gasket, remove the gasket, fit gasket following the tube edge, align the gasket correctly (the soft rubber bellow), then refit the circular spring.

Here diagram, click on the picture to enlarge:


Check also this manual at page 29.The manual is for a similar Electrolux and shows pictures of bellow and spring refit, which is what you need to do.



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Installation of bello gaskit

Did you remove the complete front panel to remove gasket? If not, you are going to struggle to get new one on and refit the inner spring. Usually if you add a few drops of washing up liquid to the inner crease of the door gasket it will help.

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Wire that holds the rubber gasket came off

can usually take to people if you are not familiar.the spring does down towrds the bottom of the boot in the middle of the boot start with the ring at the top and go down both sides the have someone hold it in place about the 10 and 2 o clock positions while you use your hands or small screw driver and finish putting the ring in place

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How do I replace the door gasket on a Westinghouse front loading washing machine? Have taken off the front steel ring that holds the gasket in place, but looks like I need to take the front panel off the...

The step by step procedure to replace the head gasket are:
  1. Open door and pull on inside of gasket to expose screws or 1/4 nuts.
  2. Loosen[do NOT remove] all screws and pull old gasket out.
  3. Place new gasket in sink of hot water to soften it and put back around door.
  4. Snug up a couple of screws on each side and test seal by shutting door.
  5. You may need to adjust inner panel until just right..then tighten all screws

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Feel around the seal, in the groove behind the seal face. You'll find a spring at the bottom. With a small screwdriver, lever the spring over the seal face. Work the steel ring off. Fold the seal inside the washer. Unplug the washer, Remove the door, and set aside. Locate your panel screws and remove the front, exposing the drum and basket. There are usually additional screws under the dispenser trays too. Disconnect the door lock wires. Locate the other spring/ring assembly on the outer drum, and remove. Orient your new seal properly and reassemble. The only difference on the reassembly is that, when you are putting the rings back on, start 180 degrees from the spring, and work the ring back on until you get to the spring. Carefully lever the spring back over the seal face, being careful not to damage your new seal.
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Wire ring that holds rubber seal on next 100 washer has come off

Bosch Nexxt 100 Series WFMC1001UC Front Load Washer how to put back on wire ring, with a spring for tension, that holds the inner rubber seal in place.
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Kenmore washer need to put rubber gasket retaining spring back on. Any tricks, seems impossible. Peter

I assume that you're talking about the inner spring. It's very tight, so you have to get the rubber gasket (bellows) fitted on the its frame, then push the bellows inside out in toward the tub. Start with placing the spring in its groove at 12 o'clock. Wedge something between the bellows and the white colored weight ring of the tub. You'll need something approx 3/4" in diameter to wedge the top of the spring in place. (I've used a 1/2"X90 degree copper elbow I had laying around that had an approx outside diameter of 3/4"). This will hold the spring in place as you work it around. It is still very difficult and you may have to stretch the spring ever so slightly to get it back into the groove. Once the spring is back on, remove the wedge, fold the bellows back out and attach the fill hose and attach bellows back to front panel.

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How do I get the seal back on the inside drum

I did it! Thanks Paul, now I can cancel the repair guy that was scheduled to come in
two weeks.

No, you don't have to remove the front panel

To replace the boot gasket you first have to remove the old one. start by removing the outer ring, I used a needle nose pliers on the eyelet to stretch the spring a bit. This allowed for room so the ring came off of the outer gasket lip. To remove the gasket
off of the drum apply some down ward pressure on the gasket at the bottom. The
gasket will pop off in that spot, now just pull the rest off. I the used my needle nosed
pliers to pinch the clamp that holds the gasket to the water hose. The old boot gasket is now free from the machine.

Now to put the new boot gasket back on. A little tricky, be patient.
As you might have noticed there is a spring ring that will be holding the gasket once it is in place, put that aside for now. I followed Paul's advise, start the gasket at the top, work down one side then the other a little bit at a time, until the bottom is pushed
into place. Then came the spring ring part. That was tricky, I had to ask my 9 year old little girl to help dad. Note, keep the spring ring attached, It kept wanting to unhook itself. Start at the top, like you did with the gasket. I had my helper hold down the portion that was in place, while I worked the spring ring around some more.

Once the boot gasket is attached to the drum, attaching it to the outer ring is a piece of cake.

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