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How to place the spring back on the rubber gasket of Kenmore Frontloader Washer 417?

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Are u talking about the spring that holds the rubber gasket on the door? if this is the one your asking about heres how to instal the spring first you need a flat head screwdriver secondly properly seat the gasket allthe way around so that it sits down firmly into the groved slots when you go to install the spring start at the top and make sure that when you put the spring in the hole that is properly seated when you start to get down toward the bottom area you will have to use a flat head to pry the remaining section of the spring over the edge its best to do this as close to the spring section as possible make sure you go around every single spot to assure that you have seated the spring in the right way if you havent it can rip the gasket I hope this opinion helps in your appliace situtation and if i can answer anthing further please message me back have a great day
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