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LG Washer gasket installation

Can;t install replacement gasket

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  • bjmvh9 Jun 13, 2008

    I ordered a new gasket for my washing machine ecause the old on was moldy and smelled. Easy enough to disassemble but cannot get the new gasket back around the drum for installation of the retainer

  • bjmvh9 Jun 14, 2008

    Sgt 48,

    THank you so much for the quick response. I am so frustrated at this point. I have the washer disassembled to where I have the gasket to put on the drum. I cannot get the gasket around the drum and also get the retainer around it to connect the spring to both sides. I've literally tried for hours (10+) with different methods but I can't get the gasket on the drum where I can get the retainer around it to clamp together. Detailed steps may help I am struggling bad!! THANKS AGAIN I REALLY APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE!!!

  • bjmvh9 Jun 26, 2008

    Sgt 48,

    Thanks for the line that was helpful. I figured out my initial problem, the boot gasket has an upper section and lower section that go on the outer and innerside, respectively, of the lip of the outer drum. I was trying to get the inner section of the gasket on the outer side of the lip. When I figured that out I was only a couple shots away from getting the gasket around the drum correctly and tightening the retainer and spring. Which now leads me to my second problem.

    I loaded up the machine and gave her a trial run (I had bought it used and no idea if it even worked). Well it ran and completed the load just fine (and the clothes don't have any odor!!). However the washer now leaks, not much maybe about a half cup per load (I've only done two loads). So I started reading posts on the web about potential leaks (didn't know if it was something outside of what I was working on). So I checked every hose, inlet, filter too and no leaks. Apart she came again, I found the leak. It's coming from the lower side of the drum boot gasket thats attached to the drum. I tested by pouring water right onto the inside og the gasket and there is a slow leak from the bottom of the gasket. The boot gasket appears to be flush and that retainer ring is TIGHT. Any thoughts? Should I remove and retry setting it again? I'm thinking I might with some type of sealer on the boot to shore up the leak. Any experience or insight into this would be GREAT! Thanks again all.

  • bjmvh9 Jun 26, 2008

    Sgt 48,

    Great Idea, what position is best (thinking like the hand of a clock)? 11 o'clock? Or would 6 o'clock (center bottom) be best? I'll give it a whirl tonight at 11 o'clock and see if that works (right now it is between 12 and 1 o'clock).



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You have to take off the front panel first. Un;lug unit, start with the lid, 2 screws at the back and push back.
Next uplug front console and remove (couple screws and snaps make sure you get the screws out of the dispenser)
Remove screws along top and down at the bottom where the drain is.
Oh the door lock too, you can unplug it or unscrew it, your choice.
remove the top weight to make it easy.
Put gasket on, then use a small vise grip and a long nose pliers to get the spring on.
Replace weight, panel etc.
No but the gasket on the front and then start at the bottom with the spring.
Work it all around and then use the smalll vise grip to open the spring. If you have an extra pair of hands that would help you.
There is a spring tool for it but it is in my tool box, sorry, but I hope this helps.
Be careful with the inside spring and wear safety glasses just to be safe.
Good luck
Sgt 48

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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  • Andrew Lauder Jun 14, 2008

    here is the service manual for the unit, around page 30 it shows how to put it back on, not a very good description I'm afraid. If you use a vise grip and long nose you should be able to get the hook together.

    Sgt 48

  • Andrew Lauder Jun 26, 2008

    Hi bjmvh9

    Try moving the spring on the gasket to the side, the side of the door hinge and this should do the trick.

    Sgt 48 glad to help

  • Andrew Lauder Jun 27, 2008

    normally they come at 6 but if it leaks there move it to 9 or 10

    Sgt 48

  • michaelsm197 Mar 21, 2011

    Where do i get the spring tool from.


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