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How Do I replace the front bellows seal on the Kenmore Elite Front load washer

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Here ya go, click on the following link for step-by-step instructions:

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

Read through the instructions thoroughly before starting. This is a fairly straight forward and simple repair job. If you require further assistance, go to my profile and use the "Ask Me" feature for a quicker response. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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