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Kenmore Elite HE3T door seal tear

This machine is one year old (just beyond warrantee) and I noticed today that there is a considerable tear in the door seal (along with puckering and discoloration). I use all natural detergent and always leave the door open to dry the drum when we're not using it.
2 questions:
1) Why did this happen?
2) Can we fix it ourselves? How?
Thanks so much!
Sarah

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Tear may be from pulling something across it with sharp edges..to replace seall not major job front part of seal held in place with spring ..remove and pull boot away from front edge inlet tub slides out of boot opening rear held in place with LARGE screw clamp a little patience is usually all that's needed ..did 2 today

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