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The seal around the door become intangled with the clother in the washer and ripped it off. There is a circular spring that i assume was holding the seal on. Could you tell how to put the seal and the spring back on.

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Here is the complete repair manual for the Duet washer. Look on page 4-4 for information on the seal.

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Loose rubber seal and a circular metal bit has come off it has a spring at the bottom


That is your door seal with a spring that goes all the way around it and has a screw that holds the spring tight together.

Jul 09, 2015 | Washing Machines

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DIY Tension Spring Spreader..... for working on front load washing machines. ...


DIY Tension Spring Spreader..... for working on front load washing machines.
To work on a front load washer, door seal or lock, one needs to remove the wire/spring clamp from the rubber door seal. It can be removed easily but reinstalling it can be a nightmare, it requires the spring to be extended while slipping the wire around and into a slot.
They sell a tension spring tool for about $45.00 CAN, I made one for about $20.00 and it can still be used as wood clamp in the shop. See attached photo.
I bought a Dewalt 6 inch Trigger Clamp, took out the pin and reversed the trigger, it now becomes a spreader.
Cut the sharp ends off of 2 - 2 inch nails and file a small groove at the ends, they become the spreader posts.
To attach the posts, drill 3 or 4 small holes thru the plastic clamps, then use some wire to fix the posts securely, you may also us some tape to hold the post when there is no tension on the posts.
As you squeeze the trigger it expands the spring, the wire/spring clamp was reinstalled within 30 seconds without damaging the rubber seal.
Now that the washer is repaired I will put the clamp to work in my shop.

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Just wondering can the rubber seal be changed on my Whirlpool duet front load washer? The seal around the tub of my machine has a small rip in it and now the water flows out when I am washing my clothes.


yes they can, the bellow seal is about $100 and take care when removing the outer tub spring and the front seal spring so you don't kink these or the new seal will leak around the edges

Apr 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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A piece of fabric got caught in the seal and it it slightly torn and the seal is warped. A round wire with a spring fell out and the door will not close.


you will have to replace the boot glove as this is what i think you mean,the part were the door fits into,if there is a rip in this rubber boot then water will leak through teribly,the round wire you refer to is the wire that goes around the boot to hold this securely to the washer preventing it from leaking,hope this helps,rgrds,paul

Jul 07, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

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How do I replace the door seal on my ZWF1421W washing machine


Unplug the machine first! Open the door and look around th edge of the seal. You will see a plastic clip, where the two ends engage (like crocodile teeth), prise it out toward you with a flatbladed screwdriver. Unpeel the seal frm around the door. Hold the top of the seal inside where it is attached to the drum and lift it slightly, then just pull it off. You will see it is held on with a big circular spring. Getting the new seal on is a pain. It must lip onto the plastic outer drum and will take patience to feed it on, not to say sore fingers! Once on, fold it intowards the drum and then you have to stretch the spring back onto the seal...more sore fingers. Maybe someone can hold it while you feed it aound (make sure also you have fitted the seal the right way up!). Finally, attach the outer lip onto the lip of the machine and reattach the outer plastic clip. Good luck!!!!!!!!

Feb 18, 2009 | Zanussi WJS1265W Front Load Washer/Dryer

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I do not know how to install the new seal I ordered for my front loader it is a large rubber circular piece. help


There are two large spring clips that hold the seal in place.

If you open the door and feel around the outer edge of the seal you will feel a metal wire that is held together by a short spring. You need to expand this spring to enlarge the wire circle (not too much as you can cause damage to the spring itself). Most techs use 2 vice grip needle nose pliers to do this. Once the spring clip is off you will need to fold the seal inward. Around the base of the seal where it meets the tub there is another wire spring clip assembly. You will need to remove this one as well. If there is a drain port on the seal you will need to un-clamp this one as well


The new seal goes on just like the old one came off. you will need to expand the spring to clamp the base of the seal around the tub. and again with the uoter seal lip around the opening of the door panel.

This procedure can be quite tricky and LG does have a special set of pliers for this job. It can be done without the special tool but it require quite a bit of patience and strength.

Aug 05, 2008 | LG Washing Machines

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Kenmore HE 110.4751 front load


soild metal part fits in groove around door boot spring goes in at bottom they can be tough to get back on after inserting in groove around seal you'll have to stretch the spring and pop it under at the same time band will try to come back out and roll seal back off lip..good luck

Jul 16, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Rubber Seal not Sealing


This seems to be a common problem with front loaders, but there is an easy fix if you follow these simple steps:

1. The rubber seal fits over the lip around the door opening. Carefully seat the rubber seal all the way around the door opening first.
2. Then, place the wire hoop in the crease where the rubber seal fits over the lip. Insert the hoop with the spring pointing at the bottom. Starting at the top and work your way around the door opening to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions.
3. While holding the hoop in place, stretch the spring apart enough to allow the rest of the hoop to snap into the crease at the bottom of the door opening. You may need a second pair of hands to help you with this.

 Good luck and I hope this helps you.

Oct 24, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Washer door seal is loose


The rubber seal fits over the lip around the door opening. Carefully seat the rubber seal all the way around the door opening first. Then, place the wire hoop in the crease where the rubber seal fits over the lip. Insert the hoop with the spring pointing at the bottom. Starting at the top and work your way around the door opening to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions. While holding the hoop in place, stretch the spring apart enough to allow the rest of the hoop to snap into the crease at the bottom of the door opening. You may need a second pair of hands to help you with this. Good luck and I hope this helps you.

Sep 16, 2007 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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