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I have a frigidaire front door load washing machine. I was trying to clean the bellows but the inner (circle) spring fall out of the bellows. How do I put it back thanks serial number is BLTF1040D

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  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011

    the model is BLTF104DS0....I am leaving in Canada I bought the washer in 2005.My problem is to put the spring (piece 7) back in place.

    Thanks

  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011

    Just to make sure you get my previous comment.

    The model serial number is the one I gave you. I am leaving in Canada - Quebec. Washer bought in 2005.

    I want to put back the spring ( piece no 7) not sure if the model shown in your link is exactly the same.

    The bellows is still in place.

    Thanks

  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011

    So.....

  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011

    Rick,

    In my model, I have the oval spring but no retaining ring. or clamp.

    The spring seems to fit by itself in the bellows....

    As you know the spring seems way to small to hold the bellows and I have to work from outside .......

    Sorry for the time zone, I tought you were still there

  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011

    Have a Washing machine Frigidaire Front load door. Model BLTF1040DS0 Bought in 2005
    I was washing the bellows and the circular spring fell from the bellows. I want to put back this spring .There is no clamp or ring to hold the spring in place. Seems to fit in one of the groove inside the bellows
    Thanks

  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011



    do I need to do that with the bellows in place, or by removing the bellows first

  • joel_carrier Apr 10, 2011

    I am sorry but that doesnt help, Do you have a video showing exactly what I need. Same model

  • joel_carrier Apr 11, 2011



    great effort but it is not the same. Mine has a single coil spring inside the bellows.( not a wire with a small spring. This single spring needs to fit inside the bellows ( in the washing room) on the outer side.....See under my trade mark BLTF1040D



    No use so far, sorry

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Hi.

If you are talking about the circular tub boot spring, then you need to remove the gasket. Pulling out the spring is very easy, refitting is more complicated.
It is held by a clamp or clips, or both (this one has clips as well). Remove it and refit it. To remove the bellow, depending on the model you may need to remove the front panel. I think on this one you need first to remove top and control panel. When you have free access to the gasket, remove the gasket, fit gasket following the tube edge, align the gasket correctly (the soft rubber bellow), then refit the circular spring.

Here diagram, click on the picture to enlarge:

I have a frigidaire front - ginko_111.gif

Check also this manual at page 29.The manual is for a similar Electrolux and shows pictures of bellow and spring refit, which is what you need to do.

Regards.

Ginko.

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The trick is to have 3 or 4 spring clamps. Start at the top and put the alignment tab in its hole then secure the boot with a clamp. work around slowly and add a clamp at the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock positions. Just keep at it. Affinity Service Manual
You can go to the Frigidaire tech site technical info section and look at repair videos on how to replace the boot. Go to the site hunt for video training find the laundry tab and choose a video. Uses quicktime player. Password and and all is HERE

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    Dan Webster Apr 11, 2011

    Typical boot install on a front loader:

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Ok first thing unless you are overseas recheck that model number this is what i have close to that model number http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/BLTf?pathTaken=modelSearch&prst=0&shdMod=BLTf u can also look through each and see which corresponds to the one you have if you are overseas.Also part number 8 in this diagram is considered the door bellow is that what you are refering to?click this link to see the diagram http://www.fixya.com/PostAnswer.aspx?thid=8908420&ctgid=130&ref=unsl after looking at the diagram here we call that the rubber boot that attaches the inner tub to the outter frame as you can see on this diagram there are two metal rings which in this diagram is part number 7 and part number 49 are the two metal retaining rings that you have. The outter one you would use a screwdriver towards the bottom of where it is seated and pry outward without damaging the rubber boot and then slide the entire ring off the unit this ring has a spring that is located down the bottom of the metal retaining ring that holds both sides of the ring together simply connect both sides and reinstall the ring. If you have any further questions message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped when our chat has fully concluded it allows me to help others in similar situations Thanks Rick
p.s on this diagram it shows the spring up the top but i have mainly seen them seated down the bottom up to you top you would see bottom you wont Thanks again

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    Rick Ead Apr 10, 2011

    hey joel the spring if still workable simply attaches to both sides of the metal ring if you are unable to attach this to both sides then you would need to order a new retaining ring Thanks Rick
    p.s you have to remove the ring from the unit in order to try to replace the spring on both sides should be easy theres no pressure without the spring on it

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    Rick Ead Apr 10, 2011

    posted answer to this couple minutes ago if you have any further questions message me back and as to the bellows area they are all the same with how they are hooked all have a retaining ring please also realize we are on different times and what ever questions you do have I will answer if I am not on while you are Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 10, 2011

    joel look at the link for the part as part number 7 the spring attaches to both sides of part 7 if one of the ends is not hooked then that end has broke off and you would have to buy the ring new Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 10, 2011

    hello joel with the bellows in place you can hook and seated into the grooved rubber on the bellows itself you would after you attach the spring on the two points at the bottom of the ring put the top in place first and then slide the ring down evenly until you are able to insert the entire ring there may be a spot that you have to use a screwdriver to put the ring over the lip note also that if the ring had a broken section and you try to bend it to replace the broken section you would actually be makeing the ring smaller and then it would not fit im not looking at the ring that you have unfortunatley so i can only give you advise on how I personally install them any further questions message me back Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 10, 2011

    here this should make this alot easier towards the end of this video it shows how to install the ring and the spring http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6J1IU2zd... and here is another site as well with how to do the same thing but a different front loader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIVpLlHo1... if you have any further questions message me back Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 11, 2011

    joel ive seen a video with it as a coil spring but the coil spring is on the inside where it connects to the drum i thought you were hooking the rubber part to the door opening also are you outside of the US reason I ask this is the look ups change from where you are located some overseas models we wouldnt have listed here and I would have to look up for your area Idk why they do it this way they should actually just have one site not frigidaire US frigidaire Canada Frigidaire NZ Frigidaire GB gets confusing but when I originally looked up your unit that model number you gave didnt come up and I used the closest to your model number Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 11, 2011

    this is the video with the coiled spring that I was talking about on the frigidaire inside against the tubhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6J1IU2zd... Thanks Rick

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    Rick Ead Apr 13, 2011

    awaiting your reply with how you made out with the video Thanks Rick

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