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My washer will not stay locked. I just bought a new safety lock part from fridgidaire but I cannot figure out how to access the lock on the washer to change it. If I could figure out how to take or peel back the grey plastic ring/boot I could get to it but I can't get to it without using a knife! Please help! Thanks

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Posted on May 27, 2011

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