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Front Door gasket and ring

Bosch WFMC3200 front gasket came off. Was able to put the gasket back on but can not figure out how to reinstall the spring-loaded mounting ring. Is there a trick or technique?

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  • Dale Rath May 15, 2007

    Thanks for the advice. I will be trying the two person idea tomorrow night.

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    front load washer gasket repair retaining ring

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No trick or technique - just a pain to do. don't be afraid to stretch it and if done as a two man job its far easier. one way i thought of was to make a former of approx the right diameter and slip the ring from the former on to the door boot

Posted on May 14, 2007

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Replacing a door gasket/boot is one of the things that most homeowners can do themselves and save yourself having to pay for a technician.

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http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=WFMC3200UC-01&productCategoryId=0153200&brandId=1794&modelName=WASHER&diagramPageId=00002&componentDescription=DOOR%20ASSEMBLY&documentId=P0507026&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list

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The door helps the the interlock to open as the door latch as it helps the latch spring back....

All you need to do is use a screw drive to pull the doorinterlock back into place...

with the machine off of course.. just gentley play with it and it will open....

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