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How to replace the door bellows seal ?

The front door bellows seal is broken ,would you please to help me how to replace it? Need to replace door seal on Whirlpool AWM6145/3 could you send instructions please

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  • svts Aug 22, 2008

    Many thanks for your help info was spot on and couldnt have done the job without your advice.Plus it made me look like i new what i was doing really impressed the wife.Dave Mags

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You must remove the large front panel. if you can manage that the rest will become clear to you. dont forget to unscrew the door lock before befor removing the front panel. you will find three screws at the bottom of the front panel under the kick panel, remove them and the front panel will come off.

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