My right drum spring broke and when I took the front facia off the machine the spring was laying on the bottom pan. Although I know that I need a new "right drum spring" part #056765, problem is since it was laying on the floor pan I'm not sure where on the machine it was originally fastened to (I've been unable to locate the smaller broken piece). The left side springs attach to a support lip under the top lid but there is no obvious signs as to where the right side spring was attached. Also, while I have the front off, should I go ahead and replaced the door boot? It's not in bad shape but is 10 years old. Thanks in advance.
ANSWER Hi. The Lt. and Rt. springs connect to the middle area at the top of the outer tub. The 2- Lt. spring part # 00056764 connects to the 11:00 area in the hole provided. Use the lt. side as a reference since it is already connected for the rt. side spring. The rt. Spring part # 00056765, connects to the outer tub at the 1:00 hole area. Then they both are placed to the inside middle area of the cabinet frame. There is a provided plastic insert that has the notch for the top of the spring. Look to see where the old one was placed before, either in the rear notch or the front. It will have left a worn area from the first spring. Everyone I have dealt with hooks towards the front notch. Apply a dab of grease on each end just before you insert them in place. If the boot part #  is dirty then it will be a opportune time to exchange it. Replace the inner clamp part # 00118923 and the outer clamp so they do not leak. Use some liquid soap on each rim to reinstall the boot. Align the 12:00 pointer on the top of the boot to realign the new boot. Make sure the inner boot is all smooth and straighten wrinkles if needed so the door will close and not leak. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, November 29, 2012