I just gota L G Washer door seal in with no instructions on how to easly install it. The old one came out but getting the rear spring in is next to impossible. Before I ruin it, Could you please send me some instruction?
Answer Hello Mfpepper. There is actually a special tool to install the boot with. One for the front ring and one for the rear. Unfortunately, the tools aren't listed in such a way that you can tell which is for the inner and which is for the outer. The part numbers are 383EER4001A and 383EER4004A. I'm sorry I can't be specific as to which is which but I hope this will help you out. Have a great day!
I'm like the other posters and was wondering how hard replacing the seal myself is going to be before I buy it. Are there instructions somewhere before I attempt it? Thanks in advance.
Answer Hi Patrick. We will try to explain 2-different methods to use. First the manufactures replacement of the door bellow. Remove power. Remove the top by removing the top rear hinge screws and slide the top back and up and off. Then remove the front interface control panel electrical connectors while noting the connections for proper reconnection's. Then you remove the dispenser drawer by releasing the inner tab that stops the drawer from opening too far. Then remove the front dispenser panel screws and if your model has a hidden tapered screw above the door, under the front control center area. Then look carefully at the user interface mount lt and rt. screws. Unclasp the control panel clips that hold the front panel to the cabinet sides and frame. You only need to remove the front panel enough to set it up and aside so it is safe out of the way. Then open the door. Remove the door latch screws as the door latch will remain inside the cabinet. Lift up on the lower boot lip at 6:00 position. Use a small screwdriver or pick tool to get the spring of the front steel cable lifted up and off the boot. Then unfold the door5 boot off the front panel and fold inwards towards the inner tub. Then remove the top screws that hold the front panel on. Once off then lift up and off with the front panel and set it aside protected because the door will be attached and cumbersome. Then you will decide if best for you to remove the tub front upper and lower weights. This will allow the rear boot (bellows) clamp part # 4861ER2001D to be accessed better. Then focus at the top of the boot is a arrow that aligns at 12:00 for correct placement. You will need to replace the back clamp because they create a leak and only best used one time. Then you need to dress the back of the boot on the tub correctly so the clamp will hold. This is extremely crucial. The 2-nd way to change the door boot is to open the door unhook the front boot cord as described earlier. Then fold the outer boot inward toward the tub so you have a completely inward folded door boot. Then use a 5/16" deep socket with a 1/4" ratchet assy. This will allow you to get to the rear clamp screw. Then once satisfied that the rear of the boot is on the tub correctly, position the clamp so the bolt will tighten at the 3:00 position. Then you can back out by installing the front of the boot (bellows) onto the front panel. Make sure there are4 no inner wrinkles so the door glass closes squarely and no leaks occur. Wipe dry the inner door glass clean. There will be new factory drain holes so the lower boot area will not get stand water and hold moisture. Thank You.