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BOOT #5303937140REPLACEMENT PROCEDURE

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I'UMBLE \CTION WASHER

PRO B I, E L'\I: PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING THEBOOT

Replacement of the BOOT on the Front Load Tumble -\cnonWasher _s to man_ techmclans, a job best a',otded at allcosts Sooner or latet youwdlbeconfrontedbythlslob and wlfl_ahttlepreparatlonundel

.your belt you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that ttts easmr than antiapated

Fhl_ tutol _al \,,ill show you how to do the job, what pitfalls to avotd and _,dl[ include some great hps

if the machine has a Dry'er stacked on top of it or ts postttoned m such a xsat,, that tt would be too much bother to move, you will be better off'leaving it v+here it is

However, lf'tt is possible, it would be easter to do thts job ffthe machine could be leaned back against a wall (protect the wall againstbeing defaced though) By leaning itback, the tubs x,AIlhang back from the(non-removablelfi'ont panel and you will have increased space to work

If leaningIt back isnot possible,then a6 or 8i_leh block of wood will be handyto use to wedge between the front panel and thetub to hold thetub back out of the way

2)The boot is attached to a lip ai onndthe perimeter ofthe opening inthe fi-ontpanel and ts glued on m spots about three inches apart, all the way around Use a r_or blade as shown m illustration #1 to carefully slice the glued spots on the boot away from the front panel

ILLUSTRATION # 1

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31Once the boot is loose fi-omthe front panel, push tt into the opening or'the tub and out of the way as shown m number 2 At ths point, ffthe machine ts not leaning back, take }'out block of wood and while pushing back on the tub through the opemng, wedgethe block between the front panel and the tub about ten inches to the bottom - right of the operung This wtll affbrd you more space to work with the boot

4)You will now notice that the boot _s still attached to the duct that _s located lUSt reside the

front panel at the upper left cot her fi-omthe opening Thts ts where the water, soap, bleach andthl_nc softener entelthe tub

To temo\ e (and latin on reattach) the danlp holding tins m place on the end of the duct you \_ ,11have to make your self, a tool I'lom a three inchp,ece of 3/8 inch soft copper lubln_

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PRO('EI)URE FOR REPLACING TItE BOO f continued

4)In tllustratlon #3 },ou \,,tit see that the end oftbe tube _s flattened somewhat sn that it can be shpped o;'er the twisted ends of the clamp as shown tn dlustranon _ 4

II.I USTRATION #

ILLUSTRATION # 4

l'\_d_t the robe counterclockxvlse to slip the clamp and set both the tool and the wire clamp aside Pull the boot flee from the duct

5)Using both hands, grab onto the boot at the top of the opening to the tub and pull downward and to\\ a_d you \_ath slow stead), pressure As the boot is pulled free from the outer lip of the tub (at the top), the coiled spnng that holds the boot from the groove behind the hp around the opening to the front shell wdl become vtslble You can either continue pulling on the

boot until it comes offor you can hook the spnng (with a p_ece of coat hanger fashioned into a hook) and pull it offand then pull the boot offseparately

6)Once the boot IS Off, exarmne the hp that e\xends around the entire pemneter of the front operung of the fiont shell of the tub (the front shell and the rear shell are so named because when bolted togethe,, t'onn the outer tub that surroLmds the tuner tub)

The boot has a hp that w dl have to be tblded into the gt oo;'e behind the hp on the front shell To stml_ttus, examine the new boot and locate the groove m front of the hp that corresponds to the slmdar hp and tab on the tub shell It wdl make this job a lot easier ffyou can

obtain some hquld dlshwasbmg soap from lhe consumer, and spanngly lubncate this groo,, e on the boot to make it eas_er to shp onto the hp of the shell (see |llustratmn # 5 on next page)

No soap i_ pi efel able to too nluch soap Flax e a cloth handy to x,,lpe the soap fi-omvoul fingel s

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ILLUSTRATION

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Once the

groove

m the

boot

is

lubed _,Ath soap,

locate

the arrow as

shown

m figure #6 that

 

is located

on the

top of

the

boot

(located to the

right of the extrusion

that slips over the duct)

Yhts arrow must point up when the boot ts installed

'_',hththe boot m one hand and the other hand spreading the hp and groove (on the boot near the arro_ ), tbrce the lip rata the groove behmd the hp at the top of the opening on the tub shell (see figure #7)

ILLUSTRATION # 7

ILLUSTRATION

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\Vlth one hand holding the boot so it does not shp off", use the other hand to continue spreading the hp and groove of the boot f'urther to the right In thin way you continue this acuon 560 degrees around untd the boot _s mounted onto the front shell (see # 8)

_'otH Iinget_ x_ll take a beatm_ wh_le you do th_s and may become quite t_red Don_t g_ve up I_est one hand al a tlnle *fneeded _,_hatcx'ct. van do, do not remove both hand_ until the t_o,_l _, ,m ( unlc',_, you want it t_ fall,_tl',md then votl get to start over with II )

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PROCEDURE FOR REPI. k('ING TflE BOOT continued

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Now is the tnne to put the spring back on Included m the BOOT KIT is a set of three spacel >(an e,:ample ofx_hlch _ashown m # 9 below) These spaceis are to be used to hold the spring in place m the groove on the outside pernneter of the boot As it will take both hands to sh etch th_s spNng into place, these spacers will pievent the spnng from popping out when you let go oDt to use both hands to stretch it fiwther around the boot

Be_n by pushing the spring down into the groove just ]:brward from where the boot contacts the front shell at about the 12 o'clock position Whsle holding it m place with one hand, Use the othei to tightly wedge the spacer above it, between the spnng (in its groove) and the x,,etght ring above itas shown in illustranon # 10

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ILLUSTRATION # 9

FLLUSTIL_kTION _ 10

11)Working your ,,vav to the right, push the spring down into the groove When you have placed the spring about 90 degrees around the opening from the first spacer, the spring will begin to get tight Push in another spacer at that point (making sure to keep checking the first spacer, if It pops out -the spnng ,,viiipop out)

12)Cont,nue working your way around (while checking both spacers you don't want them to shp out) until you reach 180 degrees

fi-omthe first spacer Install the third spacer

l_) The spring \xill be extremely tight now as ahown in# 11 to the Iight Once you have

gone more than half \,,ay around, the spring will be easier to roll into tile rest of the

g_ oox e (so long as all three spacers are holdmgtlght) When you bavethespfing m place make ,,tile to i emox e tile three spacci s betbre proceeding to step# 14

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FRONT LO-\D\\ tSIIER

PROCEDURE FOR REPL_kCING THE BOO Icolmnued

141Replace the boot e\truslon back onto tile duct and pull it up ovei tile ridge on the duct neai the top of the opening

Reinstall the clamp m such a way that the clamp sits between the ndges on the extrusion and above the ndge on the duct Snap the clamp closed _,,aththe copper tubing tool that You used prexlously

1_) Betbre attaching the new boot to the front

panel, clean the surface of the front panel with alcohol or household cleaner Also

clean the fiat surface of the new' boot that ILLUSTRATION # 12 will be contacnng the front panel This

step _s needed to remove the mold release matenal used in the manufactt,nng process and will allow the adhesive to stick

161 Remount the boot onto the front panel as shown in figure # l 3, making sure that

the boot is not wrinkled lflarge wrinkles exist, the,,' may pool water m the boot and dribble onto the floor v_hen the door is opened

[fthis is the case, pull it loose from the front

panel and remount it slightly more clockwise or counter clockwise as needed

ILLUSTRATION # 13

17)U'sing the adhesive supphed m the k_t, spanngly apply dots of glue tinder the edge ofthebootasshownm# 14

Spot glue at the 12 o'clock, 7, 8 and 9 o'clock posmons

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6, around the

opening

ILLUSTRATION # 14

Caution the consumer to wait a couple of

hours before using the washer to allow the

adhesive enough time to dry

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