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Author Topic: Frigidaire door boot  (Read 291 times)

Offline LowSL2

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Frigidaire door boot
« on: June 11, 2013, 01:31:54 PM »
Anyone have any tips or tricks to replacing one of these? I'm talking about the larger gray ones with the spring that holds it to the outer tub. I always have a hell of a time getting that spring into place. The kit include two "tools" to help hold the spring in place, but the spring is under so much tension when you try to stretch it, they pop right out.

I had to use four of the holders, a screwdriver and my prybar to get it in. Fun times...

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 04:03:51 PM »
They are a pain in the ---. I usually stretch a little, never had 1 come loose.

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Offline afterblast

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 07:06:34 PM »
I use a few hand clamps... put them in as I work my way around... you have to be carefull that the clamps you have don't have pointy bits that could damage the gasket though....    for what it's worth as far as I'm concerned the "tools" they send you with that are junk...




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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013, 07:13:05 PM »
Can be done with front panel on or off. Wear nitrile dipped cloth gloves. Leave the outer tub lip and lip on the boot dry. Work it in place on the outer tub DRY. Verify fitment. Use soap to lube the channel for the spring, the actual spring, and your gloves. Kinda messy. Insert the spring in the 10 o clock position and hold it with your non dominant hand. Hold the spring firmly and walk that tough spring around with your dominant hand... Only way i found that works, have fun.

Offline AppTek

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 02:26:39 PM »
Any of you guys ever tried this tool?
 
I've tried it on whirlpool and maytag washers. Both times I did it by hand. The tool is a PITA. Might work for Frigidaire. haven't had the chance to try it yet.

Online RAH52

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 05:56:46 PM »
I bought the tool .Nfg don't waste your $$$$ .

Offline niobrara

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 06:40:04 PM »
I just use the plastic tools they send. But there was this one time the customer helped me after the spring bounced off his back wall.  I also tried the tool and it didn't work well for me.

Offline EliteApplianceService

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 07:35:56 PM »
I use a few hand clamps... put them in as I work my way around... you have to be carefull that the clamps you have don't have pointy bits that could damage the gasket though....    for what it's worth as far as I'm concerned the "tools" they send you with that are junk...



Same here.  Three usually do the trick.

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013, 01:07:08 AM »
I "Improved" on the tool.    I bought a wooden dowel rod the exact same diameter of the "tools" they give you.    I cut it into 10 pieces.    As I stretch out the spring ,   I keep putting in more of the wood dowels to hold position.   The two they give you aren't enough.    I go until I have a little section on the bottom left to install,  and pop it in.      Works pretty good for this job.   
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Offline wildimaginations

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Re: Frigidaire door boot
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013, 07:00:43 AM »
I modified a LG spring removal tool to use on this problem.




I actually had to widen it this far to make it work properly.
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