thanks very much ... not so simple as I'd hoped, but good to know exactly what to do and save a lot of monkeying around.
Is it correct that the "cabinet" consists of the top, sides and front; and the drum, motor, etc. stays with the frame ?
Also, shortly after the last time I replaced this felt seal, I happened to talk with a repair tech who said that the felt seal wasn't really needed, ended up being more of a nuisance than a help, and that he usually just scraped off the remnants , cleaned it up and put it back together. What's your experience: is the felt seal actually useful / necessary ?