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Title: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: Washaman on June 06, 2011, 03:41:25 PM
Can I get any tips or trick for reinstalling the front gasket/ bellows? I'm trying to reinstall the spring that goes around it but wanted to see if there were any tricks before I get too pissed off. I got this one free today cause something was lodged in between the inner and outer tub. Lady said the tech said it would take 4 hours to work on it. I took it apart and found some silky panties lodged up near the dispenser opening. Now I'm ready to reassemble.

Model LTF2140FS1 (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=omv7WULuxaw&subid=0&offerid=225193.1&type=10&tmpid=2111&RD_PARM1=http&RD_PARM2=%253A%252F%252Fwww.appliancepartspros&RD_PARM3=.com%252Fpartsearch%252Fmodel.aspx%253Fmodel_id%253D5160470)
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: Washaman on June 06, 2011, 06:31:13 PM
Figured it out. These things are a beotch!  :tickedoff: Off to plug it in and test it! ;D
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: AJ on June 06, 2011, 07:01:19 PM
Did you remove the front of the washer to reinstall the door bellows?
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: Washaman on June 06, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
Success! It's alive! Yes I removed the front when I dissasembled it. I had to lay it on it's back and remove the black casing with concrete in it. I then released the gasket from the front door. Had to release the other spring. So the bellows was completely loose and not attached to anything so I could attach the inside first. My 12 year old daughter assisted me in stretching the big spring out. Works great!
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: AJ on June 06, 2011, 07:31:57 PM
It's like this one, correct?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6J1IU2zdK0
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: Washaman on June 06, 2011, 07:32:21 PM
Also, I was able to get this done in about 3 hours.  O0
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: Washaman on June 06, 2011, 07:45:01 PM
Yes, that is very similar but mine had a few more wire to disconnect and had the removable bottom kick panel. Plus mine was hard to get apart. This video did help alot though. Wish I had it earlier. :) I have 3 other older model ones sitting around I might tackle soon now. I attached a pic of mine. It's a 2008 model. Thanks for the link and the help!
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: AJ on June 06, 2011, 07:49:30 PM
Awesome free washer, even better that all you had to stick into it was some labor, nice!

Easy money...  8)  O0
Title: Re: installation of front bellows spring
Post by: Washaman on June 06, 2011, 07:52:13 PM
Yes easy money, my favorite kind! :rofl: