Can't get retaining rings back on boot gasket on Bosch 3200uc


Getting the retaining rings back on the boot gasket is a major headache. Bosch front loader model WFMC3200UC/01. Any good advice?

This is a two person job. The spring part of the metal ring goes at the 6:00 position (note the groove on the metal part of the machine). Fit the ring into the gasket as much as you can on the hinge side. While one person uses pliers to stretch the spring, another person uses a flat head screwdriver to move the ring into the gasket groove. The trick is to stretch the spring as straight and close to the machine as you can or else the ring pops off and the gasket has to be reset.

it is very hard to get the ring on front load washers,
it is much easier to remove the top. bottom and the front control panel
then the door and support panel.
now you have access.
some times you have to remove the counter weight in some models before putting on the ring.
if you can do it without removing these items you are very very good.

You can google for them or look on this site Fixya for spares.

no trick or technique - just a pain to do. don't be afraid to stretch it and if done as a two man job its far easier. one way i thought of was to make a former of approx the right diameter and slip the ring from the former on to the door boot

it is very hard to get the ring on front load washers,
it is much easier to remove the top. bottom and the front control panel
then the door and support panel.
now you have access.
some times you have to remove the counter weight in some models before putting on the ring.
if you can do it without removing these items you are very very good.


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