Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance1 - 4 years
Charles From Gonzales, CA
Aug 09, 2008
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1st I removed the front retaining ring. You do need to get down near the ground to see the retaining ring. I used two pairs of needle nosed pliers to pull the ring apart (which has a spring in the middle) and then removed the ring.
Then I pushed the bellows into the washing machine drum, pulled the water inlet valve from the bellows, and used a short flat blade screwdriver to remove the retaining band (upper right of the bellows) After doing this it was a simple matter to remove the whole unit.
I did find it was easier to remove the washing machine door.
The installation was a simple matter of reversing the above. I had no problems with this repair. I would STRONGLY suggest, unless you are one of those gifted 3 handed people, getting an assistant to push the outer retaining ring into place as you separate the spring.
Simple, easy repair.
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Part Number: PS897030