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Front loader boot advice?

aaastan

Appliance Tech
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Mar 29, 2005
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Wilmington, Delaware, USA
I've done a few--it gets easier each time that one is installed.

That toughest part for me was the band clamp that secures the boot to the tub.

I make a point of allowing myself to s-l-o-w down when I'm installing a new boot. This helps me to concentrate better and think it through.

John
 

ACE

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Jun 29, 2005
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Location
Montana, USA
I cut up some rubber fuel line for use as spacers. The o.d. is 9/16"; i.d. is 5/16". Sturdy stuff!
I cut it into 2" pieces, and used them to hold the spring in place. They fit very snug, and worked great! I used 6-7 total. (I understand the kit only comes with 3). I then used a small screwdriver to pry the spacers back out.

I replaced this boot the first time with ease.

P.S. I used vaseline. Boot practically put itself on!
 

Jake

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McMullen Valley, Arizona
Yup , thats a good way of doing it ACE!:)

Yea , John i have to slow down too as well to concentrate when putting that band on, and not try to think about my 10 other calls , and if i can make it home before sundown at 7:30 LOL:D

i use dish-washing liquid to lube the outer boot lip to slip it on. Works Great too.:D

Jake
 
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