He2 bellows

chic

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So far I have gotten to change only 2 of these! I would like to here from you guys.These boots put alot of stress on my wrists,I don't take the front panel off when changeing these,was told that is to much work.It took me about 10to20 min.to change.

How do you guys change these boots.just wanted other oppinions,and how are the other bellowes on different brands to change.
chic.
 

TechnicianBrian

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Unless there is a dryer stacked on top, I always remove the front panel because it really doesn't take any longer, plus I want to make sure that the thing is really mounted properly. As for other brands, as long as it is big, they usually aren't much different. It's when you get into the little ones where the front panel doesn't come off that can try your patients (especially when routing gives you 20 min to fix it).
 

Jake

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I've changed lots of bellows on the Kenmore HE3 and Whirlpool Duet washers and never took the front panel off, but I've never changed the bellows on the HE2 or Duet Sport, but I from the online repair manual for the HE2 and Duet Sport here:
https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/6545d78b3f479480852571650061b1ba/$FILE/8178558.pdf (give it time to download, big file)
On page 4-14 through 4-16 it does say to remove the front panel like Brain mentioned.

Jake
 
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