So I replaced the door boot on an LG washer today. It was part of stack unit and the dryer had to be removed so I took one of my sons with me. And thank God he was there! Even though I had purchased both outer and inner tub clamp removal tools, I would not have gotten the inner tub clamp back on using the inner tub clamp removal tool. Turns out the tool does not open quite wide enough to grab the clamp loop and spring loop. The tool needs to be modified by using a torch to bend one of the fingers out wider. Ended up not using the inner clamp tool at all. Removed the inner clamp with a screwdriver and put the clamp back together using a sturdy pair of needle nose pliers (from my Maytag tool roll). This would not have worked had my son not been there to secure the other end of the clamp while I used the needle nose pliers to lift the spring loop up onto the hook. Just a heads up for anyone else out there thinking the inner clamp tool will actually work as-is.
Anyone else run into this before?