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Frigidaire front load washer door boots GRRRR!


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#1 Scottthewolf

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:03 PM

Okay, Frigidaire won the poorest design on the door boots of any front load washer.   I have a customer who had their door boot come completely off because they managed to get an article of clothing stuck in between the door and the boot.

 

Anyhow, for the life of me I cannot get the old door boot back on, the stupid garter spring they use on the part of the boot that attaches to the outer tub is a joke, You basically need 2 people to stretch it enough to get it on without it coming back off.

 

Why does Frigidaire have to be so damn cheap? Why can't they have a normal door boot like the LG or Whirlpools?

 

Another thing is that the replacement door boot is so outrageously priced.   To get an instruction sheet and the stupid plastic spacers to help you install the new door boot, customer has to pay $165.00 retail.  Add labor cost to that and the customer just decided to buy a new top load washer instead of sinking almost $400 into this POS.


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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:48 AM

I feeleth thine pain, Brother Scott, literally.  I tell my customers ahead of time when I'm replacing the Frig door bellow to be prepared for cussing, wailing, and great gnashing of teeth.  In addition to those spacers I'll use anything and everything in the tool bag to shore up the spring anywhere I can.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

Things may have changed since I retired , but I used some plastic-spring-loaded vise grips to hold the *%&^$#% boot on. Sorry - no pic. of my" vise grips".



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:53 PM

there is a thread in the dojo where I describe a method that let me do it in less than 20 min. I don't know how to link to it. Help Reg! 


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