LG Washer model WM2050CW - ...My son-in-law is thinking of replacing the tub to door boot due to moldy smell on clothes. Washer has been through many 'Clean Cycles" and the boot has been cleaned at various times with either white vinegar or bleach. Not much, if any, help. Trying to help him out, I read up on replacing the boot and came upon two tools for removing the clamp rings. I see that the boot can be replaced without the tools, they just supposedly make it easier. I'm all for making jobs easier and one can never have too many tools!
I ordered both tools for him. The tool number Part number: 383EER4001A
(bent prongs) in removing the boot springs. This tool's prongs actually "contract" when the plier handles are squeezed. I don't see them as being useful for removing the boot spring, as the don't "expand" the spring. They appear to be for an inside type spring or clip that must be "compressed" to be removed from a groove on the inside of a component.
Exactly where is the bent pronged tool, Part number: 383EER4004A