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Need tool for removing/installing front load washer tub seals


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#1 frunch

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 03:53 PM

I've struggled with screwdrivers, pulling and prying to get these seals off/on, but now that I've started getting more involved with front load washers, I want to get the right tool for these jobs. I've seen some nice looking tools that will make the job quite a bit easier, and was hoping someone could weigh in with their recommendation for a spring clamp removal/installation tool for front load washer tub seals. Here's one I found while browsing the archives here at Appliantology:

http://www.reliablep...d-Tools-461459#

Has anyone tried this one? If so, is it worth the $? Not that $25 is much to spend, in fact it seems to be a good price.
Or is there another one that would be a better investment?

Thanks!
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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:56 PM

That one works pretty good for most WP and GE's I've been on, but had a Frigi the other day and there was no way to get it in the spring. Overall, I think it's worth the $25.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 01:15 AM

Thanks for the response, think I'm going to get one. Do you happen to know if it will work on LG washers too?

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:03 AM

I have that exact one also, I've only used it once on an LG, (inside clamp that holds boot to tub), without it I would have never got that one back on, bent the tool a little and it didn't fit real well but it worked.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:34 AM

Good to know. Guess I'll probably get the LG tool as well, then...

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

I went to a customers house to put the spring back on, and he had bought the tool. He let me try it out and it worked great. Worth the money I think.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:03 PM

Those may help but the thing I find helps most is to reach for the Tide. A little laundry detergent lubes things up pretty good.



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 11:22 PM

I've got that tool myself. On Elux/Frigidaire it doesn't seem to work that great, same for Samsung and Lg. The LG specific ones work great for LG of course. I try the tool first and if it doesn't seem to work, I muscle it on the old fashioned way. 


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Posted 15 September 2014 - 08:24 AM

After trying special tools and making a mess with luring up the seals with soap. I've fallen back on installing them dry with a pair of needle nose vise grips. It never takes me much more than a minute to get the clamps on.

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 12:49 AM

only tool you need

 

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