The Kenmore Elite HE3 is a washing machine by Kenmore.

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front door boot spring needs to be reinstalled properly

during a wash cycle a sweater was lodged between the front door boot and the drum. Upon removing the sweater the front door boot came off. Having difficulty determining how to reassemble the boot spring to the boot.

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When replacing the boot and washer front panel, special care must be taken to assure a proper water seal and operation.

Carefully pull the nozzle from the window washer tube. Separate the plastic gasket ring from the nozzle. Insert the nozzle through the hole in the boot and slide the plastic gasket ring down the shaft of the nozzle so that the boot is securely trapped between the gasket ring and the nozzle ridge. Insert the nozzle shaft into the window washer inlet tube and insert the end of the water inlet tube into the boot.

Fit the boot around the front lip of the tub so it rests smoothly and evenly. Fit the boot clamp around the front lip of the tub and tighten the screw. Be careful not to over tighten this screw. Damage to the boot clamp or the boot could occur.

When reinstalling the door switch, be sure to insert the two tabs on the right side of the switch assembly into the slots in the plastic wiring harness guide. Failure to do this will result in unwanted noise while the machine operates

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