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I have bought and replaced the shock absorbers and also bought the 4 drum springs from Miele to change as well while I'm at it as the machine is 12+ years old and in good condition other than the shocks failing a while ago. I have opened up front side of washer and am intending to remove soap dispenser and attendant hoses for access to left side springs. Is there a special tool/knack for removing/replacing the springs. Do I have to lift the drum with ratchet strap to replace springs in which case can the door seal be left in place...

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Sorry, those springs are so strong I’ve never heard of anyone replacing them. 

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1 hour ago, Whitegoodshelp (Andy) said:

Sorry, those springs are so strong I’ve never heard of anyone replacing them. 

Ah..! Thanks for the reply. If I do work out a solution I'll post back here...

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I would try laying it down on its side so you can slide the drum without having to lift it. 

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The door seals will allow a lot of movement. It’s also too strong to damage by stretching. Should only need to disengage it if you needed to move outer drum quite a long way. Should just peel off the door frame though. No need to actually remove it. 

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