The washers are a replacement part made by Zodiac. They are made from the same high-grade material as the original factory part. Making them genuine OEM products.
These washers are strategically placed at the top of the cleaner where the handnut connects to the outer extension tube. The second washer sits below where these parts connect to the Body. These washers are located inside the body assembly and are meant to secure the surrounding parts in place allowing no movement or air leaks.
These parts are white in color but come in different shapes because they were designed to be located on opposite sides of the cleaner. The top washer is small and thinner in size while the bottom washer is large with more unique features.