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How to replace the door seal on an Ariston or Creda washing machine

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The procedure is quite complicate, because the seal is secured to the front panel, and you will need to remove top panel, detergent drawer and access control assembly

  1. Disconnect appliance from power
  2. Remove the door, held by two screws located on the rear side of the lid.
  3. Lift the top panel, held by two screws at back.
  4. Undo the two screws joining the detergent dispenser to the inlet valve.
  5. Undo the two screws located at the front corners. So to release the fascia and dispenser.
  6. take out fascia and the dispenser alltogether and put it on one side. Take care to not disconnect wiring and do not drop parts.
  7. Release the retaining wire that keep the seal secured to the front panel. Look after it, you will need it again.
  8. Undo the two screws that hold the front pane. They are located on the front side.
  9. Remove the kick panel
  10. Behind the the kick panel you will find the two screws that will release the front panel, remove both of them.
  11. Disconnect the door switch conntector.
  12. Lift the front panel. You may need to help yourself using a putty knife.
  13. Remove the clip with two hooks inside, it is located about postion one o'clock. This will finally release the seal.
  14. Remove the seal and clean the area where you will fit the new seal.
  15. Start mounting the seal from the lower part on the right, at about four o clock. You will notice the seal matching.
  16. Put back the retaining wire usingf long-nose pliers to put the wire in tension.
  17. Reassemble the washer in reverse order.
Mark connector and keep screws ordered and separate while doing the procedure above. This replacement is suitable for an expert DIYer.

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Most of the time this is a dispenser housing issue. Remove the dispenser tray from washer and make sure it is cleaned very well. In the more serious clogs, you may need to clean the hose from the dispenser to the drum.
  1. Make sure the detergent dispenser drawer is opening. This issue occurs due to jammed soap dispenser. Dispenser Distribution System is located in the top left corner of the washer. The system consists of a motor that turns a cam gear. The Detergent Dispenser Assembly is located under the washer top. Begin by removing the washer top, console and front panel.
  2. Separate the water inlet and window washer tube from the boot. Pull the water inlet tube from the outlet connector of the detergent dispenser. NOTE: When reinstalling the water inlet tube, wet the water inlet gasket on the detergent dispenser with water only. Do not use any other lubricant. Align the tab on the water inlet tube with the indentation on the dispenser connector and slide the tube onto the detergent dispenser assembly.
  3. Remove the screw securing the front of the detergent dispenser assembly to the top front frame member.
  4. Disconnect the vent tube from the detergent dispenser assembly. Remove the screw securing the detergent dispenser assembly to the top left frame member. Slide the assembly back slightly and lift the assembly out.
  5. To remove the detergent dispenser motor assembly,disconnect the cam follower spring and lift the cam follower from the diverter cam and rotate the diverter cam clockwise to access the motor mounting screws. Check for all the connections to the dispenser motor or anything obstructing the dispenser drawer functioning.
  6. Pull the diverter out and clean it, including the shaft, spring, etc.

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Hi. My wma58 is leaking from the detergent drawer.I have cleaned away any residue which may stop drawer closing properly problem persists can anyone help thanks


I removed top panel of machine took out drawer and removed screws allowing me to pull drawer compartment back slightly from front panel. Here i found more detergent residue which i couldn't see before.after cleaning this and refitting everything problem was solved.

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Not sure if its the same type but I just changed the door seal on a Zanussi ZWF1221W washing machine. It was a lot easier than I was expecting but this way does take a bit longer. Before starting disconnect the mains and water supply and drain hose. If possible move the washing machine out so you can get around it.
First I used a small flat head screwdriver to open the teeth on the outer door seal clamp that holds the seal in place. The old seal then peels off the front of the machine. You can continue the process without taking the front of the washing machine off but it is much, much easier to take it off if you can.
To remove the front panel unscrew the two bolts at the top corners of the back panel and slide the top cover off towards the back and lift it off. Then remove the two bolts that attach the plastic control panel to the front of the machine (either end of the top, front edge), remove the detergent dispenser drawer (you need to push down on a lever at the back) and take the screw out of the front of the machine (revealed when you take out the detergent drawer). Then carefully remove the control panel and the two bolts that hold the front panel on.
Then (very carefully as washing machines are heavy) lie the machine on its back and remove the three screws from the bottom that hold the front panel on. Then unplug the cables on the inside of the front panel that operate the door lock (its a plug with a plastic cover - just pull it out but don't pull the wires!).
Now you can lift the front panel off which is the key to making this job really easy as you're not trying to fit the new seal through the door which makes it really tight.
With the machine still on its back find the spring that stretches all around the seal to hold it on the drum and remove using a flat head screwdriver to pull it out of its groove. You can now pull the old seal off.
It's a good idea to put some fabric softener or liquid detergent around the edge of the new seal to make it easier to fit on to the drum at this point.
Find the arrow that points to the top and starting here attach the groove of the new seal to the plastic drum all the way around. You have to press quite hard but you can tell when its properly attached to the drum. Once this is done replace the spring so it sits in a groove on the seal holding it to the drum.
Now replace the front of the panel of the machine by doing the reverse of all the earlier steps (remember to reattach the door lock) and stand it back up on its feet (careful it's heavy). You can now replace the top panel of the machine (slide it on and replace the two screws).
With the washing machine back upright you can attach the front of the seal to the door opening of the front panel (the arrow should be pointing upwards). Then you can reattach the clamp that holds the seal around the door opening and then secure the teeth on the clamp so it's tight (I don't know if it matters where around the seal the clamp goes but mine's at about 7 o'clock).
Now all you need to do is reattach the drain hose, water supply and mains and test it doesn't leak. A rinse cycle uses the most water apparently so it might be worth using that.
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Plug off the wall, etc. Remove the rear cover. There is a thin tube coming from the control panel area to the base where the water exits, this should not be blocked, remove from top and blow to check, refit. Next clean out your outlet filter, it could be clogged, refit. This tube controls the water level. Another thing that could be the problem: Try to take the top of the machine off; there are three tubes coming into the dispenser box, these may hv come loose or something. Connect well.

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