Question about Kenmore 43042 Front Load Washer
I determined the leaks are coming from the shell around the drum, solution tighten bolts or replace the gasket. In order to tighten bolts I need to have access to front of the washer, problem - how to you remove the front panels. I found no way to reach the bolts with the back panel off. I read on-line very difficult to remove and replace gasket (especially lining up the boot around drum/door? is this true? Any help or suggestions will be appreciated
Emvat. It's not that difficult. You just need to take your time and observe. First remove the top by removing the 3 screws in back, the top will slide off toward the back. Remove the dispenser drawer. There will be 2 torq screws in front behind the disp. drawer, remove them. The control panel is snapped in. If you grab it from the top and pull up the panel will release from the tabs and pull out. Be careful here, the ribbon cable will still be attached. Remove it from the main board and set the panel aside. Next you need to remove the boot wire on the door. It's spring loaded. Take a small screw drive and insert it under the wire and pull out. Once started it will come off easy. Next is the removal of the door latch assy.. There will be 3 torq screws holding it in. Remove the screws and with boot off the door panel reach in and pull it off the panel. Remove the bottom panel, 3 screws. Now the whole front panel and door assy will come off with the removal of the 4 screws holding it. The top will slide under the metal bracket when replacing it. Now you are looking at the whole boot or bellow. This is held on by a large clamp. Before removing it observe the positon of the lock nut. If you take your time and mark all the screws you removed, stay organized it won't be bad. The boot is held on to the fill hose with a button type connection. Seperate the ring and the hose will come off. The hardest part of this whole deal is getting the outside boot wire back on. You will need a third hand to hold the wire in place while stretching it back on. That pretty much covers it. I don't think I missed anything. If so, e-mail me at email@example.com, I'll see if I can walk you through it. Catriver...post back.
Posted on Jan 07, 2007
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