hi im unshure if the front top panel as to come off when fitting a new door seal if so how do's this come off im a little confused as some off the guides iv seen say to take of the selection knob & the screws in the soap tray others just say take the screws out from the soap tray then slide to the right ? or do you just take the top off ? thanks in advance
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Re: hotpoint wf440p door seal
On the wf you remove the lid and 2 screws that hold the console on at the front top.also the screws behind the soap tray front.
there are a few tabs at the bottom of the console at the back, carefully remove the console and then you will see there are 2 screws top and bottom of the front panel to remove,
pull the panel up to get it off its tabs.
you may want to unscrew the door lock 2 screws aswell.
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First of all remove the door from the machine by unscrewing the
screws on the hinge than remove
clip at the top of door seal, when it unclips remove metal band, pull front of
door seal off of front panel, Pick up metal bracket. Now with the hinge attached
to door hold in place and place bracket behind the two holes fit screws and
then fit the seal and clip.
I find it easy to remove front casing to fit new door boot seal First remove soap drawer then the 4 screws here next pull off control know of timer next 3 screws on front panel this then now drops down with wiring attached the front of the machine has 3 top and bottom screws remove them along with the door interlock switch 2 screws......detach the band or wire around the door seal the front panel can now be removed.....Seal is in front of you secured by large metal band and screw undo this fit on new seal refit ring and bobs your uncle as they say Good luck....
Ok - I will answer my own problem seeing as though I have now fitted it!
1. remove door (2 screws)
2. There is a tensioned wire loop holding the front part of the boot seal in position. - prize off the plastic cap at the 11 o'clock position, all will become clear and you will be able to remove the wire loop.
3. Remove top of washing machine (2 allen screws behind caps at the front.
4. Remove soap dispenser draw and any screws holding the front control panel and top of the door.
5. Remove bottom front plinth (just pull it off) underneath are a couple of screws holding the front panel part of the machine, remove these.
6. Remove front of machine giving you access to the steel band which locks the other end of the boot seal in position. Slacken this band right back using a nut-spinner screwdriver. Pull off the old boot and clean the lip ready for fitting of the new boot.
7. Fit new boot seal using a squirt of washing up liquid as lubricant if needed (mine didn't) to reseat the seal.
8. Refit and tension steel band.
9. Re-assemble front panel, ease boot back into front lip position then refit wire loop using a suitable pair of pliers/molegrips to crimp the retaining plastic cap back in situ.
First switch off electrics , Remove door interlock , leave wires on .remove soap dispenser,remove front panel with controls 3 screws top of machine 3 screws bottom remove front casing you can now see door boot. remove sring note how boot came off refit is oposit to this noting top / bottom of seal ..Hope this some help-
hi the door seal is held in place by two large clips wjth screw tightening best access is to remove the top row screws on rear panel these also hold the top panel then lift top panel at rear and pull top backwards and clear of front facia then lift top off ok ? now you have access to the door seals clips which secure seal to front panel and the outer drum loosen screws fully this releases clips enough to gently remove seal clean surfaces of seal to drum and front panel then fit new seal as previouse one resecure clips then re assemble covers hope this helps and clear enough ?
you need to remove the outer retaining ring which is a wire around the lip of the seal typically joined with a spring., using a small screwdriver.
the inner retainer is held together by a ratchet type assembly. prise one end of the wire by twisting the folded end of the wire out of the groove til it comes free.
replace the seal. fit the inner retainer together using some long nose pliers, prefferably bent-nosed. the outer retainer with a screwdriver.
Hi, This is a very simple and straight forward job. First turn off the washing machine and remove the plug from the wall and earth the plug on the cabinet of the machine to remove any residule current in the machine. Remove the top of the machine with the screws at the rear of the machine. You can now look in the top? Open the door and take off outer door seal clip ( look and you will see how ) If it is a plastic clip it will have a small cut out in the side for a small screwdriver to be put in a pushed open. It could even be a small spring that is laying in side the small lip of the door seal. You could now attempt the removal of the door seal if you can see the inner clamp to get a long screwdriver onto the screw! If not now remove the soap drawer. Remove screws from around the soap drawer and slide the facia to the right and it should all be off.. Then you can remove the three screws that hold the front on along the top and the same along the bottom edge of the front panel. This then will allow you to take off the front panel and have better access to the door seal. Then once you have replaced the door seal you just need to replace as you took off..