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Front door plastic face plate of washer HE3t

My front load washer plastic face plate that you can look into the washer is cracked.Can it be replaced?

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Yes. there aretorque screws around the inside frame remoive them and the 2 pieces will seperate. you can replace it then. be carefull if you remove the screws from the hinge the whole door will fall off. only six or so screws need to be removed

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Elite HE3t washer, in the middle of a load, it stopped. it flashes dL, F


door lock error...door lock mechanism broken,,,replace door switch,,,if your lock out remove toe panel and reach up and pull tab,,always unplug first...good luck

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Outside plastic cover on door of Kenmore Elite HE3T broke off and I don't know where to go to find a replacement cover.


Go to Searspartsdirect.com and list the (xxx,xxxxxxxx) model number. Then select the proper sub assembly to find a description of the part and it's number--order from that site.

Nov 25, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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He3t washer leaking corner bottom


You will need to remove the lower kick panel directly below the door to gain access to the inside cabinet to see where the leak may be coming from. The panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.

NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the washer up with something (a 2x4 works well for this) will give you better access to the screws.

The most common source of leakage on this washer is the rubber bellow around the door. It can develop cracks or tears over time and require replacement. A tell-tale sign is the front counterweight (looks like a concrete block on the front of the wash tub) looking wet. The counterweight will remain dry if the tub is sealed properly. From the inside of the washer, pull the rubber folds back on the door bellow and inspect the perimeter for any rips or tears. If the bellow is damaged, it must be replaced. The following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385211-replacing_door_bellow_whirlpool_duet

If the bellow is intact, check the rear bellow seal where it connects to the front of the wash tub. If the clamp comes loose the bellow can shift and begin to leak. Tighten if necessary.

Check the drain pump and hoses to ensure they are not leaking. The drain pump is directly in the front under the wash tub.

Check the area directly below the wash tub. If the leak is coming from the wash tub iteself, you may have a bad tub seal. A replacement gasket doesn't cost much at all, but the labor involved is extensive.

Another simple problem is the dispenser tube(s) that come through the door bellow. Sometimes, these small tubes will work their way behind the rubber in the door and leak when the washer attempts to fill or rinse. This is a simple matter of adjusting the tubes to ensure they are seated through the door gasket properly.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

NOTE: You can refer to searspartsdirect.com for some excellent exploded view diagrams of your washer for reference in locating components.

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Broken door switch


This would require an exact model #.

ie 110.88777



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Mar 30, 2009 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE3t Front Load Washer

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You disconnect the power ,take the top cover off, then you see the door lock assembly so take the screws from the front door ,you hold the door lock assembly and install the new one

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first unplug the power cord and plug it back.
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if ripped obvioussly youl need to replace the front rubber bellow, i would remove the bottom panel and have a look inside sounds like you have a broken shock aborber or 2 not properly supporting tub assy

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