Question about LG / SteamWasher Series WM2501HVA
How to remove door seal so I can clean gunk buildup under door seal
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
this may be coming from the soap dispenser and running down round the door way and to the bottom- investigate that first. otherwise the seal may be worn/ damaged and needs replacing.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
I have had the same problem with mine. I have started taking the rubber seal off at least once a month to clean it with bleach and water. I would not recommend doing this unless you are handy with tools. You might try cleaning the seal with bleach and water while it remains on the machine. Careful to pull the inner sealing lip down to get to the "Slime" behind it. Good Luck
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
There is a spring band on thr fromt lip of the seal and the seal closest to the tub.To remive use a flat slim tool to lightly pry up on the band and it till pop off.Same with the inner band.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Run a cup each of baking soda and vineger thru a hot wash. Might have to do this a couple of time if smell really bad.
Take out the unit where the liquid soap, softner, etc goes and clean by hand.
Soak a cloth in vinegar and clean the inside of the rubber around the tub.
And finally DO NOT LEAVE THE DOOR CLOSED IF NOT IN USE.
Posted on Oct 31, 2009
Follow these steps to replace your door
Disconnect all power to the machine first!!
1 Locate the outer clamp band securing the seal to the door rim on the washing machine and examine it carefully for holes or tears. Many can be prised off with a flat-bladed screwdriver they have a spring system holding them, but some have a tensioning arrangement that has to be loosened.
2 After removing the outer clamp band, locate the inner one securing the seal to the drum and establish how this is secured. It may be necessary to loosen a clip, or you may be able to prise the band off with a flat-bladed screwdriver. Some are like very large Jubilee clips that you have to undo usually from the top.
3 Once the clamp bands have been removed, use both hands to pull the seal away from the inner drum rim. Some machines have a water spout holes that will have to be lined up. Others have a drain holes.
4 Rubbing a drop of washing up liquid into the groove on the door seal/gasket that locates on the drum makes fitting the new seal easier.
5 the new washing machine door seal should be fitted by locating the drain holes at the bottom of the seal first then push it on with both hands working opposite directions towards the top. This is quite hard if you have never done it before.
6 refit the inner band remembering this must be tensioned correctly for it to be water tight.
7 now fit the outer band and the test the machine for any leaks,
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Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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