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Door seal how to replace door seal because it is covered in mould

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Rule 1: BEFORE YOU START Turn off the mains, unplug at the wall, turn off the water supply.

The gasket is held in place on the drum by a large sprung wire ring with a screw tighten/release. To access this (Depending on the model), you will either have to go in from the top or the bottom of the machine. Usually the top.

Pull the machine out, go to the back and unscrew, usually 2 screws that hold the "Work top surface" top on the machine at the back. There are usually clips at the front of the top, so by lifting the rear clear and either pulling the top back, or giving it a tap forward, depending on the design, the top should now lift off.

You should now be able to look down at the drum and you should clearly see the rubber gasket fitted over the edge of the drum with the clip in place. Locate the screw in tensioner and undo it until ot is possible to slip it forward and clear of the drum. You should now be able to simply pull the gasket away from the drum. Most machines rely on the door being closed to hold the gasket in place where it meets the chassis, it should just pull off if the door is open, but while you are lookiing inside, just check anyway. The assembly is simply a reverse of what is described above.

Stuff to consider: You may not be able to see the screw clip from the top, if so, tip the machine back and look from underneath. If you have to do this: Never tip the machine all the way onto its back, you may cause a water leak inside the machine. ALWAYS tip BACKWARDS, so the control panel for the machine is pointing up to avoid water getting to the control panel. I would recommend putting a chair behind the machine as you tip it, so the top back of the machine comes to rest on the seat and the machine is at about 45 degrees. this will give you access to underneath without a leak and make is a lot easier to tip it back on to its feet again afterwards.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Zanussi front load washer door seal

Keeping the door open after your wash would help in keeping the interior dry. Do not push the door shut, just leave slightly open. Only before you begin your wash, check to see your cat is not inside.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag front loader washing machine. Mould

I had the same problem with my Neptune washer until I ran a cycle with straight vinegar and water.  This helped get rid of the mold.  I have to run a "vinegar" cycle about every 10 cycles.  I would try cleaning the seal with vinegar first and let it air dry.  Neptune washers need to air dry after every cycle.

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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SOURCE: mould build up on the grey door seal. tried bleech

the mold is caused from too much soap. a front load uses such a small amount of water only 2 tablespoons of soap is needed. replace the boot and cut down on the soap

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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SOURCE: black mould has formed on

Try cleaning with a 50-50 bleach water mix. You will need to reach in and pull the seal almost inside out to thouroghly clean it. If there is still black mold after cleaning it will come back in short order and i would recomend replacing. If you do replace try wiping out the seal( way down in it) after every use and leave the door adjar. Here is a link that should help with Replacing a door seal

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Next carefully fit the seal onto the outer drum starting at the bottom by the overflow pipe. Be very careful not to disturb the previously fitted overflow pipe. Make sure the seal is correctly fitted over the retaining flange on the drum.

Next fit the retaining spring by threading it behind the overflow pipe and into the recess on the outside edge of the seal, connect the two ends of the spring together to form a circle and carefully stretch it into place around the door seal. Take care at the top to make sure it goes behind the hot air inlet duct.
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