Question about Zanussi Washing Machines
How do i take the front off
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is quite tricky, first take off the retaining ring on the front door port, remove the seal from this rim. The back of the seal is held by a spring band. the best way to remove it is to get a good grip on the seal at the top then lift and pull (thats the easy bit), to put the new one on i always lubricate the recess on the seal with washing-up liquid and feed the seal on from the bottom with one hand whilst following it around with the other hand to stop it coming off. Once it is fully on it can then be rotated easily into the correct position. Getting the spring back on will require an extra pair of hands for obvious reasons.
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Posted on Nov 26, 2008
Remove plastic clamp holding seal to cabinet and peel off the cabinet.push downwards on the seal close to the tub and the seal will come off - its just held by a spring round the periphery.
To fit new seal
Lubricate the slot which fits over the tub with washing-up fluid - essential
Starting at the top, press the seal so the flange of the tub enters the slot on the seal. Work your way round the using thumbs to force the slot on the tub flange.When slot is on the flange all way round, fit the spring which holds it on. The spring goes into a slot on the outside of the seal. this is quite difficult and you may need another pair of hands.
Fit the outside of the seal to the cabinet - this is easy and fit the plastic clamping ring.
Test for leaks before using in earnest. Use rinse to test as the water level is higher
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
SOURCE: change the door seal
Not sure if its the same type but I just changed the door seal on a Zanussi ZWF1221W washing machine. It was a lot easier than I was expecting but this way does take a bit longer. Before starting disconnect the mains and water supply and drain hose. If possible move the washing machine out so you can get around it.
First I used a small flat head screwdriver to open the teeth on the outer door seal clamp that holds the seal in place. The old seal then peels off the front of the machine. You can continue the process without taking the front of the washing machine off but it is much, much easier to take it off if you can.
To remove the front panel unscrew the two bolts at the top corners of the back panel and slide the top cover off towards the back and lift it off. Then remove the two bolts that attach the plastic control panel to the front of the machine (either end of the top, front edge), remove the detergent dispenser drawer (you need to push down on a lever at the back) and take the screw out of the front of the machine (revealed when you take out the detergent drawer). Then carefully remove the control panel and the two bolts that hold the front panel on.
Then (very carefully as washing machines are heavy) lie the machine on its back and remove the three screws from the bottom that hold the front panel on. Then unplug the cables on the inside of the front panel that operate the door lock (its a plug with a plastic cover - just pull it out but don't pull the wires!).
Now you can lift the front panel off which is the key to making this job really easy as you're not trying to fit the new seal through the door which makes it really tight.
With the machine still on its back find the spring that stretches all around the seal to hold it on the drum and remove using a flat head screwdriver to pull it out of its groove. You can now pull the old seal off.
It's a good idea to put some fabric softener or liquid detergent around the edge of the new seal to make it easier to fit on to the drum at this point.
Find the arrow that points to the top and starting here attach the groove of the new seal to the plastic drum all the way around. You have to press quite hard but you can tell when its properly attached to the drum. Once this is done replace the spring so it sits in a groove on the seal holding it to the drum.
Now replace the front of the panel of the machine by doing the reverse of all the earlier steps (remember to reattach the door lock) and stand it back up on its feet (careful it's heavy). You can now replace the top panel of the machine (slide it on and replace the two screws).
With the washing machine back upright you can attach the front of the seal to the door opening of the front panel (the arrow should be pointing upwards). Then you can reattach the clamp that holds the seal around the door opening and then secure the teeth on the clamp so it's tight (I don't know if it matters where around the seal the clamp goes but mine's at about 7 o'clock).
Now all you need to do is reattach the drain hose, water supply and mains and test it doesn't leak. A rinse cycle uses the most water apparently so it might be worth using that.
Hope this was useful.
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
The part number for the model you have listed is WH08X10036. I found your washer listed at pcappliancerepair.com, with a complete illustrated parts breakdown. Other sites you may try are:
NOTE: For your search criteria enter your model number a "WBVH6240H0WW".
I found the gasket listed at repairclinic.com and appliancepartspros.com for the best prices.
If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Mar 05, 2010
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