Could some one please tell me how to remove and refit the door seal / gasket on a Zanussi ZJ1217.
In great need of assistance as finger ends are now becoming sore lol.
I have got the outer band off but cant see how or where the inner seal clamp is located. Also there is some sort of door switch located in the seal / gasket at the top. Would I need some special tools to remove the switch ??
Hope someone can help.
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Disconnect all power to the machine first!!
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.
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.
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.
drop of washing up liquid into the groove on the door
seal/gasket that locates on the drum makes fitting the new seal easier.
5the 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
7 now fit the
outer band and the test the machine for any leaks,
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I hope you have small hands,and you are pretty handy with them cos these seals are tricky if its your first.
First remove the nylon clip around the front of seal it will pull off from bottom.then release outer rubber,then you have to just get your hand or fingers to pull at inner rubber,there is a spring around inner rubber lip but to make things awkward there is also a concrete counterweight around this.Once you have old seal out get new one and wipe some fairy liquid around inner lip to refit make sure pointy arrow is at the top.This is the tricky bit and hard to explain but you can only do it by feel and keep trying to get a part of inner lip over casing lip once it starts it can go easy or hard you may have to try a couple of times until you can feel it is on all the way round.Once on the spring has to be fitted its also tricky,start by door switch and put a long screwdriver thru. hole for door catch try to hold with knee or get help.Work it around keep screwdriver in until spring is nearly on keep hand on spring then gently try to remove screwdriver make sure spring on fully,now fit outer seal lip and fit nylon clamp.You may find it easier to tilt machine back slighty.I do this for a living and it can go easy or hard.Best of luck.
take it that the belt is ok and the drum is turning.The heater comes
with thermostats fitted as a complete part.There is an overload safety
thermostat which is situated inside the drum and above the door,it is
held in place with a self tapping screw then prise open the plastic
cover and then the thermostat will pull out,if replacing remember to
refit the small gasket.Have you checked the filters and exhaust hose for
any blockages as this will affect the heating.
remove front seal from front panel then undo front panel to expose the drum at this stage you may be able to remove object if you can see it if not undo pulley and inner bol should pull out let me know how you went
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.
Good luck with it and keep the swear box handy lol.
IF YOU REMOVE THE SEAL UNLESS YOU ARE AN ENGINEER YOU WILL FIND IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO REFIT IT, TO CLEAN OUT THE SLUDGE USE A PLASTIC SCOURING PAD LIKE THE ONES USED FOR CLEANING DISHES. IFTHE SEAL IS BLACK THIS CANNOT BE CLEANED IT IS A CHEMICAL REACTION TO DETERGENTS ETC BUT IS NOT HARMFUL TO ITEMS BEING WASHED HOPE THIS WILL HELP.
turn off atmains
remove the clamp that secures seal to cabinet and peel away the seal.
the seal is held onto the tub by a large spring. at bottom, pull hard down and out and seal will come away.
on new seal, lubricate the slot that goes onto the drum rim with washing up fluid.
start the slot onto the drum rim at the top and work your way round in both directions pressing slot onto rim. this is quite hard work and you may need several attempts.
when slot is on rim all the way round, refit the spring into the outer slot of the seal. this is quite difficult and an extra pair of hands helps
refit seal onto cabinet rim - this is easy and refit outer clamp.
test on rinse cycle for leaks as the water level is higher.
water will foam till the washing up fluid is washed away
note that the seal has a specific way up indicated by an arrow