Question about Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Zanussi ZJ1217 door seal

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. Cheers Nitrox.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Director Badge:

    Uploaded 100 video answers.

  • Expert
  • 213 Answers
Re: Zanussi ZJ1217 door seal

Follow these steps to replace your door seal:

For all Free appliance repair videos visit our VIDEO TUTORIALS
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,

All washing machine spares featured in this article are available at apart4u with more video help in our tutorial section.

Information provided is a guide only. aPart4u accepts no liability for any problems occurring whilst attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt about fixing your appliance, always contact a qualified repairer.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to change door seal on Zanussi ZJ1218 washing machine

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.

May 04, 2010 | Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

3 Answers

Refitting door gasket - F1045w Help


You need to dismantle part of the washing machine to gain access to the huge clips that hold the seal in place on the INSIDE of the machine casing.

Jan 05, 2008 | Zanussi F1045W Front Load Washer

1 Answer

We are trying to get drum out to remove trrapped object please help. have been told it pops out easily HOW??????

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

Nov 05, 2009 | Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Unable to use ZJ1217, start/pause flashing

Are you able to open the door ?if so door interlock switch could be at fault

Oct 02, 2009 | Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Zj1217 door not opening

you need to clean your pump there is a safety feature in the washer that will not allow it to open if there is water in the machine if you open the pump be sure to have plenty of towels

Dec 26, 2008 | Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Zanussi washing machine door seal removal

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.

Thank you for using fixya

Nov 26, 2008 | Zanussi ZWF1440 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Zanussi jetsystem 1400 door seal


Oct 09, 2008 | Zanussi ZWF1440 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My zanussi jet stream has power but will not start when door is closed. red light on door is not there some type of door sensor that could be faulty? would appreciate any help please

probably door interlock faulty. easy part to fit.
turn of at mains. remove plastic clamp holding seal to cabinet and peel seal away in area of door lock. door lock is held in by two external screws which undo and also remove small diameter pipe fitted to door lock. undo elec connections as well. refitting is just the reverse

Oct 02, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

How to fix anew door seal on a Zanussi FL1081

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

Sep 07, 2008 | Zanussi Washing Machines

1 Answer

Replacement cabinet door hinge

search internet any zaussi dealer will order it for you.

Jan 22, 2008 | Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Zanussi ZJ1217 Front Load Washer Logo

319 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Zanussi Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1456 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Are you a Zanussi Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides