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Removing rubber door ring from Zanussi Aquacycle 800

Hi I want to replace the mouldy rubber door seal on the above washing machine. It looks absolutely immovable - any ideas? I have browsed for answers but couldn't find any!



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  • Grahamsk Jul 15, 2008

    Same problem asSandra - except with the F1045W Aquacycle.


  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    How do I replace a mouldy rubber door seal on hotpoint aqualtis wm



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On my bosch wfk2401, i can remove the door seal by removing 2 metal bands that hold the seal. all that is needed is a good pair of eyes, a screwdriver and maybe a flashlight.
good luck

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

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Getting it off is not the problem (just find the clip at the bottom of the seal and let it off and you can pull the seal out....getting it or a new one back on is the real problem...that I am looking for help on!

Posted on Dec 12, 2007


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