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Maytag washer door boot

How to change the door boot on a maytag neptune washing machine

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  • lady l Apr 17, 2008

    will try this this weekend. thanks. will rate it then.

  • lady l Apr 21, 2008

    You are my hero!!! Fixed washer in less than an hour. That's a million.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    can you change the opening direction of doors on miele washing machines?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    waher stops

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    LO on the washer and the door will not open

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    maytag neptune washing machine



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   Remove 2 screws holding door hinge to cabinet and remove door.  Then remove 2 screws opposite these. Grab front panel with thumbs at area of screws you removed and pull outward with thumbs. Panel will pivot forward.  Remove panel from lower clips.  At top of exposed area remove 2 5/16 screws.  Remove brackets under them. 
  Open dispenser and remove 4 screws.  Careful not to drop in dispenser.  Remove dispenser frame assembly.
  You can now raise top of washer to a 90 degree position.
   Now back to front exposed area.  Grab boot where it contacts front and peel out of groove.  Also remove two screws holding light assembly and remove cover.  Remove all 5/16 screws holding front assembly and the ones on top area where it is on a bevel.  Remove front assembly by folding up and onto top. 
  Now we are at the boot.  Remove spring and wire assembly holding boot to drum.  Make note on boot position and spring position.  Remove boot.  Install new boot onto drum.  wrap wire around drum with ends at top.  Now the fun!  Hook spring to on end of wire and using vise-grips,  pull to other end to hook into wire.  It can be done,  honest.
  Now just reverse to reassemble.  should be instructions with boot.   Good luck!

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

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  • 32_Hawkeye Dec 01, 2010

    Just replaced mine using these instructions, went smooth as pie. It only took three tries to get the spring back on!


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Very good write up...took me about 45 minutes and the spring was no problem at all...just a little effort. Thanks so much!

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I just wanted to say THANKS!

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These were great instructions and I completed the job in about an hour.



Posted on Apr 16, 2008

Thanks for overview of repair... it worked and probably saved a $250 repair bill.

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