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Door Seal on Miele W865

Hi - how do I change the door seal on a Miele W865. The dealer say's it's quite easy, all I have to do is to open the front panel (3 srews) and the front of the machine will swing forward.

I can't find the screws - is he talking rubbish !


Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Door Seal on Miele W865

No he is right, there are 3 bolts around the seal, remove/unscrew them, pull front cover and the door will swing open.

loosen the wired coupling around the seal that holds in place and pull seal off.

Now u are ready to put your new seal back on. These is the hardest part.

good luck

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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