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Whirlpool duet front loadsher leaks at the bottom of door. how do you replace the seal around the door

Front tub seal leaks. how do you replace the seal

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The Whirlpool Duet Washer and why it Leak's. 1) Make sure the Boot(which is the black thing that hook's to your tub and your door) And the ring around it, is tight.Now this Ring,is a Metal Band that keeps the boot on the tub Tight .You can tighten it or loosen it..ifs its loose, then it will leak...Then, there's a Ring around the door as well, Both of these rings are hard to make sure, your really looking good. Now what most people don't thing about is the Main Inlet Tube.On page 18 in the manual.on picture 3.5 it show this source of water that comes into the tub.,this Main Inlet Tube that connect to the Dispenser Assembly,will come loose and will Drip or at times Leak bad,To be able to understand where this is located. First 1) take of the top cover of the washer, 2) take off the front part that hold the door on.That means when you look at your Manual look to pages 31,32,33 and this will tell you how to take off the front of the washer,It's not that hard, to take off,just take your time..and have an extra pair of hands helping you, so it easier and faster.But once you get the front of the waster off,and yes that counts the Electronic display header,That's that button you push to run the washer,,it will pop off after you take a couple of screws out ,after you take the top of the was see them. but back to the MAIN TUBE INLET, this will loosen and water will leak from this now when you replace the boot on this the tube will come loose when trying to put your ring around the boot,you cant tell that its loose becaue you cant see if after installing the boot,i know this dont make any since,but im sure it will if your start to tear it apart..and taking these steps to fix the leak. just make sure that you track the leak,to make sure that this is it...just make sure you take the steps to repair it ..if that means order a new piece then do it. But These Step Will Save you Lots of Time & Money if your Going to play someone to fix it...Here's the Link to the Manual,Just download it and go to the pages i put down ..Might have to copy and paste the address


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On this same machine, I need to replace the boot, but I also need to replace a broken baffle. Is this a very difficult task? The old one seems to have been snapped to the tub.

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I have the same problem. I have been dealing with it for years now. Never knew how to fix it. BUT now the gray thing that moves the clothes around in the wash tub just broke off!!!!! No clue what it is called . I have been looking it up. closes I can find is a baffle. it that right? Has anyone else had this problem? thanks

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Water leaks from front of machine

dealng with a leak of this nature, it could be anything from a tear in the door boot (rubber peice between door and tub), a pin hole in the water pump or hoses, or a bad tub seal. Ideally you need to take the top off of the machine and run it to determine where exactly the water is coming from. One other thing to check, if you are using a detergent that suds up too much, a front load washing machine will leak around the door seal... they are designed for non-sudsing detergent.

Oct 25, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Just wondering can the rubber seal be changed on my Whirlpool duet front load washer? The seal around the tub of my machine has a small rip in it and now the water flows out when I am washing my clothes.

yes they can, the bellow seal is about $100 and take care when removing the outer tub spring and the front seal spring so you don't kink these or the new seal will leak around the edges

Apr 15, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Our whirlpool duet sport front load washer is fairly new (2008) now it has started dripping water during the cycle under the front of the machine. any suggestions would be helpfull.thank you

check tub boot for any tears in lip that seals to door zippers etc. can tear this.also sometimes water can leak from pump would need to remove bottom panel to check this

Jan 22, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Water is leaking from the bottom of the door while in the wash and or rinse cycle


  • Check the pump & all of the hoses first.
  • If you see water leaking from the bottom of the tub this could indicate a bad tub seal.

Jan 18, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Water is leaking underneath and pouring out of side

If this is a Whirpool Duet front loader, you will need to remove the lower kick panel directly below the door to gain access to the inside cabinet to see where the leak may be coming from. The panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.

NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the washer up with something (a 2x4 works well for this) will give you better access to the screws.

The most common source of leakage on this washer is the rubber bellow around the door. It can develop cracks or tears over time and require replacement. A tell-tale sign is the front counterweight (looks like a concrete block on the front of the wash tub) looking wet. The counterweight will remain dry if the tub is sealed properly. From the inside of the washer, pull the rubber folds back on the door bellow and inspect the perimeter for any rips or tears. If the bellow is damaged, it must be replaced. The following link epxlains how:

If the bellow is intact, check the rear bellow seal where it connects to the front of the wash tub. If the clamp comes loose the bellow can shift and begin to leak. Tighten if necessary.

Check the drain pump and hoses to ensure they are not leaking. The drain pump is directly in the front under the wash tub.

Check the area directly below the wash tub. If the leak is coming from the wash tub iteself, you may have a bad tub seal. A replacement gasket doesn't cost much at all, but the labor involved is extensive.

Another simple problem is the dispenser tube(s) that come through the door bellow. Sometimes, these small tubes will work their way behind the rubber in the door and leak when the washer attempts to fill or rinse. This is a simple matter of adjusting the tubes to ensure they are seated through the door gasket properly.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Aug 22, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool duet washer leaking water

If the washer is leaking around the door area, more than likely the bellow (rubber seal) is ripped or torn. If you pull back the rubber folds in the bellow and inspect, you may find a rip or tear causing your leak.

Another cause can be the rear bellow clamp (clamp that is affixed to the front of the wash tub) can come loose causing a leak between the bellow and tub. All you may have to do is tighten the clamp if this is the case.

The dispenser tube on the left hand side of the door, if not seated through the rubber correctly, can also leak during the fill or rinse cycles. The tube should be inserted through the rubber in the bellow to the flange on the tube. If not, water can fill behind the rubber and drip into the bottom washer casing.

The following link explains how to access and/or replace the the door bellow on a Whirpool Duet:,, and carry the bellow. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all of them for the best deal.

If you have any questions, or require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you. NOTE: The bellow can also become mishapened over time after frequent use. This can also cause leaks around the door. Look to make sure the bellow is sealing around the door glass. If not, it should also be repalced.

Jul 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Door seal leaks cant how to remove and reinstall

1: remove the top panel
2: remove the lower front panel
3; remove the control panel
4: remove the screws holding the door switch
5: remove clamparound the door seal and remove front panel (2 screws bottom and 2 up)
6: remove clip around door seal that holds tothe tub
7: replace seal....

there you go!!!

Jul 04, 2009 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Water leaking

it could be the boot seal, (rubber piece that joins the tub to the front panel). the boot can get a hole in it or it can pull away from the tub if the clamp loosens. if it is the front of the outer tub that is cracked the manufacture did warranty the tub for ten years prior to 2006. check your owners manual as that is what the company has to honor. they only cover the part not labor, and in the usa only. i hope this helps.

Apr 21, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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I have a Duet Whirlpool Front Load washer on the spin cycle it make a clanking sound and is now dripping waster from the bottom of machine.

your pump is going bad.the water is leaking from pump or rubber door boot that connects to tub and wher door shuts,check for tear in boot.

Mar 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Leaking whirlpool duet washer front load

remove and clean any obstruction or deposits around the inner door seal use H.E. detergent over sudsing can cause that too.

Mar 28, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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