Question about Bosch Axxis WFL 2060 Front Load Washer
I am having great difficulty getting the a replacement seal (Bosch OEM part) to seat on the lip of the inner drum. I have tried putting the retaining spring on and then putting it on. I have also attempted to put it on without the spring. The problem is that it continues to slip off as I try to work it around. I've replaced many bike tires and I'm trying to use the same technique but it just won't stay on. What is the secret to reattaching the seal inside the washer? Is there a tool required? Do I need to remove the front panel (I hope not)?
THIS WORKS!!! Don't read any other suggestions. Somebody deeper in this thread came up with this. Pure genius! Everybody else writes of needing a second set of hands. This makes it an easy one person job. Take a short piece 6" to 7" long of wood. A 1 x 2 worked great for me. Drive a couple of nails into the narrow edge 5" apart. Nip off (or cut off, I used a Dremel cutting wheel) the nail heads to leave about 1/2" of nail shaft sticking out. Put the loop of one side of the wire, not the spring, and stretch the spring and put the other loop over the second nail. The loop is now big enough to fit over the boot lip. Dress the loop around the boot to sit in the groove. Press the wood against the boot edge at the bottom and with a small screw driver, push the wire loops off the nails. The spring has to go at the 6 o'clock (bottom) position. This makes the wire loop replacement so easy, I am going to keep the little streatching jig with the machine. With the outter boot edge released, it is a snap to clean the area around the front of the outter drum. This is one of the areas that builds up the gunk that makes these washers smell. With replacing the boot clamp this easy, I am going to make this job part of the regular mantanience of this washer.
Posted on Jun 11, 2013
I figured it out how to get the gasket on as well.
What does not seem to have a solution, is on the inner seal after you get the gasket on, when pulling on the spring to hold this seal, as you get to the end of placing the spring, the spring appears to stretch out, uncoil a little. I contacted Bosch and they don't have a solution for keeping the last part of the string from stretching out permanently as you replace it. It seems like it would be better if this did not happen.
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
I did it! Thanks Paul, now I can cancel the repair guy that was scheduled to come in
No, you don't have to remove the front panel
To replace the boot gasket you first have to remove the old one. start by removing the outer ring, I used a needle nose pliers on the eyelet to stretch the spring a bit. This allowed for room so the ring came off of the outer gasket lip. To remove the gasket
off of the drum apply some down ward pressure on the gasket at the bottom. The
gasket will pop off in that spot, now just pull the rest off. I the used my needle nosed
pliers to pinch the clamp that holds the gasket to the water hose. The old boot gasket is now free from the machine.
Now to put the new boot gasket back on. A little tricky, be patient.
As you might have noticed there is a spring ring that will be holding the gasket once it is in place, put that aside for now. I followed Paul's advise, start the gasket at the top, work down one side then the other a little bit at a time, until the bottom is pushed
into place. Then came the spring ring part. That was tricky, I had to ask my 9 year old little girl to help dad. Note, keep the spring ring attached, It kept wanting to unhook itself. Start at the top, like you did with the gasket. I had my helper hold down the portion that was in place, while I worked the spring ring around some more.
Once the boot gasket is attached to the drum, attaching it to the outer ring is a piece of cake.
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
I have just struggled to do this job on a WFO2866GB Classixx 1400.
Start by switching off the power and removing the top panel (two screws at the back)
The front panel has to come off to fit the new seal. On my unit there are two moulded sections at the bottom.The right sided moulding flips down to reveal the drain-undo the screw and slide off, then slide off the other section.(Make sure the front section of the seal has been released from its securing clip.)
Two screws are revealed which hold the bottom of the front panel - undo and note the location lugs for re-assembly. The third screw now holding the panel is bottom right of the detergent drawer,when this is removed the panel drops and can lifted free.
Be careful with the attached wires,the panel can be leaned on to the RHS of the machine. The old seal can now be removed and the new one fitted to the rim - like fitting a tyre.
Attaching the spring in the rim is tricky, I put on some gloves to stretch the spring down from the top,half way down each side the tension is a problem so I went in slow steps each side until it pops on at the bottom.
Reverse the steps to refit the front panel and then the front section of the seal.
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
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