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How do i replace the door boot seal on my front load washer?

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  • kelly sweet Jul 30, 2009

    Thanks Scott but no its a GE.

  • kelly sweet Jul 30, 2009

    Thanks Woobie for the help and the "youtube" advice...I'll check it out.

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Hello. Feel around the edge of the bellows seal until you find a spring in the groove behind the face of the seal. Using a small screwdriver, lever it over the edge of the seal, and slowly work the ring over the seal face. Peel the seal off of the mounting flange, and roll it inside the drum. Remove the front of the washer, and remove the spring on the inner part of the seal. Replace the seal, amking sure that it is oriented in the same manner as the one you took off. Reassemble in the reverse order. There are a number of very good videos on YouTube. Type in "washing machine repair" and you'll fine different chapters in what amounts to a series on repair.....good stuff.
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I'm assuming it's a kenmore, he, whirlpool. Take the top off, lower bottom panel, front panel with door off, 4 screws on the front, (also take out the ones 3 of em that hold in the door lock. Take the spring circle off that holds the front of the boot to the door. Enter the model number on the link below, and you can get to a exploded view of your unit to show you more. It's kind of a pain. I have did many but it usually takes me about 1/2 hour. good luck.

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Hitchhiker, you don't have to remove the front of the washer. The original boot was glued in areas around the door. They came out with a new design because of water leakage on the bottom. The new kit, part number 5303937187 comes with a spring that holds it on to the panel. You can do one or two things, if you don't have the leaking problem, glue the boot back on. Or you can order the new kit, it comes with instructions and replace the whole boot. Check it out, it might be covered under service flash #26-758BR. In any event this job can be done by leaning the washer back against the wall to make room between the tub and front panel. You are going to need an assist, it's better with 2 people. Catriver...post back.

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you need to first unplug the unit. next you need to remove 4 screws that hold the dispenser lid on. next open the door remove 4 screws. remove the door and the out side panel. next located to the top left and right you will see a bracket with a 5/16 bolt remove them and take the bracket off. next lift the lid. you will have access to the door seal. you will see a spring at the top that is the band that holds the seal to the tub. the front of the seal just peels off. when putting the band and spring back on may be a little tricky. get one side up to the top gett a piece of duct tape and secure it. so that you can properly get the rest of the band on without fighting with it. get some vise grips and pull the spring over and attach to the part that is tapped. let me know if this helps or if you need more instructions.

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This article shows step by step photo instructions on how to replace the door boot seal of a common GE brand front load washing machine.

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  • 7mm socket
  • replacement door boot seal
  • lots and lots of patience

  1. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.1-120x120.jpg remove dispenser Unplug washing machine and remove dispenser.
  2. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.2-120x120.jpg Remove lower front cover by removing 3 screws holding it on bottom. Remove lower front cover by removing 3 screws holding it on bottom.
  3. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.3-120x120.jpg Remove screws connecting top control panel to front of washer. Remove screws connecting top control panel to front of washer.
  4. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.4-120x120.jpg Completely remove control panel from front panel. Remove 3 screws holding top panel on back of machine and slide cover back approximately 1 inch and lift off.
    Completely remove control panel from front panel.
  5. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.5-120x120.jpg Use bungie cord to tie back control panel. Use bungie cord to tie back control panel.

  6. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.6-120x120.jpg 'Pop' off the tension spring being careful not to bend or break it. Feel for the tension spring which tightens the door boot seal onto the front panel.
    'Pop' off the tension spring being careful not to bend or break it.
  7. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.7-120x120.jpg pull the right-hand side of the seal tight to reveal the inner tension ring holding the seal onto the inner part of the washer. With tension spring removed, pull door boot seal away from front panel.
    On GE models, pull the right-hand side of the seal tight to reveal the inner tension ring holding the seal onto the inner part of the washer.
  8. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.8-120x120.jpg remove inner tension ring IMPORTANT: Use a short stem philips head (such as a Husky No. 2 x 1-1/2 In. Phillips Screwdriver) to loosen the inner tension ring via its clamp screw.
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Hello,

This article shows step by step photo instructions on how to replace the door boot seal of a common GE brand front load washing machine.

The washing machine in this example is the GE and the door boot seal
j

  • Phillips head screw driver
  • small socket wrench
  • 7mm socket
  • replacement door boot seal
  • lots and lots of patience

  1. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.1-120x120.jpg remove dispenser Unplug washing machine and remove dispenser.
  2. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.2-120x120.jpg Remove lower front cover by removing 3 screws holding it on bottom. Remove lower front cover by removing 3 screws holding it on bottom.
  3. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.3-120x120.jpg Remove screws connecting top control panel to front of washer. Remove screws connecting top control panel to front of washer.
  4. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.4-120x120.jpg Completely remove control panel from front panel. Remove 3 screws holding top panel on back of machine and slide cover back approximately 1 inch and lift off.
    Completely remove control panel from front panel.
  5. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.5-120x120.jpg Use bungie cord to tie back control panel. Use bungie cord to tie back control panel.

  6. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.6-120x120.jpg 'Pop' off the tension spring being careful not to bend or break it. Feel for the tension spring which tightens the door boot seal onto the front panel.
    'Pop' off the tension spring being careful not to bend or break it.
  7. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.7-120x120.jpg pull the right-hand side of the seal tight to reveal the inner tension ring holding the seal onto the inner part of the washer. With tension spring removed, pull door boot seal away from front panel.
    On GE models, pull the right-hand side of the seal tight to reveal the inner tension ring holding the seal onto the inner part of the washer.
  8. replace-front-load-washing-machine-1.8-120x120.jpg remove inner tension ring IMPORTANT: Use a short stem philips head (such as a Husky No. 2 x 1-1/2 In. Phillips Screwdriver) to loosen the inner tension ring via its clamp screw.
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