Question about Whirlpool Washing Machines
I have a whirlpool model # wfw8300sw03.Is there any adjustments to door or do I have to replace the bellow. I have a leak around bottom of door when washing.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you did fine several companies built kenmore for sears yours looks like a frigidaire on some models there is a problem with water collecting at the bottom of the door where the bellows or boot is and leak to correct this they came out with a new boot that has a channel at the bottom with three holes in it so the trapped water can drain back into the tub the parts kit for that is 5303937187 now on washers with rubber boots its recommend that you shut the door with a little force to make sure it closes tight against the boot sorry about the letters they came with the part number you might want to call kenmore parts to ask about the boot kit if i was there i could tell you but it looks like a frigidaire to me
Posted on Mar 13, 2008
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.
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
Have you looked behind the bellow under the folds to make sure there's no rips or tears? The bellow could appear okay on the outside, but still could have a tear somewhere out of plain view. I had this happen to me before.
The inner seal from the bellow to the tub could also be loose now. If you said a garment got stuck and the washer continued through the cycle, this could have loosen the seal where it attaches to the wash tub. You would need to tighten the band clamp around the facing of the tub if this is the case.
A good way in determining where the leak may be coming from is to remove the lower panel under the door. Start a wash cycle and watch to see where the water is coming out.
Now...if the tub seal is loose it may require some disassembly to get to. If you're going to go the route of disassembling the washer front, and have never replaced the bellow before, it probably wouldn't hurt to replace it anyway. My rationale: It's better to disassemble the washer once, rather than possibly having to do it all over again in the near future.
You can get a replacement bellow at searspartsdirect.com. Just type in your model number and look under the "Door and Latch Parts" section for item number 1 (part #8540952). It only costs about $32.
If you need instructions on how to replace the bellow, just go to my profile and look under my "Tips and Tricks". There is a write I posted there giving step-by-step instructions. If you cannot find it, or have any further questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps answer some of your questions.
Posted on May 04, 2008
Problem turned out to be a leak from the top, not the bottom and was caused by debris blocking an overflow trap
Posted on Aug 07, 2008
The following link explains, step-by step, how to replace the door bellow on a Whirlpool Duet:
If you have questions about this repair, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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