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How to replace the door bellows seal ?

The front door bellows seal is broken ,would you please to help me how to replace it?

The bellows and spring boot separated from the tub of my front load washing machine. How the heck do I re-seat the bellows?

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    my washing machine has stopped and the door seal is crumpled.

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Did hte rear clamp come off or just the front spring. assuming its just front spring.carefully reinstall the boot over the front lip assy . easy enough!!here comes the fun!! the spring itself goes to the bottom of the rim.So hang the wire over the top of bellow and feed into the lip evenly as you go down both sides as soon as you get your hands to the 9oclock and 3 oclock positon I then change grip on the spring (use the tips of my fingers palms facing front assy and strech whole pushing down and in. I used to find small spring style clamps would work great for holding the wire in place till it would "pop" into place. a third hand is also very useful to hold in place .

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I have a frontloading Kenmore washer purchased in 2003. The door will not close, and there is a wire ring that fell off. Can I fix this myself? It looks simple but I don't want to make the problem worse...


The wire ring you are referring to is called the front bellow clamp. This is the clamp the holds the bellow (door seal) in place. This may be causing the problem you are experiencing with the washer door not closing properly. The following link explains how to access and reinstall a door bellow and clamps:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

As long as the spring is still intact on the wire hoop and not broken, the clamp can still be used.

After UNPLUGGING the washer, skip down to step 12. This is explains how to reinstall the wire hoop. Just make sure the bellow seal fits snug all the way around the door perimeter. Then, fit the wire hoop into the groove around the seal. It helps if you have a second person hold it in place as you install it.

Overloading the washer is the most common cause of the front bellow clamp coming off. If there are too many articles in the washer, they can become lodged in the door area and pull on the bellow. Always follow your manufacturer's recommendations in the owner's manual for proper loading.

If the door still won't close properly, you may have a broken door latch mechanism. Check the latch pin on the door and the latch on the door facing and make sure they are still mechanically sound and not broken. If the latch needs replace, the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575840-replacing_a_door_latch


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 01, 2010 | Washing Machines

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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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Bellow came off during wash cycle


You may need to replace the bellow and the band that holds it on they don't usually just fall off.
 Here is a link to the repair manual.

  https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/eab852a13fbc842085256aa200643dd6/$FILE/Duet%20Job%20Aid.pdf

Sep 06, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


The following link explains how to replace a door bellow:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385211-replacing_door_bellow_whirlpool_duet

Another method involves removing the washer top panel and working down through the top of the washer. The method I have described, offers the best open access, however. If you have questions along the way, please let me know. I hope you find this informaiton helpful.

May 11, 2009 | Whirlpool GHW9200L Front Load Washer

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


WFW 9400SW01
Go to;
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/modelsearch.aspx?model=WFW+9400SW01

and click on your model number. In the new window click on a diagram in the left-hand side of the window to show the location of the bellows seals. I believe you want the Door and latch parts diagram.

Mar 23, 2009 | Whirlpool WFW9400S

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


Unfortunately the service manual will not tell you how to replace the bellows.

Tilt the machine back to create more space between the front on the door and the outer drum. Remove the screws for the kickplate and remove the kickplate for easier access. Open the door and remove the spring clamp holding the bellows to the door opening lip. Push the bellows into the drum to get access to the outside/ rear of the bellows (where it connects to the drum). There you will find another clamp which you loosen/ remove with a socket. Some models have an overfill tube on the top of the bellows (remove it from the bellows). At this point you should be able to completely remove the bellows.

Align the new bellows to the outer tub. Attach and tighten the inner clamp (be careful not to over tighten and periodically check the bellows and clamp placement as you're tightening to make sure it doesn't slip off). Attach the overfill tube (if equipped). Lay the machine back to level and install the front of the bellows to the door opening lip. Re-install the spring clamp by starting at the top and working your way down both sides (may be easier with 2 pairs of hands). Be careful not to overstretch the spring on the clamp.

Test with a quick fill and let it agitate for a few minutes to ensure there are no leaks (be ready to hit cancel and have a few towels just in case it leaks). Re-install the kickplate, make sure machine is still leveled correctly by trying to rock it diagonally from the top. Enjoy clean clothes!

Dec 19, 2008 | Whirlpool GHW9100L Front Load Washer

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


this is general for all door seals - all are much the same.
disconnect from mains. take lid off
prise off the clamp holding seal to cabinet - usually a wire circle with a spring - and peel seal off cabinet. fold seal back inside drum
seal is held onto lip of tub with what is really a giant hose clip. undo this and the seal will come away from tub.
on new seal, lubricate the slot in the seal that goes onto the lip of drum with washing up fluid.
starting at top, enter the slot in seal on lip of tub. work your way round in both directions pushing slot onto lip. this is the hard part and it may take more than one attempt.
when seal is on all the way round, replace the clamp.
refix seal to cabinet (easy to do) and refit outer clamp.
test for leaks on rinse as water level is higher

Nov 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. Front Load...

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


you must remove the large front panel. if you can manage that the rest will become clear to you. dont forget to unscrew the door lock before befor removing the front panel. you will find three screws at the bottom of the front panel under the kick panel, remove them and the front panel will come off.

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Door Bellows


ben it is very complex to replace

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How to replace the door bellows seal ?


I need some one to tell me how to install the rubber seal on a bosch maxx Eurowasher front loader washing machine. Part of the seal ripped off so water leaks out. Its only 6 months old and its not covered by warranty.

Jan 24, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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