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Seal is ripped

Hi! I have a maytag Epic Z front load washer. There is a piece of the seal that has ripped off. Water leaks out when using. Can you buy a new seal?

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Yes, the door seal (bellow) can be purchased and replaced. The following link explains step-by-step how to change the door bellow on a Maytag Epic front loader:

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

Replacement parts can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

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

I have found these sites to be reputable and provide great service. Prices differ between them, so shop and compare. The firsat three sites I've listed have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need.
If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. If the link does not take you directly to the instructions I provided, copy and paste the link to your web browser. I hope you find this information helpful. NOTE: Maytag Epic is manufactured by Whirlpool, so these instructions will apply.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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