Question about GE Energy Star WCVH6260F Front Load Washer
How hard is it to replace the door gasket on ge washers and where can i purchase them
Not too hard or technical. I followed John in Erie's instructions:
Replacing gasket is fairly simple - need 2 people. UNPLUG FIRST - 1. Remove the plastic cover on top of machine that is mounted to back of control panel. 2. remove dispenser - push down on tab at back and it will slide all the way out. 3. Remove lower front cover by removing 3 screws holding it on bottom. 4. Remove 3 screws holding top panel on back of machine and slide cover back approximately 1 inch and lift off. 5. Remove the 3 screws that hold the control panel on - note these are different type of screw so keep track of which screw goes where - one of the screws is next to dispenser opening. Once this is done you can reach in to machine and disengage locking tab on right side under "washer temp" - have someone hold this part aside if you do not want to disconnect the cables. 6. Remove spring loaded wire securing door seal to front cover. 7. Remove the the 4 screws holding the front cover on. This item is a bit heavy so be careful. Disconnect the three door latch wire harness and place this aside. 8. On the right side of the gasket you will find the clamp screw that holds the seal to the drum - loosen this screw almost all the way and remove this wire clamp. carefully remove the two tube connections and remove the gasket completely. Take note how these were installed before removing. Now you can carefully clean the gasket seats on the drown and door and replace the gasket and reverse the steps to put the machine together. While you have the covers off it would make sense to remove and clean the pump strainer mounted on the lower cross support - this can be messy with lots of water coming out so go slowly and have plenty of towels and a shallow pan to catch the water with. HOPE this helps.
I bought my part at Appliance Zone. From what I paid and how long it took to get to me, I should have just bought it locally for a little more and had it delivered a lot sooner. Replacement took an hour and a half.
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
I had the same problem with this washer, and after reading the solution/instructions posted here on FixYa decided to purchase the gasket and try to do it myself. The first time this happened, after about 10 months, it was under warranty and was fixed by GE. This time it wasn't under warranty, so I decided to research the process online, which led me to FixYa. The gasket is called the door boot seal, and is available at appliance parts stores, online applicance part stores, and at GE's parts site. The part number is WH08X10022 and can be found for somewhere between 90-110, plus shipping. I picked it up at a local store for 125 bucks.
With the help of a friend, I followed the instructions given by John in Erie, and it worked extremely well. The entire process took less than 2 hours, and saved me hundreds of dollars in service visit costs. Thanks to John and everyone who is trying to help those of us who have this GE model with its poor design. All you need to do it is a phillips screwdriver and some patience.
The washer is working flawlessly now. Thanks again for the help. Best of luck to all who want to replace the boot seal themselves... you can definitely do it.
Posted on Jun 01, 2008
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