Question about Bosch Axxis WFL 2060 Front Load Washer
Yes you can do it yourself. This is how:
Taking the old gasket off is pretty easy. Putting the new one on is the tricky part.
When you take the old one off notice that it is attached in two locations. The inside of the washer opening and the washer drum. Take the washer opening wire off first. I used a needle nose pilers. You can see a spring near the door hinge on the outside of the washer. Once that is off you can put the gasket toward you. There is another spring that holds the gasket to the washer. That will just come out with the old gasket. Keep both the wire and spring fasteners. You will need them to put the new one on. The gasket will probably slimmy so have a place to put it down once its out of the washer.
Here is the part that you need to have alot of patients. Don't set a time limit to do this job.
I should tell you I'm not a professional repair man but here is how I got the gasket back in.
Clean out the gunk and slime from the inside of the washer. The drum will swing freely so you can get a rag or papertowel in between the drum and the washer. Work in reverse from how you got the gasket out. First put the new gasket in with the drain holes at he bottom of the door. The same principles apply as changing a bike tire. Keep streching the gasket around the drum until that part is seated. Don't worry about the door gasket yet. Take the spring fastener and tie a peace of cotton string to one end of it. Then wrap the string around the door hing to hold one end of the spring in place. You will have to work without seeing what you are doing for the next part. Pull the spring around the gasket as close to the drum as you can get. The spring will have alot of tension and will collapse the gasket a little. Then the spring up to the groove in the drum with the gasket seated in the groove start seating the spring in the groove. I used chop sticks and masking tape just like a bike tire wrench. I wedged the chop stick under the spring to hold that part in place then taped the chop stick to the door opening with the masking tape. Keeped working around the gasket until the spring was completely seated. Be carefull not to move the bottom of the gasket too much. You want to keep the drain holes at the bottom of the drum. Once the spring is seated around the gasket on the inside cut the string off the spring.
That is the hard part. After that attaching the outer part of the gasket to the door opening is pretty easy and the wire fastener when on with just using the needle nose piler to help pull it around the gasket.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
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