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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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We have off and on leaks under washer does not matter what cycle it is in and does not happen every time any suggestions . we had a person come take a look he adjusted door but this did not fix.


Inspect the door bellow (seal) for any rips or tears. It may be worn or loose and require replacement. This is a fairly simple repair that anyone can do with a little guidance. The following link explains step-by-step how to install a door bellow on a Whirlpool Duet front loader:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

Although the bellow may not have any physical tears, they can also become mishapened over time due to normal wear and not seal properly. You should have a good tight seal all the way around the door.

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions.

NOTE: There is another method you may try as well. Although I do not prefer this next method because these washing machines are very heavy, an alternative way of replacing the door bellow is to remove the lower toe panel and tilt the washer back at a 45 degree angle instead of removing the washer front panel. If you use this method, make sure it rests against the wall and will not tip forward. This allows the wash tub to drop down and away from the front panel and gives you access to the the rear bellow clamp through the bottom. This can save you some time. Thanks to user DGBG for the helpful tip.

If you would like some helpful exploded view diagrams of your washer that you can reference, you can use any of these web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
appliancepartspros.com
pcappliancerepair.com

Just use your model number to begin your search criteria.

NOTE: These door seals do wear out and require replacement from time to time. However, overloading the washer to the point where items get caught in the door area can contribute to premature wear and tear.

Some additional items to look for that may cause leaks:

1. Check the dispenser tubes that pentrate the door bellow. Sometimes they get pushed behind the rubber causing the water to trickle behind the bellow and leak. You will notice this on fill and rinse.

2. Check the rear bellow clamp that holds the seal to the front facing of the wash tub. The clamp can come loose, causing it not to seal properly.

3. Check the drain pump and drain hose. If you notice any pooling of water in the cabinet it could be a loose drain hoses or a leaky pump.

4. Check the area under the wash tub. The tub consists of two halves bolted together with a seal in the middle. If the seal is leaking it may need to e replaced. NOTE: This is a labor intensive repair.

5. Check the right hand side of the wash tub for a small air dow hose. Sometimes this hose comes loose and starts leaking. This hose runs to the pressure switch and is what is used to sense the pressure differential in the wash tub. If this hose is leaking, you would have problems with the washer overflowing.

Nov 17, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Water is leaking underneath and pouring out of side


If this is a Whirpool Duet front loader, you will need to remove the lower kick panel directly below the door to gain access to the inside cabinet to see where the leak may be coming from. The panel comes off by removing the screws under the bottom front edge of the panel. With the screws removed, the panel will drop down, then come off.

NOTE: Propping the two front feet of the washer up with something (a 2x4 works well for this) will give you better access to the screws.

The most common source of leakage on this washer is the rubber bellow around the door. It can develop cracks or tears over time and require replacement. A tell-tale sign is the front counterweight (looks like a concrete block on the front of the wash tub) looking wet. The counterweight will remain dry if the tub is sealed properly. From the inside of the washer, pull the rubber folds back on the door bellow and inspect the perimeter for any rips or tears. If the bellow is damaged, it must be replaced. The following link epxlains how:

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

If the bellow is intact, check the rear bellow seal where it connects to the front of the wash tub. If the clamp comes loose the bellow can shift and begin to leak. Tighten if necessary.

Check the drain pump and hoses to ensure they are not leaking. The drain pump is directly in the front under the wash tub.

Check the area directly below the wash tub. If the leak is coming from the wash tub iteself, you may have a bad tub seal. A replacement gasket doesn't cost much at all, but the labor involved is extensive.

Another simple problem is the dispenser tube(s) that come through the door bellow. Sometimes, these small tubes will work their way behind the rubber in the door and leak when the washer attempts to fill or rinse. This is a simple matter of adjusting the tubes to ensure they are seated through the door gasket properly.

If you have any questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this information helpful.

Aug 22, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool duet washer leaking water


If the washer is leaking around the door area, more than likely the bellow (rubber seal) is ripped or torn. If you pull back the rubber folds in the bellow and inspect, you may find a rip or tear causing your leak.

Another cause can be the rear bellow clamp (clamp that is affixed to the front of the wash tub) can come loose causing a leak between the bellow and tub. All you may have to do is tighten the clamp if this is the case.

The dispenser tube on the left hand side of the door, if not seated through the rubber correctly, can also leak during the fill or rinse cycles. The tube should be inserted through the rubber in the bellow to the flange on the tube. If not, water can fill behind the rubber and drip into the bottom washer casing.

The following link explains how to access and/or replace the the door bellow on a Whirpool Duet:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

Searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, pcappliancerepair.com and repairclinic.com carry the bellow. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all of them for the best deal.

If you have any questions, or require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you. NOTE: The bellow can also become mishapened over time after frequent use. This can also cause leaks around the door. Look to make sure the bellow is sealing around the door glass. If not, it should also be repalced.

Jul 30, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Washer leaking from door area


If the washer is leaking around the door area, more than likely the bellow (rubber seal) is ripped or torn. If you pull back the rubber folds in the bellow and inspect, you may find a rip or tear causing your leak.

Another cause can be the rear bellow clamp (clamp that is affixed to the front of the wash tub) can come loose causing a leak between the bellow and tub. All you may have to do is tighten the clamp if this is the case.

The dispenser tube on the left hand side of the door, if not seated through the rubber correctly, can also leak during the fill or rinse cycles. The tube should be inserted through the rubber in the bellow to the flange on the tube. If not, water can fill behind the rubber and drip into the bottom washer casing.

The following link explains how to access and/or replace the the door bellow on a Whirpool Duet:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385210-replacing_door_bellow_kenmore_elite

Searspartsdirect.com, appliancepartspros.com, pcappliancerepair.com and repairclinic.com carry the bellow. All these sites offer competitive pricing, so shop all of them for the best deal.

If you have any questions, or require addtional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 22, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Hi, I have the same problem on my Whirlpool Duet GHW9100LQ1.


The following link explains how to replace the bellow on a Whirpool Duet:

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

The part number for the bellow is 8181850.

Searspartdirect.com carries it for about $81.
Appliancepartspros.com carries it for about $76.
Repairclinic.com carries it for $95.
Pcappliancerepair.com carries it for about $73.

Two other items you may also consider are the bellow clamps (if yours are damaged). The rear bellow clamp part number is 8182210. The front bellow clamp part number is 8182211.

If you have any questions about this repair, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Jul 16, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Duet washer not spinning


It's not really a solution but I checked my paper work from when I purchased the washer and found out that I got the extended warranty, so I have called in a service call.

Jun 18, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Leaking bellow for duet washer


Whirlpool sells a product called Silco-seal it is a high temperature adhesive for sealing tub hoses to tubs this can be purchased at an appliance store it sometimes works to seal a tear or, hole in a bellows

Jun 09, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P 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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Bellows seal is not sitting properly and metal ring has fallen out


The following link explains how to replace a door bellow. Towards the end of the link, it explains how to reseat the wire retaining ring:

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

This is not a difficult repair. It can be a tedious, but you can accomplish this easily with a little help. I hope this helps you.

PS I hope you held onto the retaining ring. If not, you will need to order one. Searspartsdirect.com carries replacements.

Aug 14, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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