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Replacement seals whats the best procedure for replacing seals? Can a moderate DIYer accomplish the task w/o going crazy? As long as I'm into it should belt be replaced as well?

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Washing machines are generally very easy to fix

Instead of typing out directions on how to do it, I found a website with some directions that should work with your machine, and you can always find more, washing machines are pretty simple machines. If the belt looks worn, it wouldn't be a bad time to replace it too. Also, clean everything up as you take it apart and it should be almost like brand new.

here is the link I found with pictures and everything, let me know if you have any questions while doing this, good luck

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Why does my washer making a VERY loud noise while spinning. So loud you could hardly stay in same room. Ususally its pretty quiet. Then I heard something that sounded like a gear (?) being stripped or

2 possible things. the spinner drum bearings are giving up. This can show as a rusty water dribble under the machine.
The motor bearings are giving up.
Both of which require a good DIYer or an appliance engineer.

Aug 05, 2014 | Maytag Washing Machines


How to replace the door seal on an Ariston or Creda washing machine


The procedure is quite complicate, because the seal is secured to the front panel, and you will need to remove top panel, detergent drawer and access control assembly

  1. Disconnect appliance from power
  2. Remove the door, held by two screws located on the rear side of the lid.
  3. Lift the top panel, held by two screws at back.
  4. Undo the two screws joining the detergent dispenser to the inlet valve.
  5. Undo the two screws located at the front corners. So to release the fascia and dispenser.
  6. take out fascia and the dispenser alltogether and put it on one side. Take care to not disconnect wiring and do not drop parts.
  7. Release the retaining wire that keep the seal secured to the front panel. Look after it, you will need it again.
  8. Undo the two screws that hold the front pane. They are located on the front side.
  9. Remove the kick panel
  10. Behind the the kick panel you will find the two screws that will release the front panel, remove both of them.
  11. Disconnect the door switch conntector.
  12. Lift the front panel. You may need to help yourself using a putty knife.
  13. Remove the clip with two hooks inside, it is located about postion one o'clock. This will finally release the seal.
  14. Remove the seal and clean the area where you will fit the new seal.
  15. Start mounting the seal from the lower part on the right, at about four o clock. You will notice the seal matching.
  16. Put back the retaining wire usingf long-nose pliers to put the wire in tension.
  17. Reassemble the washer in reverse order.
Mark connector and keep screws ordered and separate while doing the procedure above. This replacement is suitable for an expert DIYer.

on Apr 08, 2010 | Ariston Technologies AWD120 13 lb. Washer...

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Roaring on ccke spin

Could be the main bowl bearings and seals......check you tube for replacement the seals from may tag and the bearings from a bearing shop.....much cheaper

Jan 22, 2014 | Maytag Washing Machines

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I have a IDL146 washing machine, always the 1400 spin cycle was noisy but now it sounds like a jumbo jet taking off! Are there bearings that can be replaced by a DIY person? If so,please can you tell me...

Hi and welcome to FixYa,
These are the bearings making noise.
However.. this is not a task the average mechanic will be able to accomplish. It involves complete disassembly of the cabinet, the removal of the outer tub front cover and finally removal of the inner tub.
Additional issues that can be encounterd are:
1. Establishing a proper "Tub balance" post bearing / seal change
2. Outer tub seal leaking in the front of the machine.
3. Drive belt damage
4. Tub spider damage if the bearing is very difficult to remove.

This is one of those tasks that has resonably priced spare parts for the initial problem but, can very easily result in the need for several other spares and added expenses.

If your going to DIY just understand what your getting into and take your time. Make sure to clean the front outer tub seal quite well as it will leak if there is even a hint of debris on the seal post repair.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

May 29, 2011 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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How to change door seal model hoover 1500 washing machine

Changing a door seal is basically the same for all machines, best place I can advize you to go is youtube as you will actually get to see a tutorial video on replacement of a door seal.

Feb 13, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Whirlpool Duet washer will not start . Hear a clicking noise then receive DL F fault

The clicking sound is coming from the door lock/switch assembly trying to lock the door but it cannot. After six trials, the error code "FdL" shows up on the display. Press PAUSE/CANCEL button twice to clear it.

The only way to fix the problem is by replacing the door lock/switch assembly with part numer 8181700 and costs about $40-$55. Some vendors listed it as part number 1094190 or PS972231. Below is the replacement procedure.

Door Lock/Switch Replacement Procedure
  1. Unplug the machine and open the door.
  2. Stretch the retainer spring of the seal boot retaining hoop then remove it. The seal boot is the gray rubber around the door opening. The retaining spring is located at the bottom of the door opening. The door lock/switch assembly is located on the right side of the door opening.
  3. Ease the part of the seal boot off the lip of the door opening near the door lock/switch assembly. Remove enough of the seal boot to gain access to the door lock/switch assembly behind the front panel of the washer. Be careful not to tear the seal boot because it will cause water to leak from the tub.
  4. Remove the three screws securing the door lock/switch assembly to the front panel.
  5. Lift the door lock/switch assembly and pull it away from the front panel then pull it out of the machine.
  6. Disconnect the wiring harness connector and connect the new door lock/switch assembly.
  7. Reinstall the new door lock/switch assembly and the seal boot in reverse order of the procedure above.

Jan 20, 2010 | Whirlpool GHW9150 Duet Washer

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Water leaks from door

hi there
i read your report. it 's your front seal,you need to replace that front seal. try this b4 you do make sure that they seal is all the around the edge good.
if you c a small area thats not
on all the way get you some crazy glue gently go under the seal to put the glue on that area and push it back and hold for 15 sec. that would buy you some time to so you can get a new one if you don't have the money for it right now. but you will have to replace it soon. thank you for writing to fix ya.

best regrads Richard

Dec 01, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet 3.8 cu. ft. Front Load...

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Dirt streaks appear after laundering

Grease seal for the bearings need to be replace. Unless you are a DIYer this is an expensive repair. Labor to install a new grease seal is about 400 to 500 dollars depending on the area. Parts will run about 100 to 150 dollars. The grease seal is cheap about a $10.00 part, but since ypou have the washer torn apart, and the grease seal has fail, you should also replace the bearings.

May 17, 2009 | Frigidaire FWTBB30DS Front Load Washer

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Hotpoint bearing replacement

remove rear pulley and pull like crazy ..usually have to change rear shell bearing and seal are pressed in be sure to ck spindle on basket for scoring before reassembly if scored replace basket

Sep 27, 2008 | Hotpoint Washing Machines

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LG WD-1021-WF Front Loader Washing Mashing

Not a hard task if you coat rims with liquid detergent before trying to install new seal.
Using thumb go slowly around rim working seal all the way back.
Replacing main spring can be done by working bottom to top and then hold left side of spring in place while you pull right side in with long nose pliers.A couple of minutes difficult work and your 90% done.
Care is required so as not to puncture seal,
Main point is to ensure seal is fully seated before applying spring.
Having machine laid on its back makes the job so much easier.

This job took an hour and 30 minutes, the hour spent checking the internet first.
Good luck

Jun 20, 2008 | LG WD-1280FHD Front Load Washer

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