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Replacing bellows on Whirlpool Duet HT model GHW9400PL0

I have to replace bellows because there is a tear in it and water is leaking. Can you email the servicing manual that details how I take that apart? My email is bruinbrook@hotmail.com Thanks.

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  • MICCUBED Jun 16, 2008

    Thank you so much for your help. I will go ahead and order the boot and then let you know how it works out.

  • john_car Jul 24, 2008

    I had this exact problem and followed the instructions and within an hour I successfully finished. Thank you very much. You saved me a service call!

  • tlh4444 Aug 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have a Whirlpool Duet model WFW9200SQ00. The "bellow" tore and I've had to order a replacement. I am now searching the net trying to find instructions on how to change it myself. I'm a single mom and after paying almost $100 for the part I'm hoping to avoid a service call. If anyone can e-mail me instructions, I would appreciate it.

    tlh4444@aol.com





  • DebiJoy1 Sep 29, 2008

    I have a duet model GHW9300PW4 and I need to replace the bellow. Can someone e-mail me the instructions. I am a single Mom as well. Thanks so much DebiJoy1@yahoo.com




  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have a tear in the bellows. money is a little tight and would like to do it myself and save a service charge. I would greatly appreciate instructions for this. It is a whirlpool duet 9400. Thanks email is cvolpe68@aol.com

  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have model GHW9100LW1 with tears in the bellows. I followed these instructions below and it worked perfectly. Thanks.

  • dacon Feb 26, 2009

    How do you replace the bellows on a whirpool 9400 duet

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I have whirlpool duet model GHW9100LW1 with tears in the bellows and the solution below worked perfectly. Thanks.

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I have not seen a tech sheet (or service manual) that details how to remove one of these. Basically, once you have your replacement boot (availible at local parts stoares or from the manufactures web site on line), You can follow these steps:
1 - Remove the front clamp. (a silver peice of wire with a spring at the botom) A small flat head screwdriver will let you pull it off.
2 - You will have a clamp on a hose that comes from the dispenser to the boot on some models that you will have to disconnect.
3 - There is a second clamp on the tub side itself. Remove it by using a short phillips head screw driver to unscrew it.
4 - remove the boot
5 - Reverse the procedure making sure to line the new boot up at the top. (there is a arrow that needs to be ligned up on the tub and the boot.
Taking the lower front panel off can give you a bit more room to work. You can take it off by removing the screws at it's bottom.

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The front door seal is referred to as the "bellow". They will wear out with age and may become mishapened from repeated pressure from the door being closed. Over time the bellow can stretch or develop rips and tears and begin to leak. If the bellow is leaking, or no longer providing a good seal, it must be replaced. This will cause water to puddle under the front of the washer and inside the cabinet. The following link explains how to access and replace one:

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