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I ordered a new bellow for my whirpool duet front loader washer. where can i find out how to replace the part. when the part came from the internet, there weren't any instructions. i want to replace the part myself because i am handy. please help...karl

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Ok karl remove front spring around front outside of bellows pull bellows away from inlet tube on upper right corner is a screw 7 mm i believe although 9/32 will work losen screw and remove band through front opening remove boot reinstall in reverse ..have fun getting bellows around drum opening takes a little patience and putting outside spring back on can break a nail

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Thanks for using FixYa. You can buy the tub seal bellow for your Whirlpool Duet from this link. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.

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Oct 08, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Purchased my Whirlpool front loader 4/2004, we are on our 7th bellow, new inner...


This advice is for the Kenmore Elite and Whirlpool Duet FRONT LOADER style washing machines. A lot of concerns have been raised about door bellows molding, mildewing, and/or ripping and needing replaced. A replacement bellow isn’t cheap (prices vary, but are around $75-80), so hopefully these helpful steps will eliminate the need to call a repair service and pay the additional labor charges. This is a repair of MODERATE difficulty. Just follow these steps:

1. Unplug the washer.
2. Remove the washer top panel by removing the three torx-type screws (or 7mm) where it attaches in the rear of the washer. The panel should slide back, and then lift off.
3. Remove the operator console by removing the dispenser and the scew(s) behind it. Take a putty knife and insert it under the console seam right above the door. If you push in slightly while pulling outwards the panel pops off. Use care not to pull or damage any of the wiring. You can leave the wires attached and simply lay the console across the top of the washer out of the way.
4. Locate the wire hoop retainer around the rubber door boot. It is located behind the rubber seam where it attaches to the door frame. Follow this hoop around to the bottom of the door opening and locate the wire tension spring. Gently pry this spring apart and pull the wire hoop from the groove. Pull the rubber boot from the frame and push it inside towards the wash tub. You will also have to remove the door boot from the fill tube on the left hand side of the door opening. There is a small wire clamp holding it in place.
5. Remove the three screws that hold the door latch assembly in place. This is on the right hand side of the door opening. You can leave the latch in place as long as you remove the screws and push it inside slightly to remove it from the front casing of the washer.
6. Remove the door by removing the screws holding the hinges in place. Use care to support the door hinges when loosening. They can bend. Set the door aside in a location where it will not get stepped on or broken.
7. Remove the lower kick panel under the door. There are 3 screws under the bottom edge holding it in place. Sometimes the panel can stick. A slight tap on either side will knock it free.
8. Remove the front washer casing by removing the four remaining screws that are holding it in place. There should be two at the top and two at the bottom. Set the front casing aside.
9. Remove the old door boot by locating the large clamp that attaches it to the wash tub. Loosen the 7mm nut and the boot will detach from the tub. Also remove the boot from the fill tube coming from the dispenser.
10. Install new door boot on the wash tub and install clamp. There should be instructions that come with the door boot with guide marks to ensure you align it correctly. Once you have the boot in place, tighten the clamp enough to where it is snug. DO NOT over-tighten or you may damage the tub and or clamp. In most cases the clamp will break.
11. Once you have the boot in place, re-install everything in the reverse order of how I explained to disassemble. Make sure you connect the door latch assembly BEFORE you re-install the outer portion of the door boot. Also, make sure you install the boot completely over the fill tube. There should be a ridge on the tube where to stop. Sometimes the tube is not inserted all way into the boot and water will leak behind it. The clamp is always difficult to get back in place. If you cannot get the clamp to go back over the tube, you can live without it. Some newer models do not have them installed. Just make sure it is a snug fit where the rubber boot fits ALL the way back to the plastic ridge on the tube.
12. When you get the point where you are ready to install the door boot back over the frame of the door opening ensure you fit it snugly all the way around the door. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Make sure to wire spring points towards the bottom. As you work your way around the door to the 4 and 8 o'clock positions, you will need to maintain some constant downward pressure while pulling the spring apart in order to snap it back into place. It would be advisable to use a second set of hands to hold the wire hoop in place while doing this as it has the tendency to want to come out of the groove.
13. Once the door boot is back in place, re-install the operator console and washer top.
14. At the operator console, select DRAIN SPIN, NO SPIN and press any button under OPTIONS 4 times (has to be the same button, though). This will place the washer in diagnostics mode. You should hear the door latch lock and "C00" will be displayed on the console. The washer will run through a series of tests filling the tub, tumbling, draining, and then a final spin. If you do not wish to wait for the test to complete you can press CANCEL at any time. The test checks out everything and takes about 15 minutes. Look for any leaks.

I hope you find these instructions helpful and good luck to you.

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The following link explains step-by-step how to change the door bellow on a Whirlpool Duet front loader:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3574186-installing_a_door_bellow_on_a_front_load

If you have any questions about this repair, please post back and let me know. If the link does not take you directly to the instructions I provided, copy and paste the link to your web browser. I hope you find this information helpful.

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I have the whirpool duet sport washer & dryer and everything I wash in the washer smells bad. The washer always smells not even washing with the pure bleach cycle works


Odors related to front loader washers is a common problem. The following link gives some pointers on things you may try to minimize odors and to keep them reoccurring:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3608512-getting_rid_front_loader_mildew_odor

Many of these tips are mentioned in the owner's manual of these washers. The most important factors inlcude:

1. Leaving the door open when not in use.
2. Checking for small garments that end up in the door bellow area.
3. Using HE detergent only.
4. Checking the drain pump reservoir for debris.

These simple factors will not only minimize odors, but will keep them from coming back. I personally own one of these front loaders and have never had an odor problem in the 9 years I've owned it by following this regiment.

If you have your doubts or have questions, please post back and let me know. I do hope you find this information helpful.

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Hello. You don't need any special tools to do this. Feel around the edge of the bellows seal until you find a spring in the groove behind the face of the seal. Using a small screwdriver, lever it over the edge of the seal, and slowly work the ring over the seal face. Peel the seal off of the mounting flange, and roll it inside the drum. Remove the front of the washer, and remove the spring on the inner part of the seal. Replace the seal, making sure that it is oriented in the same manner as the one you took off. Reassemble in the reverse order. There are a number of very good videos on YouTube. Type in "washing machine repair" and you'll find different chapters in what amounts to a series on repair.....good stuff.
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The following link explains step-by-step how to replace the door gasket (bellow) on a Whirpool Duet:

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

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

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The following link explains step-by-step how to replace the door bellow:

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

I know the link I provided is for a Whirpool Duet. The newer model Maytags (such as yours) are manufactured by Whirlpool now and have Whirpool parts. These instructions should work for you.

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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.

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If the leak started occurring after the bellow was replaced, and it's on the left hand side of the door, I suspect the bellow is not seated around the fill tube all the way. I have experienced this problem before. Check the fill tube where it comes in by the door. The rubber should be seated back far enough to allow the tube to fill into the tub without obstruction. It could be that the fill tube is forcing water BEHIND the bellow and leaking into the washer and on to the floor. To answer your question, "YES", replacing the bellow could have caused your leak.

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