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Door seal on GE Adora Washing Machine

The seal on the door is torn and water is leaking during the wash cycle. Where can I order a replacement seal and how do I install it?

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  • ellsworthm Jul 23, 2008

    have front loading ge washer, seal is torn how to i replace it

  • chafa9702 Aug 28, 2008

    i havethis machine for almost a year (purchase) i installed it for less then three months now the rubber is torn ripped water going into the switch at the sycle moment. its causing shut off. its a hazard

    i can fix it if i can find the parts

  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    the seal on the drum has partly come off
    cant get it on correctly

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    The seal on the door is torn and while washing it leaks. I would like to know how to replace this seal. Also, this is the second washer, same brand and model in less than a year.

  • Serge Massicotte Oct 28, 2008

    Our GE Adora Front Loader washer "boot" tore two weeks after the expiry of the warranty. The cost to replace the front door gasket locally is C$155.99 plus taxes of 12%. The gasket sells for roughly C$130.00 in the US including shipping charges.

    Comments do not address the cause of the problem. It appears that when tumbling, zippers and other large solid objects on clothes get caught between the door and the gasket and tear the rubber. I now zip up and turn coats, etc, inside out and reduced the size of the load. I have temporarily applied a high heat rubber patch to the gasket. However, the unit may heat the water to a temperature the patch may not tolerate for long and I'm positive the manufacturer would state this may cause a further hazard. After three weeks this seems to work fine - as a temporary fix. Will get back when I've changed the gasket.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    Same problem. Washer is about two years old. What a disappointment.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    Me too! Same problem. One of the kids left a pen in his/her pocket, pen broke and pierced rubber boot.

    Machine does work great however, saves lots of money in power and detergent.

    I found one on ebay for $81 incl shipping - brand new!

    Pretty easy to replace onesself. Compression clip on outside at 6 oclock postion, small phillips head tension assembly on inside of washer at about 3 oclock position. 30 minutes to take apart and put back together, $81 for parts in a few days - Sure beats $75 service call and $60-150 an hour plus ridiculous mark up on parts!

    Good Luck!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    Same thing for me, This is my second washer GE Adora piece of ****! Anyhow I need a new seal because its leaking all on the electrical parts and making it short out, very scary. Can anyone help me with this,

  • robynw314 Apr 13, 2009

    We bought the new gasket on ebay, but are having some trouble replacing it. The old part is off, but do we need to take the door off to get the new one in?



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After going through 2 different places that sent me the wrong part, I finally got the right boot seal today from Home Depot Appliances. I just gave them my model number and they overnighted the new boot seal to me, and for only $100. To call a GE repairman, it was going to cost $70 in the trip and $170 for the seal. Rip Off. We did it ourselves. Saved a lot of time and waiting.

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We have the same problem. We found the seal on ebay. Reg. price is well over $100, we found it for $74. Do a google search of your machine model replacement parts. When you find the part you need do a google search for that part number. You may also want to do an ebay search for the part number.

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