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Bellows seal is not sitting properly and metal ring has fallen out

The metal ring holding the seal in place fell out and the seal doesn't work now so the washer leaks- how can I fix it model GHW9150PWO

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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.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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The back bellow clamp got detached i have put the front clamp on before but never the back clamp how do i put it back on.


Take the front spring off that secures the front of the bellow to the front panel. (now the bellow should be fully unattached.

Next there is a metal clamp that holds the bellow to the tub it should have a 5/16 hex head (unsure of exact size) where when this hex head is turned clockwise it will tighten the clamp. Working through the door opening you what insure the bellow is positioned correctly and that the screw should be at about the 2 O'Clock position. Tighten very snugly, then reattach the front of the bellow back to the front panel.

Test for leaks... And make sure you are checking on it during your first couple of loads to insure that it doesn't come loose again.

P.S. you may also want to talk the lower kick panel off or look between the front panel and tub to ensure that no clothes fell into the washer when the bellow came loose.

Best of luck.

May 17, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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The rubber ring inside the washing machine came out and a metal ring was under it, i dont know how to fix it?


that rubber is called the bellow. snap the bellow back to the machine. place plastic ring over it into the grove and work it all the way around. that metal ring should have a spring on it. use a needle nose pliers and pull the spring so it stretches, metal ring should snap right in place.

Feb 05, 2011 | Whirlpool WFW9200S Front Load Washer

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I have a frontloading Kenmore washer purchased in 2003. The door will not close, and there is a wire ring that fell off. Can I fix this myself? It looks simple but I don't want to make the problem worse...


The wire ring you are referring to is called the front bellow clamp. This is the clamp the holds the bellow (door seal) in place. This may be causing the problem you are experiencing with the washer door not closing properly. The following link explains how to access and reinstall a door bellow and clamps:

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

As long as the spring is still intact on the wire hoop and not broken, the clamp can still be used.

After UNPLUGGING the washer, skip down to step 12. This is explains how to reinstall the wire hoop. Just make sure the bellow seal fits snug all the way around the door perimeter. Then, fit the wire hoop into the groove around the seal. It helps if you have a second person hold it in place as you install it.

Overloading the washer is the most common cause of the front bellow clamp coming off. If there are too many articles in the washer, they can become lodged in the door area and pull on the bellow. Always follow your manufacturer's recommendations in the owner's manual for proper loading.

If the door still won't close properly, you may have a broken door latch mechanism. Check the latch pin on the door and the latch on the door facing and make sure they are still mechanically sound and not broken. If the latch needs replace, the following link explains how:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575840-replacing_a_door_latch


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

May 01, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Rubber door seal came off along with metal ring. How do we fix it?


If you are referring to the wire hoop with a small spring, this is the front bellow clamp. The bellow is the rubber door seal. Around the perimeter of the seal where it attaches to the door frame, is a small groove in the rubber. Make sure the rubber bellow is properly seated around the door frame opening, then the wire hoop inserts into the groove in the rubber to hold the front of the bellow affixed to the door frame. Without it and the bellow will eventually come loose and the washer will leak. To reinstall, just follow these steps:

1. Make sure the bellow is firmly seated all the way around the perimeter of the door frame.

2. Begin inserting the wire hoop into the groove, starting at the twelve o' clock position.

3. Work your way around the four and eight o'clock positions. While maintaining some downward pressure to keep the hoop inserted in the groove, pull the spring apart and snap the wire hoop back in place.

A second set of hands may come in handy to hold the hoop in position to get it reseated. Make sure the wire hoop ends up at the 6 o'clock position when you are complete.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

NOTE: Overloading the washer with heavy items can contribute to premature wear on the bellow and can cause the clamps to come loose.

Dec 30, 2009 | Washing Machines

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The Rubber seal came out and a metal ring came out with it. I got the rubber seal back in,but the I'm not sure about the metal ring. It looks like it's got a little spring thing on the bottom of it.


The rubber seal you are referring to is called the bellow. It seals the front of the wash tub to the door frame. The wire hoop is the front bellow clamp. If the bellow is not damaged, you can reinsert the clamp by following these steps:

1. Install the bellow back over the frame of the door opening ensure you fit it snugly all the way around the opening.

2. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop back into the groove that is in the rubber fold of the bellow behind the door opening.

3. Make sure to wire spring points towards the 6 o'clock position and begin inserting the wire hoop into the bellow groove.

4. 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 may 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.

If you inspect the bellow and it is ripped or torn, you will need to replace it or the washer will leak. The following link explains how:

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

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.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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.

Nov 18, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Replace LG washing machine seal


Hi

When you open the machine door, you will see a manufacturer's badge. Record the model number and call around to order the door seal from your local parts vendors. Have the replacement seal ready when you are changing the seal. If you remove the seal and then go to source it, then you might not remember how it was put on initially.

To replace door seal, First turn off machine and unplug from its power source.

Next remove top lid. Two screws in the back of the top lid and you can slide the lid back and up to remove. See if you have a clear view of the door seal from above the machine and see how it is joined to the drum mouth. There would be a metal ring holding it in place. Locate the screw which tightens it and unscrew it to loosen the ring.

Next the wire ring which you have already seen on the front of the seal needs to be removed. These are normally spring loaded. Feel around the ring until you get to the spring tensioner. With a flat screw driver, stretch the spring to pull the ring out from around the seal.

Now observe how the door seal is clipped around the front panel of the machine. The seal has a groove which fits snug agains the rim of the front panel. You can now remove the seal by pulling around the edge.

Now go back to the top of the machine and do a similar thing to remove the seal from around the drum. Make sure you observe how it had fitted on originally, and also observe if there are any differences between the top and bottom of the seal where it sits on the door. There normally is a difference.

When replacing the seal in the reverse manner, make sure you fit the seal correctly around the lips of the drum and the front panel. make sure you also correctly tighten and refit the rings to hold the seal in place.

Once you have finished run a couple of quick cycles without cloths, to make sure there are no leaks and that the seal is fitted properly.

Good luck.
Ash

Nov 09, 2009 | LG Washing Machines

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The rubber piece in the front of the washer is pulled up and the metal large ring is not in place not sure how it goes back on


If you are referring to the wire hoop retaining clamp that holds the door bellow (rubber gasket) in place, it installs the following way:

1. Install the bellow over the frame of the door opening and ensure its seated and snug all the way around the perimeter.

2. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop into the rubber groove of the bellow that is located around perimeter of the door frame. Make sure to wire spring points towards the 6 o'clock position.

3. As you work your way around the door frame 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 get it to snap into place.

It would be helpful 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.

The wire hoop is known as the front door bellow clamp.

If you have any problems, or further questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Oct 14, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Metal ring fell off


If you are talking about a small metal hoop with a spring on one end, it is the outer bellow retaining clamp. The bellow is the rubber door seal. The retaining ring inserts into a groove in the rubber seam around the perimeter of the door where it attaches to the door frame. To reinstall, first make sure the door boot is fitting snugly around the door frame opening. Sometimes when the retaining spring comes loose, the rubber may pull away from the door frame. Beginning at the top of the door, start inserting the wire hoop back into the groove. Make sure the 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 with your thumbs. 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.

If this is not the spring you are talking about, please post back and elaborate a bit more on what the part looks like to see if I can assist you better. (i.e., size, dimension, where you found the part, etc.)

I hope you find this information helpful.

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Metal ring aroound rubber seal fell off.


Start with the spring at the bottom, work the retainer around until the seal starts to pull away from the washer. Now grip the loop that the spring attaches to on the side that isn't in place and open the retainer. Push the retainer in place and release the spring.

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KENMORE H3T WASHER GREY TWISTED FRONT SEAL


I am currently replacing this bellow because of holes and five years of wear and tear. The bellow is attached to the front door assembly via a spring loaded clamp. This clamp is a solid large wire ring with loops on each end where the spring attaches. You do not have to remove the spring, just place a screwdriver between the bellow and the ring or spring to remove. This will allow you to take off the bellow from the lip of the front door assembly to reposition. The spring clamp goes on starting first from opposite of the spring and working in both directions a little at a time. ALL DONE.

Dec 20, 2006 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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