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Torn Gasket So how do you replace the gasket?

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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    The same problem, this washer at least is 1 1/2 year old. And this part is really expensive!!! $100 if you find it cheap! Almost new washer and now I have to go to the laundomat! Why is this happening too much with almost all those washers and models. Do not recomend this washer to anybody. My mom has her old washer for more than 20 years and never has been repaired. I think I'm going back to the old style!

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Do I have to remove the front to remove the inner clip? I can't get anything to reach at that angle.

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I tried doing it with out removing the front panel and it was a nightmare putting it back on. The trick is having a screw driver that reaches and fits in that little area. Also, I had to use clamps to hold the gasket in place while putting the wire clamp back on. If I had to do it all over again I would have hired someone. I am pretty handy, but my time is sometimes worth more than doing it myself. This washer is a peice of ****. Everytime I wash a load it sounds like king kong is beating on the laundry room door. The damn thing is never in balance.

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1) remove spring clip. ( at the bottom of the gasket use a screw driver to pry spring off)
2) push gasket into tub
3) remove inter clip ( loosen screw )
4)remove gasket

5) start at the top push gasket on out tub
6) replace inter clip
7)replace outer clip

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

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SOURCE: torn gasket on a front load ge washer

Not too hard or technical. I followed John in Erie's instructions:

Replacing gasket is fairly simple - need 2 people. UNPLUG FIRST - 1. Remove the plastic cover on top of machine that is mounted to back of control panel. 2. remove dispenser - push down on tab at back and it will slide all the way out. 3. Remove lower front cover by removing 3 screws holding it on bottom. 4. Remove 3 screws holding top panel on back of machine and slide cover back approximately 1 inch and lift off. 5. Remove the 3 screws that hold the control panel on - note these are different type of screw so keep track of which screw goes where - one of the screws is next to dispenser opening. Once this is done you can reach in to machine and disengage locking tab on right side under "washer temp" - have someone hold this part aside if you do not want to disconnect the cables. 6. Remove spring loaded wire securing door seal to front cover. 7. Remove the the 4 screws holding the front cover on. This item is a bit heavy so be careful. Disconnect the three door latch wire harness and place this aside. 8. On the right side of the gasket you will find the clamp screw that holds the seal to the drum - loosen this screw almost all the way and remove this wire clamp. carefully remove the two tube connections and remove the gasket completely. Take note how these were installed before removing. Now you can carefully clean the gasket seats on the drown and door and replace the gasket and reverse the steps to put the machine together. While you have the covers off it would make sense to remove and clean the pump strainer mounted on the lower cross support - this can be messy with lots of water coming out so go slowly and have plenty of towels and a shallow pan to catch the water with. HOPE this helps.

I bought my part at Appliance Zone. From what I paid and how long it took to get to me, I should have just bought it locally for a little more and had it delivered a lot sooner. Replacement took an hour and a half.

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: the rubber door gasket is torn, how to replace,

Get the model number off the washer
and go to appliance store who service or Sears

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

SOURCE: our gasket tore. How do you replace the gasket?

Its actually pretty easy.

1, Remove the top of the washer
2. Remove the screws behind the front panel with the knobs and buttons. set the whole assembly on top out of the way
3. remove the door of the hinge. there are 4 screws
4. remove the concrete weight
5. remove the back band folding gasket. It has a bolt.
6. remove the front band, its just under spring tension
6. replace gasket and install back band first.
7. work your way backwards from here.

Good luck

Scott

Posted on Aug 21, 2009

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