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Replacing front door seal

Hi there, would anyone know how to remove /replace the front door seal, do i need to remove the front panel which is basically the front half of the machine as it is a wrapped panel, if so how do i do this, doing it is not a problem, but i dont want to force anything so that i would just check

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SOURCE: unusual display on panel (padlock) machine can't be programmed door is not locked however

i just went through the same thing.......you need to hold the option and extra rinse buttons simultaneously for 6 seconds, this will unlock it.....so turn the machine on and press the two icons, dont worry about the beeping and flashing after 6 seconds the padlock symbol will go and you can use the machine as usual.....i wish they put that 'minor detail' in the manual...cheers!!

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Front Load DOOR SEAL

Hi Sharon,

Here is a link to the new boot for your unit. The process is a fairly easy one and you will save a lot of money by making the repair yourself. Below is a video to show you how to replace the boot.


If you should need further help, please don't hesitate to contact me. I can also be reached thru my website at the address below if you should need me immediately. Just use the contact link from the main page and I will be alerted instantly.

Regards,
Richard Roth
http://appliancecafe.com

Posted on Nov 17, 2012

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The closest video I could find has you take the top of, dismantle the control panel, and end up with about 6 different kinds of screw to keep track of, all of which is unnecessary, at least on the W2240 and similar models.

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