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Bought replacement door boot seal. It is exactly like old one except bottom drain hole isn't open. What to poke hole out with?

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martha swaim

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SOURCE: Water in Outer Tub

My washer does this too and I called Maytag and was told it was normal. I don't like that answer, though.

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

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Carl Schulzetenberg

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I would suggest using a blunt object to clear the drainage holes in the rubber seal. I'd advise against removing the seal for this problem. LG has special pliers to remove the spring loaded wire from around the front of the door seal and another for the larger size one where the rubber seal attaches to the outer drum. The second one is much harder to reattach, even somewhat difficult with the washer's front off if you do not have the special pliers.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008

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Cary Crook

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SOURCE: mouldy door seal on hotpoint ultima 14 months old

Like Maytags Neptune they had to change seal and door design to avoid mold and rust from water holding at seal, and check with your local dealer you should be under warranty still. And jack is correct, tooth brush with toothpaste or baking soda , Good Luck

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Miele G858 Icognito replace bottom door seal...how to remove door

Kelly --

Since you wrote your question 13 months ago, I'm guessing the problem is solved. Still, for others experiencing the same issue, here's my answer.

We also experienced leaking on our Miele 858 Incognito dishwasher and were able to replace the bottom door seal (today) without removing the door.

First, call the Miele Parts Dept @ 800-999-1360 to place an order for the door seal, which is part #3920725.

Remove the defective seal by loosening the four screws at the bottom of the door. Pull the black rubber seal out and discard. Install the new part in the same spot (underneath the green flange). Tighten the screws and you'll be in business.


Posted on May 08, 2010

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Replace bottom door seal on Dishlex Global 300 Dishwasher - Model DX300SA

HI - i just replaced the bottom seal yesterday. The guy at the spares shop advised me to replace both (bottom of door and bigger seal ) at the same time to ensure no leaks - i did that. The bottom door seal come out when you unscrew the screws - (No need to remove door) and because of all the gunk (from years of washing and age of the rubber) i had to wedge a blunt knife in between (starting at one of the ends) and lever it out - MAKE SURE YOU TAKE NOTE OF THE WAY IT IS BEFORE YOU REMOVE IT! An easy way to remember is there is a nick in the rubber of the old (and new) seal and as it is not centred, just note if the nick is closer to the left or right of the machine, I have replaced mine and there is a little leak and now i wonder if i put the seal in upside down! it has to go in the same way - before you gimmy your's out can you tell me if the nick in the rubber is to the left or right? (LIZ at [email protected]) If I have put in back right there is a chance the screw didn't go through the plastic part of the seal and therefore not holding it in place properly. GOOD LUCK! Don't worry about having to really work at getting the old seal out - you don't need it anymore and i didn't damage mine, regards, Liz

Posted on May 27, 2010

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