Replacing Seal

Washing Machine Repair

Replacing the Door Seal

Replacing a door seal is not a difficult job, but can be very fiddly. The seal bridges the drum with the outer case, and as such is connected to both parts. When the washer door is closed, the door pushes against the rubber forming a seal and prevents any leaks. For this reason, the end of the seal connected to the outer case does not need to be water tight, only the end connected to the case. The end connected to the case just clips on, that is there is a groove in the end that pushes on to a metal lip in the outer case. The end connected to the drum is attached in a similar way but is sealed by the use of a large jubilee clip, or similar plastic clip.

Removing the Old Seal

Firstly, find how best to access the inside where the seal joins the drum. Sometime you can gain good access by lying the washer on its side and working from the washer’s underneath. Sometime the easiest way is to remove the front of the seal, simply by pulling and unhooking the seal from the outer case, then push the seal down so that you can get access to the jubilee clip through the centre hole. Slacken the jubilee clip, so that you can push it off the rubber. You should then be able to pull and unhook the seal from the drum. You can then remove the seal from the washer.

Installing the New Seal

Installation is the opposite of removal. You should first put the seal in position between the drum and outer case. Push the seal onto the drum and clip on so it is securely attached. Pull the jubilee clip over the rubber and tighten to provide the seal. Push the seal onto the outer case and clip on securely. Put the washer on a quick wash then check for leaks.