Replacing a Washing Machine Door Seal – in 6 Easy Steps

Replace a Washing Machine Door SealWashing machines, an appliance that many of us take for granted, but one that can cause a handful of issues if something goes wrong. Thankfully, a fault with a washing machine does not have to prove costly, nor does it need to result in a new machine being required – instead, if you can diagnose the problem, the team at Buyspares will be able to help you repair and recycle your appliance, at minimal cost (saving you the expense of buying a new machine & repair is green, keeping the stuff you love in service, and out of a landfill). A common fault for washing machines is leaking; and whilst this can occur for a number of reasons, the most likely cause of the leak is a problem with the washing machine door seal. It may sound pricey, but with the simple steps below (combined with our handy YouTube video and spare parts) you’ll be able to repair the leak. Before you start the task, make sure that you have everything you need to hand – and for this task all you need is the appropriate seal and a screwdriver.

Step 1:

Remove the lid of your washing machine by undoing the screws; once these have been released the lid should just lift off.

Step 2:

Remove the front panel by removing the soap draw, undoing the screws and disconnect the wires – as with the lid in step one, the front of the washing machine should easily come away – you should now be able to see the seal attached to the drum of the washing machine.

Step 3:

Remove the clamp band that is holding the seal in place and fold the seal into the drum; before undoing the screw holding the second clamp band in place and removing the seal from the drum.

Step 4:

Fit the new seal onto the lip of the washing machine drum, replace the bigger clamp band and tighten the screw to secure the seal in place.

Step 5:

Replace the front panel of your machine, tucking the seal around the outside edge, before replacing the small clamp band into the groove around the edge of the seal.

Step 6:

Replace the lid, ensuring all screws are tight, before checking that the door seal is correctly fitted by making sure that the door closes properly; if it does you are pretty much there, all you then need to do is put your washing machine through a rinse cycle to ensure that there are no leaks. There you have it, six simple steps to replace the washing machine door seal at the fraction of the cost of purchasing a new washing machine – therefore saving you money and also doing your bit for the environment.

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