Frigidaire Washing Machine Seal/Gasket [How To]

If your Frigidaire washing machine seals are damaged, this detailed guide will give you easy-to-follow steps on how to replace them. You’ll need a few tools for these repairs. So, without further ado, let’s get right to it…

How To Replace Tub Seal On Frigidaire Washer — Solution

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the tub seal in your Frigidaire washing machine…

How To Replace Frigidaire Front Loader Washing Machine Tub Seal

Take the following steps to replace the tub seal in your Frigidaire front loader washing machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent water leaks or electrocution, please ensure that you unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet and turn the water supply valve off before starting this repair.

Step 2. Unscrew the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses from the inlet ports at the back of your washing machine (keep a rag nearby to clean up any water leaks).

Step 3. Use a screwdriver to take out the screws holding the rear access panel of your washing machine. Pull the panel off your washer and set it aside.

Step 4. Take out the screws at the back of your machine holding the top panel. Slide the panel backwards a few inches and lift it off the machine.

Step 5. Take out the two screws at the bottom of the lower front access panel. Pull the panel off your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 6. Open your washing machine’s door. Using a pair of needle-nosed pliers, remove the metal retaining wire from the door boot seal (be careful not to damage the seal).

Step 7. Peel the door boot seal away from the door opening. Use a pair of pliers to release the retaining clip holding the door seal to the inlet port. Pull the seal off the port.

Step 8. Place a 1/2 inch socket on the pointed end of the upper retaining pin holding the shock absorber to the tub. Pull the pin out with a pair of pliers. Repeat this process with the pin on the second shock absorber. Pull the shock absorbers off the tub.

Step 9. Go to the back of your washing machine. Slowly rotate the drive pulley and take the drive belt off. Disconnect the electrical connectors attached to the drive motor (make sure to note where each connector goes).

Step 10. Use a socket wrench to take out the mounting bolts holding the drive motor to the bottom of the tub. Pull the motor assembly out of your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 11. Cut the zip-tie holding the motor wires to the tub. Use your screwdriver to loosen the screw clamp on the drain hose at the bottom of the tub. Pull the hose off the tub (make sure you have a rag nearby to wipe any water leaks).

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Step 12. Pull the vent tube off the top of the tub. Use your socket wrench to take out the bolts holding the counter-weight at the back of the tub. Pull the counter-weight off the machine and set it aside.

Step 13. Use your screwdriver to take out the mounting screw holding the motor control board to the cabinet. Pull the control board out and disconnect the electrical connectors attached to it.

Step 14. Use a screwdriver to take out the screws holding the spring retaining straps to the top of the cabinet.

Step 15. With the help of another person, lift the two suspension springs and carefully lower the tub assembly onto the floor of the cabinet.

Step 16. Carefully pull the tub assembly out of the cabinet and lay it on the floor. Unhook the suspension springs from the tub assembly.

Step 17. Use a 3/8 inch socket wrench to take out the bolts holding the two halves of the drum together. Pull the front half of the outer tub off the tub assembly.

Step 18. Using a small flat-blade screwdriver, pry the old tub seal off the groove in the lower half of the outer tub. Take your new tub seal out of its packaging and carefully push it into the groove.

Step 19. Place the front half of the outer tub back onto the tub assembly and apply all the screws with your socket wrench to secure it. Hook the two suspension springs back onto the tub.

Step 20. Get someone to help you lift the tub assembly back into the cabinet. Lift up the two suspension springs and hook them on the cabinet. Put the spring retaining straps back on and secure them by applying the screws.

Step 21. Push the vent tube back into the opening on the outer tub. Connect the electrical connectors back to the motor control board. Place the control board back inside your washing machine and use your screwdriver to apply the mounting screws.

Step 22. Place the counter-weight back onto the tub and secure it by applying the mounting bolts with a socket wrench.

Step 23. Connect the drain hose back to the port at the bottom of the tub and tighten the screw clamp to secure it.

Step 24. Use a zip-tie to secure the motor wires to the bottom of the tub. Put the drive motor back onto the tub and apply the mounting bolts with your socket wrench. Connect each electrical connector to its appropriate terminal.

Step 25. Loop the drive belt around the drive pulley and motor shaft (the grooved part of the belt should face downwards).

Step 26. Snap the shock absorber mounting pins into place. Connect the door boot seal back to the water inlet port. Tighten the retaining clamp to secure it.

Step 27. Carefully fit the door boot seal around the door opening. Use your flat-blade screwdriver to fit the retaining band around the seal. Close the door of your washing machine.

Step 28. Snap the lower front access panel back onto the washing machine and apply the screws at the bottom to secure.

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Step 29. Snap the top panel back onto your washing machine and use your screwdriver to apply the screws at the back. Put the rear access back on your washing machine and apply the screws.

Step 30. Connect the two water inlet hoses to the ports on your washing machine (secure the connections properly so water doesn’t leak out). Plug the power cord back into the outlet and turn the water supply valve back on. Run a wash cycle to make sure everything is working properly.

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How To Replace Frigidaire Top Loader Washing Machine Tub Seal

Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the tub seal in your Frigidaire top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Please make sure to unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Put some tape over the lid of your washing machine to secure it. Insert a tool such as a flat-blade screwdriver under the main top panel to release the two retaining clips. Lift the top panel and support it.

Step 3. Use your screwdriver to take out the two screws at the bottom of the front panel. Push the front panel downwards and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 4. Pull the dispenser cover and cup off the agitator. Use a 1/2 inch socket wrench to take out the bolt inside the agitator. Pull the agitator out of your washing machine.

Step 5. Detach the air pressure tube from the retainer on the tub cover. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the tub cover off the tub. Use a 1/2 inch socket wrench to take out the trunnion block mounting bolts. Pull the trunnion block off.

Step 6. Lift the inner tub out of the tub assembly. Release the brass ring from the gasket by pushing it downwards. Pull the brass ring and gasket off the shaft and set them aside.

Step 7. Pull the tub seal off the shaft and set it aside. Take your new washing machine tub seal out of its packaging. Push the new seal into the shaft. Press the new brass ring and gasket onto the tub seal.

Step 8. Lower the inner tub onto the shaft. Put the trunnion block back into place and apply the bolts with your 1/2 inch socket wrench to secure it.

Step 9. Snap the tub cover back onto the tub assembly. Secure the air pressure hose in the retainer on the tub cover. Put the agitator back inside your washing machine and use your socket wrench to apply the bolt. Put the dispenser cup and cover back onto the agitator.

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Step 10. Snap the front panel onto your washing machine and use your Philips screwdriver to apply the two screws at the bottom. Lower the top panel and snap it into place. Peel the tape off the lid. Plug the power cord back into the power outlet and try running a wash cycle to see if the issue has been fixed.

How To Replace Frigidaire Washing Machine Door Gasket — Fixed

Here’s what you’ll need to do to replace the door gasket in your Frigidaire washing machine…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s power supply before starting this repair in order to prevent any chances of electrocution.

Step 2. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws at the back of your washing machine securing the top panel. Slide the top panel backwards and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 3. Pull the detergent drawer out and press the tab inside to take it out of the machine. Use your screwdriver to take out the screws next to the detergent drawer housing and the screws on each corners of the control panel. Pry the control panel off the front of your machine and set it on top of the cabinet.

Step 4. Open the door of the washing machine. Using a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, carefully pull the retaining wire off the door boot seal. Peel the door boot seal off the door opening.

Step 5. Release the clamp securing the tube at the top of the seal and slide it out of place. Pull the tube off the door seal.

Step 6. Carefully tilt your washing machine backwards and place a support under it. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the screws at the bottom of the front panel. Take the support out and carefully lower the machine.

Step 7. Remove the screws at the top of the front panel. Pull the front panel off the washing machine and disconnect the door lock electrical connector.

Step 8. Carefully pull the inner spring clamp off the door boot seal. Pull the door seal off the tub opening and set it aside. Take your new door boot seal out of its packaging.

Step 9. Apply some liquid soap to the groove of the new door boot seal. Carefully fit the new door boot seal around the tub opening. Fit the inner retaining wire around the door boot seal.

Step 10. Connect the electrical connector to the door lock on the front panel. Snap the front panel back onto the washing machine. Apply the four screws at the top and the four screws at the bottom to secure the front panel.

Step 11. Open the door of your washing machine. Connect the tube to the port on the new door seal and slide the retaining clamp into place. Carefully fit the new door boot seal around the door opening. Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to fit the outer retaining band around the door opening.

Step 12. Snap the control panel back onto your washing machine and use your screwdriver to apply all the screws. Slide the detergent drawer back in. Slide your washing machine’s top panel back into place and use your Philips screwdriver to apply the screws at the back.