GE Washing Machine Door [Issues & Solutions]

If you are experiencing issues with your GE washing machine door, you’ve come to the right place. This in-depth guide gives you simple solutions to this problem. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…

How To Replace GE Washing Machine Door Seal — Quick Fix

To replace the seal of your GE washing machine door, do the following…

Step 1. Ensure that you turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the three screws holding the trim at the front of the washer’s top panel.

Step 3. Detach the trim piece from the washing machine’s top panel.

Step 4. Take out the three screws at the back of the top panel with a 7mm nut driver.

Step 5. Slide the top panel back about a few inches and lift it off the washing machine.

Step 6. Pull out the soap dispenser and press the tab inside it to take it out completely.

Step 7. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screw at the left side of the detergent drawer housing.

Step 8. Use your screwdriver to take out the two screws on each corner of the washing machine’s control panel.

Step 9. Pry the control panel off the washing machine and set it on the cabinet frame.

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Step 10. Using a Philips screwdriver, take out the three screws at the lower front panel of your washing machine.

Step 11. Open the door of your washing machine and use a Philips screwdriver to take out the three screws holding the door lock assembly of your washing machine.

Step 12. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the retaining wire around the door boot seal and work your way around until you can take the whole wire off.

Step 13. Tuck the door boot seal completely into the door opening.

Step 14. Close the door of your washing machine and use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws on each corner of the washing machine’s front panel.

Step 15. Detach the main front panel from the washing machine cabinet and set it aside.

Step 16. Carefully disconnect the little tube and water inlet pipe from the door boot seal.

Step 17. Pull the flat plastic washer off the little port on the door boot seal and push the tube through the opening. Set the tube and washer aside for the new door seal.

Step 18. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screw that tightens the inner retaining clamp.

Step 19. Pull the entire door boot seal off the tub’s opening.

Step 20. Get your new door seal out of its pack.

Step 21. Install the new door seal in your washing machine’s tub (ensure that the new seal is properly lined up with the tubes at the top).

Step 22. Fit the retaining ring around the new door boot seal and tighten the screw holding it with your Philips screwdriver.

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Step 23. Push the little tube from the old seal into the hole at the top on the new one and put the plastic washer on top of it.

Step 24. Connect the little hose to the port at the top of the door boot seal.

Step 25. Connect the water inlet pipe to the appropriate opening on the new door boot seal.

Step 26. Put the main front panel of your washing machine back on and apply the four Philips screws to secure it.

Step 27. Open the door of your washing machine.

Step 28. Reach behind the door boot seal and put the door lock assembly back in position (apply the three Philips screws to secure it).

Step 29. Fit the new door boot seal around the door opening and fit the retaining wire around the new door boot seal (you’ll probably need a flat-blade screwdriver to do this).

Step 30. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back on and apply the three Philips screws to secure.

Step 31. Snap the control panel back in place and apply the four screws on the corners to secure it.

Step 32. Apply the screw beside the detergent drawer housing and push the detergent drawer back in place.

Step 33. Put the top panel of your washing machine back on and slide it back in place (reapply the three 7mm nuts at the back to secure the panel).

Step 34. Put the trim piece back on and apply the screws to secure.

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Step 35. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 36. Run a wash cycle to ensure that everything works properly.

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GE Washing Machine Door Won’t Lock — Solved

If the door/lid of your GE washing machine isn’t locking, you’ll need to replace the door lock assembly. Click here to learn how to do this.

GE Washing Machine Door Won’t Unlock — Solved

If your GE washing machine door won’t unlock, do the following…

Step 1. Make sure your washing machine’s water and power supply is properly turned off.

Step 2. Get some fishing line or garden wire.

Step 3. Run the wire around the door frame and pull the two ends of the wire towards your left away from the door lock. This will force the washing machine door lock to open manually.