How To Replace A Whirlpool Washing Machine Door Seal [Detailed Guide]

If your gasket in your machine is punctured, you’ve come to the right place. This easy-to-follow guide gives you steps on how to replace an Whirlpool washing machine door seal…

How To Replace A Whirlpool Washing Machine Door Seal — Solved

The steps below show you how to replace a Whirlpool washing machine door seal…

Step 1. Ensure that the appliance is disconnected from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.

Step 2. Loosen the three screws at the back of the machine holding the top panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Pull the cover backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Pull the soap tray out of the dispenser, then press the tab inside to completely release it from the housing. Set the soap tray aside.

Step 4. Using a Torx screwdriver, loosen the nuts next to the dispenser opening. With a 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the screws at the top of the control panel. Pry the panel off the front of the machine, then set it aside.

Step 5. Carefully tip the machine backwards, then place a support under the front (get someone to help you if needed).

Step 6. Take out the four screws at the bottom of the front panel using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Remove the support from underneath the machine, then carefully set the appliance on the floor.

Step 7. Open the door of the machine. Using needle-nosed pliers, carefully pry the retaining wire off the door boot seal (take care not to puncture the door gasket).

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Step 8. Peel the door boot seal off the front of the panel. With a Torx screwdriver, loosen the nuts holding the door lock assembly to the front panel. Push the door lock out of place.

Step 9. With your 5/16 inch socket wrench, loosen the three screws at the top of the front panel. Lift the panel upwards carefully, then pull it off the cabinet.

Step 10. Pull the water spout off the port at the top of the door boot seal. With a Philips screwdriver, loosen the inner screw-clamp holding the door boot seal to the front of the tub.

Step 11. Peel the door gasket off the tub, then set it aside. Prepare your new washing machine door boot seal for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 12. Fit the new door gasket around the front panel. Run the inner retaining wire around the new door boot seal. With your Philips screwdriver, tighten the bolt to secure the screw-clamp.

Step 13. Connect the water inlet spout to the port at the top of the new door gasket. Lift the front panel and mount it on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the screws at the top using a 5/16 inch nut-driver.

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Step 14. Carefully tip the appliance backwards and support it. Use your nut-driver to apply the four screws at the bottom of the panel.

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Step 15 Carefully set the appliance back on its feet. Lift the control panel and snap it onto the front of the machine. Apply the bolts at the top of the panel.

Step 16. Use your Torx screwdriver to apply the nuts next to the dispenser opening. Slide the soap tray back into the dispenser.

Step 17. Push the soap tray into the dispenser assembly. Place the top cover on the cabinet, then secure it by tightening the three bolts at the back.

Step 18. Open the door of the machine and push the door lock back into place. Tighten the bolts with your screwdriver.

Step 19. Fit the new door boot seal around the front panel. Wedge the retaining wire around the door gasket using a flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 20. Reconnect your washing machine to its electrical outlet, then try running a cycle to make sure everything works properly.