This Amana washer maintenance guide will show how to replace the rubber boot seal on front loading Amana washer. The rubber seal acts as a flexible gasket between the drum and the door that stops leaks. If your washer appears to leak out from the front panel, examine the seal on the door boot to see if there is a crack or tear. If you find that the Amana washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part. Turn off the electricity. Unplug the power cord. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Ask someone to assist you in moving your washer from the wall.
Remove the top panel: Remove the 2 screws at the back of the Amana washer that are holding the top panel. The top panel is pulled towards the rear of the washer, then lift it up and off.
Remove the control panel: Remove the screw on the left side of the control panel. Pull the dispenser drawer upwards until it comes to a stop. The locking tab on the back of the drawer is unlocked. Remove the drawer out of its housing. Take off the screws on the opposite side of the dispenser housing. Press the release tabs to release, disconnect wire harness connections to the control panel. Slide the connectors apart. To release the top, stand in front of the washer. Remove the control panel of the Amana washer.
Remove the front panel: The screw that holds the plastic housing of the pump to the frame is removed. Remove the plastic pump housing. Remove the mounting screw from lower part of the front panel. Open the Amana washer door. The spring pliers on the outer side can be used to increase the spring clamp, then it can be taken off of the door boot. The rubber door boot must be removed from the lip that is at the top of the opening for the washer tub in the front panel. The 7 screws at the top of your front panel should be removed. Switch off the Amana washer. Turn the top of your Amana door to the left. Disconnect the wire harness to the door lock or switch. Take the washer off the front panel. Remove the counterbalances’ weights. Remove the bolts that hold the counterbalance’s bottom weight and remove the tub’s counterbalance’s lower weigh. You can repeat the same process to remove top counterbalance weight.
Remove the door boot: Use pliers for the spring clamps to be removed. Then, pull the hoses off the door boot. Unplug the wire harness from the light on the drum by depressing the tab that locks. The inner spring tool may be used to remove the spring clamp. Remove the door boot from the tub.
Install the new boot: Install the new door boot on the front edge of the tub, using the arrow tab at the top of the door boot around 12 hours. Make sure that the hoses are aligned correctly. The door boot should be inserted into the lip of the washer tub and ensure that it is properly seated it on top of the entire tub. Position the spring clamp into the lip with the spring placed at 12 clock. The inner spring pliers can be used to expand the spring clamp. Plug the harness for the drum light back in. Check that the locking tab snaps in place. Place the hoses on the door boot’s connections and secure them with the spring clamps. To prevent rubbing, leave enough space between the spring clamps as well as the door boot.
Install the counterbalances weights again: Use the mounting bolts for reinstalling the counterbalance at the bottom. Repeat the procedure for reinstalling the counterbalance weight that is on the top. Install the front washer panel. Install the panel the cabinet’s front. Connect the door switch’s wiring harness. The mounting screws should be aligned at the top of your front panel to the holes of the frame by raising the front panel on it. Connect the 7 mounting screws to the top of the front panel. Secure them. It is now time to open the Amana door to the washer. The door boot should be placed around the opening to the left of the panel. Fix the door boot by using the spring clamp. Connect the screw to the bottom of the Amana washer, which is in the opening for pump housing. Push the drain pump filter housing towards the front panel recess on the lower end of the washer. Screws for mounting again and make sure they are tight. Close the drain pump filter doors of the housing.
Install the control panel: Set the control panel on the top of the front panel. Install the screws in the dispenser housing. Install the screw to the rear right of the control panel. Connect the wire harness to the control panel. Install the detergent dispenser inside the drawer’s housing. Install the top panel by pressing it forward and back down to place it on the washer frame.
Reinstall the screws to fix the back panel. Be careful not to over tighten. Restore power by plugging the Amana washer into an electrical outlet. Then, the washer is returned to its original place. In conclusion replacing the door boot on a front-load Amana washer may seem intimidating, but with the right tools and step-by-step instructions you can do it quickly and easily. You can avoid costly repairs by diagnosing the problem and prolonging the lifespan of your Amana washer. Regular maintenance, like looking for damage and cracks as well as cleaning the door seals can prevent future problems.