This Blomber washer maintenance guide will show how to replace the rubber boot seal on a front loading Blomber washer. The rubber seal acts as a flexible gasket between the drum and the door that prevents leaks. Look at the door boot seal to determine whether the washer is leaking from underneath the front panel.
If you find that the Blomber washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Turn off the power:
Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wear protective gloves for your hands. Have someone help you move your washer from the wall. Remove the top panel. Move the top panel toward the rear of the washer, then lift it up, then take it off. The control panel is removed by removing the screw located at the back. Push the drawer upwards until it comes to a stop. Release the locking tab on the back of the dispenser drawer and then lift it out completely of the dispenser housing. The screws are located on the sides of the dispenser housing. Press the release tabs, remove wire harness connections to the control panel.
Remove the connectors:
To remove the top, you must stand in front of the washer. Remove the control panel from the Blomber washer. Removing the front panel: Unlock the drain pump cover at the bottom of the front panel. The screw holding the housing of the plastic pump to its frame has been removed. The plastic housing of the pump must be removed. The mounting screw on the lower part of the front panel must be removed.
Unlock the Blomber door to the washer
Use the outer spring pliers to increase the size of the spring clamp and then remove it from the door boot. The door boot made of rubber should be released from the lip located at the top of the washer tub opening in the front panel. Remove the 7 screws from the top of the front panel.
Close the Blomber door for the washer
The top of the front panel forward and disconnect the wiring harness from the lock/switch. Get the washer removed from the front panel. Remove the counterbalance counterweights: Remove the bolts that hold the bottom counterbalance weight and then pull the counterbalance’s bottom weight off the tub. You can repeat the same process to remove top counterbalance weight.
Remove the door boot
Use pliers for the spring clamps to release. Next, pull the hoses from the door boot. Unplug the wire harness to the drum light by releasing the locking tab. The spring tool inside can be used to loosen the spring clamp. Remove the door boot from the tub.
Install the new door boot:
Transfer components from the old door boot to the new door boot. Install the new door boot inside the tub, on the front lip. Make sure that the hoses meet properly. Place the door boot in the lip of the washer and ensure it’s correctly seated within the tub. When 12 o’clock is reached, put your spring clamp into the lip. Utilize the spring pliers to open the spring clamp and work the bent end of the spring clamp to the spring-side eyelet. Connect the harness to the drum light back into.
Make sure that the locking tab is secured
Connect the hoses to the door boot connectors and secure them with spring clamps. To avoid rub, leave enough room between the spring clamps and the door boot. Install the counterbalances weights again Make use of the mounting bolts to install the counterbalance weight on the bottom. Repeat the process for the counterbalance weight that is on the top. Reinstall the front washer panel. Position the front panel to the left of the cabinet. Then connect the wiring harness of the door switch. The mounting screws should be aligned at the top of the front panel with the holes on the frame by lifting the front panel off of it. Place the seven mounting screws on the top of the front panel, and put them in place.
Unlock the Blomber doors to the washer
Set the door boot on the inside of the opening in the door’s front panel. The spring clamp will secure the door boot. The screw is inserted into the base of the bottom of the Blomber washer inside the space for the pump housing. Tighten. Press the drain pump filter housing into the front panel recess on the bottom of the washer. Screws for mounting again and tighten them. Shut off the drain pump door to the housing. Install the control panel. Place the control panel to the top of your front panel. Reinstall the screws in the dispenser housing.
Reinstall the screw on the back right side of the control panel
Connect the wire harness to the control panel. Reposition the detergent dispenser into the drawer housing. Place the top panel in place by pushing it forward and down to place it on the frame of the washer. Reinstall the screws to anchor the back panel. Be careful not to over tighten. Switch on the power source to restore power to the washer. Return the washer to its original position. While replacing the door boot of the front-loading Blomber washer could seem daunting, with the proper tools, you can do it quickly and easily.
You can prevent costly repairs by finding out the cause and prolonging the life of your Blomber washer. Regular maintenance such as the inspection for damage and cracks as well as cleaning the door seals will stop future problems.