This Bosch washer maintenance guide shows you how to change the rubber boot seal on the front loading Bosch washer. The rubber seal prevents leaks through the formation of the gasket that is flexible between your door and your drum. Look at the door boot seal to see whether the washer is leaky through the front of the panel. If you find that the Bosch washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Shut off the electricity:
Remove the power cord from the outlet. Wear protective gloves. Ask someone to help you remove your washer away from the wall. Take the top panel out. Lift the top panel towards the rear of the washer.
Remove the control panel:
Remove the screw that is on the left back of the control panel. The dispenser drawer is pulled forward until it stops. The locking tab on the back is released. Take the dispenser drawer out of its housing. The screws are located along the edges of the dispenser housing. By pressing the release tabs, disconnect wire harness connections to the control panel. Slide the connectors apart. Place yourself in front of the washer and lift the control panel to open the top. Pull the control panel off the Bosch washer. Take off the front panel. The screw that holds the plastic pump housing to the frame is removed. Unscrew the plastic housing for the pump. Remove the mounting screw from at the bottom of the front panel. Then, open the Bosch washer doors. Use the outer spring pliers to open the spring clamp before removing it from the door boot. The door boot made of rubber should be released 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. Turn off the Bosch washer. The top of the Bosch washer door towards the front. Unplug the wire harness from the door lock/switch. Take the front panel out of the washer.
Remove the counterbalance weights:
Take the bolts that hold the bottom counterbalance weight and then pull the counterbalance’s bottom weight out of the tub. Repeat the procedure to take off the top counterbalance weight. Remove the door boot: Use pliers to release the spring clamps, then remove the hoses from the door boot. Lift the locking tab and disconnect the wire harness to the drum light. Let go of the spring clamp using the spring tool inside. Remove the door boot from the tub. Install the new door boot: Move the parts from the previous door boot to the new door boot. The new door boot should be placed onto the front lip of the tub by using the arrow tab at the top of the door boot at 12 o’clock. Make sure that the hoses are correctly aligned. Put the door boot on the tub’s lip, making sure that you properly place it around the entire tub. At 12 o’clock, position your spring clamp into the lip. The spring pliers on the inside are able to be used to expand the clamp. Connect the harness to the drum light back into. Check that the locking tab is secured. Connect the hoses to door boot’s connections. Fix them with spring clamps. Leave clearance between the hose clamp and door boot so that there is no chance of rub.
Install the counterbalance’s weights once more:
Use the mounting bolts to reinstall the counterbalance at the bottom. Continue the procedure to reinstall counterbalance weight on top. Install the front washer panel. The panel should be placed in the front of the cabinet. Connect the door switch’s wiring harness. Place the front panel on the frame, and line up the mounting screw holes located at the top of the front panel. Install the seven mounting screws to the top of the front panel and put them in place. Then, open the Bosch door to the washer. Position the door boot properly to fit around the edge of the opening in the door’s front panel. The spring clamp will hold the door boot. Install the screw in the bottom base of the Bosch washer into the opening to the pump housing and tighten. The drain pump filter should be pushed from the housing to the front panel recess in the lower end of the washer. Reinstall the mounting screws and make sure to tighten the screws. Close the drain pump filter door to the housing. Install the control panel by placing the control panel to the top of the front panel. Install the screws inside the dispenser housing. Install the screw again on the back right of the control panel. Connect the wire harness to the control panel. Set the detergent dispenser into the drawer housing.
Install the top panel:
Move the panel downwards and then forward, allowing it to sit on the washer frame. Install the screws to secure the back panel. Don’t tighten too much. Restart the power supply for the washer to restore its power. Return the washer to its original position.
In conclusion replacing the door boot of a front-load Bosch washer might seem daunting, but with the right tools and step-by-step instructions it is possible to do it quickly and easily. By troubleshooting and identifying what is causing the problem it will save you money on expensive repairs and increase the lifespan of your Bosch washing machine. Regular maintenance like looking for damage and cracks and cleaning the door seals can help prevent any future issues.