This Crosley washer maintenance guide shows you how to change the boot seal made of rubber on the front loader of a Crosley washer. This rubber seal is a flexible gasket between the drum and the door which prevents leaks. Examine the boot seal on the door to determine if the washer is leaking from the underside of the front panel. If you find that the Crosley washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Switch off the electricity: Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Protect your hands with work gloves. Ask someone to assist you in moving the washer away from the wall. Take the top panel out. The top panel is pulled towards the back of the washer. Lift it off and then lower it.
Remove the control panel: Remove the screw that lies on the left side of the control panel. The dispenser drawer is pulled forward until it stops. The locking tab at the back has been released. Remove the drawer out of its housing. The screws are situated on the sides of the dispenser housing. Press the release tabs, disconnect wire harness connections to the control panel. Remove the connectors. Place yourself in front of the washer , and raise the control panel, releasing the top. Lift the control panel away from the Crosley washer.
Take off the front panel: Lift the drain filter cover that is located at the top of the front panel. Take off the screw that holds the pump housing made of plastic to the frame of the Crosley washer. Unscrew the plastic housing for the pump. The mounting screw at the bottom of the front panel must be removed. Open the Crosley door for the washer. The outer spring pliers may be used to increase the spring clamp, then , it can be removed from the door boot. The door boot’s rubber part should be released from the lip located at the top of the washer tub opening in the front panel. The 7 screws that are located at the top of your front panel need to be removed. Close the Crosley door to the washer. Place the top of the front panel forward and disconnect the wiring harness from the lock/switch assembly. Take the washer off the front panel. Remove the counterbalance weights. Remove the bolts from the counterbalance’s bottom weight and then pull the bottom counterbalance weight out of the tub. Repeat the procedure to take off the top counterbalance weight. Remove the door boot. Make use of pliers to enable the spring clamps that need to be released. After that, remove the hoses off the boot of the door. Lift the locking tab and disconnect the wire harness to the light for the drum. Release the spring clamp by using the inner spring tool. Take the door boot off the tub.
Install the new door boot: Transfer elements from the old door boot onto the new door boot. Install the new door boot inside the tub, on the front lip. Make sure that the hoses are properly aligned. Place the door boot in the lip of the washer and ensure it’s well-seated around the tub. At 12 o’clock position the spring clamp inside the lip. Make use of the spring pliers to open the spring clamp, and then work to bend the bent portion of the spring clamp into the spring’s eyelet. The drum light harness should be plugged back in. Check that the locking tab snaps in place. Connect the hoses to door boot connections. Secure them with the spring clamps. To avoid friction, allow enough space between spring clamps and the door boot. Reinstall the counterbalances’ weights Utilize the mounting bolts for reinstalling the counterbalance in the lower part. Repeat the procedure to install the counterbalance counterbalance on the top.
Install the front washer panel: Position the panel in the front of the cabinet. Connect the door switch wiring harness. Place the front panel on the frame, and line up the holes for mounting screws at the top of the front panel. Install the seven mounting screws on the top of your front panel. Then tighten them. Then, open the Crosley washer doors. Install the door boot in the opening to the left of the panel. The spring clamp will hold the door boot. Connect the screw to the bottom of the Crosley washer in the opening to house the pump. The filter housing of the drain pump is to be pushed into recess on the bottom of the washer. Screws for mounting again and tighten them. Close the drain pump filter doors of the housing.
Install the control panel: Place the control panel to the top of your front panel. Replace the screws into the dispenser housing. Install the screw at the back of the control panel. Connect the wire harness to the control panel. Put the detergent dispenser back into the drawer housing.
Reinstall the top panel: Pull the panel back and then forward, allowing it to sit on the frame of the washer. Install the screws to ensure the back panel is secured. Do not tighten them too much.
Power restored: Plug the Crosley washer into the electrical outlet. Return the washer to its original position. Though replacing the door boot of the front-loading Crosley washer could appear daunting, with right tools, you can accomplish it swiftly and effortlessly. When you identify the root of the problem it will save you money on costly repairs and extend the life span of your Crosley washing machine. Regular maintenance, for example, cleaning the seal on your door, and checking for any damages or cracks, will aid in preventing future issues and ensure maximum performance.