This Electrolux washer maintenance guide shows you how to replace the rubber boot seal on a front loading Electrolux washer. The rubber seal stops leaks through the formation of a flexible gasket between your door and the drum. Inspect the rubber door boot seal to see if the washer is leaking through the front panel.
If you find that the Electrolux washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part. Switch off the power. Unplug the power cord. Protect your hands with work gloves. Request assistance from someone else to remove the washer from the wall. Remove the top layer. The top panel should be lifted towards the rear of the washer. The control panel is removed by removing the screw at the back. Moving the drawer of the dispenser forward until it stops. Release the locking tab on the back of the dispenser drawer, and then pull it completely out of the housing for the dispenser. The screws are located along the edges of the housing for the dispenser. By pressing the release tabs to release, disconnect wire harness connections to the control panel. Slide the connectors apart. To unplug the top, stand before the washer. Get the control panel out from the Electrolux washer.
Remove the front panel:
Remove the drain pump filter cover at the bottom of the front panel. The screw that holds the housing of the plastic pump to its frame is removed. The plastic housing of the pump must be removed. Unscrew the mounting screw from lower part of the front panel. It is now possible to open the Electrolux washer door. Use the outer spring pliers to increase the size of the spring clamp and then remove it from the door boot. The door boot’s rubber part should be removed from the lip on the top of the washer tub opening on the front panel. The seven screws on the top of your front panel should be removed.
Turn off the Electrolux washer
Turn the top of the front panel up and remove the wire harness from the door lock/switch. Clean the washer from the front panel. Remove the counterbalance’s weights. Remove the bolts that hold the counterbalance’s weigh at the bottom. Then take out the tub’s counterbalance’s bottom weight. Repeat the process to remove top counterbalance weight. Remove the door boot. Make use of pliers to enable the spring clamps that need to be released. Then, pull the hoses out of the door boot. Unplug the wire harness and the light on the drum by depressing the tab that locks. Release the spring clamp with the inner spring tool. Remove the door boot from the tub.
Install the new boot
The new door boot should be placed on the front edge of the tub by using the arrow tab located at the top of the door boot around 12 o’clock. Verify that the hoses are properly aligned. The door boot should be placed on the lip of the tub and ensure it’s correctly seated around the tub. At 12 o’clock position your spring clamp into the lip. The inner spring pliers can be used for expanding the clamp. Connect the harness to the drum light back in. Check that the lock tab snaps into position. The hoses should be pushed onto the door boot’s connections and secure them using the spring clamps. To avoid rubbing, leave enough space between spring clamps and the door boot.
Install the counterbalances weights again
Use the mounting bolts to install the counterbalance in the lower part. Repeat the procedure for reinstalling the counterbalance weight on top. Install the front washer panel. The panel should be placed in the cabinet’s front. Connect the door switch wiring harness. The mounting screws should be aligned on the top of your front panel with the holes in the frame by lifting the front panel up onto it. Attach the 7 mounting screws on the top of your front panel. Then tighten them. Then, open the Electrolux door for the washer. Position the door boot properly over the top of the opening in the door’s front panel. The spring clamp should secure the door boot. Connect the screw to the bottom of the Electrolux washer, which is in the opening for pump housing.
The filter housing of the drain pump should be pushed into the washer’s bottom panel recess. Install the mounting screws once more and then tighten them. Close the drain pump filter door to the housing. Install the control panel. Position the control panel towards the top of the front panel. Install the screws into the dispenser housing. Install the screw again on the back right of the control panel. Connect the wire harness connections to the control panel. Put the detergent dispenser back into the drawer’s housing. Install the top panel by pressing it forward and back down so that it is placed on the frame of the washer. To secure the back panel to the frame, install the screws.
Be careful not to over tighten
Turn on the power supply to restore the washer’s power. Bring the washer back to its original location. While replacing the door boot of a front-load Electrolux washer can seem daunting, with the right tools, you can perform the task swiftly and without difficulty. Through identifying and diagnosing the source of the issue it will save you money on costly repairs and extend the life of your Electrolux washing machine. Regular maintenance, like cleaning the door seal, and making sure there are no fractures or damages, can assist in preventing any future issues and guarantee optimal performance.