This Frigidaire washer maintenance guide will show how to change the rubber boot seal on a front loading Frigidaire washer. The rubber seal stops water leaks because it forms an elastic gasket between your door and your drum. If the washer appears to leak through the front panel. Check the door boot seal made of rubber for cracks or tears. If you find that the Frigidaire 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. Wear protective gloves to protect your hands. Ask someone to assist you in moving your washer from the wall.
The top panel is removed: Remove the 2 screws at the back of the Frigidaire washer that hold the top panel. The top panel is pulled towards the back of the washer, then lift the panel up. Then, take it off.
Remove the control panel: Unscrew the screw located on the left side of the control panel. The dispenser drawer is moved forward until it stops. The locking tab on the back has been released. Take the dispenser drawer out of its housing. Remove the screws that are on both sides of the dispenser housing. Press the release tabs, unplug wire harness connections to the control panel. The connectors can be separated. Sit in the front of the washer and lift up on the control panel, releasing the top.
Remove the control panel from the Frigidaire washer: Take off the front panel. The screw that holds the pump housing made of plastic to its frame has been removed. The plastic pump housing is removed.
Remove the mounting screw from the bottom of the front panel: It is now possible to open the Frigidaire washer doors. The outer spring pliers can be used to expand the spring clamp, then , it can be taken off of the door boot. The door boot’s rubber part should be released from the lip located at the top of the washer tub opening on the front panel. Seven screws located on the top of the front panel must be removed. Switch off the Frigidaire washer. Turn the top of the Frigidaire washer door to the left. Unplug the wire harness from the door lock/switch. Remove the washer from the front panel.
Remove the counterbalance weights: Remove the bolts from the bottom counterbalance weight and then pull the bottom counterbalance weight away from the tub. Repeat the procedure to remove the top counterbalance weight.
Remove the door boot: Make use of pliers to enable the spring clamps to be removed. Then, pull the hoses off the door boot. Unplug the wire harness from the drum light by releasing the locking tab. The inner spring tool may be used to release the spring clamp. Lift the door boot out of the tub. Install the new door boot by transferring the elements from the old door boot to the new boot. Install the new door boot on the front of the tub with the arrow tab located at the top of the door boot at 12 clock.
Make sure that the hoses meet properly: Put the door boot into the washer tub lip and ensure it’s correctly seated within the tub. The spring clamp should be positioned into the lip with the spring placed at 12 hours. Utilize the spring pliers for expanding the spring clamp and work on the bent end of the spring clamp to the spring’s eyelet. The light harness on the drum must be connected.
Check that the locking tab snaps into place: Attach the hoses onto the door boot’s connections. Attach them using the spring clamps. To avoid the rubbing, make sure there is enough space between the spring clamps and the door boot. Reinstall the counterbalances’ weights Make use of the mounting bolts for reinstalling the counterbalance at the bottom. Repeat the process for the counterbalance weight that is on the top. Install the front washer panel.
Place the panel the front of the cabinet: Reconnect the wiring harness for the door switch. Lean the front panel up onto the frame and then line up the holes for mounting screws at the top of the front panel. Connect the 7 mounting screws on the top of your front panel. Tighten them down. Lift the Frigidaire door for the washer. Place the door boot correctly to fit around the edge of the opening in the front door panel. The spring clamp is used to secure the door boot. Attach the screw to the top of the Frigidaire washer, in the opening for pump housing. Move the drain filter housing into the front panel recess on the bottom of the washer. Install the mounting screws once more and be sure to tighten them. Close the drain pump housing door.
Install the control panel: The control panel should be placed on top of your front panel. Install the screws in the dispenser housing. Screws should be installed at the rear right of the control panel. Plug in the wire harness connections to the control panel. Put the detergent dispenser inside the drawer’s housing. Install the top panel by pushing it forward and down to place it on the washer frame. Install the screws to anchor the back panel. Be careful not to over tighten.
Restore the power: Plug the Frigidaire washer into an electrical outlet. Return the washer to its original position. In conclusion changing the door boot on a front load Frigidaire washer may seem intimidating but, with the right tools and instructions for each step it is possible to do it quickly and quickly.
Through identifying and diagnosing what is causing the problem: You can cut down for costly repairs and prolong the life span of your Frigidaire washing machine. Regular maintenance, like cleaning the seal on your door and looking for damaged or cracked areas, will aid in preventing future issues and help ensure the best performance.