This Hotpoint washer repair guide provides instructions on how to replace the boot seal made of rubber on front-load Hotpoint washer. The rubber seal stops water leaks by creating an elastic gasket between your door and the drum. If the washer appears to leak from under the front panel. Check the seal on the door boot for a hole or rip. If you find that the Hotpoint washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part. Turn off the electricity. Unplug the power cord. Wear protective gloves. Help someone move the washer away from the wall. Take out the top panel. The top panel should be lifted towards the back of the washer. The control panel can be removed by removing the screw on the back. Moving the drawer of the dispenser forward, until it stops. The locking tab on the back of the drawer is unlocked. Remove the drawer out of its housing. Remove the screws on each side of the dispenser housing. Unplug the wire harness connectors to the control panel by pressing on the release tabs, then sliding the connectors apart. To remove the top, sit in front of the washer. Remove the control panel from the Hotpoint washer.
Remove the front panel: Unlock the drain pump cover on the bottom of the washer front panel. The screw that connects the plastic pump housing to its frame has been removed. Remove the plastic pump housing. Remove the mounting screw from the top of the front panel. Unlock the Hotpoint washer doors. The outer spring pliers may be used to expand the spring clamp, the spring clamp can then be taken off of the door boot. The rubber door boot must be removed from the lip that is 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. Close the Hotpoint washer door. The top of the front panel forward and disconnect the wiring harness from the lock/switch assembly. The front panel should be removed from the washer.
Remove the counterbalance weights: Take the bolts from the bottom counterbalance weight and pull bottom counterbalance weight out of the tub. Repeat the process until you remove the counterbalance weight on top. Take off the door boot. Utilize pliers for the spring clamps that need to be released. After that, remove the hoses off the door boot. Unlock the tab, then disconnect the wire harness from the light for the drum. The spring tool in the inner can be used to remove the spring clamp. Get the door boot from the tub.
Install the door boot: Transfer parts from the previous door boot onto the new boot. The new door boot should be placed on the front of the tub with an arrow at the top of the door boot around 12 hours. Check that the hoses are properly aligned. The door boot should be inserted into the lip of the tub, making sure you sit it in the tub. At 12 o’clock, position your spring clamp into the lip. The inner spring pliers can be used to extend the clamp. Plug the harness for the drum light back into. The tab that locks should snap into place. Place the hoses on the door boot connectors and secure them with the spring clamps. Leave clearance between the clamp for the hose and the door boot so that there is no chance of friction.
Reinstall the counterbalance weighs: Install the counterbalance weight at the lower part of the tub by using the bolts for mounting. Follow the steps to install the counterbalance weights on the top. Install the front washer panel. Position the front panel on top of the cabinet. Connect the wiring harness for the door switch. Place the mounting screws at the top of your front panel to the holes in the frame by lifting the front panel off of it. Attach the seven mounting screws on the top of the front panel. Then tighten them. Open the Hotpoint doors to the washer. Position the door boot properly to fit around the edge of the opening on the door’s front panel. The spring clamp is used to secure the door boot. Insert the screw into the base at the bottom of the Hotpoint washer in the hole for the pump housing. Close it and tighten. The filter housing of the drain pump should be pushed into the recess in the bottom of the washer. Screws for mounting once more and tighten them. Close the drain pump doors to the housing.
Reinstall the control panel: Position the control panel at the top of the front panel. Reinstall the screws in the dispenser housing. Install the screw to the back of the control panel. Connect the wire harness connectors for the control panel. Install the detergent dispenser inside the drawer housing. Place the top panel in place by pushing it forward and then down to set it on the washer frame. For the back panel to be secured and reinstall the screws. Be careful not to over tighten. Switch on the power source for the washer to restore its power. Then, the washer is restored to its original position. While replacing the door boot on the front-loading Hotpoint washer could be daunting, with right tools, it is possible to complete the task quickly and efficiently. It is possible to avoid costly repairs by diagnosing the problem and prolonging the life of your Hotpoint washer. Regular maintenance, including cleaning the door seal and looking for damaged or cracked areas, will help prevent future problems and guarantee optimal performance.