This Inglis washer repair guide shows how to repair the boot seal on the door made of rubber on front-load Inglis washer. This rubber seal is a flexible gasket between the drum and the door that prevents leaks. If you notice that the washer is beginning to leak out from the front panel, look at the door boot seal made of rubber for a hole or rip. If you find that the Inglis washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Turn off the power: Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. You can ask someone to assist you remove the washer off the wall. Take out the top panel. Slide the top panel towards the back of the washer. Then, lift the panel up. Then, take it off. Remove the control panel. Remove the screw on the left side of the control panel. Slide the drawer in the direction of the forward, until it stops. The locking tab on the back has been released. Take the dispenser drawer from its housing. Take off the screws on the opposite side of the dispenser housing. Press the release tabs, unplug wire harness connections to the control panel. The connectors can be separated. Standing in front of the washer and move the control panel until you can release the top. Remove the control panel of the Inglis washer.
Remove the front panel: Remove the drain pump filter cover located on the bottom of the washer front panel. Remove the screw that secures the pump housing made of plastic to the frame of the Inglis washer. Unscrew the plastic housing for the pump. The mounting screw at the top of the front panel must be removed. Then, open the Inglis doors to the washer. Use the outer spring pliers to extend the spring clamp and remove it from the door boot. Remove the door boot made of rubber from the lip that surrounds an opening leading to the washer tub in the front of the panel. The 7 screws at the top of your front panel need to be removed. Close the Inglis door for the washer. The top of your washer’s door to the left. Unplug the wire harness to the door lock or switch. The front panel should be removed from the washer.
Remove the counterbalances’ weights: Remove the bolts that are holding the counterbalance’s bottom weight and remove the tub’s counterbalance’s lower weight. Repeat the procedure to remove the counterbalance weight on top.
Remove the door boot: Utilize pliers for releasing the spring clamps, then pull the hoses away from the boot of the door. Release the locking tab and disconnect the wire harness to the light for the drum. The spring tool in the inner can be used to release the spring clamp. The door boot is taken from the tub. Install the new door boot by moving the components from the previous door boot to the new boot. Place the new door boot inside the tub along the front lip. Verify that the hoses are aligned properly. Place the door boot in the lip of the tub and ensure that it is properly seated on top of the tub. Install the spring clamp onto the lip with the spring at 12 hours. Utilize the spring pliers for expanding the spring clamp. Work on the bent end of the spring clamp to the spring’s eyelet. The drum light harness must be connected.
The locking tab should snap into place: The hoses should be pushed onto the door boot connectors and secure them with the spring clamps. There should be enough room between the hose clamp and the door boot to prevent the hose clamp from rubbing. Install the counterbalance weights Install the counterbalance weight at the bottom of the tub with the bolts to mount. Repeat the procedure to install the counterbalance weight that is on the top. Install the front washer panel.
Place the panel the cabinet’s front: Connect the door switch wiring harness. Set the mounting screws at the top of your front panel to the holes in the frame by lifting the front panel off of it. Install the seven mounting screws to the top of the front panel and make sure they are tightened.
Lift the Inglis door for the washer: Install the door boot in the opening to the left of the panel. The door boot is secured with the spring clamp. Connect the screw to the bottom of the Inglis washer, inside the hole for housing of the pump. The filter housing for the drain pump is to be pushed into recess on the bottom of the washer. Screws for mounting again and be sure to tighten them. Close the drain pump filter doors of the housing.
Install the control panel: Place the control panel on the top of the front panel. Install the screws into the dispenser housing. Install the screw to the back of the control panel. Plug in the wire harness connections to the control panel. The detergent dispenser should be pushed back into the drawer’s housing.
Reinstall the top panel: Pull the panel back and forward until it is seated on the frame of the washer. Screws should be reinstalled to anchor the back panel. Avoid over tightening. The power supply must be turned on for the washer to restore its power. Then, the washer is returned to its original place.
Although changing the door boot of Inglis’s front load washer may be daunting, with proper tools, you can complete the task quickly and efficiently. By troubleshooting and identifying what is causing the problem it will save you money on costly repairs , and also extend the life of your Inglis washing machine. Regular maintenance like checking for cracks and damage and cleaning the door seals can keep future problems from occurring.