This Miele washer maintenance guide will show you how to replace the rubber boot seal on the front loading Miele washer. The rubber seal stops leaks by forming an elastic gasket between the door and your drum. If the washer appears to leak out from the front panel, examine the door boot seal made of rubber for holes or tears. If you find that the Miele washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part. Turn off the electricity. Remove the power cable. Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Request assistance from someone else to move the washer from the wall.
The top panel is removed: Remove the 2 screws at the back of the Miele washer that are holding the top panel. Lift the top panel towards the back of the washer. The control panel is removed by removing the screw on the back. Pull the dispenser drawer upwards until it comes to a stop. Unlock the locking tab located at the back of the drawer, and then pull it out of the housing for the dispenser. Take off the screws on both sides of the dispenser housing. Unplug the wire harness connectors for the control panel by pressing the release tabs and then sliding the connectors away. To release the top, place yourself in front of the washer. The control panel is removed from the Miele washer.
Remove the front panel: Take off the screw that holds the plastic housing for the pump to the frame of the Miele washer. The plastic housing of the pump must be removed. Remove the mounting screw from the top of the front panel. Open the Miele door for the washer. Use the outer spring pliers to open the spring clamp and remove it from the door boot. The rubber door boot should be released from the lip on the top of the washer tub opening on the front of the panel. The 7 screws that are located at the top of your front panel need to be removed. Close the Miele door for the washer. The top of your Miele door inwards. Remove the wire harness to the door lock or switch. Get the washer removed from the front panel.
Remove the counterbalances’s weights: Unscrew the bolts that are holding the counterbalance’s weight at the bottom and take out the tub’s counterbalance’s bottom weight. Repeat the procedure to take off the top counterbalance weight. Remove the door boot Make use of pliers to loosen the spring clamps, then pull the hoses off the door boot. Unplug the wire harness to the drum light by releasing the tab that locks. Release the spring clamp with the spring tool on the inside. Get the door boot from the tub.
Install the new door boot: Transfer components from the old door boot onto the new boot. Set the new door boot in the tub on the front lip. Make sure that the hoses are aligned properly. Put the door boot into the lip of the washer and make sure it is properly seated on top of the tub. Install the spring clamp onto the lip with the spring placed at 12 clock. Use the spring pliers to expand the spring clamp. Then, work with the bent side of the spring clamp to its spring-side eyelet. The drum light harness must be connected back. The locking tab should snap into place. Push the hoses onto the boot of the door and secure them using the spring clamps. There should be enough room between the hose clamps and the door boot to keep them from rubbing. Replace the counterbalances’ weights Utilize the mounting bolts for reinstalling the counterbalance at the bottom. Continue the procedure to reinstall top counterbalance counterweight.
Reinstall the front washer panel: Position the front panel in front of the cabinet. Then connect the wiring harness for the door switch. Line up the mounting screws at the top of your front panel to the holes in the frame by lifting the front panel onto it. Attach the seven mounting screws to the top of the front panel. Then tighten them. Lift the Miele door to the washer. Position the door boot properly on the inside of the opening in the front door panel.
Secure the door boot with the spring clamp: Install the screw in the base at the bottom of the Miele washer in the hole for the pump housing and tighten. The filter housing for the drain pump must be pushed down into the recess on the bottom of the washer. Install the mounting screws, then close the door. Close the drain pump filter door to the housing. Install the control panel. Place the control panel on top of your front panel. Install the screws into the dispenser housing. Install the screw on the rear right of the control panel. Connect the wire harness connections to the control panel. Push the detergent dispenser back into the drawer’s cabinet.
Install the top panel: Move the panel downwards and up to place it on the frame of the washer. To secure the back panel and reinstall the screws. Be careful not to over tighten.
Power restored: Plug the Miele washer into an electrical outlet. Return the washer to its original location.
In conclusion, changing the door boot of a front-load Miele washer can be a bit daunting but, with the right tools and step-by-step instructions the task can be accomplished quickly and efficiently. You can prevent costly repairs by finding out the cause and prolonging the life of your Miele washer. Regular maintenance, like cleaning the seal on your door and checking for any damaged or cracked areas, will help prevent future problems and guarantee optimal performance.