This Roper washer repair guide shows how to replace the rubber door boot seal on front load Roper washer. This seal made of rubber is a flexible gasket between the door and the drum which prevents leaks. Inspect the rubber door boot seal to check whether the washer is leaky from underneath the front panel. If you find that the Roper washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Turn off the electricity: Unplug the power cable. Wear protective gloves for your hands. Have someone help you move your washer from the wall.
The top panel is removed: Remove the 2 screws at the back of the Roper washer which hold the top panel. Lean the top panel toward the back of the washer. The control panel can be removed by removing the screw at the back. The dispenser drawer is moved forward, until it comes to a stop. Release the locking tab at the bottom of the drawer and then remove it completely of the dispenser housing. The screws are on the sides of the dispenser housing. By pressing the release tabs, remove wiring harness connectors to the control panel. Remove the connectors. To remove the top, sit before the washer. Get the control panel out of the Roper washer. Remove the front panel: Unlock the drain pump cover on the top of the front panel. Take off the screw that holds the plastic housing for the pump to the frame of the Roper washer. Unscrew the plastic housing for the pump. The mounting screw at the bottom of the front panel needs to be removed.
Unlock the Roper doors to the washer: The springs on the outside can be used to expand the spring clamp, and then , it can be removed from the door boot. The door boot made of rubber should be removed from the lip at the top of the opening for the washer tub in the front of the panel. The 7 screws that are located at the top of your front panel need to be removed. Close the Roper washer door. The top of the Roper washer door inwards. Remove the wire harness from the door lock/switch. Get the washer removed from the front panel.
Remove the counterbalance’s weights: Unscrew the bolts that are holding the counterbalance’s weigh at the bottom. Then take out the tub’s counterbalance’s bottom weight. Repeat this process to remove the counterbalance weight on top. Remove the door boot Make use of pliers to loosen the spring clamps, then pull the hoses away from the door boot. Unplug the wire harness to the light in the drum by releasing the tab that locks. Release the spring clamp using the inner spring tool.
Remove the door boot from the tub: Install the new door boot: Move the parts from the previous door boot to the new door boot. Place the new door boot onto the front lip of the tub, using the arrow tab at the top of the door boot around 12 clock. Check that the hoses are aligned properly. Place the door boot in the washer tub lip and ensure that it’s properly seated around the tub. When 12 o’clock is reached, put your spring clamp into the lip. Utilize the spring pliers for expanding the spring clamp. Work on the bent end of the spring clamp to its spring-side eyelet.
Plug the harness for the drum light back in: Make sure the lock tab snaps into position. Join the hoses with the door boot’s connections. Attach them using the spring clamps. Allow enough clearance between the clamp for the hose and the door boot to avoid rub. Install the counterbalance counterweights: Install the counterbalance weigh on the side of the tub using the bolts that mount it.
Follow the steps to install the top counterbalance weight. Install the front washer panel. Place the panel the front of the cabinet. Connect the door switch wiring harness. The mounting screws should be aligned on the top of your front panel to the holes of the frame by lifting the front panel off of it. Install the seven mounting screws on the top of the front panel and secure them.
Open the Roper washer doors: Set the door boot over the opening that is in front of the panel. Attach the door boot using the spring clamp. Connect the screw to the top of the Roper washer, inside the hole for housing of the pump. The filter housing for the drain pump must be pushed down into the washer’s bottom panel recess. Screws for mounting again and be sure to tighten them. The drain pump’s filter should be closed.
Housing Door: Reinstall the control panel by placing the control panel at the top of the front panel. Install the screws into the dispenser housing. Install the screw to the right-hand side of the control panel. Attach the wiring harness to the control panel. Put the detergent dispenser inside the drawer housing. Place the top panel in place by pushing it forward and then down to place it on the frame of the washer.
Reinstall the screws to secure the back panel: Don’t tighten too much. Restore power by plugging the Roper washer into an electrical outlet. Then, the washer is restored to its original position. Even though replacing the door boot of Roper’s front load washer may seem daunting, with the right tools, you can do it quickly and easily.
You can save money on repairs by finding out the cause and prolonging the life of your Roper washer. Regular maintenance, for example, cleaning the door seal, and inspecting for any damaged or cracked areas, will prevent problems from occurring and help ensure the best performance.