This Speed Queen washer maintenance guide shows how to replace the rubber boot seal on a front loading Speed Queen washer. This rubber seal is a flexible gasket between the drum and the door that stops leaks. If you notice that the washer is beginning to leak out from the front panel. Check the rubber seal of the door boot to see if there is a crack or tear. If you find that the Speed Queen 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. Protect your hands with work gloves. Ask someone to assist you in moving the washer away from the wall.
Remove the top panel: Remove the 2 screws at the side of the Speed Queen washer that secure the top panel. The top panel should be lifted towards the back of the washer. Take off the control panel by removing the screw that lies on the left side of the control panel. Move the dispenser drawer forward, until it comes to a stop. The locking tab on the back is released. Pull the dispenser drawer from its housing. The screws are located on the sides of the dispenser housing. Unplug the wire harness connectors to the control panel by pressing the release tabs and then sliding the connectors out. Place yourself in front of the washer and lift the control panel to release the top. Take the control panel out of the Speed Queen washer.
Take off the front panel: The screw that holds the pump housing made of plastic to the frame is removed. The housing for the plastic pump should be removed. Remove the mounting screw from the bottom of the front panel. Then, open the Speed Queen washer doors. The spring pliers on the outer side can be used to increase the spring clamp after that, it is removed from the door boot. Let the rubber door boot off the lip in an opening leading to the washer tub that is on the front panel. Remove the 7 screws from the front panel’s top. Switch off the Speed Queen washer. Tip the top of the front panel up and disconnect the wiring harness from the lock/switch assembly. Get the washer removed from the front panel.
Remove the counterbalance weights: Remove the bolts that hold the bottom counterbalance weight and then pull the bottom counterbalance weight out of the tub. Repeat the process until you remove the top counterbalance weight.
Remove the door boot: Utilize pliers for releasing the spring clamps, then pull the hoses off the boot of the door. Unplug the wire harness from the light on the drum by depressing the tab that locks. Release the spring clamp with the inner spring tool. Take the door boot off the tub.
Install the door boot: Transfer components from the previous door boot onto the new door boot. Place the new door boot on the front edge of the tub, using the arrow tab located at the top of the door boot at 12 clock. Make sure that the hoses are properly aligned. Install the door boot on the washer tub lip and ensure that it’s correctly seated within the tub. Position the spring clamp into the lip, with the spring placed at 12 at 12. The inner spring pliers can be used to expand the clamp. Plug the harness for the drum light back into. The tab that locks should snap into place. Attach the hoses onto the door boot’s connectors. Attach them using the spring clamps. To avoid rub, leave enough room between the spring clamps as well as the door boot.
Reinstall the counterbalance weighs: Install the counterbalance counterweight on the lower part of the tub by using the bolts that mount it. Repeat the process to install the top counterbalance counterweight. Reinstall the front washer panel by placing the front panel on top of the cabinet, and connect the wiring harness of the door switch. Lean the front panel up onto the frame and line up the mounting screw holes located at the top of the front panel. Attach the seven mounting screws on the top of your front panel. Make sure they are tightened. Then, open the Speed Queen door for the washer. Set the door boot over the opening in front of the panel. The spring clamp will hold the door boot. Connect the screw to the top of the Speed Queen washer in the opening to house the pump. The drain pump’s filter housing must be pushed down into the washer’s bottom panel recess. Install the mounting screws and make sure to tighten the screws. Close the drain pump filter door to the housing. Install the control panel by placing the control panel on the top of the front panel. Install the screws inside the dispenser housing. Install the screw on the rear right of the control panel. Connect the wire harness to the control panel. Place the detergent dispenser in the drawer housing.
Install the top panel: The panel should be pushed down and forward until it is seated on the washer frame. Reinstall the screws to secure the back panel. Avoid over tightening. Restart the power supply in order to restart the washer’s power. Restore the washer to its original position. In the end, replacing the door boot of a front-load Speed Queen washing machine may be daunting when you have the right tools and instructions for each step the task can be accomplished swiftly and effortlessly. When you identify the source of the issue and resolving the issue, you will be able to save on costly repairs , and also extend the life span of your Speed Queen washing machine. Regular maintenance, such as cleaning the seal on your door, and checking for any fractures or damages, can prevent problems from occurring and guarantee optimal performance.