This Whirlpool washer maintenance guide will show you how to change the boot seal made of rubber on the front loading Whirlpool washer. The rubber seal stops leaks by creating an elastic gasket between your door and the drum. Examine the boot seal on the door to determine whether the washer is leaky through the front panel. If you find that the Whirlpool washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Switch off the power: Remove the power cable. Make sure your hands are protected with work gloves. Request assistance from someone else to remove the washer away from the wall. Remove the top panel. The top panel should be lifted towards the back of the washer. The control panel is removed by removing the screw on the back. The dispenser drawer is moved forward, until it comes to a stop. The locking tab on the back of the drawer is unlocked. The drawer is pulled from its housing. The screws are along the edges of the housing for the dispenser. Press the release tabs, disconnect wiring harness connectors to the control panel. The connectors can be separated. To remove the top, sit before the washer. Remove the control panel from the Whirlpool washer.
Remove 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. The screw that mounts the pump at the lower part of the front panel has to be removed. Unlock the Whirlpool door to the washer. The springs on the outside can be used to increase the spring clamp, after that, it is taken off of the door boot. The door boot made of rubber should be removed from the lip on the top of the opening for the washer tub in the front of the panel. The seven screws on the top of the front panel must be removed. Turn off the Whirlpool washer. The top of the Whirlpool washer door to the left. Unplug the wire harness to the door lock or switch. Remove the washer from the front panel.
Remove the counterbalances’ weights: Remove the bolts that hold the counterbalance’s bottom weight and take out the tub’s counterbalance’s bottom weight. Repeat the procedure to remove the top counterbalance weight. Remove the door boot. Make use of pliers to allow the spring clamps to be removed. After that, remove the hoses out of the boot of the door. Unplug the wire harness from the light on the drum by depressing the tab that locks. The spring tool inside can be used to unwind the spring clamp. Remove the door boot from the tub.
Install the new boot: Install the new door boot into the tub and place it on the front lip. Make sure that the hoses are properly aligned. Install the door boot on the lip of the tub and ensure that it is correctly seated within the tub. Around 12 o’clock, place the spring clamp inside the lip. The spring pliers inside can be used to extend the spring clamp. The light harness for the drum should be connected back. The tab that locks should click into place. Connect the hoses to door boot connectors. Attach them using the spring clamps. To avoid friction, allow enough space between spring clamps and the door boot.
Reinstall the counterbalances’ weights: Utilize the mounting bolts to install the counterbalance weight on the bottom. Follow the steps to install the counterbalance weights on the top. Install the front washer panel. Place the panel the front of the cabinet. Connect the door switch’s wiring harness. Place the mounting screws on the top of your front panel to the holes in the frame by lifting the front panel up onto it. Install the seven mounting screws on the top of the front panel. Secure them. Then, open the Whirlpool door for the washer. Install the door boot in the opening that is in front of the panel. The spring clamp will hold the door boot. Connect the screw to the top of the Whirlpool washer, inside the hole for housing of the pump. The filter housing for the drain pump is to be pushed into recess in the bottom of the washer. Screws for mounting once more and make sure they are tight. Shut 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 in the dispenser housing. Screws should be installed at the right-hand side of the control panel. Attach the wiring harness to the control panel.
Install the detergent dispenser inside the drawer’s housing: Place the top panel in place by pushing it forward and downwards to secure it to the frame of the washer. For the back panel to be secured install the screws. Don’t tighten too much. Switch on the power source to restore power to the washer. Return the washer to its original location. While replacing the door boot on Whirlpool’s front load washer may be a daunting task, with the proper tools, you can complete the task quickly and efficiently. You can save money on repairs by identifying the issue and prolonging the lifespan of your Whirlpool washer. Regular maintenance, such as looking for damage and cracks as well as cleaning the door seals can help prevent any future issues.