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how to remove and replace door seal on indesit washing machine

Customer Question

how to remove and replace door seal on indesit washing machine modelwie 157s
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Appliance
Expert:  Techdesk replied 5 years ago.

Hiya,

Sorry for the delay in getting to your question. I had to go out last night so wasn't around for this.

 

The door seal is changed through the port hole on the front of the machine.

 

Unplug the appliance first.

Open the door and at the bottom of the seal, between 6 and 9 o'clock position, you'll find a spring inserted there.

Hook one end of the spring with a small screwdriver and pull down to get the spring out of the seal.

The wire ring can then be pulled out too.

Pull the seal off of the outer panel.

Push the seal in.

Grab the seal near the bottom of the tub.

Pull down and toward you.

The seal will come off.

Take it out of the machine.

Locate and remove the spring ring from the seal where it attaches to the tub.

Note where it fits on the seal.

 

Fit the new seal to the tub, then fit the spring ring into position.

This holds the seal to the tub and prevents it leaking, so you have to get the seal on properly and the spring ring located properly.

 

Fit the seal to the front panel and then fit the wire ring into the seal, putting the spring part between the 6 and 9 o'clock position.

 

It sounds easy but I'm afraid it's harder than it reads.

You will be working in a very confined space, there isn't a lot of room and getting the ring spring on and located is very difficult.

 

When fitting the ring spring, fit it at the top, then wedge it in place with a wad of paper towel.

Then going round in both directions, stretch the spring as you feed ii into the recess in the door seal.

 

You may also want to tip the machine rearward a little.

The drum will then fall back and give you an inch or so extra working space.

 

Good luck with it.

Hope this is of some help

Let me know how it goes

Thanks