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Old 01-27-2011, 07:43 AM
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How do I replace a leaking gasket in the front door of the washer?
Is it easy or hard?
Will I need any special equipment?
Dr. Jaffe


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Old 01-28-2011, 08:05 AM
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How do I replace a leaking gasket in the front door of the washer?
Is it easy or hard?
Will I need any special equipment?
Dr. Jaffe

Dr. Jaffe,

No, you won't really need special tools,
It's not a really hard repair to perform,

Here are excerpts from the service manual,
and a part number for the bellows

Part number: AP4379904

Part number: AP4379904



REMOVING THE CONSOLE AND

THE TOUCHPAD/LED ASSEMBLY

1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the three T-20 hex-head Torx
screws from the top cover of the washer.
4. Pull back on the cover and release the
tabs in the console from the slots in the
cover, then lift the cover off the unit.

5.
To remove the console:
a) Pull out and disconnect cable connector
UI8 from the central control unit.
b) Remove the cable wires from the two
central control unit clips.
c) Pull the detergent dispenser drawer
out as far as it will go, then press down
on the release tab, and remove the
drawer from the unit.
d) Remove the one screw at the recessed

hole.
e) Lift the top edge of the console and

unhook it from the holder clips.
f) Press the locking tab on the right rear
side of the console inward, and remove
the console.

Removing the front panels

10. Remove the three hex-head screws from
the lower front access panel, then lower
the panel, and remove it.

11. Open the washer door.
12. Using a small screwdriver or a pair of
long-nosed pliers, pull the tension spring
on the retaining wire out from around
the front of the bellows, and remove the
wire.
13. Pull the bellows off the lip of the front
panel, and push the bellows inside the
front panel.
14. Remove the two T-20 Torx screws from
the door switch assembly.
15. Close the washer door.
16. Remove the four hex-head screws from
the top and bottom of the front panel and
remove the panel from the unit.
17. Loosen the clamp from the main water
feed tube and remove the tube from the
detergent dispenser.
REASSEMBLY NOTE:


When you reconnect
the water feed tube, align the arrow on the tube
with the line on the detergent dispenser.
18. Pull back and unhook the tab on the left
side of the detergent dispenser from the
cabinet side panel slot, then lift the dispenser

out of the washer.

To remove the bellows:
c) Turn the bellows retaining clamp screw
counterclockwise until the clamp is
loose enough to remove it from around
the bellows
NOTE: It may be necessary to completely
remove the screw from one
end of the clamp.
d) Remove the bellows retaining clamp
from around the bellows
e) Pull the bellows off the front of the
tub.
Remove Bellows
REASSEMBLY NOTE:


When you reinstall the
bellows, be sure to position the “weep holes”
at the bottom.

It looks and sounds worse than it is.



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