Whirlpool Duet Washer Door Boot Seal Replacement

It’s a common occurrence that the door boot seal on your front loading Whirlpool Duet washing machine will have a bad moldy smell. It’s due to the moisture that gets trapped into the boot seal and when the door is closed when not in use it gets moldy. That’s why it’s really important to wipe down the boot seal after every load and to leave the door cracked open when not in use.

Door Boot Seal 8182119         Main Product View

Duet Door Boot Seal

If the door boot seal is so bad that you just need to replace it, then follow these instructions:

**Always unplug the appliance before doing any repairs**

  • Remove the front lower access panel by removing the screws at the bottom of the panel then pulling the panel down and away
  • Remove the screws at the rear of the top panel and pull the top panel off
  • Carefully pull of the front trim ring around the door
  • Pull out the dispenser drawer, press the locking tab, and remove the drawer
  • Remove the mounting screws from the dispenser housing
  • Use a flat head screwdriver to help remove the control panel and move it out of the way
  • Open the door and use a small screwdriver to remove the spring clamp for the door boot seal
  • Pull the boot seal off of the front lip of the panel
  • Shut the door and remove the front panel mounting screws at the bottom then the top of the panel
  • Slide the front panel down and away from the cabinet
  • Disconnect the latch assembly wires and set the front panel and door aside
  • Pull the dispenser tube free from the boot seal
  • Loosen the screw on the clamp securing the boot seal to the tub
  • Pull of the clamp and the boot seal
  • Install the new boot seal with the tab on the boot seal pointing upward push the boot’s grooved edge over the lip of the tub and work your way around the tub opening
  • Replace the clamp and tighten the screw

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