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hyunelan2 03-06-2012 09:51 AM

Replacing door seal on front load washer
I have an LG WM2032HW Washer. There was previously a drip from the front door. Now it is more like a stream, so it's time to address this problem.

Looks like a new door seal is about $55. I don't have a repair manual, but from reading online it looks like you have to disassemble darn-near the whole machine to get to the spring clips holding the seal in place.

Has anyone replaced a front door seal before? Am I better off calling in a repair man that knows what he's doing on this one?

joecaption 03-06-2012 09:57 AM

Are you 100% sure it's the door seal. Most front loading machines have the boot start leaking between the front frame and the drum long before the door seal would leak.

hyunelan2 03-06-2012 10:21 AM

The boot/door seal is all one piece of rubber.

joecaption 03-06-2012 11:18 AM

Have you looked at this vidio?

hyunelan2 03-06-2012 01:55 PM

That video made me think to search Youtube... honestly that should have been my first step.

It doesn't look all that hard, I should probably be able to do it in much less time than I had initially planned.

The only difference is, my controls are on top, not in the face of the washer. So that might make it a little different. Going to keep searching to see if I can see how that might come apart differently. Thanks for posting that link.

hardwareman 03-06-2012 03:09 PM

its not really that hard, you should be able to knock it out in about 45 minutes. It requires a lot of disassembly but not a bad job.

bbo 03-06-2012 04:15 PM

I don't know about the LG, but someone:whistling2: closed a towel in the door in their haste to start a load with my maytag once. Even though it was out of warranty, Maytag graciously offered to send me the door seal if I replaced it myself. It took me about 45 minutes to do mine. If I actually knew what I was doing at the time, I probably could have done it in 15. it was just like trying to fit a too small lid on a round tupperware container.

when I finally got it, I had a good laugh.

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