Bellow tub seal and clamp needed to be replaced
Karen M. • Rio Oso, CA • September 19, 2014
My Repair & Advice
I'm a 45 year old stay at home mom. I've never considered repairing a large appliance myself, particularly a front load washer that looks too high tech. I might do something wrong and mess it up completely. About 4 years ago i called a repair man from sears. Turned out nothing serious was wrong. But he told me the tub seal didn't look good, and would need to be replaced soon. It had water damage. He told me I should really leave the door open after a wash to let it dry out. At the time my kids were very small. An open appliance door I considered a hazard for small kids. So the seal had to suffer. The machine is almost 11 years old, and the other week the bellow seal clamp fell off. It was rusty and corroded. I did an internet search and found this website, looked up the washer serial number. The bellow seal and clamp were right there - the most popular item. I ordered the parts, 2 day shipping, and watched the video - which made it look so simple. And it really was. I had some help from my 86 year old dad, who i consider a master of home repairs. But I'm proud to say I did most of the repair myself! Getting the door back on was a little tricky. But we figured it out. There were a few moments were my dad was unsure of what to do. But I was able to remember the video instructions. And we got it done in about half an hour!