Front loader leaking from front and bottom
Kyle B. • Baltimore, MD • January 27, 2015
My Repair & Advice
I think it was leaking both from the front and the bottom somehow. The boot seal was pretty cruddy anyways so I figured even if it was wrong, it was time to replace. You basically had to take the entire washing machine top and front off. This takes a little bit of time and organization but is relatively easy. While you are doing all this you might as well clean all the filters and make sure none of the valves and tubes are leaking. Getting it apart was pretty easy. The hard part is putting the two clamps back on, particularly the bigger back one. Be careful if you are ordering new clamps to realize that there are two different sizes. The bigger back one is IMPOSSIBLE to get on without the spring expansion tool. I called multiple hardware stores and no one ever heard of it. It was like $70 online which seemed too expensive for a DIY (esp. when I already spent $70 on the boot and clamp). I didn't really need a new clamp, so I used the spring from it and was able to do a work around and use the two springs together to get the back clamp on. This is what was time consuming and frustrating. It's a little loose but I think should be fine. If you want to do the job 100% properly you need the spring expansion tool. There are no leaks now!