My washer is leaking at the front, I found a tear in the gasket near what appears to be a drain hole. How do I replace the gasket for this model? I have seen instructions for other models but want to be sure before I attempt to tackle the job.
Answer Hello David,
Seven easy steps:
1. Locate the outer clamp band securing the seal to the door rim on the washer. LG actually has a set of specialty pliers, 383EER4001A, 383EER4004A, for removing and reinstalling the clamps that hold the boot on the machine.
2. After removing the outer clamp band, locate the inner one securing the boot to the outer tub assembly.
3. Once the clamp bands have been removed, use both hands to pull the seal away from the outer tub rim. Some units will have a water spout hole that will have to be lined up. Others have drain holes at the bottom.
4. Rubbing a drop of liquid soap up into the groove on the door boot that fits onto the outer tub rim will make it a bit easier to fit it into place.
5. The new door boot should be fitted by locating the drain holes at the bottom and working up both sides towards the top. In most cases it makes the job much easier to remove the top, control panel, and front assemblies to gain better access and not have to work through the small round main front opening.
6. Refit the inner band remembering that this must be fitted properly or it will leak. If not fitted properly, it is possible for the clothes and water weight to push the door boot off, dumping all of the water into the main base of the unit which can not only damage electrical components, but also create an electrical shock hazard. For this reason, it is very important to fit the door boot onto the outer tub rim properly. Reinstall the clamp.
7. Now fit the outer edge to the main front. Install the outer clamp and test the unit for leaks.