Please help me determine what I need to replace the rubber part. It leaks and smells. Is what I need called a seal, a boot or a gasket? I'm really confused since I see basically the same thing listed with all these names.
My washer is an LG WM2487H*M, steam with an LED light.
Answer Marty, The most common terminology for the part you seek is a "BOOT" and the secondary term is a "Bellows". Before you order the part, you will need to check and see if the "BOOT" has a drain hole in the bottom center(6 o'clock position. If it does have a drain hole, you will need to order 4986ER0004G. If there is no drain hole in the boot, you will need to order 4986ER0004C, or convert the front portion of the wash tub assembly with additional parts.
This washer is less than3 years old. We leave the door open to help it dry out, but mold has developed under the door seal. What should I clean the mold off the rubber with and is there any to prevent it? I hate to have to buy a seal just to get rid of the mold.
Answer Hello Elvin,
You will want to try to clean with bleach water but if this does not remove then the seal would need to be replaced. In order to try to prevent, you will want to clean unit regularly with bleach wash and dry boot out inbetween prolonged usage.
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.
I just gota L G Washer door seal in with no instructions on how to easly install it. The old one came out but getting the rear spring in is next to impossible. Before I ruin it, Could you please send me some instruction?
Answer Hello Mfpepper. There is actually a special tool to install the boot with. One for the front ring and one for the rear. Unfortunately, the tools aren't listed in such a way that you can tell which is for the inner and which is for the outer. The part numbers are 383EER4001A and 383EER4004A. I'm sorry I can't be specific as to which is which but I hope this will help you out. Have a great day!
I'm like the other posters and was wondering how hard replacing the seal myself is going to be before I buy it. Are there instructions somewhere before I attempt it? Thanks in advance.
Answer Hi Patrick. We will try to explain 2-different methods to use. First the manufactures replacement of the door bellow. Remove power. Remove the top by removing the top rear hinge screws and slide the top back and up and off. Then remove the front interface control panel electrical connectors while noting the connections for proper reconnection's. Then you remove the dispenser drawer by releasing the inner tab that stops the drawer from opening too far. Then remove the front dispenser panel screws and if your model has a hidden tapered screw above the door, under the front control center area. Then look carefully at the user interface mount lt and rt. screws. Unclasp the control panel clips that hold the front panel to the cabinet sides and frame. You only need to remove the front panel enough to set it up and aside so it is safe out of the way. Then open the door. Remove the door latch screws as the door latch will remain inside the cabinet. Lift up on the lower boot lip at 6:00 position. Use a small screwdriver or pick tool to get the spring of the front steel cable lifted up and off the boot. Then unfold the door5 boot off the front panel and fold inwards towards the inner tub. Then remove the top screws that hold the front panel on. Once off then lift up and off with the front panel and set it aside protected because the door will be attached and cumbersome. Then you will decide if best for you to remove the tub front upper and lower weights. This will allow the rear boot (bellows) clamp part # 4861ER2001D to be accessed better. Then focus at the top of the boot is a arrow that aligns at 12:00 for correct placement. You will need to replace the back clamp because they create a leak and only best used one time. Then you need to dress the back of the boot on the tub correctly so the clamp will hold. This is extremely crucial. The 2-nd way to change the door boot is to open the door unhook the front boot cord as described earlier. Then fold the outer boot inward toward the tub so you have a completely inward folded door boot. Then use a 5/16" deep socket with a 1/4" ratchet assy. This will allow you to get to the rear clamp screw. Then once satisfied that the rear of the boot is on the tub correctly, position the clamp so the bolt will tighten at the 3:00 position. Then you can back out by installing the front of the boot (bellows) onto the front panel. Make sure there are4 no inner wrinkles so the door glass closes squarely and no leaks occur. Wipe dry the inner door glass clean. There will be new factory drain holes so the lower boot area will not get stand water and hold moisture. Thank You.
How difficult is it to replace the door gasket on this washer? Even though we dry the gasket after use and leave the door open for 24 hours, we still get mold inside the gasket.
Answer Hi Dean. Remove all power. You will need to remove the top. Then the dispenser. Then remove the front controls. Then open the door and remove the front boot surrounding spring. Then unhook the top light socket out of the boot. Fold the boot inwards towards the inner drum. Unhook the door switch elect. connector. Remove all top panel holding screws. Unfold the panel towards you and lift off panel. Then unscrew the back boot clamp and remove the bellows. Use laundry detergent to soap the new boot to reinstall. Make sure you get the boot on straight with no wrinkles. This will insure closure with the door glass is secure. The door boot is part # 4986ER0004G. The back boot clamp is part # 4861ER2001D. Thank you.