When I wash a load on hand wash or delicate it leaks from the front of the machine. The other cycles it doesn't leak. We do know that when the washer fills up for the handwash & delicate cycles it uses more water and it starts leaking within the first 8 minutes. Do we need to replace the front bellow tub seal?
Answer Hi. Remove the top. Remove the pressure switch part # W10514214 (soil level) hose. Blow back in towards the tub and remove the restriction there. If you did remove the restriction, then use "Afresh" washer cleaning tablets part # W10135699 to clean the unit monthly. If the pressure switch senses to not close when needed it will allow too much of a fill. Make sure the vent system is clear and the outside vent hood opens and closes properly so the outside air does not create a restriction (moisture build up). Check the inside door glass and make sure there are no debris build up there. Look at the door boot itself part # 8182119 to see if there are rips. You will need the rear boot clamp part # 8182210 as well. It will be advantageous to find the supplied tech sheet inside the cabinet to aid you in the diagnosis. It allows you to put the unit in a diagnostic mode which brings up fault codes and tells you which circuit needs assistance. Thank You.
My Kenmore Elite is leaking due to the tear in the front boot (seal) Will this part work on my machine? It also looks like the current seal is glued to the machine. Recomendations?
Answer Hello Caine! Yes, the front bellow used on your unit is part number 8182119. No, the bellow is not glued on. It is held on by two clamps/springs. What you may be seeing is built up soap scum from previous washes. Thanks!
Will this part fit model WFW9470WW01?
Answer Hello Andy! Yes, the front bellow tub seal 8182119 is the correct replacement and will fit your model WFW9470WW01. Thanks!
Is the AP3597347 the right bellow for the MHWE300VF00 model?
Answer Chris, according to your model # MHWE300VF00 the bellow 8182119 is the correct replacement and will fit your unit. Thanks!
Is this the right seal for our washer?
Answer Ann, the front bellow tub seal 8182119 is the correct replacement seal used on your model WFW9400SW01. Thanks!
Can anyone tell me how to replace the boot seal on my Maytag front loader washer?
Answer Hello Steve. 1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
3. Remove the top cover and the console.
4. Remove the lower front access panel.
5. Open the washer door. 6. Using a small screwdriver or a pair of
long-nosed pliers, pull the tension spring
on the retaining wire out from around
the front of the bellows, and remove the
wire. 8. To remove the bellows:
a) Remove the two T-20 Torx screws
from the door switch assembly.
b) Remove the front panel from the
c) Turn the bellows retaining clamp screw
counterclockwise until the clamp is
loose enough to remove it from around
the bellows. NOTE: It may be necessary to completely
remove the screw from one
end of the clamp. d) Remove the bellows retaining clamp
from around the bellows 8182119. e) Pull the bellows off the front of the
tub. REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you reinstall the
bellows, be sure to position the “weep holes”
at the bottom,
How do I install this part.
Answer John, It's a pretty involved project, but do able. Basically, you'll need to remove the top, control panel, dispenser, and both front panels, to access the inner tub assembly. We're sending you some additional information, that should get you through. Thanks