I wasn't sure if the gasket seal (part 8181673) requires any lubrication prior to installation. It helps seal outer tub to inner tub. I know to lubricate the bearings but Whirlpool specs don't specify about this seal. Thank you
Answer Mike, No, you don't want to "lubricate" the tub gasket. At the most, you may want to use a few small dabs of rubber cement or sealant to hold the gasket in position while you re seat the clips and bolts that hold the tubs together.
Washer is making a lot of noise and seems to be unleveled. Took a look at the back and see alot of black mess inside. Just puzzled as to what could be the problem. Please help me.
Answer Hello Setera. Check and see if the inner basket on the washer seems loose or rough to turn by hand. If so, you will need to replace the outer tub assembly W10290562. The bearings are bad. Hope this helps.
The door leaks when on quick wash has since I purchased this set is there something I need to replace please help me. Thank you
Answer Hello Stephanie. You will need to check and see if the door boot is bad on the unit, and if so, you will need to replace the door gasket. Hope this helps.
How hard is it to change tub gasket on kenmore model # 11045966402 ?
Answer Ed, you do mean the "bellows" in the front of the tub, correct ? It's an involved process but easy, in general you'll need to remove the top, control panel and front panel to access the tub(s) and replace the bellows. "REMOVING THE BOOT FROM THE TUB ASSEMBLY
The boot can be completely removed from the outer rim of the tub assembly. Carefully pull the boot from around the water inlet and window washer tubes. Remove the boot retainer clamp by loosening the clamp screw located at the upper right of the tub opening. The boot can now be removed from the tub. Removing the Washer Top Three screws secure the washer top at the back of the washer. Remove the three screws and lift the top from the washer. Removing the Console from the Cabinet Disconnect the Touch Pad/LED Assembly ribbon
connector from the left side of the Central Control Unit and release it from the wiring harness brackets on the right side of the washer
top.Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pressing down on the release tab at the back of the drawer and pulling it completely out of the washer. Once the drawer is removed, remove the screw in the recessed hole next to the drawer opening. Release the tab securing the right side of the console to the washer . Open the washer door and place a flat-bladed screwdriver into the slot in the bottom center of
the console. Push the console up to release center console tab. Be sure the ribbon cable clears the cabinet frame. Removing the Touch Pad/LED Assembly from the ConsoleThe Touch Pad/LED Assembly is removed as a single unit and contains the Push Buttons, LEDs,
cable, etc. The buttons can be replaced separately The washer door can be removed by removing the upper left shield cover and hinge cover. Open the door and remove three screws securing the door hinge to the washer front and lifting upward. Access to the door switch requires that the water seal boot be removed from the front of the washer. Use a flat bladed screwdriver at the location of the retainer spring and pull the retainer forward and then off the perimeter of the bootEase the edge of the boot off of the lip of the washer front near the door switch. Remove enough of the boot to gain access to the door switch behind the washer front panel. The door switch is secured to the washer front panel with three screws. Once these screws are removed, the door switch will remain in place until it is lifted slightly and pulled back from the washer front panelRemoving the washer front panel will require that the door switch be removed and the boot be separated completely from the front panel opening. The console must also be removed. Next, remove the three screws securing the toe
panel to the front of the washer and remove the toe panel by lifting slightly and pulling forwardRemove the two screws securing the bottom of the front panel to the washer, and the two screws securing the top of the front panel to the washer. The front panel can now be removed from the washer.REPLACING THE BOOT AND DOOR SWITCH When replacing the boot and washer front panel, special care must be taken to assure a proper water seal and operation. Carefully pull the nozzle from the window washer tube. Separate the plastic gasket ring from the nozzle. Insert the nozzle through the hole in the boot and slide the plastic gasket ring down the shaft of the nozzle so that the boot is securely trapped between the gasket ring and the nozzle ridge. Insert the nozzle shaft into the window washer inlet tube and insert the end of the water inlet tube into the boot. Fit the boot around the front lip of the tub so it rests smoothly and evenly. Fit the boot clamp
around the front lip of the tub and tighten the screw. Be careful not to over tighten this screw. Damage to the boot clamp or the boot
could occur. When reinstalling the door switch, be sure to insert the two tabs on the right side of the switch assembly into the slots in the plastic wiring harness guide. Failure to do this will result in unwanted noise while the machine operates." This is a general instruction you may or may not have all components listed. Like I said, it's involved but easy. Good Luck.