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How to Replace a Washer Dryer Door Seal - AEG Published 18/08/2009

eSpares Mat shows you how to remove and replace a washing machine door seal. These door gaskets wear out over time and might leave you with a leaking washing machine. The seal Mat is changing here is for a washer/dryer, so there are a couple of extra steps.

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How to Replace a Washer Dryer Door Seal – AEG:

If your washing machine is leaking, then you may have a fault with the door seal; thankfully replacing the door seal on your washer dryer is a relatively simple task which should take no more than ten to fifteen minutes.

In the above video, with the help of our experienced team, we explain how to replace the door seal, and below we’ve compiled a simple step-by-step guide which takes you through every point covered in our video.

Step 1: For ease of access, it’s recommended to remove the door from the washing machine, and this can be done by simply undoing the hinge screws using a Torx head key. Whilst undoing the bottom screw, make sure to hold onto the door itself, preventing it from falling to the floor.

Step 2: Once the door has been removed, remove the outer retaining band from the outside of the door seal.

Step 3: Begin removing the seal away from the body of the machine, but be careful for any obstacles which may be in the way, such as a water feed pipe clip. If you do come across such an obstacle, it can be easily removed out of the way by unscrewing the clip.

With any obstacles moved out the way, continue to remove the seal from the machine.

Step 4: With the seal removed, place the inner lip of the new door seal on the inner part of the machine and keep it in place by utilising the tension spring which pops into the channel , once the bottom of the seal has been secured in place, you can begin securing the top half of the seal.

Step 5: With the seal top and bottom of the seal secured, along with the air vent part of the seal, secure the outer lip, before putting the retaining band into position and ensuring it is as tight as it will go.

Step 6: Reattach the door, ensuring that it is secure and closes correctly with the new seal in place.

There you have it, a step-by-step guide to replacing a washer dryer door seal on an AEG washing machine, helping it to perform to its optimum level.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Matt from eSpares.

In this video I’ll be showing you how to replace the door seal on this AEG washing machine. The parts and how they are fitted will vary for your make and model but it should be fairly similar to this.

Safety first: always remember to unplug the appliance from the mains before starting any work.

For ease of access, I’m going to start by removing the door. To remove the door you need to undo these two hinge screws here. For this I need to use a Torx head key – this set is available on the eSpares website. For the lower screw make sure you hold on to the door so that when it’s released it easily pops away in your hand.

The first thing you need to do is to remove the outer retaining band from the outside of the door seal, this one is connected at the bottom with these two sets of interlocking teeth. They separate very easily. Put the band to one side and begin to work the seal away from the body of the machine.

Before I can remove the seal completely you’ll see that I have a couple of obstacles in my way. We’ve got a water feed pipe here with a retaining clip around it and because this model is also a dryer we have an air vent with a retaining band around it. To release the clip on the water feed pipe I just need to get a screwdriver in there. To remove the retaining band around the air vent I simply pull the seal clean away.

Once those clips are released the only thing keeping the door seal in the machine is the lip of the door seal itself so to release that, just get a good grip on the seal and work it away from the inside of the machine. As you can see, there’s an elasticated band round the inside but once you work the seal away from the inside of the machine that’ll come off nicely as well.

So here we have our new door seal. The door seal only goes on one way so it’s essential you put it on correctly. The inner lip on the door seal here goes on the inner part of the machine just here and it’s kept in place by this tension spring, which just pops into the channel there.

The outer lip you see here is the one that’s kept in place by the retaining band. On this door seal we obviously have a gap for the air vent and a little tube for the water feed pipe to go on and they obviously align like that. You may not have these on your door seal, but what you will have is the drain holes at the bottom of the seal here and when putting the door seal back on, you’ve got to make sure that those are at 6 o’clock when the seal is in place.

What I’ve done is secured the bottom half of the seal onto the inner rim of the door here. Be patient – it is quite a tough job so an extra pair of hands certainly comes in handy and for this I’ve used my able assistant, Matt. What Matt’s going to do is hold onto the bottom half of the seal while I make sure the top half of the seal is nice and secure.

Once that’s all done, what I need to do is secure it in place with this tension spring. Again another pair of hands comes in handy so Matt will come in and help me hold the seal down as I locate the tension spring around the top.

Next up, you need to secure the air vent part of the seal to the air vent, which I’ve done using the retaining band to secure into place. Same with the water feed pipe – pop that back into the seal and clamp using the clamp provided and a pair of pliers like so.

Once that’s done secure the outer lip of the seal. Once that’s on, grab your outer retaining band: put that into position, making sure it’s as tight as it’ll go. Now all that’s left to do is to pop the door back on.

So there we have it, a fiddly job but with an extra pair of hands, not too bad, and it’s certainly less expensive than calling out a washing machine service engineer. The door seal and all spares and accessories for washing machines and tumble dryers are available on the eSpares website.

Thanks for watching.

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