Ensure that nothing but clean clothes are coming out of your washing machine with this replacement door seal - to prevent leaks from the front of your washer. Be confident in your seal being strong and resistant, meaning the only thing you have to worry about is finding the time to do all that washing!
Spare part for select models of Hotpoint, Indesit, and Scholtes washing machines.
Please check the list of suitable models to ensure that this is the correct part for your appliance.
Note: There are two videos showing replacing a seal by either taking the front off or through the port hole method.
How to replace a washing machine door seal
This video should help with fitting this part. However, the exact layout and fitting technique may differ for your make and model.
Be safe - always unplug any appliance from the electricity supply before carrying out any work on it.
If you are in any doubt contact a qualified repairer.
I needed a new door seal urgent! After a quick search on the web I came across espares. They had the part in stock and available for next day delivery.
The new door seal arrived as stated. In the package was a information card which had a barcode on it. I used my tablet to scan it and a video of how to fit the seal was available to watch. This made the job a lot easier ☺.
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Just what the doctor ordered06 January 2015
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By Gaz- Cambridge
First time I had ever tried to fit a door seal. The accompanying video was extremely helpful (even if it was for a different make) & I'm not certain I would have been able to complete the task without it. Very very very happy
Challanging to fit on my model, but worth the effort!03 January 2015
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By Northscot- Aberdeenshire
The seal arrived (as usual with espares) in very quick time. In advance of my plan to replace the seal, I searched for info on how to actually fit the seal and found a load of videos from espares, which seemed to explain what was involved in replacing a Hotpoint washing machine door seal.
Not too long after starting the job, I discovered that my specific model of Hotpoint washing machine was different from the Hotpoint in the espares video, so access to the front of the drum was not possible. This made fitting the seal quite a bit more difficult as the seal would slip off one part of the door during the fitting process.
However - with a bit of patience (and quite a few swear words), I eventually got it fitted and back together again - and no spare screws left over!
Despite the difficulties I had, I would still do it again - just a pity the manufacturers service instruction manual was not more readily available, with advice on how items like the door seal should be fitted!
There are two small drain holes, to prevent sitting water in the rubber ring. If you position, the moulded rubber part at the top, then the drain holes will be at the bottom, where they are supposed to be
By Martyn79- Castleford
- 21 September 2010
By oscar2007- Wakefield West Yorkshire
- 25 January 2010
QSame Question as oddjob in May 2011 - this seal is identified as fitting my machine1 Answer
but the old seal does not have the rubber protrusion shown on the inner edge of the picture of this seal on the website. Did Oddjob have any problems after fitting the seal. the back face of the old seal is flat whereas the new one is ribbed.
By steve- Leicestershire
- 25 March 2014
As long as the seal fits and the drain holes are in the correct place then the extra protrusion is not a problem. Manufacturers will sometimes change a part in production and this lip is designed to help washing to keep away from the drum edge and nost rub the seal on spin.
if the front of the washing machine is welded how can you fix the door seal to the drum,
By pete- suffolk
- 11 June 2012
I know you probably didn't mean it the way said it, but the seal doesn't actually fit to the drum, it fits to the static part of the washer just in front of the rotating drum.
First you need to remove the top of your washer and carefully remove what you can from the top of the inside such as the water feed to the deturgent tray, cross strangtheners etc. I found it best to take a few photos with your phone to remind yourself where it all goes back. You should be able to remove the control panel from the top of the front panel, there will probably be a couple of wires still attached but they are long enough to get it out of the way. With the door open, you should be able to remove the front seal retainer and then the seal from the front, once removed you can access the rear of the seal and the retaining spring (device). Clean everything up with some soapy water and fit the new seal, simples!
You can move or hold the drum back slighly (3 to 4 inces) to give you a better view, you may need another pair of hands, but you have to work from the top of the inside of the washer, it's tight! Just take your time and double check the positioning of the seal (drain holes at six O'Clock) before closing up and reffiting everything you removed. Good luck - it's not that bad a job really and if you get really stuck, you can always call out an engineer, at least you'll have a new seal!
QThe new seal pictured has an additional drain tab/protrusion which my old seal does not have. Will this fit my machine or is there an alternative?1 Answer
- 30 May 2011
Hi oddjob, if your model number is listed as fitting this part, it will fit. However I'd just double check, as generally speaking, if your original seal doesn't have that protrusion on it, the replacement shouldn't either.
QDo you need to use a sealant on the seal?1 Answer
When fitting I have read some advice to seal the sealing edge with a product called debor, is this necessary and do you advise its use?
By Barrington- Sunny Manchester
- 11 January 2009
There's no need to buy any additional products to replace your door seal, simply follow our step-by-step guide: http://www.espares.co.uk/guides/washing-machines/g/12/38/replacing-door-seals.html