Get your washing machine working like new again with this replacement door gasket. It's a genuine spare part and will fit select Ariston, Hotpoint and Indesit washers. Prior to ordering, please check the list of appliances to ensure this is the right part for you.
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 have exactly the same problem with the door seal going black and on investigation there is black slime under the door seal. I have been running most programs at 30degrees and this is obviously the problem. I have since run boil washes with vinegar and soda crystals but haven't managed to get rid of the sludge.......nothing for it but a new seal.
If I get the seal and the retainer is there anything else I need to get to replace the seal? And is this a relatively easy and straightforward operation or is a degree in washing machine maintenance required?
By HeidiMcB- Scotland
- 03 July 2009
Your old fitting band should work with this door seal. Our video guide to fitting a washing machine door seal might help give you an idea of what this task involves:
Also - to help the mould from building up we would recommend occasionally doing a wash at higher temperatures. Our limescale and detergent remover should also help to some extent:
i have had my machine 2 years and my old seal has gone black do i have to replace it or is there something else i can do
- 26 March 2009
I really wouldn't expect for your seal to go black so quickly! I'm assuming that this might be mould? You may be able to treat this with white vinegar.
Mould is often caused by debris being left in the rubber ring which causes the water to not drain properly. Additionally if you're always running loads at 30 degrees then the bacteria that likes to thrive in the ring will flourish. In the future make sure you run a hot water load with powder every so often and then leave the washing machine door open to dry.