If you own a condenser tumble dryer and the seal has perished - the issues this can cause if left is that pieces of lint and fluff may escape the door freely floating throughout your room. However more importantly moist air can exit the machine leading to damp and condensation which can lead to mould.
Tailored to help replace a seal on a Beko condenser dryer - this guide should provide some light on a far more simple replacing process.
Now when replacing the the seal of a condenser dryer - the manufacturers want you to go through the lengthy and complicated process of removing the side and back panels, removing the etc etc. However here at eSpares we found another way, more convenient, this replacement process will save you the headache of performing this simple repair and the need to call out an engineer.
This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the part on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.
What You Will Need:
Step 1 - Safety Advice
Safety First! Please ensure that you have disconnected the appliance from the mains before starting any repair and due to the sharp edges exposed we suggest suitable Safety Gloves are worn to help prevent injury.
Step 2 - Removing the Door
To begin you need to remove the door from the front of the dryer by, the door should be held in place by four screws. Undoing these screws will release the door, now with the door out the way, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the screws around the door seal which hold it in place.
Now some people may go and release all of the screws however we advise to remove the four lower screws completely, but only unscrew the top four about half an inch. This will make the seal removal far easier.
Step 3 - Making Room
So you should now have the lower screws released and the upper screws loose, again the method behind this madness is that it allows the door seal frame to move away from the front panel.
Now you can use one of the screws to push the frame back - and then you can use a spare screwdriver to wedge between the gap. This will now give you ability to simply peel the seal away.
Step 4 - Feeding the New Seal
You should now have the old door seal out of the way - reposition the screwdriver to allow some space between the door seal frame and the front panel. Now starting at the bottom of the seal, work it around the edge. If you are unsure between the seal bottom and the top don’t fret because it's easy to identify as they'll be a join in the two pieces of material.
So using some spare screwdrivers position them on the lowers corners again this allows some space. Once in place you can now begin to manoeuvre the new seal into position.
Please Note: The technique we've discovered that works best is if you put the front lip into position in the frame and then simply roll the seal back into position.
eSpares Top Tip: If you do find that you are struggling to fit the seal at certain areas resulting in the seal to not fit, using a flathead screwdriver you can gently to push the door seal in place, however just make sure you don't puncture the seal.
Step 5 - Fitting In Sections
Once you've fitted a section of the seal in place you can then remove the screwdriver. If you are happy that a specific area of the seal is fitted you can then tighten the screw - this will hold the seal in position. Now you are free to work the rest to the seal round the door.
As you work around pushing the seal into place you can also begin to partially tighten the screws to hold it into position.
For the last section - you may find it is quite tight and are struggling to fit the seal, again you can just push in one of the screws to give yourself just a little bit of space to manoeuvre the seal into position.
Step 6 - Reassembly
With the seal now fitted - you can now tighten all of the loose screws, once tight and secure you can refit the door and the hinges.
And there you have it! A new seal fitted onto your condenser tumble dryer. Hopefully this process to replacing the seal has resolved your problem and gave you the confidence to repair your appliances if and when they break down saving you money.