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How to Replace a Washing Machine Door Seal (Bosch)

If you’ve noticed water leaking from the front of your machine during a wash cycle, the most likely cause is a damaged seal.
In this video, Lee shows you exactly how to repair the seal – step by step.

Click here for washing machine seals for all the major brands.

Video Transcript:

Hi, I’m Lee from Ransom Spares and in this video I’ll be showing you how to replace the door seal on a washing machine. I’m going to be demonstrating on a Bosch washing machine, but the procedure should be similar no matter what make or model you have.

First of all, always remember to unplug your machine before attempting any repairs.

On most Bosch washing machines, we’re able to remove the front panel, which gives us good access and makes replacing the door seal very easy. However, on most machines this isn’t possible and the door seal replacement is carried out through the front port hole of the machine.

We first need to remove the lid of the washing machine.

Now, we can remove the front retaining spring. It's best to do this using a flat bladed screwdriver by easing the spring out of the recess.

Next, we can remove the two screws that are securing the lower part of the front panel in place. The front panel should now come away from the body of the machine.

Now, we can remove the counterweight by undoing the three bolts that are holding it in place.

The door seal is held to the outer tub with another retaining spring, which now can be removed. The door seal should now simply pull away.

Give the area where the door seal fits a good clean before fitting the new one.

Now, we need to fit the new door seal over the lip of the outer tub, ensuring that the new seal is in the correct position.

Next, we can replace the retaining spring, front panel, outer retaining spring, door interlock and lid.

So, there you go, that’s how to fit a washing machine door seal. Remember, door seals, and all washing machine spares can be found on the Ransom Spares website. Thanks for watching.