the boot seal holding the drum to the front panel leaked

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Melissa From Juno, AK

Oct 09, 2007

7 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

I replaced the boot seal. I unscrewed and took off the front door and front panel; I unscrewed and removed the detergent compartment; unbolted and lifted up the top panel. I removed the old worn out gasket and replaced the anterior (door side) portion first, then the posterior portion. the door side pushes right in by hand but I used a putty spatula to firmly seat it evenly in place. For ease of closing the spring loaded wire on the posterior portion of the gasket, one person held one end of the wire and gasket in place and a 2nd held the other side in place and pulled the spring with pliers to connect and seal the gasket. replacing the boot seal requires 1 person, but having a 2nd person around to help with the spring was helpful. this was an easy project that takes about an hour.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 12002533 (Now subbed to Bellow)

Part Number: PS2003890

In Stock