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Whirlpool WFW9600TW01 Washer Door boot seal replacement

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The Door boot seal of my Whirlpool Duet Steam washer ripped from "7 o'clock to 2 o'clock". I need to replace it, but I first need the repair manual in order to figure out how to remove the old seal and put in the new. Any one have an online manual and some tips on replacing the seal?

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You shouldn't need a manual to replace that door boot.

It is held in place by two wire 'bands'. The one on the outside edge is spring loaded. To remove it, all you do is grip the loop on the end of the spring with a pair of needle nose pliers (or a small flatblade screwdriver works too) and stretch the spring out and over the lip.

The inner band will either be a flat band that is sort of like a big over sized worm-gear clamp, or it will be a wire clamp like on the front edge except it is tightened with a screw. Which ever kind it is, loosen it up and slide it over the lip edge and pull it out. You can now remove the old boot.

The new boot will have a top and a bottom - make sure you have the arrow or notch at the top and the drain holes at the bottom. Fit the inner lip first by working it around pushing the rubber edge of the boot over the plastic lip of the outer liner. Once it is on all the way around you will be able to slide your hand all the way around and it will feel smooth and even. Then flip the inside of the boot inside the tub (making it inside out) to make it easier to work on the outer band. Work the outer band on all the way around making sure that it is over the lip and in the groove - and then tighten the clamp/screw. Make sure it is good and tight. I use a little ratchet to do this - others reach in from on top with a screwdriver - either way, just make sure it is good a tight or you'll be moping up a flood.

Then flip the inside of the boot back into shape and fit it around the lip on the outer frame. Once it is all in place and smooth, you can replace the outer band. There are different ways of doing this, but I just use my hands - grip the band on either side of the spring. Hook the top of the band over the top edge and fit it around the sides as far as you can. Then stretch the spring out by separating your hands ... at the same time pulling it down over the bottom lip. I can do it in one try pretty much every time now, but it took a bit of practice. Don't be surprised if this takes a couple of tries.

Done ... crack a cold one and enjoy your washer.

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Strathy, you can do this job without having to remove the front panel? I don't see how you can fit the inner lip over the outer tub that panel still in place.

Ispelker, here's the door boot part link...

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Door-Boot-Seal/1027300?modelNumber=WFW9600TW01

 

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I agree with you Samurai, I wouldn't even attempt to do one with out removing the front panel. Not really that much extra work for how much easier it makes the process.

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Yes. My shortest time is just over 6 minutes. The hardest part is getting the inner part over the rim of the outer tub. Once that is on its all downhill.

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I would also caution you that while it is important to sufficiently tighten the clamp on the tub side of the seal, it is equally important not to overtighten this clamp...

if you over drive it, the clamp and seal will work their way off...ask me how I know...

also, I can not do this repair without removing the front panel...the worst part of this is that asinine trim ring you can barely remove without breaking...which genius thought this was a good idea? Not a tech, I can tell you that..

Edited by KurtiusInterupptus

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lol - I've got a couple of boots to do this week - I'll see if I can get a video of how I do it - it really does save time to do it without removing the front, especially on one with a dryer on top.

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That'd be great-- would love to observe the technique of the Boot Master!

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I would be interested to see that video. Is there a manual for this front loader machine? I would like to see how the front panel is put on and the schimatics for the machine. The strange thing is that, although there is a big rip in the seal, the machine only seems to leak water when the steam and sanitize feature is used. I am wondering if there might be something else wrong.

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... Is there a manual for this front loader machine?

tech sheets w/ wiring diagram for that model,

and service manual for the older non-steam model

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first generation duets i think is easy to do without taking it apart but those duet sports tryed it and accompished it but was eaiser taking the front

off hard to get that boot around the balance wieghts for someone that doing it for the first time i would take front off you wont be sorry

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gotta say all the boots i have replaced on every brand available i have never had the need to remove the front, i have however had to cross town in rushhour to help other techs get it done

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Gol durn, I rectum I'm justa old school Samurai. You young appliance studs out there makin' the ladies swoon with them fancy moves. Yeah, well, I still got a move or two of my own that gets the ladies all flustered...

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lol - my a$$ looks pretty much the same, just with fewer wrinkles ... haha

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I've always done them without removing the front. This way, it does not matter if the unit is stacked or not. A 1/4 inch drive thumbwheel ratchet, a bit holder, and an assortment of bits and nut drivers make it much easier.

You're really tricky if you can replace the drive belt on a Neptune laundry center from the front, I've won lunches betting guys I could do it that way.

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Well, I've upgraded my account. Is there a way to download a copy of the repair manual? I was hoping to get this door boot replaced tomorrow. Thanks.

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Domo!

Whirlpool Duet Sport washer service manual PMed.

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Whirlpool WFW9600TW01

might that be a full Duet ?

I could never understand the Sport / Duet model numbering

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My machine is the front loading steam model.

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Pretty sure this one is based on the sport because the CCU is mounted on the side panel.

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yes, but the Tub, Basket, and Boot seem to be from the Duet :kopkrab:

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They're kind of becoming bastardized....... Just put a door boot in one of the newer model Whirlpool Duet HT (WFW9400SU00, manufactured May/2007).

Has the standard Duet style pump in center and motor control board on left,(looks more like the SPORT motor controller then the standard Duet), has the SPORT style door lock and CPU mounted in front/right/top corner and looks like the SPORT CPU.

Forgot to check where manufactured, are these all the new Duets that are being made in Mexico now?

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Ask and ye shall receive.

Here is a video of how I change the door boots on Duets without removing the front. This is pretty boring guys ... lol. This one took 8 mins but I was nervous with the camera on me and made a couple of mistakes. Normally it is around 6 mins to change. I can usually be in and out of these customers within 15 mins. Enjoy.

http://neighboursappliance.com/2011/06/replacing-a-torn-door-boot-on-a-duet-washer.html

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Very nice strathy...I will definitely give this a try next week...

I really loved your flashlite technique ...I have been doing that forever. All my flashlitez have tape on the butt to facilitate easier holding with the teeth.

Also loved the customer..."what did my wife do? " LOL

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