One can almost detect the wearing and tear of a rubber gasket visually. Mostly, the breakdown of the rubber gasket leads to the most unpleasant situation since the washing machine starts to leak. The damaged gasket lets in water, and flows out freely from the door during the washing and rinse cycles. Replacing the gasket of the hatch is one of the most efficient ways of solving the issue. The methods of repairing this problem may seem complicated, especially if you have never done anything like this before. Calm down. This article will take you through the process.
How to take apart the Bosch washing machine
First, before starting the repairs, you should completely turn off the water. Unplug the appliance from the mains. In this case, you do not need to disengage the drain hose. Pull out the washer a little closer to access the back part of the washing machine. Detach the device partially to replace the rubber gasket of the door’s hatch. Pull out the top cover by:
- Using the hex screwdriver and unscrew the two screws found on the upper part of the back panel of the appliance. Then secure the top panel.
- Remove the cover and push it a little backward
- Lift the cover and set it aside
Now, you need to pull out the control panel. To do this, take off the detergent drawer by pressing the special latch place found on the rinse section. Next, pull out the screws found on the left and the right sides of the detergent drawer located at the end of the control panel. Then, the board should come off quickly. Then, remove the front panel to gain access to the rubber gasket.
How can I remove the rubber gasket?
Some of the Bosch washing machine front counterweights are tightened so you cannot remove the gasket. In this case, you will need to unscrew the counterweights and then take off the gasket. Use a screwdriver to pry off the 2nd spring clamp found at the bottom of the gasket. Pull out the gasket and the clamp. Throw away the damaged gasket but keep the clamps.
How do I install a new gasket?
Please get a new original gasket and examine it for any faultiness. If it is in order, stretch the gasket onto the edge of the hatch. Use the spring clamp which you have pulled out from the bottom of the defect gasket, and spread it on the new one. Inspect the gasket that is to be placed around and the clamp to tighten up at the bottom. Then reassemble the machine. First, install back the front cover, connect the lock assembly, and protect it with fasteners. Screw the control panel and place the detergent drawer in its rightful position.