Comments on: Replacing door seal on Hoover WDM-130 Washing Machine Code and comments on web development, Django, Python and things (un)related. Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:15:20 +0000 hourly 1 By: bob sunderland Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:15:54 +0000 I bought a replacement seal for our Hoover WDM 120 from e-Spares, having had a good experience with them over fitting a new seal for our Bosch dish-washer. The e-Spares video for that was very clear nad made the job straightforward. Although there were minor differences (clip types and a couple of screw positions), no problems.
However, the video they present for changing a front seal for a ‘generic’ washing machine is for a Bosch, although they state it is also for other similar makes. Certainly no video for a Hoover. Very clear but completely inappropriate.
I cannot recommend buying anything from e-Spares unless you know how to do the change or their instructions are REALLY for your appliance. Do not believe the ‘other types are similar’ line. They are not.
Scott, your description for changing the Hoover seal is very clear and I thank you for it, but I am now very nervous about continuing. The seal doesn’t actually leak. My wife wants it changed ‘because it smells’. I think she endures the alleged smell for a while longer.
I will have a beer and give it a coat of looking-at.

How about an instruction-set for changing the door-seals on a 40 year-old Land Rover……..?

By: Mark Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:43:05 +0000 Scott,
many thanks.
Replaced successfully!
At first I thought it was going to be impossible but your guide gave me enough info to do it.


By: Bob Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:11:56 +0000 A great help, thank you. A very detailed explanation with helpful photographs. I wouldn’t have done the job without it as it was not the easiest of tasks and still took a little while. Very happy at saving engineer costs. Taking the top off made it much easier as I originally started working through the front! Excellent instructions.

By: Ian Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:41:52 +0000 I assumed i would be able to remove the front panel on my Hoover HSWD 126, however its not possible and makes this job much hader! These instructions were great though, couldnt have done it without them. Removing the duct from the top made things much easier.

Thanks so much for the instructions.

By: Michael Sun, 12 Feb 2012 19:22:05 +0000 This is (probably) one of the worst FIY jobs you could volunteer for. I have a Hoover HNL model and the front panel does not come off. It makes removing the retainer wire and old door seal a real ‘mare and then there’s fitting the new seal. 1 hour to fit and another 30 minutes to fit the wire again. The intructions here are great but assume you can take the front panel off.

I now know why the engineers charge so much.

By: Mark Sat, 11 Feb 2012 17:51:35 +0000 Thank you for your detailed info, really helped to do the job in good time
BTW I found a head torch useful too :-)

By: Loraine Sat, 12 Nov 2011 20:31:38 +0000 I got the old seal off my hoover washing machine but could not get the new one on.
I almost gave up and called an engineer.Then I followed your instructions and it only took me about 10 minutes after that.Thank you soooooo very much your are a star.

By: G M Reynolds Thu, 13 Oct 2011 23:59:26 +0000 Many Thanks for this Info. I have wrestled with the seal on my Hoover HNWL6136 for 2 hours trying to get the seal on the wrong way after changing the bearings. After finding your blog I got the seal on in ten minutes.
I can’t thank you enough you have saved the day.

By: Mark Sat, 24 Sep 2011 15:37:49 +0000 Hi Scott

This set of instructions enabled me to change the seal on my Hoover HW5213MUK washer dryer, also with a welded on front. The advice about the screwdriver working the socket in the restricted space when removing the metal clipband was spot on… and that was definitely the worst bit of the job. But all done, drip free and not expensive… thanks a lot.

By: Paul Sat, 20 Aug 2011 23:40:04 +0000 Hello,

Thank you so much for your time taken to write a clear dialog of what to do and think of when replacing a door seal. I had given up until my girlfriend found your blog.

5th time lucky the seal stayed in place, thanks to you

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Paul (Bath)