The old seal is off. There is one metal spring band and one plastic ratchet type band.
This is a frustrating job, at best !!
You don't take the weight off, that's the good news
Turn off the power and remove lid
Lean machine back against a wall so the drum moves away from the front part of the cabinet
Run some washing up liquid around the groove in the seal, that fits onto the tub. NOT TOO MUCH, just enough to give you some “slip”
Start at the 12 o'clock position, work clockwise
Once you get to the part where you cant go any further, you need someone else to hold it at the 12 o'clock position. You then have two hands to continue getting it on, all the way around
Its possible to do this single handed, but only with hours of practice. Much easier with a friend
Once its on, replace the drum band and then the cabinet band
Can I ask you to take a moment and rate my responses so far? Please use the smiley faces which you should now see. Please remember you are rating me personally, not the website or the problems you have had with this machine.This will not close your question and you can still come back to me if you need more helpThanksRob
Good news about the weights, but I am finding it very difficult even to start the replacing of the seal, let alone progress all the way around.
Can you give advice on what groove in the seal fits what part of the tub?
Thanks Rob. I'll try again. I may need to come back to you later.
Rob, Good advice but….
As far as I can see the groove in the seal has to fit over and behind the rim of the casing holding the weights. I have tried but this appears to be impossible without removing the casing, fitting the seal and replacing the whole thing. By the way I haven't got a second pair of hands!
I am therefore back to my first question; how do I remove the front of the machine? It doesn't look very easy as front and sides seem to be all one piece.
Rob, I've put away my pistol.
Yes there is a seam on each side of the cabinet. Does that make it any easier (says he hopefully)!