This washer repair guide shows how to replace the rubber door boot seal on a front-load washer. This rubber seal is a flexible gasket between the door and the drum that prevents leaks. If the washer appears to leak from under the front panel, check the rubber door boot seal for a hole or rip. If you find that the washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
These DIY repair steps show how to replace the door boot on Kenmore 796-series and LG front-load washers. You also can use the same basic steps to replace the washer door boot on some Samsung, Maytag, Whirlpool, GE, Amana and Bosch front-load washing machine models.