How To Replace The Boot On A Whirlpool & Kenmore Front Load Washer

NOTICE: Before trying to replace the boot on your Whirlpool or Kenmore front load washer, make sure to disconnect it from all power sources and disconnect from the power supply.

*Part WP8182119 is sometimes called washer bellows*

How to Replace the Whirlpool Kenmore Washer Boot or Bellow:  

1. Removing the boot will require that the front panel, door switch and console be removed.
2.To remove the front panel first remove the three screws securing the toe panel to the front of the washer and lift the toe panel up slightly pulling it forward.
3. Next remove the two screws securing the top front panel to the washer. The front panel can now be removed.
4. Now carefully pull the boot from around the water inlet and washer tubes.
5. Remove the boot retainer clamp by loosening the clamp screw located at the upper right of the tub opening.
6. The boot can now be removed from the tub.
7. When replacing the boot and washer front panel, special care must be taken to assure a proper water seal and operation.
8. When reinstalling the door switch, be sure to insert the two tabs on the right side of the switch assembly into the slots in the plastic wiring harness guide.

More Washer Repair Parts

We covered the steps it takes to replace the boot/ bellow in your Whirlpool Kenmore washer. If you find that you need a replacement part that is not listed above, feel free to browse our website or visit the washer parts page.

If you have a hard time finding the part you need for your washer, just give us a call at 866-236-3848 and one of our Part Experts would be happy to help you find the exact OEM replacement part you are looking for.

Locating the Model Number on your Washer:

When calling to find an exact replacement part for your washer, you will need the Model Number ready to go. The model number on a washer can typically be found in one of four places: under the lid, on the back of the control panel, the bottom left corner (exterior), or the back of the washer near the water inlet valves (exterior).
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