Miele W1611 Door Seal Replacement

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Introduction: Miele W1611 Door Seal Replacement

These are instructions on how to change the door seal on a Miele W1611 Novotronic Front Loader washing machine. I am an electrical engineer and I figured this out myself, copy these steps at your own risk.

Step 1:

Obviously unplug the power before you start and wait a few minutes for the capacitors to discharge.

On both sides of the lid are small plastic covers. Remove both and undo the screw (Torx bit). Remove them and then reinsert the screw with 1 turn, then push the screw back into the lid. There are slides that these screws tighten into, they hold the lid on.

Step 2:

Lift the front of the lid and slide it backwards enough to remove.

Step 3:

Remove the soap drawer completely.
Undo the 2 screws above and below the latch slot. Remove the big screw below the drum opening. Remove the retaining ring around the drum seal (depending on the model it might be metal with a spring, or plastic with a ratchet).

Step 4:

Pull the seal off the lip on the front panel.

Step 5:

Lift the control panel up and lie it on top of the machine. No need to remove any hoses or unplug any cables from it.
Open the drain plug flap at the bottom left of the front panel. You'll need this open to guide the pull ring through when you remove the front panel. Remove the 2 screws that hold the front panel on and tilt it forwards. Lift the front panel free of the locating pins on the bottom and guide the orange pull ring out of the front panel slot.

Step 6:

Lift the front panel free of the locating pins on the bottom and guide the orange pull ring out of the front panel slot.

Step 7:

Undo the screw on the drum retaining ring. It's tricky to get to. Remove the rubber hose at the top of the seal and pull the seal off.

Step 8:

Install the new seal in exactly the reverse method.

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23 Comments

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MARIO HAP
MARIO HAP

Question 1 year ago

Please help me.
I have a Miele w1 classic and
i want to change door seal but the washing machine model does not have on both sides of the lid it has small plastic covers and screw, do you have any idea how i could solve the problem. thank you!

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AndrewPainter1969
AndrewPainter1969

1 year ago

These instructions worked well, just replaced the seal on a Miele W5741, only difference was the need to pop the front part of the control panel out to get to two screws to then release the main control panel. Also took the front panel with the door off completely by removing the two screws at the bottom, which required the very bottom panel to be pop'ed off. Great instructions.

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GregR110
GregR110

Question 1 year ago

My w1611 developed a door sea squeal, it seems the rotating drum is pressing on the seal lip quite hard. The rotating drum protrudes out from the stationary drum by at least 10 mm (see pic) you can also see rubber dust from the seal. From your picture it is not clear to me if yours protrudes or not, it appears to be flush but I’m not sure. Would you mind looking to see if yours is flush×
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Paul0007
Paul0007

Answer 1 year ago

I have the same problem inner drum protrudes , did you solve the problem?

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mikie_121
mikie_121

Answer 1 year ago

I don't quite follow your troubles, and I can't see a photo attached to your comment.
Perhaps these photos will help you determine if your seal is correctly seated?

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markjbaker
markjbaker

1 year ago

Perfect! Saved my W1419 with these. Thank you!

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PederE
PederE

2 years ago

Great instructions! This worked very well on our W1614. Thank you so much!!

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mikie_121
mikie_121

Reply 2 years ago

7 years later and this instructable is still helping people! Love it!
And it’s great to see how many different Miele models these instructions apply to.
Thanks everyone for all the positive comments.

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IanR111
IanR111

3 years ago

I followed these instructions with success on my Miele W1511. The instructions were perfect. Thanks Mikie! :-)

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CarmenV24
CarmenV24

3 years ago

Hi Mikie, mate thank you so much for your detailed easy to follow instructions. Following them step by step I have been able to fix our washing machine.. thanks again...:-)

Google is amazing ..!!!!!

Wayne

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rbedwards
rbedwards

4 years ago

Just done the job on my W1512 model, exactly as described. Thanks.

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fireman_sam6986
fireman_sam6986

5 years ago

Awesome instructions. I have a Miele w2104, only difference is the front panel removed without needing to take the top off. Just pop the bottom guard off and undo the 2 a reason each side

Just finished successfully replacing the door seal on my Miele W1634 using your instructions. Thank you so much!

Hi there,i'm in the UK and i need to buy a rubber door seal for my Meile w1613(about 7yrs old) and fit it,do you know where i can buy the part for the cheapest price?????Pleeeeeease????Mine has been ripped to shreds???No idea how...but my kids are really bad at leaving stuff in pockets,always had problems with my Meile but i don't know if its the washing machine or the kids????

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mikie_121
mikie_121

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

These seals usually break because clothing is left hanging out when the door is closed. While the drum turns it pulls the clothes back in and tears the rubber seal. It's very unlikely that items in the drum can cause damage to the seal.
See if you can find an appliance spare parts store near you. I did a quick google search and found: http://shop.ukwhitegoods.co.uk/miele-door-seals They seem to have genuine and 'compatible' seals that are a bit cheaper.
Hope this helps.

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garybeck
garybeck

7 years ago on Introduction

This instruction has been extremely helpful. However, getting the new seal back on the drum is another matter! I suspect it will take two people, one to hold half of the seal on the drum while the other half is stretched over the drum. It is like putting a tire back on a wheel.