Replacing Door Seal on a Miele Prestige Plus 6

Introduction: Replacing Door Seal on a Miele Prestige Plus 6

These are the steps I followed on my Miele Prestige Plus 6 to replace the door seal.

I have no experience or qualifications in washing machine repair - but mine still seems to work without leaking following the procedure. Follow these instructions at your own risk.

Acknowledgement to Mikie_121 ( for giving me enough clues to repair my machine.

Step 1: Turn Off the Power

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

Step 2: Remove the Front Panel Accessory Screws

Unscrew the two screws above/below the door catch and the big screw at the bottom of the door opening.

Step 3: Remove the Outer Rim of the Door Seal

Remove the metal spring which goes round the outside of the rubber door seal (easiest to see where there is a spring at the bottom)

Having removed the metal spring, pull the seal off the lip on the front panel.

Step 4: Open the Drain Plug Flap

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

Use a small flat screwdriver to open the flap.

Step 5: Remove the Front Panel

Remove the kick-panel. This is not screwed, and is removed with a gentle pull forwards.

Remove the two screws at the base on each side holding the front panel & once removed the front panel lifts forwards and out. Take care to gently unthread the pull-ring from the drain-cover.

Step 6: Remove the Door Catch

Working on the seal is easier with the door catch removed.

The door catch is removed by gently opening the plastic catch holding it in place against the frame.

There is no need to disconnect any leads.

Step 7: Remove the Door-seal

Loosen the retaining ring using the clamp bolt on the left hand side. Once sufficiently loose (but not all the way) this can be removed from the seal.

Remove the rubber hose at the top of the seal and pull the seal off

Step 8: Fit the New Seal

Carefully line the the V in the seal with the two dots on the left hand side of the drum.

Pull the door seal rubber around the rim on the outer drum- this is a bit fiddly - you a looking for a flush fit to the outer-drum around the full circumference. Once the seal is secured re-fit the metal retaining ring and tighten.

The interior of the seal rests against the inner drum, but is not attached to the drum.

Test the inner drum still rotates prior to continuing.

Step 9: Put the Front Panel Back On

Reverse the steps to re-attach the front panel, not forgetting to putt the door catch back first if you removed it.

Take care when replacing the panel to thread the pull-ring back through the slot behind the drain hatch.

Step 10: Attach the Seal to the Door Rim

Pull the door seal over the rim surrounding the door.

Re-attach the metal retaining clamp.

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Question 1 year ago

Hi, Where did you order you replacement seal from?. Thx Therese


Answer 1 year ago

From espares

Miele Washing Machine Door Seal for W562 (ES1539518)


Hi, I too just followed your instructions - job done inside an hour! Thanks for the excellent photos - invaluable help. Nigel.


2 years ago

Followed your instructions to fit a new seal last night. All as described, no problems. Thanks very much


2 years ago

Finding your instructions on replacing the door seal on a miele washing machine was a godsend,being on this covid19 lockdown we don't want anyone coming to the house to do repairs as my wife is in the vulnerable category and been told by her doctor she can't go out until mid June at the earliest so I ordered the new seal on line followed your instructions I have never done anything like this before and it took from start to finish 75mins with no swearing also it saved me about £150 in call out and labour fees thank you again and in these dodgy times stay safe. Tony.


4 years ago

You sir, are my hero (we have 4 kids so the machine runs 24/7)! Used this instruction to fix our Miele W5846. Worked like a charm. Do not forget that there is a code on the manchet that you can google to make sure you order the right one.


Reply 4 years ago

Ha happy to help! I'm please somebody got some use from it.


5 years ago

I'm glad you could fix it :)