How to disassemble and assemble the bellow seal (2)

Last updated 23/02/2021 06:47
  • All the work to be performed inside the appliance requires specific skills and knowledge and may only be carried out by qualified and authorised Service Engineers 
  • This platform is not fitted with an ON/OFF switch. 
  • Before you access internal components, take the plug out of the socket to disconnect the power supply. 
  • Some of the components in the mechanical part could cause injuries, so wear suitable protection and proceed with caution. 
  • Always empty the appliance of all the water before laying it on its side. 
  • If the appliance has to be placed on its side for maintenance or another reason, lie it on its left side, to avoid the risk of any residual water falling onto the main circuit board. 
  • Never place the appliance on its right side (electronic control system side): some of the water in the detergent dispenser could leak onto the electrical/electronic components and cause these to burn


How to exchange the bellow seal

1. Worktop

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Remove the screws that secure it to the back panel.

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Pull it out from the back.

Door safety device (with incorporated flange)

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Remove the plastic ring fixing the bellows seal to the cabinet.


Release the bellows seal from the cabinet.

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Unfasten the two screws securing the door safety interlock to the front panel.

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Take the device and move it to the left.

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Turn it towards the inside (right-hand side of the flange).

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Pull it out towards the right and remove it.

Pull out the wiring protection from the door safety device.

Disconnect the connector.


To reassemble the door safety device, repeat the same operations in reverse.

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Before tightening the screws to secure the door safety device to the front panel, make sure the flange is positioned properly on the outside as indicated by the arrows.

Tighten the screws at a torque of 2.5 Nm.

Control panel 

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Remove the worktop (see relevant paragraph).

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Pull the detergent drawer out and at the same time press the right-hand side indicated by the arrow.

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Remove the screw securing the control panel to the conveyor.

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If necessary, pull the clamp out.

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Remove the four screws securing the crossbar to the sides of the cabinet.

Remove the two screws securing the detergent drawer to the crossbar.

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Release the anchor tab securing the detergent drawer to the crosspiece.

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Raise both sides of the control panel so as to pull out the hooks securing it to the front panel.

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Remove the control panel and position it as shown in the figure, making sure to introduce protection to prevent scratching.

Front panel

Remove the worktop (see relevant paragraph).

Remove the control panel (see relevant paragraph).

Remove the plastic ring, remove the door bellow seal from the front panel.

Unfasten the screws securing the door safety interlock (see related paragraph).

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Tilt the washing machine (towards the back).

Unfasten the three screws fixing the front panel to the base (indicated by the arrows).

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Unfasten the two screws fixing the front panel to the sides (indicated by the arrows).

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Remove the front panel.

When refitting the front panel, first tighten the two upper screws, then the three lower screws.

From the front panel, you can access

Bellow seal


Once the door bellows seal has been removed from its seat in the cabinet. Remove the pocket from the drawer compartment assembly.

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Pull out the drawer compartment from the bellows seal detergent inlet pocket (open the clamp if necessary, otherwise leave it closed).

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For reassembly.

During insertion of the drawer compartment into the pocket of the bellows seal:

Reposition the clamp in its seating in the pocket of the porthole bellows seal (close it if it is open).

Lubricate the inside of the pocket.

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Also lubricate the outside of the drawer compartment assembly, which should be inserted into the pocket.

Gently insert the part of the drawer compartment indicated by the arrow into the pocket of the bellows seal.

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Check that the dispenser is perfectly in place to avoid any water leaks.

Remove the snap ring fixing the seal to the tub.


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Take the seal out of the welded tub.

(take care as the seal is held in position by a snap ring)

When reassembling the seal use liquid soap to lubricate the part where the tub is inserted (indicated by the red circle).

Make sure the references are aligned.

Reassemble the snap ring between the door bellow seal and the tub.

Reassemble the plastic ring between the door bellow seal and the cabinet.