Zanussi 1250. WJS 1397W. TurboDry. Jetsystem Excel. RSI, Rinse Sensor Injection

These pages are about how to fit the door seal on a Zanussi 1250. WJS 1397W. TurboDry

Removing the panels

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PANELS ADD STRUCTURAL STRENGTH TO THE ZANNUSSI 1250 WASHER DRYER AND SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE DRUM AND HEAVY STABILISING CONCRETE. SO YOU WILL HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.

Front Panel Screw Position
Front Panel Screw Position

DANGER UNPLUGAlso turn off water supply.

Remove the Front Panel Screws  There are two screws near the bottom of the washing machine.

These have a plastic covers over them. Remove the plastic covers and unscrew the screws one to the left and one on the right.

Remove completely and store safely.


Remove Top Panel Screws

Remove Top Panel Screws. Remove Top Front Screws.
Remove Top Panel Screws. Both sides. (shown removed) Remove Top Front Screws. Both sides.

DANGER UNPLUGAlso turn off water supply.

Remove Top Panel Screws and clips on both sides. This has to be done before trying to remove the back or front panels.

This picture is after moving the back away, but the top panel screw need to be removed completely first.

Remove Top Front Screws.  Both sides. Just a identification note; these are longer than other screws.

Remove completely and store safely.


The Front Panel covers two other screws also near the bottom that fasten the back panel to the washing machine, one to the left and one on the right.

Unscrew the screws one to the left and one on the right.

Remove completely and store safely.

Slide the Back Panel Away Back Panel Removed
Slide the Back Panel Away Back Panel Removed

DANGER UNPLUGAlso turn off water supply.

Slide the Back Panel Away. Continue to slide away and remove completely.

TIP be careful of the water inlet pipes that go into the washing machine.

The Wiring Harness The Wiring Harness   
The  Wiring Harness (on the left from the back) The  Wiring Harness latches on the inside edge of front panel
Push in the button latch in and slide the Wiring Harness up Continue to removing the Wiring Harness
Removing the Wiring Harness
Push in the button latch in and slide the harness up
The  Wiring Harness latches on the inside edge of front panel
Continue to removing the Wiring Harness
Slide the harness up to unclip completely.
Do not move away too far

TIP The Wiring Harness has to be unclipped completely before trying to remove the front panel.

TIP you should, if possible, empty the washer dryer of clothes and water first i.e. use the spin cycle.


Removing the Door

Remove the Door Screws The Door Removed
Remove the Door Screws The Door Removed

DANGER UNPLUGAlso turn off water supply.

Remove the Front Door. Remove the Door Screws. Remove completely and store safely.


Removing the Front Panel

I found to easier to work on the washing machine, from now on, if it is laid down on its back. Be careful not to damage any parts.

MPORTANT NOTE: THE PANELS ADD STRUCTURAL STRENGTH TO THE ZANNUSSI 1250 WASHER DRYER AND SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE DRUM AND HEAVY STABILISING CONCRETE. SO YOU WILL HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.

Lay washing Machine on its back. Be careful not to damage any parts. Lay washing Machine on its back Be careful not to damage any parts. 
Lay washing Machine on its back. It may be better to lay on a side first and then turn it onto its back.
Be careful not to damage any parts.
Lay washing Machine on its back
Be careful not to damage any parts.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PANELS ADD STRUCTURAL STRENGTH TO THE ZANNUSSI 1250 WASHER DRYER AND SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE DRUM AND HEAVY STABILISING CONCRETE. SO YOU WILL HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.

Washing Machine on its back. View from bottom.

Unhook the Door Seal round the edge. Remove the Door Seal Screw. 
Start removing the Door Seal.
Unhook the Door Seal round the edge.
Push the Door Seal in.
Remove the Door Seal Screw.
 This is one screw that holds the Heater Duct to the Front Panel.

Start removing the Door Seal. Unhook the Door Seal round the edge. Push the Door Seal in to loosen it from the Front Panel as much as possible.

Remove the Door Seal Screw. This is one screw that holds the Heater Duct to the Front Panel. Remove completely and store safely.

Partly Slide Front Panel Off.
Partly Slide Front Panel Off.
Lift off the plastic underneath. As you lift off underneath.
Slide Front Panel Off Partly.
As you lift off the plastic underneath. On the Left.
Slide Front Panel Off partly.
As you lift outwards off the underneath. On the Right.

Note : The above has to be done before trying to remove or lifting the Front Panel.

Remove Door Catch Screws. Lift Up Front Panel.
Remove Door Catch Screws. Lift Up Front Panel.  The Door Catch should be loose.
Place Door Catch by the side. Leave wires attached.

After you Lift Up Front Panel.  The Door Catch should be loose. Place Door Catch by the side.

Leave wires attached to the door catch.

Remove Front Panel and store safely.

IF YOUR APPLIANCE IS UNDER GUARANTEE YOU SHOULD CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER'S SERVICE DEPARTMENT FIRST. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CARRY OUT ANY REPAIRS AS THIS MAY VOID ANY GUARANTEE'S AND/OR WARRANTIES and also result in you having to pay a higher amount.

ELECTROLUX. TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE. CHECK THIS FIRST TO SEE IF THEY'RE OTHER ISSUES THAT MAY BE CAUSING ANY PROBLEMS.

DANGER UNPLUGAlso turn off water supply.

MAKE SURE NO ONE ELSE APART FROM YOURSELF IS ABLE TO PLUG THE ZANNSSI 1250 WASHER DRYER BACK IN.

I can not accept any liability for injury or damage. These pages are for information only.

THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS ARE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY.

DANGER OF ELECTROCUTION

DANGER HIGH VOLTAGE.  TURN OFF MAINS ELECTRIC SUPPLY AND UNPLUG FROM THE MAIN SUPPLY.

DO NOT CONTINUE UNTIL YOU HAVE DONE THIS. DANGER UNPLUGAlso turn off water supply.

NOTE: ALLOW THE WASHING MACHINE TO COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE STARTING. The machine can become very HOT during use, especially if the tumble dryer is used.

TIP you should, if possible, empty the washer dryer of clothes and water first i.e. use the spin cycle.

TIP Take your time if any part feel difficult to fit find out why. Do NOT force parts this may cause damage.

These Tips may not be suitable for any other Models of Washing Machines or Washer Dryers.

Before you start make sure you are competent enough to complete these tips.

You will be handling HEAVY MACHINEY WHICH USES HIGH VOLTAGE, HIGH PRESSURE WATER, DANGEROUS, (POTENTIALLY HOT AND HIGH SPEED), MECHANICAL ITEMS and TOOLS.

ELECTRIC AND WATER DO NOT MIX and this with the HEAVY and MECHANICAL DEVICES MAKE THIS VERY, VERY DANGEROUS.

THESE ACTIONS REQUIRE AT LEAST TWO STRONG PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO ACT IN A RESPONSABLE WAY.

HAVE A FIRST AID KIT READY.

IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, ASK A PROFESSIONAL. 

Read ALL TIP's completely and make sure you have the tools and replacement parts ready.

So far as I am aware Zanussi has been taken over by Eectrolux.

Zanussi Website

Eectrolux Website

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