Miele 1986 -Question about replacing boot
I've just acquired a very lightly used Miele 1986 and I need to clean it up since it was stored closed! And frankly, it smells terrible. I suspect it also has a case of over-suds/cold temp biofilm-nasties, as well.
It's clear from the get-go that I'll need to replace the boot because even straight bleach doesn't budge the worst stains and odors.
So my question is: has anyone done this and do you have any idea what a new boot costs (part only, not installation since we do our own Miele-work)? If you've replaced a boot, is the job really difficult?
This poor little Miele has obviously been in a bad situation, but luckily has now been adopted into a Miele-loving household that believes in small amounts of non-HE powder, hot washes and open portholes between cycles. I'm sure its spirits will perk up as soon as I can get it cleaned up.
After wrestling for an hour with the skeeviness of someone else's build-up, I thought that maybe I was just being too finicky because the machine is new to me. So I went downstairs to compare the deep crevasses of the boot attachment points in my nearly 15 y.o. Miele 1918 with what I was seeing in this two-year old 1986. Nope, my little 1918's crevices and edges are clean as a whistle and the new one is slimy. Uh, oh!
Thanks for any info you can give me about the boot.