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Washing machine rubber seal repair

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by [email protected], 6 Jan 2018.

  1. [email protected]

    Wise Guy

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    DIY weekend again. Wife reports a leak from the washing machine and it seems that the rubber seal is damaged (there is a small cut). Any tips on how to fix this as replacing it seems a bit tricky (Samsung washing machines are more like spaceships now days) not to mention very expensive.

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  2. Chris Wilson

    Soldato

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    If you mean the bellow seal for the door to drum casing it's under a LOT of movement, stretch and stress as the drum settles into a balance factor, a repair is highly unlikely to be durable, it needs renewing.
     
  3. something daft already!!

    Soldato

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    Glue?
     
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    Wise Guy

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    Will take a photo but it's the rubber gasket so no moving parts
     
  5. peterwalkley

    Mobster

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    Thread probably best in Home & Gardens. We have an expert in there. Paging @OldCoals ....
     
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    Wise Guy

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    Googled a photo which shows what sort of repair is needed.
     
  7. LOAM

    Capodecina

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    It's not really a small tear is it? There's a whole chunk missing, replacement is needed.
     
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    Wise Guy

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    It's a bit smaller but there is a gap. About 4-5mm I would say so it has to something like a patch I guess.
    Unfortunately I cannot rotate it so the cut is at the top as the gasket is asymmetrical.
     
  9. Chris Wilson

    Soldato

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    It's part of the bellow seal, fiddling will just cost time and money, fit a new one.
     
  10. darael

    Mobster

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    Not an expensive job to DIY, but keep the kids out the way if this is your first time - you may find the air quickly turns blue. :D

     
  11. Rexxar

    Wise Guy

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    Mind the edges of the drum, did this myself once and as I found out they are razor sharp
     
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    Wise Guy

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    Yep, seems an easy job for that washing machine
     
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    Wise Guy

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    Found out the hard way myself! Got my gloves now
     
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    Wise Guy

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    Think I've managed to fix it - at least there is no leak now.