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Difficult to open washing machine doors

Some makes of washing machine doors can be very tight to open resulting in the door handle taking the strain and premature failure....I find if you take a wet rag and rub both the door boot seal and washing machine glass where they both make contact this lessons the DRAG on the door, it will close easy and glide open making the resistance to the door handle kit lower increasing its life span...

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