When you pull the rubber seal back from around the opening of the machine, there are pieces of plastic that are shredded and coming off from the inside (where the socks get stuck). I imagine this would require a replacement ...how did this happen? ...is this a common problem? .. how can I stop it from happening in the future?
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Re: Plastic inside door is shredding apart
Hello kwheersink Welcome,
Make sure you are not using to much detergent. You should be using HE, or High Efficiency Detergent. And only the amount that the manual for the washer tells you. To much and it will slowly destroy your Seal and bearing. Plus any rubber or plastic parts it comes into contact with. Definitely replace this now!! How old is the washer?
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I had to replace part No 8182408 - the washing machine door handle. There is a plastic bar in the middle of the assembly that broke because the door was opened too hard.
There are two springs, the latch, and the plastic piece that brings it all together. The smaller spring is the key, call it the L spring. It is shaped like an L and goes around the ends of the latch. The other spring is the larger and straight and goes around the tops of the plastic piece. The straight spring goes in with the crossbar facing on the outside of the washer. The latch with the L spring fits in between the plastic crossbar with the U shaped end pressing against the latches inside bar. The antenna of the L spring needs to wrap around the plastic bar and fit inside the straight spring bar. This applies pressure on the latch to stay closed. When the handle is pulled, it releases the pressure and allows you to open the door. The Metal bar is used to hold all the pieces together and once you have the alignment right, put it back into the door with the straight spring antenna tucked in the spots on the door, as well as the metal bar ends. Screw in the two spots that holds the assembly in place and you will be set. The door should open and shut easily.
most likely you have a hole in the boot seal,the rubber piece in between the door and the tub,also open the door and wipe the bottom part of the door on the plastic window,i've found pieces of hair there and the water travels down the hair and leaks through the door.if that's clean you have a hole in the boot seal,open the door,spread the rubber boot open and with you fingers feel all around the rubber boot
if you contact whirlpool they might help but the bearings that help that stainless steel drum spin smoothly are gone and because its bounced around a bit it shredded the plastic tank its about $400 for the parts to do this job and every single part comes off and back on it takes experienced guys that do them every day about 2 hours of struggle and pain to do it. i would highly reccomend a new machine in this case.not worth it
i think your talking about the rubber door seal????
you can change this yourself,,,under the seal on the case is a wire spring unhook it and the door seal will fold inside the washer,,,on the inner drum you will find the other wire spring undo this as well and pull the old door seal out through the hole in the door,,,the new seal is fitted to the iner drun first so you need to turn the new seal inside out to fit it,,,push the seal into the washer and fit the inner wire first then unfold the seal and fit it over the outer door so you can fit the wire spring,,,
easy after you have fitted a fuw 100?
Yes it can be put back on without taking the drum apart. The larger end goes on the drum side. Fit larger end around drum lip make sure it seals all the way around, install spring around seal. Smaller end goes around door opening. Install seal around outter lip and install spring around seal.
Hi there is a plastic band around the rubber seal to take it off you would need a small screwdriver and prise it open gently than lift off the rubber and replace the door switch to put back the band just push clip the two ends together when it is around the rim
out the bottom of door?? no through the bottom panel???. check the rubber door seal for rips or tears pull it back and look around entire circumference. smalll rip in very front of seal where door should close against will cause leak for sure
The door latch assembly comes as one piece. It would actually be much simpler to purchase the new latch and replace the whole assembly instead of trying to put pieces and parts back inside a latch that may or may not work after all your hard effort. If you decide to replace the latch, follow these steps:
1. Unplug the machine.
2. Remove the lower kick plate panel if you like (this can help you reach the latch from a couple of different angles).
3. Open door and feel around the rubber door boot for a wire hoop. At the bottom of the door open is a tension spring. Pull the spring apart and remove the wire hoop from the groove.
4. Gently lift the rubber boot from the groove around the door opening and push inside the machine so you can access the inside of the casing.
5. The door latch assembly is located inside the case on the right-hand side. There should be a couple of wire connectors going to it (remember how they come off). Be careful with the wires, they are small and can break.
6. Unplug the wire connectors and remove the three screws holding the latch in place from the outside of the casing.
7. There should also be a plastic retainer holding the latch in place. Remove latch from retainer.
8. Install new door latch by placing it in the plastic retainer, first.
9. Plug wires connectors in.
10. Re-install the three door latch screws.
11. Re-install rubber door boot around the door opening. Make sure it is properly seated in the groove.
12. Reinsert wire hoop. starting at the top of the door opening, carefully push the wire hoop into the groove and work your way all the way around the bottom where the tension spring would be. (A second set of hands to hold the wire hoop in replace would be handy at this point).
13. Pull tension spring apart and snap into groove.
Done. Hopefully this will take care of your problems. Of course, you may not like the idea of having to purchase a whole new door latch assembly, or the effort required to remove and replace. But, it sure beats trying to rebuild the old one. I hope this helps.