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Self seal gasket for plastic drum

I have Kenmores version of this and first of all cannot believe the problems with these front load washers. I have had a drip from two of the lower bolts that hold the two piece plastic drum (that houses the s/s drum), apparantly there is a self seal gasket. This washer apparantly has always dripped, I tightened down the two bolts, was ok for a while and now again it drips water. I tried to get an esimate to replace this gasket (part#131275900). Sears wants $65 to have a man come to the house, look up the part and the repair exercise on this computer and give you a price, when they could just as easily give that info via e-mail or phone so one can determine if it makes sense to repair! Any one have an idea what the cost might be?

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  • David Doran Oct 31, 2008

    Thanks, that just what I expected, a very high price to correct a bad design. I thought maybe a water proof adhesive spread along the area might help. I have placed a stove liner in the bottom and placed a sponge so that it will hold any water and at least keep the floor from getting wet and the floor of the washer from rusting any more than it is. Other than this issue the washer runs great and am holding my fingers crossed that the aluminum spider bracket (great you tube vido by a gentlemen who exposed that issue) does not fail me. Would like to get a couple more years out of this washer. Not sure these front loaders even though they save water and may get clothes alittle cleaner (not sure I can prove that poiint) are truly worth all the money and headaches. Sad, good idea, poor qualilty and design flaws put many, many consumers into a shock mode when problems arise.

    Thanks for you help.

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Thats the main tub seal, youll need to remove the tub completly from the machine, split it and then reassemble after installing the new gasket and hope you didnt damage anything in theprocees. big bucks for the repair i bet, iim in NYC and id bet problalby 325-425, alott of labor involved!

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