Question about Washing Machines
Gasket is ripped need to replace.are there any hidden screws that need to removed to access gasket?
The bottom of my gasket was torn open all along the bottom. I ordered the gasket but I wanted to see if I could repair it so we could catch up on the wash. I bought some rubber contact cement that cost me under $4.00. I Glued the gasket rubber together by overlapping the the seem a little. Still had a hole in one spot. I had a sheet of rubber around my shop that was about 1/16 of an inch thick and cut it about three inches wide.. I used a little sandpaper to rough it up a little. I cut it in two.
You have to apply contact cement to the gasket and the rubber you are applying it to. ( I dry fit it first to make sure it would fit). Just to make sure it would hold I also glued rubber to the outside bottom of the gasket to reinforce the glued seam. . You need to take off the front panel to do this and there are directions to do this if you search for it. I was able to run the washer in about an hour after the repair.
If your washer is in the basement and are not afraid of getting the floor wet give it a try. I have run the machine with heavy loads for two days and no leaks. I feel confident that the repair will last for a long time. A cheap fast fix. It took me about forty five minutes. Make sure you unplug the machine to do this. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
After you remove the front panel you have to remove the front bulkhead. there is a cable that goes around the boot whee it attaches to the outer tub. be very careful removing the spring that holds it on, one slip and the spring will be implanted in your skull. i recommend having a pro change it, i do it for a living and have a great deal of trouble putting the spring back on.
Posted on Sep 22, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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