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Rubber seal has a rip in it

With the door open I can feel and see a 4" tear in the rubber seal just adjacent to the area in which the water comes in, which of course, is allowing water to pour out while the machine is in operation.....any suggestions to repairing thr rip....I want to avoid replacing it right now due to financial issues...that seal looks like a very time consuming job to replace

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    I actually was able to purchase some rubber cemet and adhere it to the rip to cure the short term problem.........thanks for the tip

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We have the same problem right now. we ordered the part and we are going to try to fix it ourselves. another user gave me full instructions..
http://www.fixya.com/support/t246588-rubber_door_seal_rip

the seal is about 80 bucks
hope this helps!

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We had to replace our seal and it was about $250.  The tech told me that when you wash socks-put them into a garment bag.  He said it is hard on the seal.  Also he said that when washing comforters to wash it on the delicate cycle because regular washing is hard on the seal.  I wished I would have know this before hand :-(

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