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Glass Window Shattered During Wash

During a spin cycle, the washer started making an odd, but not alarming noise. About 15 seconds later, the glass window shattered (its a front loading machine). Its like it exploded, with TONS of tiny glass shards everywhere. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Is there any sort of recall on this issue? I'm planning on repairing it myself - should i expect any sort of internal damage to the washer, or is it just a matter of vaccuming out the broken glass and replacing the window? Thanks in advance.

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    Stephanie Rosenberger Mar 24, 2014

    ALSO: This was a load of towels. I am 100% certain nothing in the wash caused the glass to shatter.

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Maybe the internal drum was rocking due to an unbalance with the weight of the towels that it has knocked onto the door causing the glass to break. only thing i can think of , glass shouldn't break unless its hit or there is a large amount of temperature change, adding cold water to a hot glass for instance.

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    Stephanie Rosenberger Mar 24, 2014

    That would actually make a lot of sense and would explain both the noise I heard and the crazy amount of broken glass. It coudnt have been a water issue, as it happened during the spin cycle. Do you know of any way to stabilize the drum, or to prevent this from happening again? Do you think the broken glass has damaged the washer at all?

  • weirdtop Mar 24, 2014

    depending on the age of the machine it might be casued from old stabilisation springs. or it could just be an unfortunate circumstance where the towels didn't evenly lay around the drum when spinning. was it a full load of towels? maybe less of a load would prevent future issues.

  • weirdtop Mar 24, 2014

    Add a Comments oh the only thing that would be a issue of glass damaging the machin i can think of is if the glass got into the water pump area, would damge the pump itself or at least the outflow pipes

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When the machine is spinning, place your hand gently against the glass and check for a vibration. Do not push on the glass.
This is to check and see if the vibration is from the door or from somewhere else.

The front door comes apart. Disassemble the door and check the seal where the glass sits. If this seal is worn or out of place it will allow the glass to rattle against the rear panel. When the machine is spinning, place your hand gently against the glass and check for a vibration. Do not push on the glass

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not long. have a Bosch Axiss WFL 2060. It started making buzzing noises starting about a year ago and I ignored them. It failed and I am replacing either the motor or/and more things. If ur a DIY its definitely less expensive than a new machine. dwkendall sends

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