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I have a whirlpool front loader washer, and for no apparent reason there is a chunk of rubber missing, causing it to leak when in use. I was thinking instead of replacing the whole seal, if i can use a temporary rubber to seal it for now?

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You may be able to find a type of silicone or something like that to temp.fix it, but when it leeks a ruins your floors it would probably have been cheeper to replace the gasket. :)
Check out www.appliancepartssolutions.com if you decide to replace the part they are pretty cheep.

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