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Clothes got tangled with rubber seal inside and ripped it. How do I fix/get a new seal?

Heres my problem:
One night I put some clothes in the washer and then went to watch television and then heard loud banging on the washer door and saw it looked as if it was going to break. So I stop the washer and it takes a while for the door to unlock and when it does I see a shirt twisted and tangled with the rubber seal of the door and its totally torned and worthless.
Is there anyway to fix the seal or replace it? The washer is less than two months old.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2008

    same problem with the whirlpool duet, I have been fortunate enough that is hasn't ripped anything expensive.

  • lordace6 Mar 18, 2008

    Yeah, We called Sears the other day and they came out today and replaced it. It cost $126 though.

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This part is a problem on many front-loaders and never really goes away. The rubber seal is a replaceable part and should be supplied under warranty. There is no way to fix it.You should try very hard to get Sears to pick up the labor cost as well.

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