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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Re: Clothes got tangled with rubber seal inside and...
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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If you are getting ripped or torn clothes then most likely they are getting bunched up underneath the center piece that turns. These usually go back and forth and not all the way around in order to keep from bunching and tangling. It may be getting caught up on a lose bolt or something inside and under the center piece. If you can't figure it out just get a new one and part that one out or sell it at a garage sale. The electrical board and dials alone are worth a hundred bucks to the right buyer.
Make sure you are not over filling the washer, when my mother in-law does the laundry, it ends in a tangled mess. However when I wash them, no problem I shake the clothes out before I put them in and I try not to overload the washer.
Frigidaire washer sucks. I'm tired of this useless machine ripping my clothes. You need to change your bellows(boot) kits around the door on front load. I have changed this kit twice now and each time, I spent $200 in repair fees. I wished I never bought this washer. Will never recommend to anyone i know.
this is a common problem with all front loaders. you need to manually clean the boot, rubber seal, with bleach and water but when done with that you need to put 1 1/2 cups of bleach in the soap dispeners, run a hot wash with no clothes after that run another rinse to be sure all the bleach is out of washer. inbetween washes, leave washer door open (best) or cracked if no room to leave it open
The washer could be developing a transmission problem. As the washer agitates, the plastic tub is suppose to remain still. If the transmission is starting to slip, it will also try to spin during the agitate cycle, thus making the clothes become tangled under the agitator.
Solution! GE has replaced the "boot" (the large rubber gasket at the opening of the washer) on my washer. This has fixed the problem!
Although the majority of people I spoke with at GE did not know about this, eventually I got a repair technician out here who spoke with one of the engineers. The engineer said that there was a problem with the boot causing clothing to rip. The new boot we have on our washer covers a ring of plastic just on the outside of the metal drum (the plastic rim remains stationary while the metal drum spins - this is the cause of the ripped clothing) - the old boot left this plastic ring exposed. Our washer was only 8 months old - so even if your washer is new, if your clothing is being ripped, insist that the boot be replaced for an updated version.
Ann, these Amana's are the mother of all washers to change out the seal and bearings. It's possible you just have a lot of gunk built up on the inside of the basket from years of washing. I would not put a cent into it. You are better off getting a new direct drive washer. Catriver...post back.