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Clean out dog hair from washer rubber gasket

Can the front load rubber ring be removed for thorough cleaning?

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Hello. yes. The ring is simply friction fit into a groove in the machine. That said, it is still easier to use a liquid multipurpose cleaner and a cloth to clean the ring where it is. J.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

  • jimdok Jun 01, 2010

    So, simply pull out the rubber door seal from the rear first, and reinstall in the mentioned friction fit

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How to Replace rubber seal on front load washer


The rubber seal on your washer and similar front loading washers is a relatively easy repair. The seal is held onto the front washer panel and the fixed inside washer drum with separate spring-loaded rings that are reusable. So, don't throw them away! You need to remove the front ring from the front panel before you can remove the front panel. With the ring removed the gasket should be pushed into the washer; noting any drain holes, so that you can reinstall the new gasket in the same orientation. Once the outer ring is removed and the front panel is out of the way, you will have access to the ring holding the gasket to the drum. After the inside ring is removed, the gasket should pull off the fixed washer drum. You are now ready to install the new replacement gasket.

The amount of disassembly of the front of the washer is your option if it interferes with the installation. The door is usually heavy and it is useful to remove it from the front panel. Usually, a couple screws holds it in place. Removal of the front panel may also involve removal of the top of the washer and moving the control panel out of the way so that you can access the screws holding the front panel onto the frame of the washer. The locking latch may have to be temporarily removed but can be left in place if you simply push the front panel out of the way to have access to the inside gasket ring. It is useful to take pictures of each stage of the disassembly process to make sure your reinstall everything as it was.

Installation of the gasket starts with reattaching it to the fixed washer drum flange and then replacing the spring-loaded ring to hold it in place. Make sure the gasket orientation matches the original position. After the gasket is attached to the drum, you can now reinstall the front panel. If you unscrewed the latch mechanism when you took off the panel, now is the time to reinstall it as it can be manually held in place behind the gasket. The door can usually remain off the front panel until installation of the gasket onto the front panel is complete. Now bring the gasket forward and reinstall it on the flange of the front panel; secure it in place with the spring-loaded ring. Your gasket is now reinstalled. Simply reinstall the door and your repair is complete.

Tools needed include a blade screwdriver to help pry the rings off the gasket seal and one or two specialty screwdrivers (usually Torx or Philips) to remove the front panel.

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The tank leaks from the two bolts that hold tank to bowl. I replaced bolts and the rubber gasket (it has ears). Slow dripping from two bolts.


Under the heads of the two bolts (inside the tank) there should also be rubber washers. Remove the bolts, clean the bolt holes (in the tank) thoroughly (a nylon scouring pad works). If the rubber washer aren't new, replace them. If the bolts aren't new, replace them too. While you have it apart, thoroughly clean the surfaces where the large rubber gasket seats too, in case your leak is coming from there. If cleaning and new bolts and washers doesn't fix it, you might try some plumbers putty or bathtub silicon caulk (not on the large gasket). Coat the two rubber washer generously all over. Good luck.

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Mold on rubber gasket


The door seal need to be pulled almost inside out to be a able to thoroughly clean it. I usually use a 50-50 mix of bleach water but other cleaning products like oxyclean may work better. After cleaning run a load with no clothes in it to remove any residue. Now if the mold has gotten deep into the rubber and still looks blackish after cleaning it will get moldy real soon and replacement will be the only solution. The key is from day one to leave the door open as you do and also wipe the door seal with a towel after each use. Not to defend frigidaire but most of the other brands have the same issues, some worse. If you need to replace the door seal or if the wire ring pops off when cleaning here is a link that should help http://appliancehelponline.com/washerdoorseal.html

Jul 13, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Can the rubber door seal be removedeinstalled on a lg washer model #WM2487h*M in order to thoroughly clean out accumulated dog hair?


they can be removed but the whole front panel needs to be removed in order to get the boot off the drum

Jun 10, 2010 | Washing Machines

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How do I clean the front door gasket area?


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about that problem...it tells you how to clean your washer and also how to prevent it from coming back...
I will also include a tip I wrote on washer maintenance...

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3993813-stop_washing_machine_smell_mold_mildew

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4312694-washing_machine_maintenance

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Apr 07, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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I want to clean can i run thru with vinger,bleach and what else can i do?


With the machine off, open the door and spray Clorox Clean-Up inside of the front rubber door seal/gasket. You should be able to gently flex the rubber seal to get inside of its cavity. This is where mold, etc. tends to accumulate. After a minute or so, brush or wipe away any debris that has accumulated. Be careful not to wear good clothes! Once you have completed the gasket/seal cleaning, begin a hot water cycle with no detergent to thoroughly rinse the bleach from the door seal/gasket.

From then on, occassionally glance inside the gasket/seal to see whether there is a build-up of mold, etc. and repeat the aforementioned process.

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Towels smell sour. while cleaning noticed small "hole" (factory made) in bottom of boot in front of three "notches". seems like a drain hole? stuck q-tip in there and stinky black muck discovered. ran...


I think you are talking about the door gasket. Use a mixture of bleach and water in the gasket and also in the drum. Most front load washer are notorious for mold and mildew. Run the washer in a rinse cyle to clean drum. Also clean your drain filter.

Jan 06, 2010 | LG WM2688H Front Load Washer

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Rubber ring ripped


You can buy and fit a new door gasket if you have the required mechanical knowledge

Take the power off , the top off remove the fitting band take off the old gasket and re-assemble in the reverse order

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Frigidaire Front Load GLTF2940 full of pet hair


Why dont you shake out the maximm hair before loading into machine?

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