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You will probally need to replace it, here is a link that will help Replacing a door seal
I have used 100% silicone to plug the holes. This has held up for several weeks without leaking. I clean the area with alcohol and rub a layer of pure silicone thru the tear trying to get it on both sides. Try to keep the inside layer not to thick so clothes do not get hung up on it, let it dry for 24 hours and it should hold.

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Follow these steps to replace your door seal:
Disconnect all power to the machine first!!


1 Locate the outer clamp band securing the seal to the door rim on the washing machine and examine it carefully for holes or tears. Many can be prised off with a flat-bladed screwdriver they have a spring system holding them, but some have a tensioning arrangement that has to be loosened.
2 After removing the outer clamp band, locate the inner one securing the seal to the drum and establish how this is secured. It may be necessary to loosen a clip, or you may be able to prise the band off with a flat-bladed screwdriver. Some are like very large Jubilee clips that you have to undo usually from the top.
3 Once the clamp bands have been removed, use both hands to pull the seal away from the inner drum rim. Some machines have a water spout holes that will have to be lined up. Others have a drain holes.
4 Rubbing a drop of washing up liquid into the groove on the door seal/gasket that locates on the drum makes fitting the new seal easier.
5 the new washing machine door seal should be fitted by locating the drain holes at the bottom of the seal first then push it on with both hands working opposite directions towards the top. This is quite hard if you have never done it before.
6 refit the inner band remembering this must be tensioned correctly for it to be water tight.
7 now fit the outer band and the test the machine for any leaks,

All washing machine spares featured in this article are available at apart4u with more video help in our tutorial section.

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SOURCE: miele front loader rubber door sela has small tear

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At the beginning of every cycle water enters appliance via top of door seal this is connected to the inlet water supply

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