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Hi I have a Simpson Eziloader Model 45S558E and the part of the rubber interface at the bottom front of the machine has been rupped and snaged a bit but enough to now make the machine continually leak water through the door. The cost of a repair person and part was to be $165+ another $35 per 15mins!!! The rubber thing costs $77 but I cannot see how to put it on as it seems stuck to the machine. I feel if I could putty up the hole with waterproof glue it would be ok, its really only small tear.

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  • Annie Dow Mar 27, 2011

    Hi Rick- thanks for that infor but OMG that sounds really very difficult. I did not mean putty I meant a putty like waterproof substance that adheres to rubbber and after i posted my query I went to a shop and got Selleys Aqua Knead it- polymer repair system and am yet to try that. However prior to the question being posted I used contact adhesive on a piece of rubber from a puncture repair kit and its working a bit so far and not much water is leaking out like before the whole floor was soaked now just a little bit.!!!!!. However, I know thats not gonna last so what do you think about this new stuff i bought. Apparently you cut a bit off the stick and knead it then shape it and stick it where you need to and let it then set. The kneading activates the glue.

    Honestly it it heaps easier than what you are telling me to do if it works. So do you know off any specific polymere product that will adhere to rubber because this product does not state on the pkt that rubber is one of the many surfaces it works on? Please don't make me deal with removing the rubber thing!!!!! X Annie

  • Annie Dow Mar 28, 2011

    Hi Rick, Thanks for the advise and we have not finished yet cos I have to try the epoxy based thingy, which I have. I understand it could eat a bigger hole in it but lets face it I won't be any worse off becaue then I will try and change the expesive and tricky boot. Don't worry I will definitely give you a bigs "thumbs up" on the comment section for your help when we are finished. Maybe I don't want to let yu go for a while ha ha. I just have not had a chance to deal with the washing machine issue since my semi successful "contact adhesive" attempt. Speak soon - regards from Annie



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No this doesnt work putty never works on a machine when it deals with water are you talking about the rubber boot that connects the tub to the front frame section? If so there is a metal ring that goes around the outter grove of where the boot sits you would from the bottom use a small screwdriver and pry outward over the metal lip just a small amount the metal ring does have a small spring that adds tension to hold the rubber boot in place do not use the screwdriver on the metal spring once you pryed up one corner you would simply slide the rest off in a clockwise direction the hard part is yet to come you will need to remove the 3 rear screws that hold down the top then slide the top to the rear of the machine and remove the top panel. after you remove the top panel you would next have to remove the control you will see the screws after removing that top panel in order to remove the control NOTE WHERE ALL WIRE CONNECTORS GO TO TO DISCONNECT THE CONTROL
sorry i have to put this in bold but many times customers do not note where each wire goes to and then they end up tracing every wire through the wiring diagram after you remove the control you will see the upper from screws remove these and the screws that around the inside of the door panel as well check the bottom of the machine and inside the pump clean out for any remaining screws to be taken off when all the screws are off the front will want to come on a diagonal towards you unseat the rubber boot that is still holding the door and remove the entire front panel. after you remove the front panel unscrew the tension clamp that goes around the tub connecting the boot to the tub use this link to order your parts directly from simpson
this will not only save you on the labor charge but also on the I found your part fee that all appliance techs seem to charge now a days if you have any further questions message me back or if the rubber boot that i have posted how to repair is not what you were talking about and you were talking about another rubber piece (scratches head) please message me back and please also remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped it allows me to help others in similar situations Thanks

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    Rick Ead Mar 27, 2011

    lol annie you are to funny im still chuckling off your post if you want to try something it would have to be like an epoxy based type of repair kit that is also as flexible as silicon that is also water proof orrrrr you can also order that rubber boot and install the rubber boot lol This really isnt a hard job its basicly takeing off the screws and the outter panels to expose the inner cabinet takes me maybe 6 mintues with a cordless drill maybe 8 with a hand screwdriver but we wont be testing you on speed this time :) There is a comparison that you need to think about before attempting your repair how long do you want the unit to run for compared to how well you want the unit to run. With a new rubber boot this would totally alleviate your water leak problem whereas even the epoxy who knows how long that will work for its a temporary repair using epoxys or other silicon based solvents. if you are going to do it that patch type way it would have to be flexible and waterproof and able to adhere to rubber. Message me back with which way you decide to repair your unit sometimes there are things out there that some say can be used to help the situation **** as temporary repairs that end up causeing worse scenarios. I hae heard about others doing it this way and using the wrong type of material and the material they did use eating an orange size hole through the entire seal im not saying this will happen to you just know what you are going to use ahead of time and its reaction to where you are applying it I await your descion Thanks again Rick

    p.s please remember to rank this chat when we have fully concluded it allows me to help others in similar situaitons

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    Rick Ead Mar 28, 2011

    Hi annie,

    The reason i have to put that in my post is we do get alot of people who dont bother to rank us and just like the wind never hear from again so I try to remind people during my chats. Take as long as you need on tuesday I will be flying from hawaii to Rhode Island so I wont be able to answer anything you post and if you did post something in between that time it would make the whole chat go to another technician yeah bummer I know the drying time on the epoxy based would be much quicker and stronger then a silcone based type of solvent take care Rick

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    Rick Ead Mar 28, 2011

    will be away from chats from tuesday - thursday due to many flights Thanks again Rick



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