In the designs of modern washing machines, special sealing rubbers are installed to achieve the sealing effect. When such an element loses its integrity, it leads to depressurization of the device, that is, the leakage of water between the tank and the machine body.
There are several reasons for the breakage of the washing cuff, as a rule, this happens because of the most ordinary little things: pins, nails, and any other sharp objects that were left in the pockets. Even with a small hole, the rubber of the seal will be unusable.
It is almost impossible to repair the sealing rubber of washing machines because the material from which they are made cannot be sealed with anything. Usually, rubber is damaged in bends or in hard-to-reach places, but even after gluing, the cuff will still be constantly deformed, which will cause leaks.
Whatever you do with the sealing rubber of the hatch of the machine, you will still need to remove it from the device. It is good when your washing machine has a collapsible panel, in which case you first need to remove the top cover, then the control panel, and then the bottom bar. After that, you need to release the lower part of the sealing rubber by removing the spring, which is located around the circumference of the hole in the housing. In many models of washing machines, the spring can be easily stretched and removed, but in some machines, it is also necessary to unscrew the tightening screw.
After removing the cuff from the washer, you need to remove the front panel from the body and put it aside. Next, it remains to remove the spring and the pressure cuff of the door to the washing tank. To do this, you will need to remove the front counterweights. Replacing the cuff and reassembling the machine must be done in reverse order. The procedure for replacing such a component can take about half an hour.
To rearrange the sealing rubber in machines with a non-separable tank, you will need to pull the tank out of the unit body.
In order to prevent such a breakdown, you need to be very careful when loading things into the washing machine. Before starting the machine, be sure to check all pockets and fasten all zippers. If the hatch cuff is dirty, then in no case should it be cleaned with sharp objects, only with a nylon brush or brush.
Whether you can find the breakdown yourself or at some stage of the search call the master – you decide. We only note that in the absence of experience in disassembly and assembly of washing machines it is better to limit yourself to external inspection and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is pleased to offer efficient washing machine repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of washing machine repairs, no matter how complex. We strive to provide superior repairs using only the highest quality parts backed by the manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a washing machine repair specialist to fix the problem and keep your machine working properly for a long time.