Washing machine rubber seal leaks

It is impossible not to notice that the cuff of the washing machine is leaking - water will accumulate under the washing machine. If you have found a leak is necessary to identify its cause and eliminate it. We will consider in detail how and what to do.

Hatch cuff problems

More often, a puddle under the washing machine appears due to the rubber seal. But if the gum is worn out and damaged, then cracks and holes form on its surface. As a result, the water is not retained in the vending machine but flows out in portions.

You can replace the rubber seal both in the service and at home. The procedure for dismantling the old one and installing a new cuff is complicated but quite realistic. The main thing is to prepare for the repair and not deviate from the instructions.

Removing the damaged gum

Noticing cracks and other damage on the elastic band, you immediately call the service - you can try to fix the problem yourself. 

The first step is to buy a replacement cuff. You focus on the serial number of the existing machine that is well on marking the gum itself. If the specified data is not, The old seal brings it to the store and asks to pick up an analog.

We act in the following order:

  1. We disconnect the washing machine from the power supply and water supply.
  2. Open the hatch door.
  3. We find the external and internal clamps.
  4. Remove the rings,
  5. We are looking for a mounting mark on the elastic band (this is a marking or a small protrusion indicating the location of the elastic band about the drum).
  6. We transfer the mounting mark to the washer body with a marker.
  7. Detach the cuff completely.

Putting on a new cuff

If easy to remove the old cuff from the drum, then pulling a new one over is not easy. The fact is that the gum just released from the factory is very dense and elastic installation. To fix the seal, you will have to call an assistant. 

  1. We inspect the seal,
  2. We find a mounting mark on an elastic band,
  3. Apply the seal so that the mounting mark coincides with the previously made on the machine body,
  4. We fix the elastic on the outer edge and, holding it by hand, pull it along the entire circumference.
  5. We repair the cuff from the inside - to the edge of the tank.
  6. The seal checking if the gum is firmly in the grooves and whether there are any voids or holes.

Look that the mounting mark has not moved. The wire clamp is placed along the edge and tightened with pliers, and the resulting knot is hidden in a special pocket with an elastic band. After the inner clamp, the outer one clings. The principle of its fixation is similar to the first one and depends on the type. It is allowed to use old rings but on the condition of their absolute integrity. If the fasteners are damaged or stretched, then be sure to replace them with new ones. Knowing how to fix the problem with a leaking cuff, you don't have to worry about the result - the elastic will tightly grip the drum and provide the necessary tightness. It remains only to check the quality of the work done:

  1. Connect the washing machine to communications,
  2. Test dry cycle,
  3. Watch the hatch door.

Has water stopped flowing from under the door?

That means that the cause of the leak has been identified correctly and eliminated. If drops accumulate under the hatch or, what is worse, streams start, Then you will have to stop the cycle, empty the drum and continue diagnostics. Sometimes the problem is that the cuff does not fit snugly to the body and the clamps are not tight enough. In case of repeated leaks, it recommended reinstalling the seal.