Advice 1: How to replace the rubber on the washing machine

Contaminated cuff is the primary cause of mold formation and odor. In addition, shrivelled and cracked rubber can cause a leak. To replace a cuff hatch, there is no need to call the experts of service: to repair a washing machine you can with your hands.
The cuff of the hatch of washing machine
You will need
  • new cuff;
  • - screwdriver set.
Replacement cuff hatch in the washing machine is almost inevitable, especially if the device lifespan is more than five years. As the cuffs it is necessary to control from time to time: this will help avoid leaks and their consequences. The procedure for seal replacement is quite easy and takes less than an hour.
Before starting work you must turn off the power supply of the machine. The rubber cuff is attached to the body of the washing machine by means of a snap ring, recessed in the groove of the gasket. Remove the ring by lifting it with a flat head screwdriver and gently pulling. After the ring is removed, the cuff need to be removed from the seat, bending its outer edge inward.
To replace the rubber seals will need to remove the front wall of the housing of the washing machine. In most cases it is secured with several screws located at the bottom thereof. To gain access to the mounting location, remove the decorative plastic panel covering the stopper in the drain pump. After the screws unscrewed, the front panel should lift up and pull. To lock the doors fit the sensor wires that have to be removed. If quick disconnects on the wire there is no need to remove the lock by unscrewing the two mounting screws from the front of the machine.
Rubber collar fixed on the neck of the washing tank by a lock ring which you can remove already known method. In some models of cars attached to the cuff fitting of washing the internal cavity, which will need to detach, gently removing the rubber neck cuff with plastic fitting. When the seal is released from all clips, it can be easily removed from the neck by pulling. After removing carefully wipe the edges of the tank, removing mildew, salt deposits and remnants of detergent.
On the inner surface of the cuff has holes for water drainage. They should be placed straight down when installing a new seal. First, the cuff should be worn on the neck of the washing tank and lock it by a spring ring. If the machine provides the function of washing the cuff, you must attach the nozzle. Further place the front wall of the body with the door, pre-screwing into place the lock or connecting wires going to the sensor, the door closing. Repairs are completed by fastening the cuffs to the projecting edge of the outer wall with snap rings.
In some models of washing machines may also need to remove the top cover and the instrument panel to gain access to the fastening of the front wall of the housing.
Useful advice
Install snap ring easiest way to carry out bottom-up, gradually pulling and stacking it in the groove of the cuff.

Advice 2: How to replace the rubber in the washing machine

Gum in the washing machine with a door located on the front of the unit, performs a very important role. It prevents the pouring of water during washing out, save the apartment from flooding. It is usually the entire period of operation of the machine and does it quite regularly. But sometimes, due to wear or damage by sharp objects can come into disrepair, immediately raises questions about its replacement.
How to replace the rubber in the washing machine

Trained to repair

Before attempting to repair any appliance, be sure to unplug it from the electrical network. In the case of a washing machine this is a warning to ignore in any case is impossible, because the electric current in combination with water can not only cause serious threat to the health of the repairman, but to become lethal. So shut off the faucet, pull the plug from the socket before trying to change the gum.

How to remove old gum

Open the door of the machine, look carefully in need of replacement gum. To the body of the machine it is attached a wire ring, hidden beyond the outer rim of the gum. Fold rim, inset the ring with a screwdriver or pliers to clear it. Don't be afraid that you will damage the ring are arranged so that they are able a bit of stretch without the risk of break.

Unscrew the screws near the door lock, remove the lock. In some models the screws are missing, instead of them around the castle located to the similarity of the buttons. In this case you will have to press the button inside, move the lock slightly to the left, and then push so that it goes to the right and back.

Unscrew all the screws that support the front wall of the machine, remove it. Then around the elastic of additional screws or clamps that continue to keep her. If any are found, remove them. Remove the rubber band, you no longer need, but the wire ring not throw in any case, it you need to install new rubber seals.

How to put new rubber

Carefully inspect the new gum, the result of the inspection you'll notice her little tongue, it will help to correctly place the new item, as with all models it must be strictly top.

Put the new rubber in place of the old. If she does not want to stretch, you can lightly grease it. As lubricant ideal liquid detergent, but don't overdo it with the number, otherwise the gum will slip out of your hands.

Assemble machine in reverse order of parsing, replace the door lock. Put on a new wire ring cuff so that it densely covered the new part. Help yourself with the screwdriver or pliers, but be careful not to unwittingly damage the new rubber. Make sure that the rubber collar sits snugly and able to perform their direct functions. Connect washing machine to water and electricity network.

Before the first repair after the wash, skip the machine through a blank cycle without clothes. This will help you to make sure that the rubber band holds the water, that is installed correctly.
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