Suspicions that the cuff for a washing machine inoperable, arise in case of drips of water from under the door operating unit. If the cause of the leak is really in violation of the integrity of the rubber seal is not worth much to be upset about it.
Tank leaks, if desired, possible to recover on their own.
The content of the article:
- What is the collar?
- What are the causes of wear parts?
How to perform a replacement right?
- Step # 1 - remove the front yoke
- Step # 2 - remove the front panel
- Step # 3 - pull the working sleeve
- Step # 4 - inspect the rubber seal
- Step # 5 - Prepare the mounting location
- Step # 6 - are installing a new sleeve
- Step # 7 - stretch the inner collar
Subtleties cuff repair
- When you might need repair?
- How to select and prepare the cuff?
- Instructions sealing gasket
- Conclusions and useful videos on the topic
What is the collar?
The main purpose of the rubber components mounted on the hatch automatic washing machine - sealed blockage boot tank during operation. This layer does not allow even a drop of water leak out.
Location of the cuff and its appearance depends entirely on the model of the machine. If front loading - rubber layer connects the tank with the front wall of the unit and has a circular shape.
In models with vertical way a laundry item tank combines with the top wall and has the form of a rectangle.
Without seal flap for loading the laundry machine door can not be closed tightly. The special composition of rubber or silicone, which is made from a part, provide complete sealing of the tank during washing
Previously, seals were made of very flexible rubber. In modern models are almost always set cuff-like artificial material - silicon.
He does not lose elastic properties over a large temperature range and not "dubeet" over time.
Cuffs various models differ in size and shape. In case of the washing machine of additional functions, such as drying and akvaspreya, the item may have additional openings.
What are the causes of wear parts?
The reasons on which the cuff stops performing its functions, not so much. Thus most of the evident non-compliance with rules for use of household appliances.
can be called the most important of them are the following:
- mechanical damage coarse objects;
- strong vibration of the drum during the spin cycle;
- the effect of aggressive agents;
- the appearance of mold on the rubber;
- inaccurate loading or extraction of dirty things already washed;
- natural wear and tear.
for damage to arise in the case where the car wash is often rough things such as shoes, garments with stiff "snake", etc.
User inadvertently trapped on a metal products drum (nails, keys) and plastic can also cause the formation of significant defects in the rubber.
Cracks, cuts and breaks the rubber parts can occur either due to a malfunction of the washing machine or by carelessness of users. Before loading clothes into the machine be sure to check for the presence of pockets of rough and sharp objects. They can easily damage the cuff
Drum washing machine tend to vibrate due to improper installation of the machine. Accordingly, while attached to it suffers cuff.
The use of bleaches and often a high concentration leads to the fact that tires coarsens. A loss of elasticity is known to be fraught with the imminent appearance of defects.
Similarly, there are acid and alkali used for cleaning machine. But, again, if they are allowed into the matter properly.
For example, some users believe that the higher the concentration of the means, the cleaning efficiency. In this aggressive impact on available for processing details are not taken into account.
Mold - the microscopic fungi that live in colonies. Settling on a soft rubber, the mycelium of these tiny creatures is able to grow deep.
In severe cases of dark gray spots, emits a foul odor, it is impossible to remove anything. In this situation, save only the replacement of the cuff on a new one.
Washing machine is not eternal. Even if it is very good care, parts gradually wear out.
Rubber seal is not an exception. He constantly experiences friction from the rotating drum and the laundry, temperature extremes, exposure to detergents. All these factors eventually make rubber brittle and fragile.
How to perform a replacement right?
First will check the state of the cuff. To carefully inspect the seal for damage, it should be almost completely removed from the machine. It is enough to remove the clamp that holds the part of the sleeve, which is attached to the front wall.
After inspecting it may be decided to replace the gum on the new or repairing the existing one. Consider the instructions step by step replacement of cuffs.
Step # 1 - remove the front yoke
Fixing clamp to the front wall is carried out in a variety of models in different ways. It all depends on the details of the manufacture of the material.
There are 3 options:
- via latches;
- tensioning spring;
- fixing screw.
The first method is used for plastic clamps, for the rest of the metal. In any case, to remove the parts will need a flat screwdriver.
On most models, to draw out the purpose of the survey to the cuff itself, is enough to remove the clamp that holds the bent portion gum in front of the groove. A bit of pushing the edge of the cuff, you can always define it plastic or metal
Further, depending on operating attachment: twisting the screw, a spring retracted and weaken, and the plastic clip is pulled over to the point where the latches are joined. Thereafter, using the same screwdriver to remove the clamp will not be difficult.
However, not all so simple. Some companies produce such models of washing machines in which the dismantling of the "gum" requires mandatory removal of the front wall.
Run this manipulation alone is difficult enough, but you can. The main thing - to act very carefully to avoid damage to the wires and contacts connected to the lock located on the wall.
Step # 2 - remove the front panel
The first thing you need to do without fail - to turn off the device and make sure that the drum and the sump is no water. Only after these steps, you can proceed directly to the front panel removal.
To get close to the screws holding the top of the wall, remove poroshkopriemnik. To this end, the tray is pulled up to the stop on the locking key is pressed in and removed it from the machine.
In most models of washing machines for powder container has a so-called "tab" located above the bay for filling the air conditioner. Extracted a poroshkopriemnik without problems. It is necessary to simultaneously press the button and pull the tray out toward you
Now you need to open and remove the hatch located at the bottom of the front wall of the machine. To do this with a screwdriver twisting machine screw escutcheon panel is slid to the right until it clicks and moved over.
Further opening of the hatch door and remove the clamp securing the sleeve to the front panel. This is done by means of a screwdriver poddevaniya Shpilevoy garter spring and its co-extraction with the clamp groove of the rubber seal.
After the edge of the cuff is pulled out of the recess in a circle, "drown" the gum inside the case and snapped the door hatch.
All the above steps give access to the upper and lower screws. They are twisting, and then shift the panel a few centimeters forward and carefully separated from the body.
Hold the front wall in the air, it is detached from the plastic mounting wires, and then the door lock contacts.
Now the front panel of the machine can safely dismiss the side, remove the clamp and start the examination of the cuff by pulling the front of the.
Step # 3 - pull the working sleeve
After removal of the front clamp (how to do this has been discussed above), the rubber seal is completely removed.
Remove the old sleeve is necessary in the case of replacing the old with a new cuff, and if necessary minor repairs of this detail
Proceed as follows:
- Gently push the front of the rubber seal, hold on the machine, due to its own tension.
- Find a mounting label. It is located at the very cuff.
- With the help of a marker point reciprocal label on the tank.
- Remove the second clamp similar to the first.
After this work the cuff is easy enough to be removed from the machine. The item you just need a good pull on itself.
Step # 4 - inspect the rubber seal
At this stage it is necessary to examine carefully extracted gum from all sides, with special attention to places on bends.
If, after examination on the cuff revealed cuts, holes, cracks and other damage, it is advisable to replace the parts with new one.
A cuff for a replacement must fully comply with the model of the machine. Otherwise, the seal can not come, and all the work will come to nothing
In the selection of the new parts should be borne in mind that you can not acquire the "gum" from other models of washing machines, even if they apparently have considerable similarity.
Absolutely can come only cuff designed for a certain brand of machine. Analogs can choose only the master and only a desperate situation.
Step # 5 - Prepare the mounting location
When the cuff needs to be replaced, as clearly evidenced by the cracks and other damage, you can safely proceed to the installation of a new "gum".
A preparatory step before installing the new cuff is a thorough cleaning of the tank edges. Usually at this point accumulated dirt and detergent residues.
To wash place upcoming mounting ideal saturated soap solution. Alternatively, you can simply much soap sponge
Clean edge better sponge liberally soaking it in soapy water. At the same time wash away the remnants of the foam and wipe dry piece is not necessary. Soap will keep them lubricated and help cope with the installation faster.
Step # 6 - are installing a new sleeve
Dress up a new seal on the tank is not very easy. Material difficult to stretch much, besides it "resists", stubbornly unwilling to get into place.
The first step - apply cuff to the upper edge of the tank so that the mounting marks aligned. Further, sliding on rubber thumbs of both hands, pull the seal on the edge.
Movement when equipped gum follow from the center to the sides. It is important to be patient here and maximum accuracy
In the next stage comes to the aid of soap grease. The bottom of the cuff is stretched and it is quite difficult to put into place. Therefore, here the seal with the strength to get into the tank. After these manipulations "gum" is held tightly on the edge.
The last point - check the installation details. If the cuff is in some places is loosely fitted to the metal, while the machine is any leakage.
Step # 7 - stretch the inner collar
Methods install internal yokes differ depending on the mounting. If you stretch the spring, the installation is carried out using a screwdriver.
The tool is introduced into the lock of the hatch opening and put on it the spring. Thus, the mount freely stretched and clamp easy to put into place.
Clamps, removed from the cuff can be put back into place only when all done without damage. If, however, on the details of a defect, they need to throw it away, but instead acquire new
In the presence of the clamp screw task somewhat easier. Stretch almost completely twisting, and a collar is placed on the seat. To strengthen the part, we can only tighten the screw again.
If the washing machine has a wire clamp without tensioners, as an auxiliary tool used pliers. They gently tighten the metal ends, and the resultant assembly is hidden in the available for this deepening on the cuff.
The easiest way to put a plastic clamp. It is attached with special clips. After the work done to pull the cuff edge of the front panel of the machine and in the same fix with a hose clamp.
At the end sealing is checked for leaks. To do this, run the fastest wash program. If leaks during operation is not observed - the cuff is correctly installed.
Subtleties cuff repair
Sometimes such situations arise when the "rubber band", located on the hatch of washing machines, broken, and replace the cuff is not yet possible.
When you might need repair?
For example, at the moment it is impossible to find a suitable model to an existing machine parts or she is ordered and expected delivery you need a long term.
There are also circumstances where it is now impossible to allocate money from the family budget to buy new parts. In such situations, rescue cuff repair, that is, sealing the site of injury.
High temperature, detergents and laundry constant rubbing will do the job in a short time, and the hole on the cuff again will make itself felt
It should be noted that the bonding of the patch - a temporary measure. So you need to try as quickly as possible wear of the seal replaced.
How to select and prepare the cuff?
First and foremost, you need to inspect the leaky cuff and determine the cause of damage. The only way to figure out whether to repair or seal the meaning of this is not advisable. For this it is necessary to remove the sleeve from the machine as described above.
Only by removing the front collar and pulling the collar on, you can find the damage, assess its size and ability to repair
If cuts, punctures or abrasions are small, then the repair will definitely have a point. When the damage is large or several of them - with the gluing it is better not to hurry.
After determining the cause of the repair material should be selected for the patch. He must be strong and flexible at the same time. Some masters recommend for this purpose to use condoms or medical rubber gloves.
A wonderful option - special patch designed for the repair of swimming inflatable mattresses. You can find them in sports shops.
The glue for the planned operation, must possess excellent adhesive properties. In this case, the substance must maintain elasticity after drying. That is how they behave funds intended for the repair of footwear and rubber products.
Instructions sealing gasket
Sealing rubber seal - it does not require special knowledge and skills. However, that the result does not disappoint, it is best to follow the instructions precisely.
We offer the first method of repair - gluing. It is practiced as follows:
- prepare a patch. The segments of the selected material is folded in multiple layers, and bonded together. Patch size should be 1.5-2 times more than the defect.
- The damaged area and the area around it degreased. For this purpose an alcohol, acetone, petroleum spirit, etc. Wait for the complete drying degreasing agent.
- On the cuff and patch adhesive appliedd.
- Lubricated surfaces pressed against each other either immediately or after a few minutes - it depends on the instructions on the tube of glue.
- The cuff is fixed in its natural position by means of suitable objects. So the item left on the day.
After complete drying of the adhesive seal which can be installed in place.
Renovated cuff should be returned to the place in the same manner as that of a new dress. As rubber is already stretched, will have to make efforts not so much as in the case of installation of new parts
There is also a second method which is considered more reliable. It combined stapling and gluing. Carry out the procedure as follows:
- Thick crosslinked synthetic filament butt damage. Thus use of the football seam.
- After all abundantly impregnated with silicone sealant for plastic and rubber.
Further, as in the previous method, the cuff is left in a natural position for a day, then put back in the machine body.
After making repairs necessary to check the quality of work. To this end, the drum is charged with the laundry and the laundry is started at a very short program.
At the end of the cycle inspect the site bonding to identify repeated breaks.
Conclusions and useful videos on the topic
View videos will help better understand some of the nuances of a replacement cuff washing machine on different models.
Replacing the cuff in a car with a top-loading:
Replacement of rubber cuffs hatch models of washing machines with front-loading, and drying:
Damage to the rubber seal the hatch of the washing machine, ie the cuff - a problem that can be managed without the involvement of professionals. The main thing is to act according to the instructions very carefully. If a replacement is still causing trouble, you need to contact the service center or call the master in the house.