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Old January 31st, 2009, 08:14 PM
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Default Hole in Rubber Boot in Front Loading Washer

While cleaning the water out of the bottom of the rubber boot on my front loading washer I felt something jammed down there. I yanked it out and it was an old hairpin. Unfortunately it was attached to the boot and left a hole. The hole seems to be too big for just glue, it looks like I'd need to put something over it. Any recommendations on what to buy as far as glue that is waterproof and can withstand heat, and piece of rubber?

I'm sure this has been posted ad nauseum here but I've also got the stinky washer problem. I've tried Affresh and bleach, it helped some but didn't totally fix the problem. I won't ask for responses though until I do some more searching. It's a Maytag Neptune and I'm not sure of the year.
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Old February 1st, 2009, 05:44 AM
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Hi,

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It's a Maytag Neptune and I'm not sure of the year
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Unfortunately it was attached to the boot and left a hole. The hole seems to be too big for just glue, it looks like I'd need to put something over it. Any recommendations on what to buy as far as glue that is waterproof and can withstand heat, and piece of rubber?
Since we ( I ) would be responsible for the repair, we always replace the door boot if torn or ripped. Too many liability problems if the patch let go and damaged someones floor.
Replacing it is the best bet.

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I'm sure this has been posted ad nauseum here but I've also got the stinky washer problem
Usuing the correct soap helps. Doing a hot wash once in a while also help.
http://www.applianceaid.com/neptune2.html#odor
Sometimes the boot is a bit moldy, replacing also helps with the odour.

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Old February 1st, 2009, 09:22 AM
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I'm not as adept at appliance repair as jeff, but I agree, for the cost of the part, replacing the boot is really the answer. fixing the hole may only be a short term solution and you will probably be back fixing it every two or three months.

As far as the smell, we always leave the door open to allow the inside to dry out after every wash. so far no odour problems for us (going on 4yrs now).
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Old February 1st, 2009, 12:03 PM
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Jeff is correct, replacing the boot is really the only answer.
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