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Author Topic: LG washer leaks through door seals after hinge replacement.  (Read 82 times)

Offline wildimaginations

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LG washer leaks through door seals after hinge replacement.
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:25:21 AM »
I have replaced a couple dozen of LG washer door hinges and have always found a leaking situation after every replacement job.  The water starts leaking out the door seal on the hinge side.  What I've found is that the old door hinge was frozen so badly that the customer would deform the door at the hinge point whenever they tried to close the door.  To resolve this issue, a replacement door has to ordered but I've found another way to get around it.  I purchased some rubber adhesive footpads and placed it on the hinge as shown the in picture.  This allows the door to properly close and makes full contact with the door seal.





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Offline niobrara

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Re: LG washer leaks through door seals after hinge replacement.
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 08:33:33 AM »
Thank you ,better idea than what i have been doing.

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Re: LG washer leaks through door seals after hinge replacement.
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2012, 10:30:23 AM »
 :thanks:

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Re: LG washer leaks through door seals after hinge replacement.
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2012, 01:14:29 PM »
Nice tip. I haven't seen this yet.  I bet I could fix that with my plastic welder.  Just build up some plastic where it got pushed in by the hinge.  Of course, your way is easier.

 

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