If your dryer seems to be taking longer to dry clothes, it could be because you've got a leak with the rubber seal on your front-load dryer. The seal keeps heat inside the dryer. When torn or broken, the heat inside escapes, making the dryer work harder. Fix a broken rubber seal on your front-load dryer by simply replacing the whole thing. It isn't expensive, and replacing the seal is much more efficient than trying to repair a broken one.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Pliers (optional)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Hot glue
Unplug the dryer from the electrical socket.
Open the loading door of the dryer.
Pull off the seal from around the edge of the dryer door. If the seal doesn't come up in your hands, use a pair of pliers or needle-nose pliers to remove the seal.
Apply rubbing alcohol to a rag. Wipe this around the door to remove any stuck-on adhesive. You can also use a plastic putty knife to remove any stubborn glue.
Apply high heat glue around the door opening.
Press the new door seal into position.
Allow the seal time to dry according to the glue manufacturer's instructions before using the dryer.
Tips and warnings
- Don't attempt to cut away the seal with a utility knife or other sharp object since this can damage the dryer.
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