The front bellow tub seal of my front loading Whirlpool washer is split by design. We have been having a problem with black mildew building up inside the split on the bottom portion of the seal causing a bad odor and our clothes and towels having an annoying mildew smell. Do new, redesigned front-bellows exist (solid with no splits), since I know you've had many complaints about this?
ANSWER Hello Gabe,
The door gasket must have the folds and "splits" because the tub assembly is on a suspension system inside the cabinet. The front panel is not on this suspension so it has to have the spring or "bellows" effect made into it so they can both move seperately. The new ones are made the same way. We do not make the parts. We sell the parts that the manufacturers make.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, November 04, 2013