I’m working on a project involving a GE washer/dryer combo and facing a challenge with the lint filter design. The filter allows a significant amount of lint to bypass, leading to accumulation on the condenser coils. I’m looking for a sealing solution and would appreciate your recommendations.
- Filter Cartridge Issue: There’s about 3/16” vertical play in the slot, which is where the lint seems to escape.
- Dimensions: The cartridge tapers from 0.9” to 1.1” in thickness.
- Design Constraint: The cartridge has alignment slots at the top and bottom, so a standard 1” wide foam tape won’t work without obstructing these slots.
I’m considering a 0.5” wide gasket tape, offset to avoid the slots. My main concern is finding a material that can withstand high temperatures (around 180F), moisture, and the friction from insertion and removal.
I think the ideal would be some kind of UHMW coated foam gasket tape about 1/16” thick. That way it would have low friction for insertion/removal, but could still conform to the space and provide better sealing. Something like this perhaps: PT6405 1X10 TapeCase | Tapes, Adhesives, Materials | DigiKey Marketplace
I’ve attached some images to give a better idea of the setup. What would be recommended for a durable, heat-resistant gasket material in this scenario?
Thanks in advance for your help!