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How to repair (rehydrate) wooden wringer section..........its cracked in places? Answered

Found the top section of a wringer washer made mostly of wood.  The rollers has some cracks in it and would like to know if it can be repaired (rehydrated) to use again on clothes (fabrics)?

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Kiteman

Best Answer 3 years ago

It's not a case of rehydration.

Your best bet is to fill the cracks with wood filler, epoxy, glue+sawdust or your own chosen material.

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rickharris

3 years ago

Use it as it is. It will get wet and dry out again.

if you fill it use a waterproof glue or filler.

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Snooze2978

3 years ago

Thanks for the suggestions. Will try the wood + glue and if that doesn't work, the rubberized solution. Plan B will be to just cling wrap them. Plan to put a thin sock over each of them to be sure no marks transfer to the fabrics, especially the light fabrics.

Thanks all for your suggestions.

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iceng

3 years ago

It could be simply using water and as it slowly rehydrates watch for enlarging cracks that may need a non-expanding waterproof glue mixed with sawdust.

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petercd

3 years ago

Usually one would use olive/mineral oil, the end use precludes that solution though.

I reckon the bare wood will make marks on clothes, try some sort of rubberised coating or perhaps clingwrap them.