I hope I'm not too much off topic here. I'm hoping it can make sense as a mechanical engineering question.
There is a crack in the front of the tub of my front loading washing machine.
As you can see in the drawing
#1, there is a weight attached right where the crack formed. Seeing the machine do the spin cycle, I assume quite a bit of force is applied, noted as
I'm thinking of putting epoxy glue but I think
F1weight will destroy the joint.
What I think I should do, is put some kind of fiber with a high tensil strength into the epoxy glue. When it dries, the glue will fix the leak and hold the fiber in place. The fiber will be responsible of ensuring the integrity of the glue and resist
I'm thinking something like glass fiber fabric that would sink in the epoxy?
Any idea what could be used here?