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boehnc

08:06AM | 08/30/04
Member Since: 08/29/04
3 lifetime posts
I have a question. Our dishwasher began to leak the other day. As I used to install and remove these when at the apts., I knew it wasn't the water supply line or drain, etc. So I removed the dishwasher and took it outside to inspect it better. Sure enough, I found that the heating element had fell from it's holding brackets and burned a small line (hole) into the rear of the copolymer tub.

Question: Is there any way to repair a copolymer dishwasher tub leak using some kind of adhesive/sealant? I need you to ask some of the people that have done work for you. Thank you in advance

doug seibert

09:55AM | 08/30/04
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
....will have Appliance Epoxy sticks.....

Roughen the hole with sandpaper.....eliminating any sharp edges....reinstall the heater so it still fits after the repair

Mix a small amount of A & B sticks of white epoxy.......Knead the putty to a uniform color and work the epoxy into the hole....

If necessary......Clean-up the area with a small amount of alcohol to smooth the epoxy...allow to harden and then test the unit....


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