Hole Thru Rear Dishwasher Wall Leaks


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Old 01-21-08, 05:57 PM
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Unhappy Hole Thru Rear Dishwasher Wall Leaks

I have somehow gotten a very tiny/short slit like puncture thru the rear of my NEW dishwasher. It is probably not more than 1/8" long. The rear is plastic and so is the outside where it went thru. It is leaking water when in use that is bad enough to come onto the floor in front of the dishwasher. What can I use to seal the leak on the inside and the outside plastic panels and how do I apply it? Thanks, Laurie
 
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Old 01-21-08, 06:30 PM
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Laurie, welcome to the forums! You may be able to seal this up using a soldering iron and melting the plastic back together, veeeerrrry carefully. You can get a cheap soldering iron at a big box store or Radio Shack. I would recommend this over a sealant that may wash off.
 
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Old 01-21-08, 09:15 PM
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Dishwasher trouble?

I think you should check your manual for the dishwasher. I know it sounds silly but most of these parts are covered for at least the first year. If your dishwasher is as new as you said, you can do that for free! Hope I was helpful!
 
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Old 01-22-08, 03:37 AM
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Warranty may not cover putting a long sharp utensil from the grill in the dishwasher and closing the door on it, or something to that effect.
 
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Old 01-22-08, 07:18 AM
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Laurie,

Did leak from the first use? Is it possible that this damage was present before it was installed, or created during the install?

I ask because in 35 years I have never experienced such a puncture at a rental unit, and tenants do all kinds of bonkers things to appliances.
 
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Old 01-22-08, 09:52 AM
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Small Leaking Hole In Dishwasher

The house was preowned but hardly lived in (weekends by one person) for 1.5 yrs. before we bought it and now it's 2 yrs. old. I don't think we can get GE or the builder who sold it to our seller to honor any warranty for something that could have been done by someone afterward. Dishwasher had never been used as we had to hook up water to it and secure it because it was not hooked up properly when installed. Just noticed it leaking after having used it since 9/07. Can't figure out how we could have accidentally done it--isn't really close enough for something in the utinsil basket to have poked it. Leak is at very rear--don't know if it just got worse enough to finally leak out the front, but it hasn't appeared to have done damage underneath on the parquet wood flooring or sheetrock in the rear (as it looked dry) so I think the leak is fairly recent. Maybe the slit was already there and just finally opened up. I'm going to try the soldering/melting idea first, but if this doesn't work, does anyone know of something that would hold plastic together under water and heat conditions? Thanks, Laurie
 
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Laurie,

The tub and door liner on a GE dishwashers have a 10 year parts and labor warranty against defects in materials or workmanship. Don't know if this transfers to you, but in cases where I have not a purchase receipt because an appliance was supplied by a builder GE has just checked that date of manufacturer off SN.

So, if you think there is a chance this might be a manufacturing defect, it may be worth checking with GE.
 
 

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