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Repairing a Melted Hole in a Dishwasher


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Posted 29 September 2005 - 09:38 AM



Annisa McAllister wrote:


Frigidare Gallery Model #GPDB998JC0. Bracket supporting heating element became a free spirit and allowed the heating element to melt a 3-inch long little trench in the bottom of the tub. Don't think it melted a hole, but pretty close. Can I repair with some type of epoxy, ect. ?? Please help restore my kitchen karma....Thanks !!!

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Not to worry, my leetle grasshopper, your karma is unviolated. I've done this repair many times using a good-quality, high-temperature epoxy. In extreme cases where a huge, gaping hole is burned into the tub, you'll need to pick out the charred and curdled plastic around the wound and cover it with a fiberglass patch, and then slather it with epoxy.

Another technique, easier but with less strength, is to use a duct tape patch on the outside and then slather the epoxy on top of it from the inside. Once the epoxy cures, you can peel away the duct tape.



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Posted 29 September 2005 - 11:07 PM

I tell you Samurai, you got to try the "Gemline (Supco now?) Epoxi-Putty" EP8001

RepairClinic has it available on special order 145490

Net Weight: One Pound -- (2 - half pound blocks A/B)
Wet or Dry * Fast Cure
Mixes like clay hardens like steel
* cut what you need
* no waste
* no measuring
* forms to any shape
* easy to apply
* will not shrink

Epoxi putty can be sanded, drilled, machined sawed and painted.

Epoxi Putty adheres to:
*steel *aluminum *copper *brass *iron *porcelain *glass *concreate *tile *plaster *electrical repairs *inslates *seals *bonds *tin *wood *fiberglass *plastics *fills
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I have repaired broken tiolet tanks, melted dishwasher tubs, washer tubs - scribbed thru by nail, refrig door liners and numerous other things. It's some of the best stuff I ever found.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:26 AM

Is that the same stuff sold under the generic name of "plumber's putty?" If so, I have used it-- good stuff! Easy to use, mods and shapes to fit anything, no messy liquids, cures fast. But I'm kinda old school and I compared the tensile strength of the plumber's putty with two-part liquid epoxies and the plumber's putty isn't as strong. Thing is, I don't know if the strength difference much matters in most appliance repair applications.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 12:32 AM

Don't know if it's the same or not, I've never seen or used plumbers putty.


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