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Old 10.03.2021, 16:52
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Calling all dishwasher experts

I had a dishwasher repaired last year, inlet valve was stuck. Ever since there has been a tiny leak. I looked inside the machine & saw rust by the drain pipe clip so replaced it. Machine was still leaking, I had to run the machine whilst open to see exactly where the problem is. I can touch the water inside the tank, it's as if a Gromit is missing! What is weird is it drips for 5 seconds before the machine drains, but does not drip whilst draining.

I have tried some duct tape, is that a good solution, drum roll JackieH
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:04
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Re: Calling all dishwasher experts

How old is the machine? After 10 years you‘d be better off getting a new one rather than faffing...
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:15
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How old is the machine? After 10 years you‘d be better off getting a new one rather than faffing...
It's about 7 years old, if I did not need a lifter to the 3rd floor, (no elevator) I would have just gone & got a new one last year. Having a Sofa delivered in May so will probably get it done at the same time. Having a lifter or Craine requires police permission to reserve 3 parking spots in the road, it's a pain in the arse. None of the shops will deliver above ground floor unfortunately. New COVID restrictions, non essential shops close tomorrow for a month in Malta.

It seems to be some sort of overflow, after adding duct tape, it now seems to drip very slowly into the drip tray rather than onto the floor. Since the drip tray has a float that sets a beep if it detects any leeks, the water may just evaporate. Probably crap design that got slightly disturbed when the technician worked on it last year, call out charge + part was €30, so very different to being in CH.
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:25
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Re: Calling all dishwasher experts

I had to google "Grommit" and now I have a new favorite word to use when burping.
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:29
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It's about 7 years old, if I did not need a lifter to the 3rd floor, (no elevator) I would have just gone & got a new one last year. Having a Sofa delivered in May so will probably get it done at the same time. Having a lifter or Craine requires police permission to reserve 3 parking spots in the road, it's a pain in the arse. None of the shops will deliver above ground floor unfortunately.

Just throw it out from your balcony and hand wash from now on
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:38
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Duct tape is always a good solution. It holds the universe together.
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Old 10.03.2021, 19:46
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I only noticed the issue as it's winter with internal temperatures @ 21 degrees, in the summer the water dries very quickly as it's probably 8 degrees hotter unless air con is turned on.!
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Re: Calling all dishwasher experts

Can't figure out the best solution just from these pictures (aren't there some hose or plug missing from the bladder, where your finger can touch the water?), but it may be a good one to use a glue gun instead of a ducktape on cracks and small holes in this kind of plastic. No blasphemy meant here, I'm also an adept of her Mighty Stickiness, just trying not to waste it for undeserving tasks.
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Re: Calling all dishwasher experts

The drip tray and evaporation sounds very similar to what fridges have, with the tray often on top of the motor to encourage evaporation.

Maybe there's supposed to be some sort of tube to guide the drips, and your duct tape is helping the drip angle a bit like the chains they sometimes hang out of drainpipes.
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Re: Calling all dishwasher experts

The dishwasher was still dripping so I replaced with a Bosch SMV24AX02E that cost €469 with delivery to ground floor & Instalation.
I paid €20 to the guys to carry it up 67 steps & take away the old one.
It comes with 5 years parts & labour warranty so hopefully nothing to worry about for some time.
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