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Dishwasher rack rotting

The rack for the dishwasher is breaking off in little pieces. The pieces appear to be "burnt" chunks/specks in the dishwasher. At first glimpse, the rack appears to not handle the heat well after so many cycles of washing. Please advise why this rack is rotting? Recall issue? Replacement cost, if any?

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    I have a DU810 model and have the same problem. The dishwasher was installed broadly in our housing division, and our neighbors (whose house was built about 6 months before ours) don't have any problems. I have an email out to Whirlpool. We'll see what their response is.

  • GARY COLLISTER Aug 14, 2012

    Have you heard from them yet? I have the same problem, and I won't buy another plastic interior DW ever again.

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Depends on the age.
Eventually dishwasher racks deteriorate.
It is rusting from the inside out.
Replace the rack.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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This shelving costs $16 plus $20 for powder coating.
Very easy to assemble taking about 2 hours.
It will stabilize your dishwasher trays so glasses wont fall over. Therefore wont break.
Buy 2 large Baking racks with 1 cm holes from Myers for $8 each.
Use your Angle Grinder to cut to size, making sure the cross wires running from left to right are on top of the long runs. This is because your glasses would slip all the way to the front, if you mounted the racks up the wrong way.
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How To Clean A Dishwasher
  1. Using a small brush (old toothbrushes work well) dipped in hot water and white viniger, go around the door of the dishwasher taking care to get into the grooves and crevices of the rubber seal. Most likely, you'll be surprised at the debris that has built up, especially at the bottom of the door and around the hinges on the side.
  2. Pull the bottom rack out and examine the drain area. Wipe around it to be sure there are no hard chunks that can plug the drain, cause damage to the pump or scratch dishes. You'd be surprised at what dishwasher repairmen find - bones, crab shells, chips of glass, and even small pieces of gravel!
  3. Using a clean wet sponge or dishrag, wipe the cleaning solution from the gasket and the door.
  4. Then place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle - except for the cup of vinegar, the dishwasher needs to be empty.
  5. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.
  6. Baking soda is also effective at freshening and brightening your dishwasher. Just sprinkle a cupful around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short but complete cycle using the hottest water. Baking soda is also helpful in removing stains.

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  3. Using a clean wet sponge or dishrag, wipe the cleaning solution from the gasket and the door.
  4. Then place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle - except for the cup of vinegar, the dishwasher needs to be empty.
  5. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor.
  6. Baking soda is also effective at freshening and brightening your dishwasher. Just sprinkle a cupful around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short but complete cycle using the hottest water. Baking soda is also helpful in removing stains.

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