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Water pressure in dishwasher too high

My dishwasher blows all plastic items all over the place. Some land on the bottom heating coil and melts. Is there a pressure regulator on dishwashers?

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Re: Water pressure in dishwasher too high

Try regulating the pressure via the supply tap on your wall. Alternatively buy lots of miniature bungee straps to hold down the items.

Posted on Oct 06, 2007

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I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your problem is: Children tried to surprise you by doing dishes. The plastic spatula melted and stuck on the heating coil on the bottom

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Feel free contact me again!
Please give me a rating here at fixya before you sign off
Thank you,
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