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Hi. I am hoping someone can help me. My husband just installed a Kenmore dishwasher. It is actually his parents old one, so I believe its a few years old. I am not sure of the exact model number but on the dishwasher it says kenmore ultra wash. Anyway, it comes with insulation that goes over the top and sides of the dishwasher. I am trying to find out what the insulation is made of. I am thinking its fiberglass since I have heard that dishwashers are usually insulated with this, but Im not sure. There are some tears in the insulation and I am concerned if this is fiberglass that particles of it could get in the air or on the dishes. I do have the part number for the insulation.. It is called sound shield, and the number is 3381229. I appreciate any help with this. Thanks for your time.

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Re: Kenmore dishwasher and insulation...

I do not believe the insulation to be made of fiberglass. It is usually made of a yellow or tan colored foam material (not exactly sure what you call it). If there are concerns over the tears, you can reseal them with duct tape. Since the insulation wraps around the dishwasher tub and is mounted under the cabinet, there is no danger of any particles getting into the atmosphere and/or on your dishes. I would be more concerned about the insulation tears getting larger. That's why I would suggest you reseal them to insure the insulation provides the necessary noise buffering you need. If the tears are minor, I would save your money and continue to use the existing insulation. I hope this reassures you.

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