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Melting dishwasher basket

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My silverware basket is melting on the bottom edge, where it is close to the heating element. I am loooking for a material that will help me repair the basket, and can stand the heat. Any ideas?

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  • Finskis Feb 11, 2008

    I have a Kenmore Elite 665. It has a grey plastic basket.

    Not too concerned about the look...but more the heat tolerance of something that I can use to "rig it up". :) Thanks!

  • Finskis Feb 14, 2008

    I ended-up cutting off the "flipping" part of a spatula to fit into the bottom of my basket...it worked fine.

    expert appliance.com does not recognize my dishwasher model number.

    thanks anyway.

  • moon_light13 Apr 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. Sears does not stock just the center part of the basket so it would cost over $50 to replace with shipping. Replacing the basket will not solve the problem as it seems the element is getting too hot as the damage is in a perfect arc that corresponds to the heating element. Is the real problem the motherboard or the element as it seems to be getting too high voltage? If I put plastic silverware in this part of the basket it melts it.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    clip that allows basket to open is off
    clip that opens and closes silverware basket came off - how do I reattach

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I need to know what make and model to tell you if anything can be done.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

  • Hjalmer Lamminen
    Hjalmer Lamminen Feb 11, 2008

    http://www.expertappliance.com

    I don't know any material that would be safe for repair under that kind of heat.
    Try the above link if you wish to replace the basket.

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