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Leaking Kenmore dishwasher

The plastic bottom of my dishwasher is cracked - causing a leak. Shouldn't the water be contained inside the tub and not go to the bottom of the machine? We are thinking of sealing the crack, but i'm afraid there's something else leaking in there. This washer is only 4 years old - I'm totally disgusted.
The plastic bottom is not removable/replaceable.

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If you are very careful you can reseal it with a soldering iron as it should be a sealed cabinet. i have seen one seald with a cheap sealr and the cabinet turned orange.

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