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I will be closing our house for the next 6 months. do i need to do anything special to seals? i understand the line draing,but have heard you nee to use mineral oil for seals. this does not make sense unit is in flordia

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NO, YOU DON'T NEED TO PUT ANYTHING ON THE DOOR SEALS, HOWEVER, IF YOU KEEP THEM CLEAN OF SOAP AND FOOD FILM, THEY WILL LAST LONGER AND BE LESS LIKELY TO LEAK. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE GONE FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, YOU COULD PUT A QUART OF WATER IN THE BOTTOM TO KEEP THE PUMP SEALS WET.
WITH SOME MODELS OF DISHWASHER, IF THE PUMP SEALS DRY OUT, THEY CAN STICK TOGETHER LOCKING UP THE MOTOR SO IT WON'T RUN WHEN YOU GET BACK.
FIRST, RUN A RINSE ONLY CYCLE WITH NOTHING IN IT TO PURGE OUT ANY DIRTY WATER THAT MAY CAUSE ODOR.
THEN, PUT IN ABOUT A QUART OF FRESH WATER AND CLOSE THE DOOR TO KEEP THE WATER FROM EVAPORATING. IF YOU WANT, YOU COULD ADD SOME BAKING SODA TO KEEP THE ODOR FRESH.

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It is a good idea. Mineral oil or a non petrolium product.
Anytime you leave an appliance unused for some time, preventative measures are always a smart idea.
The seals are pretty expensive to replace.
A few pennys of mineral oil versus probably a $150 service call seems pretty wise.

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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