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Water leak My model is a GU2400XTPB1 The tub of diswasher has small hole where a screw is mounted on bottom of dishwasher. Leak is severe during cycle. I have tried epoxy but it will only hold up for a few washes. Will anyhing seal the leak and hold up? The dishwasher is only 2 years old..

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  • goodbyer Jan 16, 2009

    I found that a metal brace underneath the tub is attached to four plastic posts extending from the tub. One of the end posts broke free from the tub and created the hole. After removing the brace....I have plugged the hole by using a 1/4" x 1" long stainless steel carriage bolt (with the square under the head cut down to the diameter of the threads, also I slotted the head with a hacksaw for a screwdriver), and two neoprene washers. I drilled a 1/4 inch hole thru the leak hole and pushed the carriage bolt thru with the neoprene washers on it from the inside. My wife held the carriage bolt from turning with the screwdriver with I put a stainless washer and nylock stainless nut on the underside. I had to lay the washer down on its side to do this. A large pan head stainless screw would probably work better, but that's all I could find at home depot that evening. Also a 3/4" long screw would probably be better, but the 1" carriage bolt I used was still short enough to permit reattachment of the brace over top of it.



    I do not have any further leak results yet, but will report back after testing. Not sure the impact of having only three screws holding the brace on?

  • lsecret May 11, 2010

    Someone from Whirlpool came out and fixed the recall problem about 3 years ago. It is leaking again!

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    During wash cycle dishwasher is leaking water on the floor

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Mine also started leaking. Element also too hot. Mine has a 20 year warrenty on the tub (which I was NOT aware of) Repairman came today and the whole tub unit and element will be fixed for free! Look in your whirlpool instruction book to see if yours is warrentied. BTW, my dishwasher is only three years old.

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I've had the exact same problem with our Kenmore Quiet Guard 3, which apparently was manufactured by Whirlpool. The small hole is even in the same spot as described in the Whirlpool service bulletin (figure 13):

http://www.servicematters.com/dm_safety/8178502a.pdf

I removed the four screws holding the metal bracket underneath, sealed the hole with silicon, and replaced the three screws that were still functional (the one was stuck in the plastic piece that had broken off.) So far so good... One week later and no leaks so far.

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Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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Just had a repairman look at my 2.5 year old Whirlpool for this exact same problem. The hole IS covered under warranty BUT labor is not. The rate they charge is $100/hr and he said it would likely take all of that if not more. The reorder of this part would take 7 10 days and will cost upwards of $200 so you have to ask yourself is it worth it to spend 150-200 on a 3 year old dishwasher or go buy a new one (same model) for $400.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

Yes, the loctite has worked for me!

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

I have the same model Whirlpool dishwasher with the exact same water leak problem -- a small hole in the tub bottom, under the element, and directly above a screw on the tub underside. Scanning the web, I discovered a recall titled "Whirlpool & Inglis Plastic Tall-Tub Didhwasher Heater Rework #R17365" which shows that our dishwashers should have a round element instead of an angular one and, somhow, a small hole can occur due to this wrong element. See Figure 13 of the recall. This repair will be covered free of charge by Whirpool.

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Try the Loctite N27 steel quickest. Good luck!

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I have the same hole problem on my 3 y/o Kenmore washer. What a crappy design flaw! I am ready to try any epoxy before I have to throw out an expensive dishwasher.
Any success stories with epoxy or heat resistant rubberized compounds...?

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