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Hello would welcome some advice please. My daughters dishwasher had a pin hole in the floor of said dishwasher I am wondering if I were to put a blob of epoxy over the hole or a high temperature piece of plastic as a patch using the epoxy which is near impossible to see. Is the epoxy safe to use for this kind of repair. The epoxy I am going to use is from Lidl, it is well outside of the temperature range that the dishwasher would be able to produce as it is rated from -40c to 180c so any advise as to whether this would be an acceptable repair without putting health or hygiene at risk.

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Well tbh I don't know but surely highly unlikely that there would be any health or hygiene issue in a dishwasher.

But, it won't work to simply epoxy over the pinhole, it won't have anything to 'key' to.

If it was me, I would drill the pinhole to a perfect circle of say 1/8th inch, 3mm, and then put a smear of silicone sealant around a pop-rivet (of that size) and fit it to the said hole using a rivet gun. It probably wouldn't need the sealant, that's just being safe.

You can get a riveter including a selection of rivets on fleabay for £5.95 inc. postage.



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i would tend to screw in something like a small wood screw with a blob off something like silicon as its a 95% chance off general rust underneath so perhaps failing in several areas in a few months to perhaps a years time :dunno:

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Hi Big-All I have considered that but not sure what would be underneath where I would have to drill hence playing it safe with the epoxy and a patch.

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can you see an area where there seems to be a pinhole or leak ??
this could be blistering bubbeling discolouration on the top

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big-all wrote:
i would tend to screw in something like a small wood screw with a blob off something like silicon as its a 95% chance off general rust underneath so perhaps failing in several areas in a few months to perhaps a years time :dunno:



OP, we are only trying to help, by offering opinions. We don't have sight of your problem. We don't know your underlying situation.

B-A's "wood-screw" would do the same as my rivet but with less "consistency" as it would not be exactly the same shape as the hole, it is basically a spiral not a straight sided plug (like a rivet would be).

However, as he rightly says, one pinhole would be indicative of more to come. Can you not look underneath?

Then, you, OP, say you can't risk drilling or screwing into the casing. Fair enough, you need to upend the appliance to see what you're dealing with, if you think it's that tight for clearance. It's not difficult, by any means.

Finally, as has been said on here many, many times, modern appliances are not built to last otherwise they wouldn't sell any new ones. Bite the bullet, order a new one from Currys or AO, they will take the old one away. Problem solved by throwing a credit card at it.


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I understand you want to repair the dishwasher, but if you can see a hole its too late. (You could try) but don't forget, it's not just temperature its water too.

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