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Title: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: kellonnie on March 25, 2010, 01:33:46 PM
was asked if i could pactch a hole in a plastic outer tub....im not sure maybe apoxy?
Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: AJ on March 25, 2010, 02:39:30 PM
I would not take the risk of trying it. If they want it fixed correctly then I would replace it. Years ago I tried to repair dishwasher tubs, not a good idea ether.
Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: kellonnie on March 25, 2010, 07:04:47 PM
thats what i thought , thanks
Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: whirlpooltech on March 25, 2010, 07:09:52 PM
I agree with AJ. By trying to repair it you are taking a unnecessary risk.

You will have to stand behind the repair and any damages it may cause if it does leak.
How long would you stand behind it?

I always just tell them that the manufacture does not recommend attempting to repair the tub and that is why they don't make a repair kit for it. :)

Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: kellonnie on March 25, 2010, 07:23:54 PM
exactly what i thought, i wouldnt do it he was gonna try himself after he was advised to price of new drum.....loll
Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: whirlpooltech on March 25, 2010, 07:42:53 PM
What ever he tries may hold for a while, but I think what he will find is that no matter what he uses to patch it sooner or later hot soapy water will work it loose.

Then he will be calling you back or looking online for advice on how to change the tub. :)
Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: JWWebster on March 25, 2010, 07:58:30 PM
Duct tape and bondo works for a day er 2.
Title: Re: can a plastic outer tub be repaired?
Post by: bakeray on March 26, 2010, 01:31:37 AM
When I worked for Kenworth, we had a product we used to seal cabs before the interior was put in. It was called sikaflex. It would seal and glue anything together you wanted bonded. Wood, Metal, Plastic, didnt matter. Now before you run out and try to find it, its an industrial use product. Cant really get it as a consumer. As much as id like to say it is a fixall, Im not going to.

If the tubs leaking, its time for a new tub.