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Old 02-07-2010, 09:38 PM   #1
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Dishwasher leak and warped oak


I had a small dishwasher leak (good old dependable Maytag) that went unnoticed as it never produced any visible water. All the water went behind the face of the machine and got under the edge of the oak flooring. Now the boards directly in front of the washer are bowed upward on the edges. If I leave this alone will the boards eventually flatten as the water dries? If not, after they dry can they be refinished satisfactorily or will the effected boards need to be replaced?

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Old 02-07-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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well, first thing first.. .i suppose you fixed the leak, right?
sometimes, if the cupping is not too severe, the boards might(MIGHT) come back down but not all the way. if the leak has been there for a long time and the boards started getting dark around the edges they cannot be saved(not even sanding). you will need to replace them...
take a pic so we can see how bad it is...

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Thanks. Yes the leak is fixed because the dishwasher is now out in the alley which is a good place for any Maytag appliance as far as I'm concerned. Think I'll replace is with a Bosch. I'll wait a while and see what happens. I'd just go ahead and have it fixed but my wife really wants to replace the wood in the kitchen with something else. She mentioned cork but I'm not sure about that at all. Need to find out more about it.
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