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Old 09-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #16
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This is complete racket

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Old 09-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #17
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Auto parts stores sell O-rings in many sizes --they have a cabinet full---

Most hardware stores also stock O-rings.
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This is complete racket
did you try cleaning housing and applying vasoline on orings install they should swell alittle......could be defective housing as well...ben
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did you try cleaning housing and applying vasoline on orings
like regular vasoline from CVS?
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like regular vasoline from CVS?
thats what i use.....it may be worth a try ..
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If you google the make and model of the machine you should be able to find those gaskets much cheaper online. Some places even sell parts and if they don't solve your problem you can send them back for a refund. I just went through all of this with my dishwasher. The markup on some of these parts are ridiculous. That is pure gouging.
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The other side of the coin: Mfg has to keep inventory that they've paid for and are carrying on the books for many years; the part will fit right, you don't spend time going to alternative sources, and the machine gets fixed sooner rather than later. For all that, you pay the premium.
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did you try cleaning housing and applying vasoline on orings install they should swell alittle......could be defective housing as well...ben

Ben,

Petroleum based lubricants, such as vasoline, can dry out the o-ring. A silicone based lubricant would be much better in all plumbing applications as it formulated to withstand higher temps, it won't swell or soften the rubber and it safer for ingestion. Not a worry in this case though.
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The other side of the coin: Mfg has to keep inventory that they've paid for and are carrying on the books for many years
No one is saying they shouldn't make a profit, but GOUGING a customer is a big turn off. Maybe if they didn't gouge people then those parts would get sold, and they'd make a profit, instead of those same parts sitting on their books for many years. Just a thought
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I like oh'mike's idea -- I'd take the oRings with me and try to match up some from an Autoparts store.

I remember a similar (sort of) situation in an old Popular Mechanix article where a guy had a fancy Ferrari/Masserati or similar and was complaining about an oil filter gasket ($25 or so)--- the answer was to go to Hoover Vacuum part xxx same size and less than $2.00.

Good luck with solving the leak. Let us know the outcome.

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I did use your motor information and found a link that shows your motor and the 2 o-rings,
but cost is still about $20 each. Here's the link
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pa...6690#d29006690

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Petroleum based lubricants, such as vasoline, can dry out the o-ring. A silicone based lubricant would be much better in all plumbing applications as it formulated to withstand higher temps, it won't swell or soften the rubber and it safer for ingestion. Not a worry in this case though.
thanks my dad told me the same thing....with guys like you guys around we can only get better....thanks again..
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Google "plumbers grease" for product names...
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I reinforced the outer gasket with some rounds of Teflon tape, y'all think it'll last?
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I know that it may be hard to measure it, but if you take a measurement of the diameter that it mates to on the pump, and then measure the cross section with calipers, then you can get these things for about 12- 15 dollars for a pack of 10.
A good (old school) hardware store or auto parts place should have some.
You can draw a pattern on a piece of paper with a compass to get the sizing right too.
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Consider this: $40 vs cost of new dishwasher. Might be worth it.

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