How to repair your dishwasher

After years of service, the plastic coating on dishwasher racks are prone to wear and the metal frame rusts. It's only a matter of time before they break and become unusable.

Replacing these parts can be expensive and often the components are no longer available which means that you need to buy a new appliance!

sugru is good for this repair because:
1: it's dishwasher proof
2: it's waterproof
3: it bonds to the different materials and protects them

Kit list

  • Your bust dishwasher rack
  • A minipack of sugru
  • Scissors

Step 1


Cut open your minipack of sugru and roll it out into a sausage and then flatten it, so that it can cover the whole way round the broken area. The length of the sugru should be 10mm longer either side of the break.

Next, wrap it around the broken area.

Step 2


Press and squeeze the sugru to even out all the lumps and bumps. Make sure the sugru has bonded well either side of the break.

Step 3


Smooth out the surface by gently rubbing your fingers over the sugru.

Leave the sugru to cure for 24 hours, as the inside of a dishwasher is an aggressive environment!

Step 4


24 hours later and the sugru has cured! Your dishwasher is back and ready for action!

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actually repaired an entire 1" gap in rack perfectly !!! saved $300.00

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