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Maytag Dishwasher MDBH979SAW1 Outer bottom door rusting out, paint chipping away, no water leaks.

LoveLJ

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Location
San diego
Model Number
MDBH979SAW1
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
Dishwasher
Model# MDBH979SAW1
Purchased 3-2013.

The bottom outer white door is rusting all along the bottom and now the front bottom of the door paint is chipping off due to rust.
I pulled the kick plate and no leaks, ran a quick cycle and no leaks and completely drained ok.

Can anyone tell me what's causing the rusting of the outer bottom door and the fix?
Will attempt to upload photo.
20210513_130121.jpg

Thanks,
 

rickgburton

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dashriprok

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I had a few Whirlpool built dishwashers that leaked around the steam vent. You'll have to remove the rusty outer door panel to check.

Removing the out panel is easy -- open the door and remove all the screws.
 
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