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Old 10-18-2010, 05:39 AM   #1
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quick question on remodeling

Is it ok to put a plastic barrier behind my dishwasher to reduce moisture forming on the back wall from the dishwasher's steam? when I removed the dishwasher I had to replace the drywall in the back because it was all moldy. By adding a plastic barrier between the dishwasher and the drywall, will I just be creating another moisture trap.
thanks (it's not exactly a tile question, but it's part of the tile project)
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:12 AM   #2
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How come there is so much steam back there? My dishwasher is sealed except for the door and vent in the front. Does your setup capture the steam that is vented, i.e. is it recessed into the cabinet with a overhanging countertop?

Sorry to answer your questions with more questions, but I believe in solving the problem at the source, rather than apply a band-aid on the symptom.
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Remove the DW. Hook it up in the middle of the kitchen and watch it run. If steam is billowing out, you'll be able to see from where.

Sounds like a defective DW.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:52 AM   #4
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NOt sure why so much moisture, we're replacing the dishwasher. so that might solve it. is there a problem leaving the plastic there?
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I agree with your first thought, moisture will find a way behind the plastic and never dry out.
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:58 AM   #6
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I think it depends on where the plastic is hung.

Is he planning on hanging it on the wall, or draping it over the dishwasher?

But as you and Cabot have suggested, why would the moisture be there in the first place.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:24 AM   #7
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There should be NO vapor from a properly working DW until you open the door, and then only if it has not had a chance to cool down. Sounds to me like there is a leak. Could be from the pump, a seal, or the drain hose (well, the supply line could be leaking, too). All should be replaced with a new unit.
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