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Why is the bleach dispenser rusted on my washing machine?

I have a Kenmore washing machine that is approximately 7 years old. The tub near the bleach dispenser is rusted. Why did this happen? Is there anything I can do to fix it?

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The reason the tops rust around the bleach dispensers is because the bleach was not wiped up when it splashes over. Bleach is caustic and when allowed to stay on a painted surface, it will cause rust.

The rust should be cleaned off and sanded. Paint it with a primer and 2 coats of paint and you should be fine.
by Manage My Life
January 22nd, 2008
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