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What can I use on the dishwasher rack tines to prevent rust and rust transfer onto my dishes?

I have a Kenmore dishwasher, and on the bottom tray where I put my dishes, at the base of the dish, it seems to have rubbed some of the white coating of the tray/spokes off and now I can see a bit of brown rusty color. In a few places, there seem to be bubbles so I'm assuming its rust. Also, some of my white dishes are getting little stains on the edges where it lays on the tray. Any ideas of what I can coat the tray/spokes in so I can prevent any further damage and maybe keep them from breaking off eventually. Someone recommended "Loctite Extreme Repair" for all temperatures, but I'm not sure if it would be safe as there are quite high temps in the dishwasher. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Joey S
Once the coating has been nicked or cut down to the bare metal the tines will begin to rust rapidly. Over time the tines will eventually rust through, weaken and break off. The "Loctite Extreme Repair" is a product that I'm not familiar with, and most likely would not work.

Once the tines are broken there is no reattaching them to the rack. The dish rack will need to be replaced.

If a nick or cut is found at the tip of the tines and has not began to rust, there are tine tip repair kits and touch up paints available to prolong the life of the tines, but it's not a long time fix.

Below is the part# of tine tip repair kit for white racks and touch up paint.

TINE TIP REPAIR KIT for WHITE is part number 675679

White Touch up paint for the white rack is part number 676453.

Both the touch up paint and the tine tip repair kit is available to order at and click on Parts.
by Joey S Earned 113,887 community points in Kenmore
July 21st, 2008
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