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Old 04-19-2011, 06:09 PM
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Model Number: GU1500XTLQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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Tub developed a hole in the bottom. I will be checking on warranty replacement since it's supposed to have a 20 year warranty.

Other than replacement, any suggestions on repair?


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Old 04-20-2011, 03:58 AM
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Is the tub plastic or stainless?

How big is the hole?

Where is the hole? Is it on a flat surface and is the area around the hole flat?

Is it just a hole or is the tub also cracked?
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:50 PM
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Is the tub plastic or stainless?

How big is the hole?

Where is the hole? Is it on a flat surface and is the area around the hole flat?

Is it just a hole or is the tub also cracked?
It's on a flat surface of the "plastic" tub. It almost looks like a chip off right under the heating element, about 1/4 inch in diameter.

Thanks for asking.
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If you have no luck with warranty just add to this post and I will give you what I think will work.
It is a jiggery pokery but should do the trick.

There is nothing I know of that will seal the hole without a a backer plate or perhaps a two plate sandwich and some sealant.
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Whirlpool agreed to replace the tub. And will be replacing the coil.

IMPORTANT FYI: Apparently there is a recall on heating coils of GU1500 models.
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