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Spray on a light coat of good quality polyurethane let that dry then hit it again with a couple of good coats. You can get it in High gloss, gloss, semi gloss, matte or flat finish. I did this 3 years ago and it still looks new. Good luck.
I found a pretty good product at Menards called Seal-A-Tube made by Core Gear. It's a plastic cap with a long plastic pin inside of it that goes into the caulk hole that you've cut open. They cost less than $2 each. I tried one out and liked it so much I bought about 5 more. So far, every tube I've taken this cap off of was ready to go again and not dried ...
A blob of your kid's modeling clay works great. It will hold up for the long term, too. Make sure you use the oily reusable modeling type of clay that never gets hard. Roll a three-quarter-inch ball, stick it over the hole, then pinch it around the top of the nozzle to seal off the air.
If possible wait 24 hours before allowing water to hit the grout. On the bag there should be a defined time such as 6-8 hours dry time. I would advise getting some grout sealer to apply to the grout after 72 hours. Just curious what type of grout did you use sanded or unsanded? Was it pre-mixed or mix with water?
The root cause may be the closure flap in the ice hopper delivery chute. There is a spring-loaded flap up there which opens when you actuate the dispensing lever. Make sure it is closing all the way and sealing (there is a foam seal on the "ice" side of the flap, check it for damage) or the ice in the bottom of the hopper can melt and drip down into the ...
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