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Context: Bosch SHE3ARF2UC/22 provided this link to diagrams

The plastic anchor, which holds the screw in place, seems to have broken:

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The screw hole is in the dishwasher door:

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Is there a simple remedy available that does not require either disassembling the the door to replace the broken plastic screw anchor?

Nameplate:

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Update: per Isherwood's suggestion to disassemble, it seems that the two of Fascia Panel's screw holes are broken.

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To replace the Fascia Panel part #00686739, it is $84 + shipping. Before I do buy the panel. I think it sensible to ask the community if there is a method (fender washer?) that will enable continuing using the current panel?

Is there a simple remedy available that does not require either disassembling the the door to replace the broken plastic screw anchor?

Would it be "good enough" to plug-up the hole or am I inviting disaster down the road?

Simple and effective (time saving) remedies are appreciated: thank you.

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    If there is no moving parts that the broken nut can jam up, I would dab a bit of silicon there. It is high up so mainly just water splashes(not standing). Seems to be just to hold the facing on.
    – crip659
    Oct 22, 2021 at 17:39
  • @crip6759 Thanks for responding: are you suggesting plugging uptimes he hole with silicon and retiring the screw?
    – gatorback
    Oct 22, 2021 at 17:43
  • It does look like the screw is for holding the front facing on the door(not high in importance). Keeping water out is the main thing.
    – crip659
    Oct 22, 2021 at 17:46
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    Appears to be beyond the gasket, so it should not have much if any water exposure....
    – Ecnerwal
    Oct 22, 2021 at 18:03
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    I'd consider creating a well or dam using tape all around the broken piece and then fill it with a plastic-compatible epoxy. Once it's set, drill a new hole a little smaller than the outside of the screw thread and a little bigger than the shaft of the screw. But considering that there are already other cracks visible in the plastic I don't know how long this would last...
    – brhans
    Oct 23, 2021 at 2:31

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a longer screw and flat metal bar riveted (or bolted) behind the plastic, with a thread cut in it to accept the screw.

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