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That's not melting. Least not from the wire. That is chemical staining due to interaction between the Romex jacket and the insulation material, possibly fueled by heat from the dishwasher but unlikely from the Romex. (but possibly the two added together; NEC 310.15 has a table for that.) That's why I suggested wiping it off with isopropyl alcohol (or vodka). ...


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It looks to me that the dishwasher’s case gets hot due to drying and the hot water. Certainly when I open my dishwasher after it’s completed a cycle, it and the dishes are steaming hot. But here’s the thing: that wire is the wrong wire (and it isn't clamped correctly either). You can’t use nylon sheathed wire (called NM or sometimes “romex”) in that way— ...


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I do not know what this part of my Whirlpool dishwasher is called. It's a vent. When your dishwasher goes into it's powered heating cycle to dry the dishes, hot steam will come out. It's designed to prevent water from spraying out of it, so it traps water (and anything in the water) very well. I do not know why it is filled with gunk? That would be a ...


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Most likely, a poor connection in the plug has caused it to overheat. The 13A fuse gets warm in normal use. But if there is a bad connection, it can get really hot. The faulty plug has then damaged the socket. Both should be replaced. It doesn't indicate a fault in the dishwasher itself.


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If you're sure the outlet,socket,still works, then the problem is the dishwasher. You could try plugging the washer into another socket to be sure. Either way, since the socket was burned, it should be replaced since it's been heated up and burnt more than it was designed to be. I've seen many molded plugs fail just like that one did. Based on your added ...


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There are a myriad of connectors that can be fitted to PEX piping. There are Sharkbite™ style connectors that simply push on to the pipe, there are clamp on fittings that require a crimping tool, there are tools to expand the PEX then the fitting is slipped into the expanded end which are held in place as the PEX returns to its original size. There are ...


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OP here. Turns out this model of dishwasher uses a single water level sensor for several functions, including the tub water level, and the drain pan below the machine. In the drain pan is a dodgy looking foam float, that pushes a red rod into the tub water sensor. Thus, when the drain pan gets wet, the dishwasher starts pumping out. Since the pump does not ...


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