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cheap parts washer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OldBlew, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. OldBlew

    OldBlew Registered Member

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    I've got an old dish washer that is coming out of my kitchen this weekend. The pump still works ok, but it doesn't cycle properly.
    I'm thinking of setting up the thing in my garage, dump some solvent in it, disable the heater, and dump all of my dirty crap in it.
    I think it should work ok, but I figured I would check it out with you guys before I end up burning my my house down!
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    If you run it as is (heat water detergent etc) you will be amazed how clean parts will get with that alone)dont ask how I know). You wont have "flash rust" problems due to the drying cycle. Solvent might eat the plastic parts of your pump etc quickly. I know the solvent I use will eat PVC gloves.
     
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    Unfortunately it would be very bad to cycle solvent through it, anything flammable would cath fire, trust me on this, plus if you were cycling the stuff, everything would get clogged real quick. The hot water detergent combo works great, thats how engine shops clean any motor blocks they get in, high pressure super-heated steam.
     
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    i know for a fact you will eat your DW up if you put solvent in it. like the rest of the guys said. HOT water and SOAP. you can use a nice harsh soap to. not just dishwasher soap.
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  5. OldBlew

    OldBlew Registered Member

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    thanks guys. I'll give it a try.
     

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