Plastic items such as storage tubs lose their shape and distort.
This is not a fault with your dishwasher and is a use issue a service visit cannot resolve this issue
Usually the result of:
- Using plastic items that are not dishwasher safe
- Using too high a wash temperature
- Squeezing plastic items into too small a space
Cause & Prevention
Low cost plastic items made from poor and/or light materials that are unable to withstand automatic dishwashers.
Items such as this, if washed on too long or high temperature a cycle, are very prone to distortion, particularly where they are squeezed or jammed in distorting the shape.
None, there is no possibility of restoring the shape.
Buy good quality dishwasher safe containers and do not use those are not dishwasher safe in the dishwasher.
Do not wash plastic items on long or hot dishwasher cycles.
Always place plastic items on the upper basket away from the direct heat on most dishwashers.
How You Can Get Help With Dishwasher Problems
To offer support in helping people to determine the cause of dishwasher problems please use the dishwasher support forum.
It’s fast, free, easy and normally someone will pick up on the post that can assist you often with a few experts chipping in if needed. Just register if you don’t have an account, we don’t mail you, send you spam or any of that stuff.
Post up your question and give images if you possibly can and the guys in the forums will do the rest for you and try to identify the problem you have.
Cost you nothing, might save you some embarrassment or worse, a charge for a service visit that wasn’t needed.
Photographs Of Damage
If you can post photographs of the damage or problem you are having this can be really helpful in allowing the dishwasher technicians to see what the problem is.
The guys have the knowledge to assist with most problems but the more information you give them, the better they can help you.