Remeber, the original question was about sticking plastic - by its
very nature, plastic is flexible and cured epoxy is not. Also, the
plastics used in the manufacture of domestic equipment are often
PVC based to make them more durable and this is a greasy plastic.
Consequently, an epoxy is not likely to provide a long lasting
solution if, indeed, it will stick at all. One solution which I
have found recently is flexible superglue like this
Ian, THANK YOU!!! I’d before never heard of such a thing as flexible
After examining the door latch more closely, none of the other
creative suggestions I received from Orchidians would have worked. The
part that was breaking was too small to ‘pin’ with wires, plus it was
extremely awkward to work on because it was attached in approximately
the center of the dishwasher door. Hard to reach, even harder to see
with middle-aged vision.
I ordered some of that flexible cyanoacrylate from an ebay seller.
It arrived Friday night. Last night I applied it to the cracked part.
It wouldn’t dry, until I used some accelerator spray on it (from a
totally unrelated CA company’s kit). Luckily for me it worked on
this glue. I let it sit over night and just ran the dishwasher a
little while ago. The soap door latch works as intended again. Even
with the machine still hot and steamy inside, the glue join feels
Virtual chocolate chip cookies for you, dear Ian! :’)
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