Repairing a dishwasher flap

Our customer was able to avoid the expensive repair of his dishwasher flap with our magnets and a little bit of manual skill.

Magnetic repair of the flap

Hi there,
here my magnet application:

While renovating, I accidentally stepped on the open dishwasher door. Unfortunately, the flap was slightly bent. It is no longer closed. The flap opens by itself when you wash up.
New price for the flap is over EUR 500.00. A repair is questionable. The cost estimate is approx. EUR 350.00.

Problem: The interior is made of Nirosta. That means stainless steel, (Nirosta for short). This material is not magnetic.
With 2 pot magnets and 2 magnetic metal strips, the inner workings become magnetic.

I drilled two holes in the top section and screwed the pot magnets onto it.
The magnetic metal strips could be attached to the flap with the 2 existing screws.
Result: flap stays closed! Everything is „chic“ again! The most important thing: I’ve saved a lot of money!



How the neodymium pot magnets with steel pot work:
The strong NdFeB magnets are built into a steel pot.
This metal housing protects the neodymium magnet from damage and increases the adhesive force. In order to be able to achieve an optimal adhesive force, the flat gripper must lie directly on the metallic substrate. A thin sheet of iron or a paint job can very quickly reduce the adhesive force. The adhesive force only acts on the open magnet side. The steel pot shields the magnetic effect.

The magnet has a central hole with a countersink.
This holding magnet can be securely screwed to the wall or ceiling with a countersunk screw.
The maximum operating temperature is 80 ° C.