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I bought a new dish drainer from Wal-mart and after washing the dishes, I noticed that part of the plastic hook on one of the silverware holders was broken. The hook has a lip on it which holds it on the wire drain rack. The hooks are fragile.
The drainer did not come with instructions on how to put the silverware holder on and I put both of them on by pressing them in place. That's not the way you do it. They slip on easily when tilted.
When I noticed the broken hook, I put my thinking cap on and came up with a solution on how to fix it. It worked and with it being a fragile piece of the silverware holder, I decided to stabilize the hooks on both holders so they won't break.
I used freezer tape, however, black electrical tape (my husband's suggestion) might work just as well and it would look better on my black holders. I'll get some and give it a try when I remove the holders and wash them which won't be any time soon.
I found some electrical tape in the drawer and put it on top of the freezer tape. It makes the dish drainer look much better.
I would have just exchanged it at Walmart, theyll usually do that even without a receipt. Now that you know how to assemble correctly the second one wouldn't break.
Thanks you for that suggestion. Walmart is very good about letting you return items.
I had been using it for several days when I discovered the tray was broken. I don't know if it was broken when I purchased it or if it broke when I put it together or it got broken during the time we were using it.
It's working fine now and with the tape on it, the trays are stable and do not move which will keep them from breaking. I'm very satisfied with keeping it. No problems at all.