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Old 04-23-2012, 10:01 PM   #1
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Wet trash compartment

I looked through the archives and couldn't find any info. I've got a 2007 wildcat with the trash bin under the kitchen counter that you lift up the cover and throw trash into the wastebasket below. It has an access door on the outside to remove the wastebasket and change the bag, etc. Every time I change the bag, I notice that the floor of the compartment is quite wet. I can't find any leaks in the under sink plumbing or any other reason why the compartment would be wet. The hot water heater is in the adjacent compartment if that makes any difference. Any ideas?
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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I'd be willing to bet that the outside door frame needs to be resealed. It doesn't take much more than a pinhole to allow a surprising amount of water to get in. I had water getting into the front storage compartment on my 08 Wildcat and resealing the compartment frame solved the problem. It drove me nuts for quite a while.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:25 PM   #3
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If you mean rainwater getting in, it happens even when it hasn't rained.
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If you mean rainwater getting in, it happens even when it hasn't rained.
Hmmm, not rainwater. Have you checked to make sure the cold water line into the hot water tank and winterizing valves aren't leaking? BTW, what model Wildcat do you have?
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First thing you have to do is dry it out. Remove the trash can. and don't put back in. Open outside door for a day or two, and get it dry. Put water pressure on the system, and wait a day. See if it is wet then. While you are waiting, or the nest time you remove your garbage bag. Check to see if it is wet on the bottom. If it is, then see if the trash can is cracked, and maybe just liquid from the garbage getting on the floor. Might need to upgrade trash bags, or double bag. We bought some bad ones last month, everyone of them leaked. It was here in the house though, tall kitchen bags, won't mention brand.
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