Dishwasher Metal Corrosion and Rusting | My Lennar Home

Dishwasher Metal Corrosion and Rusting

There is rusting and metal corrosion issues throughout my new construction Lennar home. Environmental factors – more specifically – what was on the Westshore Yacht Club land before with no evidence of remediation –  are suspected. This is the dishwasher.

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There is metal corrosion throughout the home. This is the inside of the dishwasher. Notice the rusting and metal corrosion on one side. This is not the result of hard water or scaling.

Metal corrosion is throughout the house, including in places you cannot see. For example, during the Lennar home inspection, their paid electrician noticed the inside of my ceiling fan was corroded and rusted. According to Lennar, there was no sign of water damage around the area. There are also no visible signs of any rusting or metal corrosion on the outside of the fans.

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A Lennar home inspector noted that the inside of my fan was rusted. There are no visible signs of rusting or metal corrosion on the exterior of the fan. Lennar noted that there were no signs of water damage around the area of the fan or anywhere at the roof.

 

None of my fans work properly, including the fan in the detached office/guest retreat. At times they might randomly pop on – there is no rhyme or reason to when they do. However, when they do, the fans don’t stay on long and aren’t fully functional.

There are many electrical issues in my Lennar home. None of my fans work properly. This is in the upstairs office and it just randomly came on for a short time. However, as you’ll see – the few times this fan will operate, the light in the back corner will not come on.

On May 2, 2017, after being alarmed at what I saw when I opened my dishwasher during a cycle, I sent this email to Mark Metheny of Lennar:

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Although the metal corrosion inside the dishwasher had been reported and recorded, what I saw when I opened the dishwasher during a cycle alarmed me. This is the email I sent to Mark Metheny about the metal corrosion inside the dishwasher.

Ultimately, this prompted Mark Metheny to request additional inspections, including an initial visual inspection by an environmental firm.

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Mark Metheny of Lennar wanted to bring in an environmental inspection company in addition to other home inspections based on the numerous construction issues and evidence of metal corrosion.

Although I called and emailed several times since, May 31, 2017, I only heard from Mark Metheny once more a week or so later to indicate to me he would be in touch soon. I have heard nothing since, so these inspections never occurred.

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Evidence of metal corrosion and rusting in the dishwasher.