Tip & How-To about Dishwashers

Leaking Dishwasher

If you are finding water on the floor around or under your dishwasher, then here are some things for you to check to see what the problem may be. Some of the things that cause the leaks are easy to fix and others can be very complicated. Hopefully if you are reading this tip because of a leak that you have, it is one of the easy ones.

One of the easiest things to fix and also one of the most common problems is the dishwasher door seal. The door seal will go bad with age on many dishwashers. It will get smashed down and crack or even deteriorate to the point where is no longer has any elasticity and there fore does not contact the door hard enough to keep the water in the dishwasher. The water will often pool on the floor in the front of the dishwasher, often near one of the corners.
To fix this, you simply need to find the model of your dishwasher and order a new door seal for it. I describe how you can do that in this tip.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3907570-buy_appliance_parts_online

When you get the new door seal, you can simply pull out the old seal from the channel in your dishwasher that holds it in. Soak the new seal in warm water to make it more pliable. Then carefully measure it out so that you will have the same amount on each side of the dishwasher, then slowly work the new seal into the channel.

If the door does not contact the new seal fully, you make have to adjust the door a bit by loosening the screws that hold the door latch and adjusting it in just a bit.

Another place for potential leaks is the water inlet or solenoid valve. The valve usually will not leak, but the hose connections or water supply connections may leak over time. You may have to tighten them or repair them. If the valve its self sticks open, you will know what happened, because the water will flood out of the dishwasher and you will have a huge mess!!

The hoses on the drain also can deteriorate and leak. The clamps that hold them in place also can rust and come loose. Repair or replace hoses and clamps as necessary.

Finally you have the main seal for the tub. If you have a motor that sits in a vertical position, then you can replace the seals. To get to this seal you need to remove the lower rack, or even both racks to give you more room to work. Then remove the lower spray arm, the spray arm support, and the wash/drain impellers to get to the seal. When you get there you will need to use a small screw driver to pry out the old seal and then replace it. Return all the other stuff to its right places and you should be good to go.

Now if you have a horizontal pump motor you will need to replace the whole assembly, because the seals are not field serviceable on those models. The whole pump and motor assembly will need to be replaced.

If you go through these things, check and fix what is leaking you should have a dry floor again and be happy in the kitchen again.


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leaks onto the floor


With or without a load in the dishwasher, start the wash cycle and watch the whole thing. Inspect around the door to see if water is seeping through the seal. If no water is leaking around the door, then there may be a cracked hose line somewhere else.

Apr 12, 2012 | Jenn-Air 24 in. JDB1100AWS Built-in...

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I have a 8 year old Bosch dishwasher model # shu3032uc /14. There is no water getting in. I put water in, turn the dishwasher on and the water drains out. I do not see any water under the dish washer.


I have covered this in several previous solutions for Bosch dishwashers. I have copied the text below from a previous request for help, rather that write the entire thing again.

If this doesn't help, please post back and I'll try to assist you further.


"It sounds like the flood protection system has been activated. This is most likely due to water in the bottom of the dishwasher (under the washing compartment) or it could be due to a faulty float or float switch.

The first thing to do is check the float inside the dishwasher. It's the dome/mushroom shape plastic part in the bottom of the wash compartment. Have a feel around under the dome and check there isn't anything trapped underneath it (maybe cutlery or a build up of waste). If something is stuck in there, simply removing it should be enough to get you running again.

If it's clean underneath try pushing the dome down gently in case it's just stuck in the up position. If it pushes down, lift it up and down a few more times, clean underneath it and make sure it drops down on it's own when you lift it and let go. If it falls freely, you're good to go.

If there's nothing under the float and it moves up and down freely, next check for water in the bottom of the washer. To do this, tilt the washer forwards then backwards to about 20 degrees. Obviously, if it's under-counter you'll need to pull it right out before doing this. If you see a pool of water on the floor then you have water leaking into the bottom of the washer!

There are several possible causes of this - some are simple and easy to correct - but you should do these checks first, then post back here for further assistance."


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Oct 17, 2010 | Dishwashers

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water leaking under floor when dishwasher runs


check the water to the unit it is locate under the door open the panel 2 -4 screw take flash light turn the unit on and see where the water come from ... it might be also from under your sink.

Jan 01, 2010 | Dishwashers

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water occasional show up on floor


Hi

Some leaking around-under-from the door on dishwashers can be traced back to a split in the spray arm. If the lower spray arm develops a split in it, the spray arm can turn too fast, and shoot water directly at things that it is not suppose to spray water at....sprays water at the door vents or edges and can create water leaks.

Please do rate the solution as FixYa and revert for further assistance.

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Rylee

Apr 27, 2009 | Dishwashers

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Dishwasher was moved due to flooring & water now will not come in


1st check to see if the water supply is on , check for kinked supply line to dishwasher ,check to see if electrical connections are on valve and 1 more thing is to check if float is jammed (float is a mushroom shaped part located inside front of tub on bottom) just pull up slightly

Dec 21, 2008 | Dishwashers

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