Question about Dishwashers
I have a water leak under the center of the dishwasher. There are no leaks from the hoses. Any ideas of the problem? Thanks.
Sounds like you've diagnosed the solution on your own.. Most of the inlet valves are spring loaded so that if power is removed or disabled.. it defaults to a closed state and doesn't allow water int the wash basin. To open, they need to be energized by the control system so you may have one of two issues.. a faulty inlet valve that doesn't spring closed when it is not energized or a controller that is comanding that valve to open ( less likely of the two) For a quick test.. make sure the DW is dry inside and open the door. wait and watch for water to enter the basin.. If it does begin to fill up.. your inlet valve could be the root of your problem.. It is also possible that you are back-siphoning waste water in from the drain system. If the water looks dirty then that is more than likely the problem so you may have a clogged pump, kinked drain hose or your drain system itself is not draining as fast as the DW pump forces the water out.
You should routinely clean the pump filter so that the pump can remove all the wash water without having to draw it thru food debris caught in the filter.. Hope someof these ideas will help you solve your problem..
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
SOURCE: leaking water
Try to touch the lower door seal, it sometimes jumps out of its place when you open the dishwasher door. You may consider replacing the seal with a new one, I have to push the seal on my dishwasher to its proper place before every cycle. It is quite annoying, but free :-)
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
If your dishwasher leaks, check these:
Main tub seal
Door gasket or seal
Main tub seal Note…If the main motor of your dishwasher is mounted vertically, beneath thecenter bottom of the dishwasher, the following instructions probablyapply to you. But if your motor is mounted horizontally, the pump isn'tserviceable--you need to replace the entire pump and motor assembly.
Themain tub seal is beneath the drain impeller. It prevents the water inthe dishwasher from leaking out near the shaft of the motor. To get tothe seal, which is inside the dishwasher, remove the:
Door gasket or seal Overtime, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to sealproperly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them ifthey've begun to leak.
Water-inlet valve Thewater-inlet valve, itself, seldom leaks. But, the water-supply linefrom the house and the rubber tube leading from the valve to the insideof the dishwasher may leak. Tighten or repair/replace these asnecessary.
The water-inlet valve could mechanically stick open.When that happens, the water continues to flow into the dishwasher,which then floods your kitchen. Turn off the water supply to thedishwasher, and replace the valve.
Hoses Behindthe lower access panel on your dishwasher are several rubber or plastichoses. If the leak appears at a connection, try a new clamp. If thatdoesn't work, replace the hose.
Posted on Dec 12, 2008
Because this is an LG 8511, it has a Hybrid Drying System that is completely in the door panel. Normaly, when the (dry) air exits this dishwasher, it leaves via a port at the bottom of the door. That system is clearly broken on your unit.
Water is almost certainly entering the internal port in the door that normally only allows moist air. Due to the wiring and other stuff in the door panel that is at risk, it is important to get this unit serviced soon.
Hope that helps. If you have more questions on this topic, please reply.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
did you fix it yet ? check water line fittings underneath if you can pull a bit out washer to watch underneath when running to see where and when in cycle it leaks don't touch any electrical connections safety first LOL. disconnect power wipe dry and then ren it through a quick wash or other cycle and see.
Posted on May 01, 2009
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