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Leaky dishwasher Kenmore elite

Leaks about 1/4 cup of water about 15 minutes into the wash. i checked the rubber insulation and they appear to be intact.

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One thing that sometime happens is that a crust of dried-on grease forms on the metal surface that the rubber seals seal against.

This is fine up to a point - the seals just continue to work against the grease. The trouble comes when bits of this layer start to break away and water leaks through the gaps.

Use a plastic spatula to scrape all the gunge off. After you've done that, it may take a couple of cycles for the machine to stop leaking (the seals sometimes need time to relax back to their original shape)

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