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Kenmore Dishwasher 665.1671590 Leaking water at fill funnel.

Dishwasher is leaking onto the floor. If you follow the black inlet water hose from the water solenoid up the side of the dishwasher cabinet on the lower left, it will make a 180 degree downward turn and connect to a plastic piece with a rectangualar hole on the front side. I am told that is called a fill funnel. That is where the water enters the dishwasher. Water comes out of this rectangular hole and onto the floor anytime the water solenoid is entergized. The dishwasher is not full of water. I can see a little under the round disc shape inside the dishwasher in the bottom. When the dishwasher is on, the sprayer wands are not spining and no water spray. Everything sounds normal when you turn it on. Pump runs, but no water spray in the dishwasher and a mess on the floor. I don't think I have given the dishwasher time to fill because of so much water coming out the top of the fill funnel. There are no cracks or breaks. It all still looks new in there. Should I try pinching off the fill hose some and see what happens? My wife is already hitting me up to buy a new dishwasher. Yikes!

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    it makes a buzz sound when it goes into a wash cycle

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    Just ran my Kenmore 665 tonight and something didn't sound right. You guessed it the dishwasher overflowed all over the kitchen floor-it sounded like a waterfall (into the basement below, damaging 6 ceiling tiles, and soaking the carpet, not to mention the wood floor in the kitchen). The water wouldn't stop coming out. I had to turn it off at the shutoff and then run the cancel/drain cycle. There must have been 5-6 gallons of water on the floor before I could get it under control. The funny thing is bothe the pre-wash and wash cycle went without a hitch, this happened on the rinse cycle. I'm afraid to turn it on again.

  • fitz1 May 18, 2008

    The water is not being sprayed to clean the dishes. Water in the bottom have to select drain cycle to drain it.

  • carl795 Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem except it waited until the floor was completly saturated before we could see the problem. I now feel as though the design of this inlet air gap was a design flaw. I went to the store and wondered why on earth do you put the inlet directly in front of the wheels and or grate the only dishwasher that doesn't is the bosch.

    Back to the original question. I found that as soon as the machine calls for water the solenoid opens and runs water in the air gap starts sputterring and leaking down on the floor. Lookied in the manual thought to much water PSI Nope...20-120PSI requirement. I think this is a faulty design the new ones have a tall rain gauge air gap where it is tall and would have to fill the tub 1/4 the way up before it leaks. I hate to spend 700.00 on a new dishwasher only because of this problem still looking at modifications to this one.model 665.15955793

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Is water suppose to run continuously from the bottom of the connector hose?

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Step1
Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely. 
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If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary. 
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Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet. 
Step
4
Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a replacement. 
Step
5
Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.

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The water pump (distrubution) is gone.

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