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Whirlpool Gold Dishwasher leaking from behind door

My whirlpool DW drips when running. It is a small drip but consistent thruout cycle. It drips from behind the door, somewhere close to where the detergent dispenser is located. Is there a seal, washer or hose in this area that may have broken or loosened ? Since it only drips from the one spot I dont believe it is the seal around the door although I could be wrong ..

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  • kjhoffman000 Nov 02, 2008

    Thought I'd come back and post the "solution" here ... years ago we had an older whirlpool and a serviceman told my wife to just pop off the vent and clean out any paper or stuff that accumulated to avoid the wet dishes after the dry cycle completed. So when this dishwasher recently began leaving the dishes wet my wife did that again by prying the vent off to make sure it was clean. Apparently this models vent does not just "pop off". So when I removed the outer door from the inner door to check things out the vent just fell off. When I mentioned it looked like it was a bit chewed up she said "I couldnt get it off so I used a screwdriver. After she "put it back on" it was not tight and water got in, and found its way down the inner door and out the bottom. So I put it all back together and "screwed" the vent cover on as it should be ... and no more leak!

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem but I just installed the maching (it is new). The drip is not bad but constant from under the door?? Any suggestions?

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Could be water getting behind the lug that holds the dishwasher in place , I used some silicon sealant over the top and the dripping stopped

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