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Leaking on floor only after shuts down.

After running a complete wash cycle and after it turns itself off, the dishwasher leaks onto floor. Does'nt leak while running though! I cleaned the water valve, checked the drain line for holes and cracks, and tightened the plastic drain connection. Like I said, no leaks while running, just after it shuts down!

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Griz, check the vent and see if you have bunch of gunk thats collecting water in it. Sometimes the spray arms are cracked and direct water into the vent. If this happens you will have leaking down the center of the door. Catriver...post back

Posted on Aug 14, 2006

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