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20 year old Maytag jetclean model WU482 small hole in front bottom of tub leaks water

Just began leaking yesterday. Puddle on floor. Removed lower panel and found hole about 1/8 inch in diameter. LOVE this dishwasher. Never a bit of trouble before in its 20 or so years. Works like a charm. Noisier than the new ones, but energy efficient no-heat cycles, mechanical dials, cleans wonderfully, love it! Any hope of repairing it? I felt around the rest of the tub base and could find no other rusted spots. Hate to give it up. Hopeless??

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At 20 appliance years of age, your Maytag may start leaking like a sieve but you can try patching the hole you see and hoping for another 20 years.

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Are you washing cereal bowls or mixing bowls on the bottom rack? If so, are you placing them in front? Sudden leaks that form huge puddles can often be attributed to improper loading of the dishwasher. Most dishwashers don't have a seal across the tub front. The door closes over it and does a pretty good job of deflecting water back inside the wash cavity. However, if you place bowls in the front on the bottom rack rack they can divert the water right over the tub lip and onto the floor. This is usually the culprit that causes most leaks in dishwashers. Now, if you don't think you have a loading problem, remove the kick panel on the bottom of the dishwasher and check the drain line and pump housing for leaks. Check the door gasket for tears or cracks. Lastly, feel inside the bottom of the door with your hand. You should be able to feel the door insulation. If it is wet, then the problem could be a leak around your soap or rinse-aid dispenser. Depending on the model, some dispensers are mounted to the door with a gasket behind it. Sometimes this gasket can form leaks. I hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 05, 2007

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Mine also started leaking. Element also too hot. Mine has a 20 year warrenty on the tub (which I was NOT aware of) Repairman came today and the whole tub unit and element will be fixed for free! Look in your whirlpool instruction book to see if yours is warrentied. BTW, my dishwasher is only three years old.

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Hello. Anything is worth trying! But I would recommend epoxy. It works alot better with plastic and rubber items. Most of the leaks I have found in Kenmore machines are at the water pump. You may want to take a peek while it's running, just stay away from the wires!! Thanks!

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Dishwasher WU482 had a big puddle of water

a pluged or should i say a partially pluged lower spray arm nozzle redirecting the water spray under the door causing it to spray water in a direction it shouldn't be, causing your leak.
another spray arm could again have a partially pluged spray hole causing water to spray in a direction it shouldn't, or more forcefully so it blows past the door seal..
the float switch could be bad allowing an overfill, but thats usually more substantial.
best of luck,
ttfn

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