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Kenmore 587 Our Kenmore 587 drains water - rusty looking water - all over the kitchen floor. Is there something we can do to fix this? It was in our house when we moved in last year and has behaved itself up to now. Thank you, Nora Brownlie

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You may try the rubber gaskets and fasteners that attach your heat element through the bottom of the dishwasher body. This is the only full penetration of the shell involving metal that I see. You could see these fasteners if you remove the dishwasher from its current position, rotate it clockwise on its side and see the two cheapo pressed metal nuts on threaded studs that have wires attached. These keep that black metal loop on the bottom (inside the washer) in place. Remove wires, unthread pressed metal fasteners, check heater element for the rust issue (replace if needed) and reinstall new rubber gaskets and fasteners. Hope that helps!

Posted on Mar 28, 2007


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Shower in basement is backed up. Wondering if it's because a floor drain is covered up.

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Kenmore elite model 52603100 freezer defrost water freezes in drain tube/plan then over flows to bottom of unit. freezes then water eventally runs on kitchen floor

You need to clean out the drain tube it's clogged that's why the water is freezing.Try using hot water and maybe something like pipe cleaners to get what's in there out.Hope this helps. On some models it may be easier to pull out the refrig from the wall and get to the drain from the back.

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There maybe something stuck in the pump or the pump is bad. I have also seen obstuctions in the drain hoses comming from the pump causing it not to drain properly.

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Draining water on kitchen floor

I am not familiar with your model dishwasher, but had a similar problem a few years back. I am assuming you have checked the obvious causes, such as a worn, or damaged gasket around the door. My problem was fixed by replacing the lower spray arm. The spray arm is a couple inches wide, about 18 inches long, has holes in it and rotates as it dispenses water - some lift up during the wsk and rinse cycles. In my case some of the holes got plugged up with gunk, which resulted in the water shooting out harder and further from the other holes. Those streams of water went places they were not designed to go and ended up on my kitchen floor. So check that part out and see if it is the cause of your problem. Good luck!

Mar 21, 2009 | Kenmore 46462 Front Load Washer

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Kenmore built in dishwasher drain quit working

if it looks somewhat like a elongated and cropped figure 8 it is what we around here call a clutch drive. if it looks like a 6 point star, it is a torx drive.. Be aware, the screws holding the guard in place may also be holding the pump in place under the unit. if so removing the screws would allow the pump to fall off the bottom of the unit.

If the unit washes, the motor and pump are working (the same motor/pump that washes the dishes also drains the unit)

if the motor is not running during the drain cycle, it is most likely the timer or a connection to the timer

if the unit is not running at all, it could be the motor or timer

if the motor/pump is working, I would first ensure the drain line is not clogged (pump may be trying to drain the unit and forcing the water out were ever it can due to a blocked drain hose, this would explain the water on the floor. I have found that when a drain line is blocked, it is usually blocked where the drain hose connects to the drain pipe under the sink.

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I've got a possibilty for you. moisture will build up in the cabinet of refrigs and then cause a little bit of rusty water that will leak out onto the floor. you could also have a plugged drain essentially causing the same thing to happen. look under you veggie bins for water build up. hope that helps. peyton

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We recently bought a house with a Kenmore 363.16222100 (?) dishwasher. No manual. Monday night it didn't drain properly and leaked some water on the kitchen floor. The cycle had finished when we saw the...

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No you do not want to restrict the machines pump out feature, FIX the house drain! call Roto Rooter if necessary.

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first of all the noise is the internal compressor motor hitting the steel shell on shut down. in my experience this is annoying and not really a huge concern as far as the compressor dying any time soon. now your drain problem. i would recomend the wire or heat probe that whirlpool recomends. when your freezer defrosts the water that drips off of the coil can and will flash freeze in the drain area causing it to freeze up a peice of 10 or 12 guage solid copper wire run into the drain and wrapped around your def heater will transfer enough heat into the drain hole to prevent it from freezing up.

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