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Lg DISHWASHER INTERMITTENT WATER LEAK

INTERMITTENT WATER LEAK, ONCE/MONTH?. WETS FLOOR IN FRONT. TODAY I WAS ABLE TO SEE A SQUIRT OF WATER BOTTOM LEFT ABOUT 8 INCHES FROM END AND 4 INCHES INWARD BY USING RINSE ONLY CYLE BUT IT ONLY OCCURED ONCE IN 3 TRIES.

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  • mission3_16 Apr 24, 2009

    We have the LG model #LDS5811. We bought it from scratch and dent at a Mudges and it kept leaking at each corner of the front (door). Sometimes not at all, sometimes only a dribble and sometimes enough to soak through 3 bath towels! The never figured out the problem and replaced it with another of the same model. Now THIS one's doing the same thing. It only starts leaking near the END of the full cycle and it's always at the front of the dishwasher at both corners. I'm wondering if there's a seal problem between the detergent dispenser and the stainless steel door and maybe the door is filling with water and then slowly leaking down until near the end of the cycle...but that's just a guess...even the "professionals" couldn't figure out the problem the 1st time.


  • jak1227 May 04, 2009

    I have the same problem with my LDS5811, but mine just started leaking from the bottom right - where the door meets the body of the washer. Is there a retrofit for this?

  • Jeff Meyer May 11, 2010

    What did you find your problem was with this intermittent leak?

    Also what is you LG dishwasher's Model number?


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I have this same dishwasher,and have had the same problems that have been described in this forum..

LG model#LDS5811.I bought it from Home Depot as a scratch and dent with no warranty available for about $400.00.

The problems I have seen on my own and have read online have been Intermittent leaks on the left side door,as well as both sides.And in some cases,even wiring and motor problems.

In my case,the water was coming from a leaking O-ring behind the evaporator housing in the door,as well as a small hole in the drain hose in the part of the hose on the left side where the hose loops up the side of the machine behind the panel before it comes out of the back.

You will need to take the left side panel off to undo the wire holding the hose in place as well as remove the bottom plate over the motor to gain access to remove the hose from the pump to get the hose off of the machine.Simply replace the hose.You can order online or buy a replacement at an Appliance Repair store as I did.

To repair the door leak,you will need to remove the lower outside panel that is under the control panel.Inside the door,you will need to turn the vent cover at the top of the door counter clock-wise one-forth turn and remove the entire evaporator unit as a whole.You will see a 1.5 inch O-ring.

I repaired this by getting G.E 100% silicone that you can purchase at a Home Repair store like Lowes or Home Depot and sealing around both sides as well as putting a good bead on top of the O-ring itself,and wipe off the excess after re-installing.

I performed these repairs over a month ago,and have had very good success.No leaks to be seen.I am a A\C,Refrigeration Tech by trade,and have done alot of Appliance repair/installation as a side trade from being a maintenance technician at some very large Grocery chains the last 20+ years.

I completely dissassembled this machine and have found it to be a decent product,but some shoddy materials and questionable assembly practices have created these problems,but good sound engineering.

I hope this helps someone with the problems with this machine so it wont be a total loss.

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I have an LG LDS5811WWDishwasher and it leaks through the lower left part of the door. There is no loose connection and I can't see where the water is coming from. It seems to collect at this door low point. I perceive the unit is generating this moisture accumulation during the drying cycle from steam and that it’s manifesting as a water leak. Please advise what steps can be taken to fix this issue.

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I have LG Dishwasher model-LD-2131WH/SH/MH/LH it is telling it is having a water leckage problem!!!!!!!!!!! what sould I do?????????

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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I had the same problem - intermittent leak at door, left side. The solution is to replace the level sensor and/or the inlet valve. This intermittent electrical malfunction allows to much water to enter the diswasher and spill out. I changed these parts once, it solved the problem and 8 months later the problem has returned.

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I have a LG LDF7810ST and has been trouble since we bought it two years ago,.Does not clean well plus it ALWAYS leaks from both sides of the front door. We used to keep a couple of towels underneath but yesterday we had gallons of water all over our floor. Had a guy come over and he says its the door seal. I have a feeling this will not fix the problem and if I ruin my wood floors I will scream? Can anyone hlp? Thanks

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

  • mygirls359 Dec 07, 2009

    Here is the serial number 00176


    Seems like I got one of the first of these horrible machines.

  • sherrymiller Sep 23, 2010

    Did the door seal fix the problem? I have this problem to with the same model as yours. I hope that the F132 gasket (door) part #3920DD3005A will work.

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I had the same problem during the same cylce where it was leaking out the right bottom corner of the door (as you face it). Took the door apart and noticed the seal was warped fairly well. I figured it was bad so I started to pull it out with a pair of pliers and noticed it strectched out to perfect form. I stopped pulling and cut about 3/4 of an inch off the length of the seal. It worked! I think they are putting seals in that are too long and then they bunch up over time as they heat up causing ripples and gaps in them. Good luck, I hope mine holds up as well.

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I have LDS5811 which leaks from both corners under the front door. Only during wash cycle, few seconds, but at high pressure pushing out around a cup of water. I replaced the whole front door, which excludes issues with O-ring, Vent Kit, bottom gasket (still leaks around it on the corners). Still the same. Never touch programming since bought in 2005. I am out of ideas now.

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This problem occurs when the water level high when it starts both rinse or wash cycle. it blows the water through the bottom gasket and you can see the water outside of the gasket. it immediately disappears when the water gets into sprays. the problem is the bottom door gasket which can not be replaced (i believe) or faulty programming.

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Hi mission,

Try this: Take a close look at where the leak comes from. Watch it with a flashlight and see if the water is coming from a slot in the door panel (probably on the left) or is it coming out farther in.

Also, post the serial number back here, we can see if the little-known retrofit can be applied to possibly help this problem.

OK?

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