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Water returns to tub between washes

Water fills in the tub for no apparent reason. After cycle, there is not water. The next day, I find water on the kitchen floor. I suspect a water inlet valve is bad. Can this be removed from the front without pulling the entire dishwasher out?

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  • andre3000n Feb 25, 2009

    When I am done using the dishwasher everything is fine but in a day or two there is water in the bottom of the tub and when you open the dishwasher door the water will get on the floor. What do I do to fix this problem?

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It may not be a inlet valve at all possibly. First, does the water seem to be clean? You could possibly have a back flow situation coming from your plumbing. There are check valves between the drain line and the pump that may have come loose. This valve could possibly be letting water back flow into the unit over time. Just something to check out while your under there. If you do find it is your inlet valve, you should be able to remove and install by just removing the front kick plate. Turn the water off to the unit, and remove the water line running to the inlet valve. Most of the time, the valve is held in place by 1 or 2 screws. These are usually 1/4" or 5/16" sizes. You can then remove the inlet valve, un-hook the wires, then replace.

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