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Leaks under left hand side of door; I've installed 2 new gaskets in last 2 weeks & new float switch; doesn't leak underneath

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  • sandmn75 Apr 03, 2009

    My 2 month old Kenmore Elite leaks out the right front side. Sears repairman says the doors aren't watertight (can that be? On a dishwasher?!), says it could be because I loaded a larger bowl so water from the sprayers was directed toward the side or something. Didn't leak when he ran the machine, didn't leak the next time I did, but it sure did again last night. Dishes appear to be loaded properly. He's coming again next week but I'd like to be able to direct him since he apparently has no clue as to the problem or solution. Thanks.

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Check for cracks in the inside liner of the door itself. Seal anything that looks like a potential leak with silicone sealer. I'm providing this advice because you have already eliminated the other possibilities I can think of. If it has a soap dispenser on the door check for leaks around that especially.

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I turn on my switch, power comes on. I press scrub the lights come on but when I close the door lights go off and the machine doresn't run?


Hi,

Thanks for writing to Fixya.com.

This is a condition called "flood safe mode" which means that water has gotten into the base pan underneath of the dishwasher causing a float switch to activate and tell the board that there is water in the unit.

You will have to pull the entire dishwasher out and remove the left side panel. Turn the power off at the circuit breaker to the machine and use towels or rags to soak up the water in the base pan. You will see a little round Styrofoam float that looks like a hockey puck. Once the water is out then the float will sit down on the ground again and the error will be gone. Because you say it would work sometimes that's probably because some of the water would evaporate and it would start working, but because the issue kept coming back I would assume something is leaking. It isn't fun to find leaks on these units you just have to take the right and left side panels off and watch for leaks. But unfortunately that's the only thing you can do.


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dishwasher leaking from the door or from the bottom of the door is common problem and yes its advisable to get it fixed.but if its having any other problem other then leaking then it has to be checked first.but leaking problem is common it can be solved.first from which part of the door area the leak is occuring that has to be checked.
Some common leaking trouble makers....
Leaks at the door:
Door gasket loose/torn
Corner gaskets or door baffle/vent gasket
Door lock/latch loose/broken
Split spray arm
Over filling with water...usually the level is just under the heating element is normal
Something leaking through the door...like the soap or rinse agent dispenser gasket, silverware basket button.
Door hinge(s) bent
Wrong soap was used...dish sink soap instead of dishwasher soap
Rinse aid being used with mechanically softened water ( makes foam or suds inside the dishwasher )

Leaks from under the unit:
Look for whiting or calcium stain on the motor and pump assembly = motor and pump assembly seal leak...access panel removal help
Hose for upper spray arm split
Fill hose split or fill hose spout air inlet is calcium covered
Drain hose is split
Rusted liner...metal liners only
Fill valve leaking or allowing water to fill all the time
Heating element ends....where they come out through the dishwasher liner
Float or float gasket
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this unit tends to do this if you have to much soap in the unit left over from the last load...
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this are the possibilities for the leak :-----
Door gasket loose/torn
Corner gaskets or door baffle/vent gasket
Door lock/latch loose/broken
Split spray arm
Over filling with water...usually the level is just under the heating element is normal
Something leaking through the door...like the soap or rinse agent dispenser gasket, silverware basket button.
Door hinge(s) bent
Wrong soap was used...dish sink soap instead of dishwasher soap
Rinse aid being used with mechanically softened water ( makes foam or suds inside the dishwasher )

Leaks from under the unit:
Look for whiting or calcium stain on the motor and pump assembly = motor and pump assembly seal leak...access panel removal help
Hose for upper spray arm split
Fill hose split or fill hose spout air inlet is calcium covered
Drain hose is split
Rusted liner...metal liners only
Fill valve leaking or allowing water to fill all the time
Heating element ends....where they come out through the dishwasher liner
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Installation is easy. Just remove the old gasket by pulling it out of the groove in the tub opening. Clean the area to ensure it is free of any debris or build up from detergent or food. The new gasket should have a mark indicating the middle of the gasket. The mark should be on the side of the gasket that is to be inserted in the groove. Starting at the top of the tub opening, insert the center of the gasket first and carefully work the remaining gasket along the left and right sides, seating it in the groove. Make sure you do not twist it. The door may be a little more difficult to shut for a while until the gasket compresses and seats over time.

For future reference, here are some things that can wear these gaskets out.

1. The silverware tray rubbing against it as you roll the lower wash rack in and out of the tub. Knives and forks can catch on the gasket and tear it. Make sure you keep all utensils from the tub edge as much as possible to prevent them from scraping the gasket, or getting closed in the door.

2. Not cleaning the gasket periodicially. The gasket is the part of the dishwasher that water never reaches. If food gets on it and is allowed to dry, it can create irregular wear of the gasket facing, causing it not to seat properly against the door.

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If your dishwasher leaks, check these:Main tub seal
Door gasket or seal
Water-inlet valve
Hoses

Main tub seal
Note… If the main motor of your dishwasher is mounted vertically, beneath the center bottom of the dishwasher, the following instructions probably apply to you. But if your motor is mounted horizontally, the pump isn't serviceable--you need to replace the entire pump and motor assembly.

The main tub seal is beneath the drain impeller. It prevents the water in the dishwasher from leaking out near the shaft of the motor. To get to the seal, which is inside the dishwasher, remove the:

1. Lower rack
2. Spray arm
3. Spray arm support
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Over time, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to seal properly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them if they've begun to leak. 


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The water-inlet valve, itself, seldom leaks. But, the water-supply line from the house and the rubber tube leading from the valve to the inside of the dishwasher may leak. Tighten or repair/replace these as necessary.

The water-inlet valve could mechanically stick open. When that happens, the water continues to flow into the dishwasher, which then floods your kitchen. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher, and replace the valve.

Hoses
Behind the lower access panel on your dishwasher are several rubber or plastic hoses. If the leak appears at a connection, try a new clamp. If that doesn't work, replace the hose.
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