I have a 5-8 year old Kenmore dishwasher that is now leaking underneath. It is a slow, steady drip when the unit has water in the bottom of the inside tub.
I got underneath with a flashlight and mirror and found a 1/8 - 1/4 inch crack in the tub. My questions are: Would repairing it with JB Weld work? Could the crack be old and now water is somehow getting in between the tub walls and now leaking? There is no hole inside of the tub. I was thinking water could be getting in around the sump seal or something now and coming out of an existing crack. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Re: Dishwasher tub leaks underneath
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!
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Sounds like the bearings of your motor are going out (wearing out). Check under your dishwasher for leaks during operation - if your bearings are going out, you will probably see some water dripping from underneath the dishwasher.
I had the same problem, but mine leaked every time. I have a kenmore ultra wash dishwasher no. 665.15762. I took the bottom rotating sprayer off and found that the plastic piece under the sprayer had a few loose screws and the rubber gasket, under that piece, had blown out at the corner facing the overfill protection float. I took out all the screws and re-mounted the gasket in place and put all the screws back and tightened them. It solved the problem. I hope that this helps others.
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.
Sidewinder, sounds like it's leaking from the pump gasket or the water seal assy on the impeller. Check the locking ring to the pump housing and see if you can increse the pressure to the tub. Also check the tightness of the motor fan assy. to the impeller assy. tighten if necessary. Pump gasket part number is 912529. Impeller seal part number is 903494. Catriver..post back.