I have a kitchen aide dishwasher ~ only about 6 yrs old ~ and it's the higher end model with the Wood panels , anyway , Its leaking water on the bottom ~ Is that the main seal ? and How hard is it to...
for using FixYa. If you have nuisance water leaks around the base of your
dishwasher, you may be using a detergent that is causing too much suds. Cut
back on the amount of detergent you use, and see if that makes a difference.
that spills through the door vent is usually caused by improperly loading
dishes. Leaks from the door itself may be caused by a faulty door gasket or
door tightness adjustment. you should check the main tub seal, the door latch,
the door gasket, the water-inlet valve, and the fill and drain hoses.
Also make sure the dishwasher is sitting level (you can adjust the front feet
up or down, and many units have some type of levelers at the rear).
Water under the dishwasher may be originating from a leaky hose or loose hose
connection. Remove the lower front panel, and check the hoses. The pump seal
may be defective, too; replacing this is a job for an appliance repair person.
The door seals on this Kitchenaid dishwasher are pressure fit into a metal
channel that runs along the inside of the wash tub.
install, simply remove the old seal paying close attention to which way it was
installed, apply a bead of adhesive inside the channel, then install the new
seal in the correct direction. A test fit prior to applying the adhesive is a
good idea and if you are having trouble with one side being to long, try
folding the seal in half, take hold of the looped end, and insert it under the
door latch. The reset should go in properly. The new seal will be a tight fit
which is the way we want it so it may take some force to get it fully seated.
If the door is hard to close, then the door seal needs some more work.
An older dishwasher may corrode at the bottom, but this is fairly uncommon. If
this is the case with your dishwasher, it's time for a new one.
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Sep 15, 2009 |