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Re: Washer is overfilling
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 4. Wash/drain impellers
Then pry the seal out of its housing and replace it.
Door gasket or seal 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.
Water-inlet valve 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. thanks for using FixYa
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The water inlet level setting could be faulty and thus "overfills" the washer with water. The water level is senced via a plastic tube feeding an ajustable switch. Sometimes the plastic pressur sence pipe gets clogged and water level is then not correct. The switch can have burnt contacts and might need replacing.
1 has the machine been pushed into the cupboard hole,this will push the door away from the front of the machine,does it hit the trim around the opening before the closeing?pull out check under are the legs still straight,some you can remove the lower front panel to look under
it could be overfilling. check the overflow float inside. if it is stuck down, the water level will get to high. the seal is not meant to be under water. it just stops splashing water. if it moves freely, it is okay.
this could be many things,if its only happening when you run the unit i would look for either a door gasket,pump seal,or your lines going to & from the pump these are your most common leakage problems(if you don't know which is which then contact me & we'll see if we can isolate it.thanx for using fix ya
I had a similar problem with a KUDM25SHWH1 dishwasher. Rubber seal looked fine. I found an incredible tip on another fixi it site. One possible problem iss the pump cover screws may have worked loose and is squirting water directly on the door seal. Man that was it! I saw a couple of looses screws and a small portion of the pump cover gasket showing. I loosened the pump top, reset the gasket tightened it all down...no leaks! The pump I refer to is located directly below the spray arm inside the washer. Easy to get to. Another tip was to look for a split sspray arrm that may spray water directly into the door seal.
You said, water splashing over tub into door panel. It leaks with or without
being loaded with dishes. You checked the lower wash arm but found no visible cracks or breaks. The leaking water is clear not soapy.
What is the brand and model number? And how old is it???
There are a couple reasons water may be leaking out the door of a dishwasher. 1. The water is most likely coming out the bottom of the door where there is no rubber seal. 2. The rubber seal is around the door jam on top and both sides and not on the bottom. This means if the dishwasher has to much detergent in it the soap suds push only the water higher than the front edge of the wash basin and out the bottom of the door where there is no seal! 3. Fill only the soap cup that can close for the secondary wash. The open cup is a pre-wash and mostly not needed unless the food is baked on.This just wastes money to fill both of them every time. 4. And if you are using liquid detergent you only need half the amount from the powdered soap! try less soap. Remember to much soap too can cause the water overflow. 5. And the last would be that the drain is clogged and caused a back up large or small and then the overflow! is there water in the bottom when the wash is done? Soap is usually the culprit, not that there can't be a leak in an old drain or water supply hose! Go with the soap idea first!
Let me know how you are! How old is the washer ?
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Here is an interesting report I just read!!!!!!!!!!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old washer
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model? The answer depends mostly on the age of your washer, how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your washer is under warranty or less than four years old , paying for a repair makes sense. Note that washers under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician; readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your washer is out of warranty and is four to seven years old, it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair. But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage, given that today's models have added features. Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008, are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new washer. Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive washer eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent of washers you replace are likely to end up in a landfill. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to help! Please do not forget to give a rating before you sign off!