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The vent on front of door expels steam in drying cycle and water drips on floor and also gathers under counter top

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Change the seal around door

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Dishes on bottom rack are drying but dishes on top rack we have to towel dry. The service man that changed out our heating element told us to use Jet Dry which we did but same results.


Hello, well i must ask if there is water pooling on the dishes and that is not drying? If so it is actually normal for the dry cycle to get all of the water dried up on the top rack. What the heating element does is heat the air in the tub to help the water evaporate quicker. first what i would do is watch to see when the wash cycle is done open the door for a couple seconds and let all of the steam out to get rid of alot of excess moisture. When I have done this it tends to help the drying significantly. Also there should be a vent on either the front or top of the door, this is to let out the excess moisture. If it is blocked by anything or the steam is not allowed to exit it will hinder drying. And one other thing to consider is if the water coming into the dishwasher is not hooked up to a hot water line then i would strongly suggest doing so to save on drying time and energy because the dishwasher has a thermometer to tell if the water is up to temp, and if the water is cold the heating element will be used to heat the water thus using more energy and slowing wash times. Good luck I hope this helps.

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Water collects in door during drying cycle


The drain hose for the dryer fan is blocked. If you remove the outer door (six Screws three bottom screws down either side) you will see a hose that runs from the bottom of the fan to the top of the detergent dispenser, removed hose and clean this will resolve the problem

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I have a ge dishwasher model GSD5211 purchased in may 2006. Water appears to be dripping from under the front ss panel to the bottom of thepanel. I cannot open it to check the source of the leak. Alo found...


You may want to inspect the seal around the door to make sure it's not worn out or has some foreign material stuck to it causing it to not make a watertight seal during operation. If you don't see any problems there, then you should pull the machine out from under the counter to see if the drain hose has been damaged or dislocated. Most dishwashers are fastened to the bottom side of the counter by two brackets. Open the door to the machine and look at the top where it meets the underside of the counter to see how it is fastened. It's usually just two screws. Once you've removed the screws you should be able to gently slide it out and take a look at the drain hose. You may also want to take note of the condition of the floor below the machine to see if there is any long term water damage that either needs to be fixed or will give you an idea of the location of the source of the problem.

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Is it normal to see steam coming out of the dishwasher in the drying cycle?


Yes, The colder the room its in the more steam you will see. It will look like more steam if sun light is shinning over it. Just like your clothes dryer blowing steam out side. Its just drying.

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Water drips from under door. the water is


There is a ventilator mechanism on the top right corner, behind the control panel / front cover.

******TURN THE POWER OFF AT THE BREAKER BEFORE STARTING, BE SURE POWER IS OFF ******

Open the door; remove all of the screws that hold just the front panel (not the controls panel). These screws are located on the inside of the door, around the outer edges. The front door panel will be able to be removed. Close the door with the front panel removed.

***IMPORTANT be sure nobody will come in contact with the exposed wiring (especially little kids) *********

Turn back on the breaker, turn on the washer, and run a quick rinse cycle. See where the water is coming from.

On my washer (same model) i had to replace the entire vent kit (sears parts ~$40.00) Call them with your model and serial number, or search online. Removal and replacement was very easy, and it did fix my leaking problem. Checked with the front door panel off and a quick rinse before I TURNED POWER BACK OFF and put the front cover back on.

Root cause?? From what I can tell, the solenoid stopper hardens over time, which allows for water from the spray arms to leak past.

Get it fixed now before you smoke the motor or control card. My part number was ABT35083501 be sure to double check model before purchasing.

Good luck!

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LG dishwasher is dripping water from vent onto floor


Good that it is working. Recommend you keep a lose eye on the vent on the bottom of the door panel. This model will probably begin leaking again if it has not been retrofit with a kit that LG developed.
Please open a new problem when it starts to leak and please provide the Model and serial number when you do. Good Luck!

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Steam coming out near bottom of door causing water to pool


Steam coming out is not normal and you should get it serviced soon. While not dangerous, it probably means that water is leaking inside the door panel from the "Hybrid Drying System" that is a feature which LG uses/touts. Other disheashers use a conventional condensing drying system.
The moist air enters through the internal drying system in the door panel, dry air is added from the outside air with the help of a fan and that air is routed though ducting down to the bottom of the door.
That system is clearly broken. If you have more questions on this, please reply. Good luck!

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1 yr old lg dishwasher model# ldf6810st LEAK/CONDENSATION


TOO ALL SAMSUNG LDF AND POSSIBLE OTHER LG DISWASHER USERS:
LG NEGLECTED MY CALLS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THE DRIPPING PROBLEM FROM THE CORNERS OCCURS:
1- VENT ASSEMBLY FOR HOT AIR BLOWER SEAL LEAKS: EASY TO FIX JUST USE A GOOD QUALITY CAULK AROUND THE SEAM. YOU WILL HAVE TO DISMANTLE THE BLOWER ASSEMBLY WHIXH IS FAIRLY EASY.
2- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: LG HAS A DESIGN FAULT. WHEN THE DISHWASHER FILLS WATER AND STARTS PUMPING TO SPRAYS THE AIR INSIDE THE DW HAS NO WHERE TO GO THEREFORE THE WATER WAS PUSHED UNDER THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR GASKETS (THE ONE ATTACHED TO THE DOOR BOTTOM, NOT THE ONE AROUND THE MAIN CABIN). SO AIR WITH WATER PUFFS OUT OF THE PAN HITS THE DOOR AND LEAKS DOWN. THE SOLUTION IS TO LET THE AIR OUT SOMEHOW. YOU MUST TRY TO PUSH-IN THE DOOR GASKET WHICH IS SEALING LEFT/RIGHT/TOP PART OF THE CABIN AND THE DOOR. IF YOU PUSH TOO MUCH THE WATER MAY LEAK FROM THE SEALS SO BE CAREFUL NOT TOO PUSH TOO MUCH. BASICALLY TRIAL AND ERROR. YOU CAN DO THAT AFTER YOU REMOVE THE DOOR COVER. THE LEAKAGE OCCURS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE CYE SO IT IS FAIRLY EASY TO TRY. IF THAT IS NOT A SUCCESS THEY DROP OF CAULK ON THE ONE OF THE DOOR EDGE TO PUSH THE GASKET SO THAT THE DOOR PUSHES IN THE GASKET TO ALLOW AIR OUT RIGHT AROUND THE CAULK. NORMALLY DISHWASHERS HAVE AN ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED OUTLET TO LET THE AIR OUT. THEY JUST WANTED TO SAVE COST AND HAVE US DEAL WITH THIS RIDICULOUS PROBLEM.

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Where's the vent on top/or the end of the door under the cabinet? Some steam is normal.

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Door gasket or sealOver 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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