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Bosch SHU4322 Dishwasher leaks in the door

Only once every few weeks we get a lot of water leaking from the door. Oddly, it is dripping down from the outside skin of the door from the soaked acoustic insulation.

I've taken the door apart and just do not see the problem. The fact that it only happens once every few weeks is also puzzling.

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  • cncsteffee Feb 20, 2009

    Same problem, but has just happened once. A good bit of water was pooled in the base of the dishwasher (inside), and I believe the sheer level of the water may have defeated the gasket along the base of the door. The insulation along the bottom of the door is wet. The subflooring underneath the dishwasher base is also wet, but I suspect that this simply ran in from the door area. I'm currently letting the floor dry so I can run the diswasher and confirm the source(s) of the leak(s).



    At times we notice what we consider excessive water inside the dishwasher after a cycle, but this is the first leak. I can drain most of the water by using the cancel-and-drain option on the front panel. Is the real problem the gasket seal, or the presence of too much water during a wash or rinse-and-hold cycle which would overwhelm even a perfectly good lower door gasket?

  • mark351 Feb 20, 2009

    those are plausable... I'll take another look at those areas... Thanks!

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