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Water and soap leak out the bottom of dishwasher door?

We bought the dishwasher used. We hooked it up for the first time tonight and ran the first load empty. Soap and water poured out the bottom of the door. Now it has a slow leak in the bottom left corner while running, Why is this happening?

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  • Poette Apr 22, 2009

    We just moved into our new place a couple of days ago and ran the dishwasher for the very first time last night. It took forever to start and then when I looked 45 minutes later, there was water and soap foam all over the floor. I cleaned it all up but it just kept flowing out of the dishwasher. I realized it was leaking water from the sides. We had to stop the cycle and left teh door open to dry ou the dishes. What should we do? (Our landlord seems very irresponsible and we're not sure if he's going to do anything about it.)

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Check the drain tube that isnt damage!! or leaking!

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