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Frigidaire Dishwasher This is my second dishwasher in 18 months. Water leaks out the bottom of the dishwasher. It did it on my first one now it''s doing the same thing.Could it be the water pressure from the city water line? How could this happen to two dishwashers in a row? The leak starts immediately when the wash cycle starts.

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This is a simple solution, the brass nut that connects the heating element to the base of the dishwasher is cracked and needs replaced. It takes just a few minutes to replace, just remove the nut after TURNING OFF THE POWER and take to your local parts store, they should have one in stock. You might have your model number with you. Appldoc

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After it starts leaking, open the dishwasher & look for suds floating on the water. do the suds stay longer than 10 seconds or so? if so, then liquid dish soap (dawn, etc.) is getting introduced into the dishwasher

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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!
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5. And the last would be that the drain is clogged and caused a back up large or small and then the overflow!
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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!

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How old is the washer ?

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I would put the dishwasher on its back so you can see underneath to check the fill and drain hose to make sure there not damaged in any way to cause it to leak. if it all looks good under there return it upright and remove the front lower kick panel grab a flashlight and start the dishwasher. you shoud be able to see a leak and where it is comming from. its possible it could be from the hose the inlet valve the pump and motor assembly or the plastic tub itself. good luck

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