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Can I adjust door latch so it is more secure I am getting water leaking because the door is not latching tight

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You need to replace either the door interlock or the metal spike the interlock holds
as the interlock is plastic it wears out

look up the model on ebay
and look for 'door interlock' quite cheep like £20 or less

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SOURCE: soap door latch won't latch close

Make sure the dial that you turn to start the dishwasher is all the way to the beginning. Sometimes my little grandson comes by and plays with it, turning it. I load, add soap and the dispenser won't close. I check the outside dial, and sure enough, set it to the very beginning and the dispenser locks in place!

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SOURCE: Whirlpool DU1100XTPS dishwasher leaking from front door panel

are there soap suds coming out of the door?

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Bosch Dishwasher Door Leaking Steam

Pull the seal that is on the tank 1/2 way out then close the door. This will make sure the door is tight to the seal. This happens sometimes that the seal becomes flattened. I have been using this trick on Bosch dishwashers since this series came out in 1997.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

SOURCE: Bosch SHU43 / Siemens Dishwasher door not locking

I replaced the top cover, that required removing the door screws to get access to the front of the door to remove the 4 top cover retaining screws. After replacing all this, the door latch was in teh locked position not allowing the door to close. How do you physically re-set the lock, I tried to push it with no luck!

Posted on May 12, 2008

SOURCE: I have a Bosch SMU2042UC/14

It it leaks replace the seals

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Dishwasher leaks from the bottom of the door


Hi, if it is leaking around/under the door, it must be the seal around the door. Check to see if the seal needs to be pushed in somewhere or is damaged..
Try running the cycle with no dishes in the washer and see if it leaks, it sounds like a gasket in the door to me and you can also check hose by removing the front panel on floor and check there....


Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and re tighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.
Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet.

Jun 26, 2011 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

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I have a Bosch SMU2042UC/14 dishwasher. The door will not latch. I have replaced the door latch and handle and still have the same problem. The dishwasher still works, will a little leaking, even though...


HI,

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:

  • Lower rack


  • Spray arm


  • Spray arm support


  • 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.

Sep 12, 2008 | Bosch Dishwashers

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Dishwasher keeps leaking from door


Hi, if it is leaking around/under the door, it must be the seal around the door. Check to see if the seal needs to be pushed in somewhere or is damaged..
Try running the cycle with no dishes in the washer and see if it leaks, it sounds like a gasket in the door to me and you can also check hose by removing the front panel on floor and check there....


Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.
Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet.

Jun 22, 2011 | Bosch SHU9915UC Dishwasher

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Kitchen aid whisper quiet, model KUDI02CRBL1, leaking water from under the door. Changed the tube door seal, the bottom strip of plastic running across the door on the bottom and today a new soap disp....


Suspect the door latch has loosened enough to allow water spray to get into the latch cavity. Look for worn parts or loose adjustable components in the latch area (both door and case sides). Hope this helps!

Sep 18, 2010 | KitchenAid KHWS01PWH Global Horizontal...

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I think something blocked my door from closing properly as there was water on the floor now the green light is permantly flashing and wont work.


I am not familiar with that make of machine but most machines have an adjustable door lock latch, often they are only secured by a single screw and if this has become loose it may cause your door not to seal tightly and in turn leak. As for the green light it may have a sensor connected to the door latch to indicate it is not properly shut. Try checking the door latch, Adjusting and re-tightning screws.

Nov 04, 2009 | Indesit 24 in. IDL700 Built-In Dishwasher

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Dishwasher leaks water as it fills


  • Step 1 Remove the front access panel (see step 1, "Tightening the fittings"). This will give you access to the dishwasher's adjustable feet.
  • Step 2 Open the door completely and remove the bottom dish rack.
  • Step 3 Unscrew the dishwasher from the kitchen countertop so the dishwasher can move freely as you adjust the feet.
  • Step 4 Check to see if the dishwasher is level side to side. Place a small level inside the dishwasher so it's sitting on the bottom pan and facing parallel to the front lip of the dishwasher. If the dishwasher is not level, use adjustable pliers to turn one of the dishwasher's front feet up or down until you hit level.
  • Step 5 Check to see if the dishwasher is level front to back. Turn the level perpendicular to the door, and place it on one of the bottom ledges that run along the side of the cabinet. Check the level again. If the dishwasher isn't level, use your adjustable pliers to turn the back feet up or down until you hit level.
  • Step 6 Reattach the dishwasher to the countertop and reinstall the front access panel.
    Fixing a leaking door
  • Step 1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
  • Step 2 If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.
  • Step 3 Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet.
  • Step 4 Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a replacement.
  • Step 5 Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.
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    When starting dish washer water comes out at bottom of door about in the middle


    You don't list the manufacturer or model number, not its approximate age but there are generally two things that need to be repaired or adjusted when you have a leak.
    1.) The door gasket

    2.) The door latch ... but if after you close the door and it latches, if it appears to lock tight, replace the gasket.

    Good Luck! Please post back here what you find and decide to do, OK?

    Apr 17, 2009 | Dishwashers

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    Latch on my Kenmore dishwasher model# 363.14582100 won't close


    Sharon,
    The "latch keeper" has gotten out of alignment. You'll need to adjust it.
    All you'll need is a phillips screwdriver to fix this. Open the door and look at the "latch keeper" (it's not on the door, but on the frame). It's the thing that the door lock/latch grabs on to when you try to lock the door. There are 2 screws holding it in place. Loosen these, pull the keeper toward you a bit and tighten the screws to lock it in. Now try your door.
    This may take several attempts to get it just right, because you want the door closing tight enough so as not to allow a water leak and loose enough for you to close it easily.
    If you have any questions, post back and I'll try to explain in better detail.

    SG

    Apr 01, 2009 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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    Dishwasher door leak


    Hi

    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.

    Also,The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

    If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch.
    A Fixya rating would be appreciated if you have found this solution Helpful.


    Thanks
    Rylee

    Feb 10, 2009 | Maytag 24 in. MDB6100A Built-in Dishwasher

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    DISH WASHER, STILL HAS A LEAK FROM THE DOOR.


    Once the gasket is in place, check it for fit against the door frame. It should fit tightly with no cracks or bulges between the gasket and the frame. If necessary, tighten or loosen the retaining screws, or refit the gasket in the clips or the door channel. Then run the machine through a washing sequence and check for leaks.

    If you spot a leak, and the gasket seems to be properly in place, try adjusting the door latch. The trick is to position the gasket against the frame of the door without flattening the gasket or squeezing it too flat when the door is latched properly. Adjust the latch or the gasket until it fits snugly against the door frame.


    Servicing the Door Latch

    The latch on a dishwasher door is opened and closed repeatedly, and this hard use can lead to mechanical problems. The latch may be loose, or it may have slipped out of position, throwing the alignment off and preventing the door from closing properly. When this happens, the latch does not engage properly, and the dishwasher will not start.

    In many cases, you may be able to solve the problem by adjusting the position of the latch. Move the latch slightly by loosening the screws that hold it. Slide the latch with your fingers or pliers; the screw slots are made especially for this purpose. Close and open the door to see whether the latch is properly aligned. Tighten the screws to hold it in the correct position.

    After repositioning the latch, check to see if it's working properly. Close and latch the door and turn the control knob to the ON position. If the dishwasher doesn't start, the latch is faulty. Replace it with a new latch, connecting it the same way the old one was connected. You may have to move the new latch back and forth several times before it works properly.

    PLEASE mark this answer as a fixya! thanks


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