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The dishwasher is leaking from the inside front left corner. it ahs two small covers over this valve. underneath it has two electrical wires. when you turn it on, it leaks from that valve to the floor.

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  • eelt5 Jul 24, 2009

    the dishwasher is an amana master clean 5000

  • eelt5 Jul 24, 2009

    it is an amana master clean 5000

  • eelt5 Jul 24, 2009

    i have an amana master clean 5000 dishwasher that is leaking from the front left valve when it is running

  • eelt5 Jul 24, 2009

    i keep asking you, but you haven't given me any other answers

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HI. this is a inlet assembly issue. The water inlet valve can be identified by the water hoses connected to it. One hose will lead from the valve to the pump/motor assembly in the center of the dishwasher. Check that the hoses are securely connected to the valve and that there are no kinks in the hoses which could restrict water flow. There are two wires (four, if it has two solenoids) connected to the water inlet valve. Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

Use a continuity tester or multimeter to test for continuity. Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. A reading of infinity indicates a bad solenoid that must be replaced. Different brands and models will have various measurements, but the valve should show some resistance if it is functioning properly. If your valve has two solenoids, test the second one in the same way as the first.

If the solenoid is working properly, but water leaks through the valve even when the dishwasher is off, then the valve itself is the problem. Debris may be preventing the valve from closing. If the valve cannot be cleaned, it will have to be replaced. The valve can also fail mechanically. So even if it passes the electrical test, it may still require replacement. If you have ruled out all other possibilities, go ahead and replace the valve.

***(((NOTE-- It i possible that the valve housing has cracked as well. make sure that the hoses are connected properly during your testing. If there are no hose issues, this will be a defective va;ve assembly)))

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Sounds like you just need to replace the valve or if it is leaking from the connection, then some plumbers tape from a hardware store. Is it the inlet or drain valve? Can you give me the make and mode number of the unit? You can order a new valve from www.repairclinic.com if it is a common brand. Let me know how this turns out.


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