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Dishwasher is leaking on the floor during wash cycle

My new dishwasher is leaking on the floor during a wash cycle. All the connections are fine, it looks like it's coming from the lower seal on the door???

Looks like it only does this when there is no dishes inside.

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  • paulvay Nov 27, 2007

    I have already called warranty on this. The tech will be in soon and I will let you know what it was.



    Thanks for the responses!

  • jobavens Jan 02, 2008

    Our dishwasher is leaking at the bottom of the door onto the floor. I've cleaned everything and it looks like it could be some sort of "roller seal" on the bottom of the door. Could this be the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Water is leaking onto the floor during wash cycle

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You want to make sure it is mounted to the cabinet properly so that the door is closing easily. If there are any yellow spacer blocks on the door liner, you want to remove them.
If the model number starts with 587, there is a service kit out for some of them that leak around the door when the upper wash system is running.
I have run into several that have had the door seal installed backwards also. You should see a slight V shape in the face of the gasket.
I have also found that the door seals sometimes are overly compressed during shipping. I pull the seal out of the groove and then start it back in but don't push it all the way in, just get it started, then close the door and let it push it in the rest of the way.

If you don't see anything obviously wrong with the installation or very simple to fix, you need to call for service.
Post back and let me know what you find.

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If this is a new dishwasher, then I suggest you call in a warranty issue on this one.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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