Sometimes after a wash cycle which has cleaned the dishes etc my Simpson Silencio 850 dishwasher does not empty out all the water and also leaves lots of water on the floor in front of the machine. How do...
Is there a puddle in front of your dishwasher? Often this is a
relatively easy problem to solve. At best, all you need to do is
tighten a few fittings or level the dishwasher so water doesn't slosh
out when the machine is running. At worst, you may need to replace a
Instructions And Tools Needed to solve the problem.
Worm-drive Hose Clamp,Adjustable Pliers,Adjustable Wrench, Replacement Door Gasket, Screwdriver,Small Level
Tightening the fittings
Remove the service panel that runs along the front of the dishwasher
just below the door. If it is screwed in place, remove the screws with
a screwdriver. If the panel hangs on hooks, pull the panel out and
swing it up to remove it from the hooks.
2 Check the end of the drain hose that connects to the dishwasher. If it's leaking, tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
3 Check the drain hose connection to the kitchen sink drain. Again, if it's leaking, tighten the clamp with a screwdriver.
4 Check for leaks around the water-inlet valve. If necessary, use an
adjustable wrench to tighten the compression fitting that connects the
water-supply line to the valve. If the fill hose is leaking, replace
the spring clamp that is on the hose with a worm-drive hose clamp. It
produces more clamping pressure. Use adjustable pliers to compress the
spring clamp so you can pull the clamp and hose off the valve. Remove
the spring clamp from the hose. Buy a worm-drive clamp at your hardware
store, then install it and tighten it with a screwdriver.
Leveling the machine
Remove the front access panel (see step 1, "Tightening the fittings").
This will give you access to the dishwasher's adjustable feet.
2 Open the door completely and remove the bottom dish rack.
3 Unscrew the dishwasher from the kitchen countertop so the dishwasher can move freely as you adjust the feet.
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.
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.
6 Reattach the dishwasher to the countertop and reinstall the front access panel.
Fixing a leaking door
1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely
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.
3Replace 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.
Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see
illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a
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.
Oct 29, 2011 |