Hey it's Christmas Eve, and guess which wonderful appliance decided to suddenly become incontinent? :D
Regardless of cycle, water is leaking from the underside of the unit almost immediately when the cycle starts. I've checked hoses and they all seem fine. The leaks appear to be coming from the front at first, just underneath the warning label behind the removable cover. Then a few minutes later, from a rubber nozzle at the back just to the left of the water intake hose connections. Does anyone know what this black rubber nosel on the underside is?
We've had this dishwasher for 4 years and it worked perfectly the first 3, but in the last 8 months has had nothing but problems; overfill F2 error then F4, cycles not completing or giving up, etc. Out of the 12 repair visits from 2 different companies, they've replaced hoses, seals and even the control circuit at the front (a $300 part!).
I'm resigned to the unit never working up to par again, but it never used to leak everywhere - that's a new one!
Any advice would be much appreciated given, you know, impending holiday meals and all...
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
People often think that if they suffer from incontinence, they should be restricting their fluid intake. But this is rarely the cause of the incontinence.
Sometimes dehydration ie not drinking enough can cause bladder leakage as ***** becomes concentrated and irritates the bladder.
You should drink between 6-8 cups a day of drink but avoid fizzy drinks, tea, coffee and alcohol as they can all irritate the bladder. Eat a High Fibre Diet
It might not seem connected but if you are constipated and don't have regular bowel movements, you are much more likely to suffer from faecal incontinence which is very uncomfortable and embarrasing.
Try eating a high fibre diet for good health and regular bowels.
Good foods include; fruit, drinking water, whole grain cereals and high-fibre breads. Toilet Habits
Try waiting until your bladder feels really full before you go to the toilet. Even though going very frequently might seem like a good way of preventing accidents, it's actually teaching your bladder to feel the urge to ******* even when it isn't full.
Try and relax when you use the bathroom. Feeling under pressure or trying to force your body to speed up with not help empty your bladder properly. Keep a Diary
If you're having problem with incontinence, you might find it helpful to keep an incontinence diary. Use it as a way to keep a note of the times of day your suffer incontinence and what you ate or drank before that.
This can help you find patterns that might allow you to avoid some of the incontinence. It can also be a useful tool to show your doctor. Pelvic Floor Exercises
It's a myth that pelvic floor exercises are only for pregnant women. Use regular pelviv floor exercises to tighten your muscles. These muscles support the bladder and by strengthening them, you can help prevent leakage of *****.
Have you tried to reset the dishwasher to clear out the error code? Toreset, you hold down the "Start/Stop" button (or "Wash Program" buttonon units that don't have the "Start/Stop" button) for 3 to 5 seconds.This should clear the code. Try running a cycle to see if the problemreturns. If it does, you can, if you are completely comfortable withyour mechanical abilities, remove the toe kick plate, the access panel,the "T"-shaped kick bracket and the galvanized guard plate to see ifthere is water in the basepan. I would only remove these panels if I was POSITIVELY comfortablewith doing it. * To remove the screws, you'll need a 20 TORXscrewdriver. If water is present in the base pan, vacuum with a wet/dryvacuum or soak up with a towel or sponge. Run a cycle and inspect forleaks. If the problem continues, contact a local service center: Toll-free @ 1-800-898-1879. Hope this helps...