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Water coming out under the dishwasher onto the floor.

The water has been seeping out for about two weeks. I thought it was coming from somewhere else, but I finally figured out that it was the dishwasher. I don't know what to do. I need someone to come and look at it, and if the dishwasher is bad, I want to get rid of it. I put fresh dry towels down on the floor every couple of hours. The house was build in 1992. I imagine that it was bought at that time.

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Re: Water coming out under the dishwasher onto the floor.

Get you a new one cost as much to repair old one

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Leaks onto the floor

With or without a load in the dishwasher, start the wash cycle and watch the whole thing. Inspect around the door to see if water is seeping through the seal. If no water is leaking around the door, then there may be a cracked hose line somewhere else.

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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
Yes you are about right normally when the unit fills with water and you dont want it to this means that the water inlet supply valve has seals that are weak in it and the water is leaking bye it or the valve itself is failing or may even have debris in the valve keeping it from fully closing so you may want to pull the unit out and inspect the valve and you may even have to remove the outer panels to get to the valve to inspect it and some of them are even located under the left side as you look from the front of the machine ok so check these and if you need more help please post me a comment and i can further instruct you on repair procedures ok?
Hope htis is very help ful for you
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I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher (2004) and recently it has been leaking internally at a very slow pace. When not in use it will slowly fill until the floor of the unit is filled and then leak onto the...

The water is admitted into the dishwasher through a little magnetically controlled valve underneath your dishwasher. This valve opens and shuts electrically. There is a little plunger in it that is pushed shut by a spring when no power is applied to the magnetic coil. Dirt can get underneath the plunger and allow water to seep through the valve. That is what is happening in your case. This soleniod vavle will need to be replaced.
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Water leaking under floor when dishwasher runs

check the water to the unit it is locate under the door open the panel 2 -4 screw take flash light turn the unit on and see where the water come from ... it might be also from under your sink.

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this is a huge problem for you. when you have a leak coming from the bottom of the dishwasher the machine will have to come out. but first check the door gasket to make sure the leak is not coming from there.

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I may not have the full solution here, but to avoid (expensive) sub-floor damage, I recommend you do the following.  Assuming that the water is not coming from some dripping between the opened door at the hinge....
-Remove the kick plate that is in the bottom, front of the dishwasher.
Use a flashlight to look for wet flooring.  Run the dishwasher with the kick plate removed, watching for leaks/dripping.  It is possible for a leak to seep under the floor.  If leaking is found, do not ignore it.  Pull the dishwasher, fix the leak or replace the dishwasher.  Remove the first layer of sub-floor under the dishwasher, looking for deeper damage.
You should probably do the same with the carpeted area.  Pull the carpet back and decide if the sub-floor needs to be replaced.  A flooring expert should probably inspect.
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QuietPower 3, water seeps into unit,fills the base once per week.

I need more info but I would check the drain connection under the sink to make sure that it goes up after leaving drain , to keep the sink from draining into the dishwasher.

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Water seeping in dishwasher

If your dishwasher leaks, check these:Main tub seal
Door gasket or seal
Water-inlet valve

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:

1. Lower rack
2. Spray arm
3. Spray arm support
4. 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.

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.
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