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Maytag PDB3600AWE leaking

Hi. It seems to be leaking water from the left front. I pulled the front cover off, and it is some kind of valve that is hooked to an electrical switch. Any suggestions?

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Re: Maytag PDB3600AWE leaking

Here is a tip that I wrote about dishwashers and them leaking.

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Hi, I have a Maytag Mdb8959sas dishwasher that was leaking during a normal wash cycle. I pulled the dishwasher out from under the counter and saw that it appears to be leaking directly below the point...

I will assume that you have cleaned gasket around door and at washer. Quite often a build up of scale at lower gasket surfaces is all that is causing leak.

Feb 19, 2014 | Dishwashers

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Maytag Dishwasher Leak

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 valve assembly)))

Sep 12, 2009 | Maytag MDB6000 Dishwasher

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Dishwasher Won't Take Water

power for your water valve is controlled by the timer and the float switch. You can remove the bottom cover to access the float switch and water valve. They both are on the left side of the unit, float switch is right up front and water valve is on the bottom. Test float switch continuity with ohms( always test ohms with power off!) and check for ac voltage at water valve. You can make a test lead and hook up water valve straight to ac to by-pass timer. If you need any more help let me know. Here is a parts and wiring diagram

Apr 30, 2009 | Maytag Dishwashers

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Water over flow on a1267302ew DWU9200ABX Maytag dishwasher

There are three common causes for water leaking from a dishwasher door or float.

1. A problem with the wash system. Check the wash arms for cracks and or splits in the underside that can cause water to jet down and out the front of the unit. Check all water supply tubing in the unit as this can cause the same problem.

2. It is not uncommon for a water inlet valve to fail open and allow too much water into the tank causing a leak.

3. Over sudsing can cause a leak. Make sure fresh dishwasher detergent is used in moderation.

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Leaking water from front of door

I replaced the seal part # 154576501. The notch is on the right facing the dishwasher. Just pull it out and insert the new one.
I've fought this problem for over a year, thinking it was an adjustment. I am now running it through the third cycle and I am positive it fixed my leak. Also, while you have the cover off, check and trim the tie-wrap around the wire loom. Mine was interfereing with the seal, but the seal was also slightly distorted allowing the splash to come underneath.

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Ge nautilus leak left side

If your dishwasher leaks, check these: 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:

  • Lower rack

  • Spray arm

  • Spray arm support

  • 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.

Hoses 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.

Oct 05, 2008 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

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It hums, but doesn't pump or wash

you may have a bad motor. I would check the float switch it is the round hat looking thing on the left side. it should move up and down easy.. you may need a repairman to change out the motor/pump..let me know thanks

Aug 25, 2007 | Maytag PDB3600A Built-in Dishwasher

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RE : The stray arm of my dishwasher won't move

In some machines the schematics are glued under the machine upper cover. I don't know for what purpose you are looking for the drawing, but in case you have a problem and you need for any assistance, let me know and I will try my best to help you with it.

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