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My Zanussi DS17 slimline dishwasher is leaking from below the door at the front. The inside seals all seem to be fine, but the catchment moulding below the door (which is revealed at the front when the door is opened) is filling up with water, and then overflowing. I can't see where the water is comming from, but it is definitely the water from the washing cycle as it's hot. Any ideas? I haven't dragged the maching out from the wall yet, but I may have to. David R

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Hello,
Have a look at the bottom spray arm and check the ends of the arm for splitting as this will cause the water to be directed at the door lower section and leak.Try taking arm out and run for a short while and see if it stops the leak.If still no good check that door is closing fully.

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

Testimonial: "He has got it spot on. We got an engineer in, and he replaced the bottom spinner, which was indeed split at the one end. Apparently this stops the spinner spinning, the water then sprays continuously against the inside of the door, and floods down to the bottom, causing the overflow. Apparently the door is not actually watertight, but the intermittant spray when the spinner is spinning correctly is not enough to cause the flooding. So simple, and yet so expensive. The engineer call out and return visit cost £80, the replacement spinners £19. If I'd known this in advance, I would have just bought the spinners, which are easy to fix in a couple of minutes, without any tools. David Rennie "

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