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Motor and pump assembly leaks.

If you see water leaking out where the plastic body and metal motor part comes together, sometimes replacing the impellor and seal kit will fix you up. If you see water leaking out of the drain valve stem, usually best to replace the motor and pump assembly.

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Sometimes the pump connector ( above the motor and pump assembly ) will get a pin hole in it and the waterdribbles off of the motor and pump assembly.
Leaks under the Door

Leaks under the door can stem from a variety of causes. If your dishwasher is very old, the tub itself may have become corroded and may have holes. Inspect your tub; if you see such damage, use an epoxy patch kit to repair it, following the kit’s directions. Another possibility is that your dishwasher is not level; this can cause leakage. Open your dishwasher and place a carpenter’s level on the floor of the dishwasher or on its door. If you find that the dishwasher is not level, you may be able to fix the problem by adjusting the feet, found along the front of the dishwasher, perhaps behind a toeplate.

If you have not yet found the problem, the next step is looking inside the dishwasher. Again, disconnect power to the dishwasher before getting started. Remove the front panel located below the door; this may be held on with screws or with hooks. Your goal down here is to find what is leaking so that you can either adjust or replace it. You will see a drain hose, about an inch and a half across, which connects from the dishwasher pump to the drain of your kitchensink. At either end, it is held in place with a clamp. Check these clamps; if they are loose, use a screwdriver to tighten them. Check the hose itself for any signs of leakage; if the hose appears to be damaged and leaking, replace it. There is a second hose, the recirculation hose, also attached to the pump. Inspect the fitting and tighten if necessary, and inspect the hose itself.

Check the hoses on either side of the water inlet valve to make sure that they are securely connected, and that they are not damaged. Tighten any loose clamps.

The next and last items to check are the gaskets for the heating element, and the seal for the pump. If the gaskets are loose, tighten them; if they are obviously worn or damaged, replace them. If you have checked everything else, the pump seal may have deteriorated. If this is the case, contact a repair professional for replacement.

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