I have read that others have had the same problem - water leaking out front door when the arms are rotating. this is the second dishwasher that has done this- I returned the other. Am I doing something wrong? I have it sitting in the middle of the floor all hooked up and leveled out...and it still leaks.
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Re: leaking out of door
THE ISSUE IS JUST THAT YOU HAVE THE MACHINE COMPLETELY LEVEL CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF DISHWASHER ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE IINSTALLED COMPLETELY LEVEL U NEED A SLIGHT INCLINE FROM FRONT TO BACK ABOUT A 6 TO 12 DEGREE PITCH BACK. THIS IS BECAUSE THE DOOR DOESNOT HAVE STRONG GASKETS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE INSIDE PANEL. BY PERFORMING THIS TASK YOU WILL ALLOW THE WATER APON ROTATION TO TO HIT HIGH ON THE DOOR AND ROLL BACKWARD AND NOT HIT THE BOTTOM GASKET DIRECTLY ON ROLL OUT OF THE DOOR
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If the leak is from the bottom of the front door than it is most likely the door seal. If the leak is from beneath the unit and appearing to leak out from the front there are many sources for the water.
Check the seal around the door. It may have some residue that has collected prohibiting the seal. The water in the machine actually sits in a tub. The seal on the door prohibits the water leaking as the spray arm rotates.
To test the door seal start the cycle and stop the unit as soon as the machine begins the spray cycle. Open the door and observe that the tub is full but still below the edge. Dry the seal around the door. Place colored paper towels or cloth beneath the door as close to the door seal as possible, Continue with the cycle and observe for water leaks. Stop allow the unit to sit a few seconds open door and observe the seal. You are looking for the location that it is leaking.
If you can confirm that the seal is leaking you can purchase replacement seals, On some models they can be easily replaced.
In my experience I have not seen a filter in the return line. If there is a blocked return hose the unit would not leak. The tub would remain filled after the cycle. There is an overflow switch that prohibits the tub from overfilling if the tub has not emptied between cycles.
Hello, Thank You for using FixYa. I will be helping you today.I would start by removing the outer door panel remove the screws around the inner door to do this.Then close the door and start a cycle. Sometimes you can see obvious signs of leaks just by removing the panel too. But if not let it run and see if you see water leaking anywhere. You will see water in the bottom corners its normal. If water is splashing over those corners the check the lower spray arm gor damage or cracks it can cause this problem also make sure the screws under the spray arm are tight. also check the upper arm.
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If the water is noticed at the bottom of door it is probably the seal at the bottom (very unusual for the tank seal to leak, however it is just pushed in, so you could take it completely off, give it a clean up and put it back in) or one of the spray arms is restricted and instead of rotating the water is spraying continually at the corner of the door. Check all hole in the spray arms are clear and if you have a dishwasher freshener make sure it is not stopping the top spray arms rotation field. You could also check that the top arm is clear to move when your dinner plates are in the bottom basket (the top basket could have been moved inadvertently to the lower level).
Hope this gives you a starting point for checks.
ps bottom door seal is quite tricky to replace, so you may need to get an expert is the above tests indicate that that is the leak source.
I think you most likely have a basin Float water level sensor that is no working correctly, the door seal is not water proof, if the water level gets over the lip of the basin it will leak on the floor.
1. make sure dishwasher is level front to back and side to side.
2. check the main washer arm (WD22X154) on the bottom side for leaks. If you use heated dry, the heating elements can cause the part of the spray arm directly over it to soften and eventually leak. When water comes out that leak it can spray at the bottom of the door, splashing water inside it and resulting in your leak.
3. if 1 and 2 OK, watch how you load the lower rack. If dishes or a bowl direct water from the lower wash arm to spray against the bottom of the door, especially at the center of the door bottom, the resulting splash inside the door allows water to hit the outer door panel and drip out a one or both corners of the door.
Br, couple of things you can look for here. Check the vent, you can just pop this out. Sometimes there is a buildup of gunk which will hold water during wash and leak down between the door. There is a seal there, part number 974782. Another thing is to check the upper spray arm for cracks or splitting. This can send a direct flow of water into the vent. There is also a seal at the bottom of the upper spray arm, part number 3376846. I was fooled by a leak like this once, it turned out to be a clogged vent...Catriver..post back.