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Leaking from the bottom a lot, immediately when I start the cycle

My Kenmore dishwasher 16372 is leaking a lot of water from the bottom panel (not the part I can see when I open the door).  Leaking starts immediately when I start the cycle.

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  • bpflynn12 Aug 29, 2008

    Water does not fully empty from the dishwasher. To correct the problem I would run the garbage disposal and the water would then appear to empty. I also made sure the stopper was in the sink. This appeared to help keep the water flowing during the cycle, however I would have to do this most of the time
    Water is leaking from the bottom of the dishwasher. I cleaned the seals that had collected food particles around and under the door. At first it appeared to have corrected the problem for a while but only for a short period of time.

  • tnapier Nov 18, 2008

    not sure what model number my dishwasher is but is from sears so it's a kenmore or whirlpool. I've had it for about 7 years it's leaking between the two panels only on one side.

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Problem was that a rat or mouse chewed through the hose. I had seen small pieces of red plastic on the floor in the water. That was a clue that the plastic part of the hose had been chewed up.

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