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Front door leaking at bottom left side

Front door of Kitchenaid dishwasher is leaking at bottom left side. Needs 3-4 inch high pan under it to catch a substantial amount of water as it leaks. This just started over last two uses and is apparent in the washing and rinsing cycle. I checked that the float valve in the machine appears to be free to move up and down and does not appear to be blocked. I removed the kick plate and watched the water leak through the bottom of the door on the left to center side facing the machine.

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Make sure the area where the door and bottom of the dishwasher meet there is not a buildup of debris. Inspect the dishwasher's gasket and make sure it's intact. It is pretty common to need to replace these. Finally, unscrew the little service door on the bottom of the machine and stand back and watch it for an entire first cycle. It might be squirting out of a slightly cracked pump housing that only leaks when subjected to the stress of startup, the water valve could be leaking when it opens to fill machine, or something else could be leaking. Make sure the wash arms are not damaged, are rotating freely, and don't have anything stuck in the jet holes.

Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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Hello,

Welcome to FixYa.

I`ll start by letting you know there are many things which can manifest in the manner you`re describing...or even how one interprets what you`re describing.

Having said that are you referring to water in the tub or in fact the "pan" also known as overfill basin ?

**before performing any repairs please turn off the power to the dishwasher...safety first**

In either case I would instruct you to start by checking the drain hose where it is connecting to your home plumbing...i.e. under sink or into food disposer/garberator. for kinks or obstructions.

Also remove the filter assembly and check for food or soap deposits clogging the sump assembly.

**ultimately it may in fact be a faulty drain pump not pumping the adequate volume of water for the time allowed...but I certainly would check the drain first**

That is by far and away the most common cause behind the problem you are describing...based on my understanding as I mentioned.

Let me know if indeed this was helpful or not and we can move forward from here.

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Posted on Sep 22, 2010

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You need to do a vinegar wash, the film you are getting is from a change in detergent. many states have now outlawed phosphates in detergents, when the new stuff meets the old that is still in your dishwasher lines it makes the film happen. Fill a cup with vinegar and place it on the upper rack, then run it with no other dish's in it on heavy duty, the water will be displaced from the cup during the wash and will help to stop the film. I had to do this 7 times before the film stopped, good luck

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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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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Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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