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We use our dishwasher daily. However, we have noticed when we have not used it over a series of days water is gathering in the bottom of the dishwasher and leaks onto the floor. We are able to drain the water by pushing the drain button on the front of the dishwasher. Any suggestions for issue/repair? The dishwasher is a Kenmore.

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    Yes. Thank you.

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Hello, Welcome to FixYa ! The problem you're experiencing based on your description sounds like (unfortunately) a common one. The water inlet valve can be an issue with dishwasher's if they fail in the open position or some debris is holding it open slightly within the valve body, hence allowing water to gradually fill it and overflow. It'll need to be replaced likely, but you can try to fix it. You can remove the water line and remove the valve and try to clean it out...it's usually futile, but worth a try. Unfortunately I've seen some pretty serious damage over the years in extreme cases when left unchecked for several days...or longer. You may want to call in a pro however, the part to repair it is available at most brick & mortar appliance part centers or you can check out on-line vendors such as "repairclinic.com" "searspartsdirect.com" or "apwagner.com" etc. Do a search by typing in your actual model number and you should find it. Hope that helps move you forward. Let me know if I you need help on how to change it etc. **It's relatively easy with Whirlpool built Kenmore or any other for that matter. First Turn off the power, the water, safety first...access is gained through the kick plate/toe panel below the door.** The valve will be on the left and involves only removing 2 screws, the water line in & out and 2 wires which go on either way...they aren't polarity specific. Should resemble this image... We use our dishwasher daily. - 09ade06.jpg Thanks for coming to "FixYa" for your inquiries. Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance. Good luck. macmarkus :)

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