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Lg dishwasher leaking from front door panel my left as I face it. Also doesn't clean well and occasionally doesn't drain. Ugh!!!

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  • shonainatx Aug 04, 2010

    i have an LGF6920ST dishwasher, puchased 18mos ago. since i've had it, it's gone from marginally ok to bad, now leaking puddles onto my floor from the lower left side (as i face it) of the door. besides occasional poor drainage, smelly water in the bottom to horrid cleaning (yes, it's attached to the hot water, i use rinse agent, etc) i rinse my dishes, in fact scrub them before putting them into this dishwasher, and honestly they come out nastier than when i put them in...primary concern right now is that i need to fix this leak. i have removed the front door panel, after unplugging and checking all hoses...now i'm stuck...looking for some kind of schematic for this thing before i haul it to the curb. please help

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HI. When a dishwasher leaks at the door panel, this will usually be the result of a failed door seal(gasket), or a misaligned door structure. Make sure that the door switch catch is not bent or misaligned and be sure to check the door hinges for loose mounts. The door must line up correctly to provide a good seal during the washing cycle. If the door is ok and lined up correctly, replace the door seal.

Concerning the cleaning and not draining as it should:

These problems are related and can be caused by a couple of issues. This will be a dirty filter/chopper assembly, or a severe clog present in the drain pump or drain valve. Both issues will cuase a poor washing cycle, due to the water not circulating as it should and the filter blocking fine particles from being transferred to the chopper for disposal. This will allow for a build up of crud that will continue to remain in the washer during the entire cycle, thus, not allowing for a proper cleaning and draining procedure. The necessary actions are to dissasemble the sump assembly and inspect the filter screen for clogs. You will need to also inspect the chopper for its integrity. Make sure it is still connected to the shaft and it must be solid and not broken. I would continue on to the drain vale to be sure it is not clogged. This valve should be mounted in between the drain pump hose and sump housing(where they both meet). There should be a clamp to remove so that the hose can be removed to allow access to the valve for inspection. Remove any debris that may be present inside the valve and check the pump, as well. Also; purge all hoses and check the hose that runs to the garbage disposal, if equipped, for foreign objects.

Additionally; If there is an air gap (located on the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly. If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher will not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher. If your unit is not equipped with an air gap assembly, don't worry about this check point.

  • NOTE_ If you would like a service manual to help with the inspection and disassembling process; please post the entire model number that is associated with the affected unit, asap.

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    Michael Masters Aug 04, 2010

    I have just noticed that you have already posted your model number. Please disregard my request...

  • Michael Masters
    Michael Masters Aug 04, 2010

    Ok, some thing is wrong with your model number. Make sure that you have not mistakenly posted one or more letters wrong. I have LGF6920ST, which you have posted above. This model number will not register. Either this model has been rendered obsolete and cannot be serviced anymore, or you have posted the number incorrectly. Are you sure the mod number begins with LGF?

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Leaks from the door itself may be caused by a faulty door gasket or door tightness adjustment. You should check the main tub seal, the door latch, the door gasket, the water-inlet valve, and the fill and drain hoses. Remove the lower front panel, and check the hoses. Over time, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to seal properly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them if they've begun to leak. Also, the latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. The pump seal may be defective, too; replacing this is a job for an appliance repairperson. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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Rylee

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  • shonainatx Aug 04, 2010

    i've taken the front door panel off, and it's a mystery. can't find repair manual anywhere online. there's a small black hose that goes from the upper left hand corner, down to the lower right corner of the door. no idea, looks like a drain of some kind/ there's a white plastic vent thing that goes from the upper left straight down. looks like a vent of some kind. i think this whole dishwasher is massively defective. reading review on it, seems like the problems that i'm having are universal to this unit. any idea where i can get a repair manual or a schematic of this front door assembly?
    the dishwasher is only 18 months old and the seals and gaskets appear intact and sealing pretty well. the hoses are attached properly and don't seem to be leaking...it's as if the water is coming out of the door itself...

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    Rylee Smith Aug 04, 2010

    Please post back the model no# for repair manual.

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Is there a puddle in front of your dishwasher? Often this is a relatively easy problem to solve. At best, all you need to do is tighten a few fittings or level the dishwasher so water doesn't slosh out when the machine is running. At worst, you may need to replace a door gasket.
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1 Remove the service panel that runs along the front of the dishwasher just below the door. If it is screwed in place, remove the screws with a screwdriver. If the panel hangs on hooks, pull the panel out and swing it up to remove it from the hooks.
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1 Remove the front access panel (see step 1, "Tightening the fittings"). This will give you access to the dishwasher's adjustable feet.
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3 Unscrew the dishwasher from the kitchen countertop so the dishwasher can move freely as you adjust the feet.
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5 Check to see if the dishwasher is level front to back. Turn the level perpendicular to the door, and place it on one of the bottom ledges that run along the side of the cabinet. Check the level again. If the dishwasher isn't level, use your adjustable pliers to turn the back feet up or down until you hit level.
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1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely
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1 Remove the front access panel (see step 1, "Tightening the fittings"). This will give you access to the dishwasher's adjustable feet.

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3 Unscrew the dishwasher from the kitchen countertop so the dishwasher can move freely as you adjust the feet.

4 Check to see if the dishwasher is level side to side. Place a small level inside the dishwasher so it's sitting on the bottom pan and facing parallel to the front lip of the dishwasher. If the dishwasher is not level, use adjustable pliers to turn one of the dishwasher's front feet up or down until you hit level.

5 Check to see if the dishwasher is level front to back. Turn the level perpendicular to the door, and place it on one of the bottom ledges that run along the side of the cabinet. Check the level again. If the dishwasher isn't level, use your adjustable pliers to turn the back feet up or down until you hit level.

6 Reattach the dishwasher to the countertop and reinstall the front access panel.

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1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely

2 If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary.

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5 Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.

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  4. Step 4221_a1.jpg Check for leaks around the water-inlet valve. If necessary, use an adjustable wrench to tighten the compression fitting that connects the water-supply line to the valve. If the fill hose is leaking, replace the spring clamp that is on the hose with a worm-drive hose clamp. It produces more clamping pressure. Use adjustable pliers to compress the spring clamp so you can pull the clamp and hose off the valve. Remove the spring clamp from the hose. Buy a worm-drive clamp at your hardware store, then install it and tighten it with a screwdriver.
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  13. Step 1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely.
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