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I have a Whirlpool DU8500XX3 dishwasher and it began to leak water in the lower right corner of it. I replaced the door gasket but it still leaks at the corner. Would you know whatelse might be causing it to leak only at the lower right corner of the door?

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  • desktopc Sep 02, 2010

    The latch isn't the problem sir. I did replace the door gasket with a brand new one but it still leaks water in the lower right corner of the door onto the floor. If it isn't the latch or gasket whatelse might it be? I took notice inside the dishwasher in the lower right hand corner is a round white object that I think controls the amount of water that goes into the dishwasher. Could this be the problem? Like I said it only leaks in the lower right hand corner of the door and no where else. Thank you...

  • desktopc Sep 02, 2010

    I have a Whirlpool dishwasher DU8500XX3 and lately it leaks from the lower right corner of the door. I did replace the door gasket and I may sure that the door latch was working properly also but it still leaks in that corner. Could it be the white water control part that is located in the right corner inside the front of the dishwasher? I just don't know why it still leaks in the right lower corner of the door. Thank you

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Re:"Would you know whatelse might be causing it to leak only at the lower right corner of the door?"

Yes: the overfill switch. Dishasher seals leak only when the gasket ir really worn or when the overfill switch is defective.
Replace the overfill switch and/or float sensor.
The switch can be tested reading Ohms at contacts while moving the arm. You will see the multimeter changing unless the switch is bad.
The float may be less simple to diagnose, as this can sink, get stuck, or have a bent arm. Sometimes I test them in my own way, by securing a polistirene float to the original one, but that is a bit complicate to explain.

Here parts involved:
Float SwitchPart Number: PS34290 Float-Part Number: PS343880
Here all parts and diagrams for your model.

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Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. 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. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem. If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.



Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Sep 02, 2010

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    Rylee Smith Sep 02, 2010

    Water
    under the dishwasher may be originating from a leaky hose or loose hose
    connection. Remove the lower front panel, and check the hoses. The pump seal
    may be defective, too; replacing this is a job for an appliance repairperson. An
    older dishwasher may corrode at the bottom, but this is fairly uncommon. If
    this is the case with your dishwasher, it's time for a new one. Also you can check this repair manual for your Dishwasher. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.



    Thanks
    Rylee

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