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Kenmore Model Ultra Wash Model 665- 45955 Problem: Dish washer leaks at bottom intitially during sudding cycle only...first 5-10 min... then no leaks/drips thereafter thru balance of clean/rise cycle. Whats up....Thought possible seak around washer door is bad but no leaks at bottom or elsewhere after the sudding cycle is completed. Please provide complete resolution reply if possible Tx

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Thanks for using FixYa. If you have water leaks around the base of your dishwasher, you may be using a detergent that is causing too much suds. Cut back on the amount of detergent you use, and see if that makes a difference. Water that spills through the door vent is usually caused by improperly loading dishes. 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. Also make sure the dishwasher is sitting level (you can adjust the front feet up or down, and many units have some type of levelers at the rear). 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. Please accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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