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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If your dishwasher leaks, check these:Main tub seal
Door gasket or seal
Main tub seal
Note… If the main motor of your dishwasher is mounted vertically, beneath the center bottom of the dishwasher, the following instructions probably apply to you. But if your motor is mounted horizontally, the pump isn't serviceable--you need to replace the entire pump and motor assembly.
The main tub seal is beneath the drain impeller. It prevents the water in the dishwasher from leaking out near the shaft of the motor. To get to the seal, which is inside the dishwasher, remove the:
1. Lower rack
2. Spray arm
3. Spray arm support
4. Wash/drain impellers
Then pry the seal out of its housing and replace it.
Door gasket or seal
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.
The water-inlet valve, itself, seldom leaks. But, the water-supply line from the house and the rubber tube leading from the valve to the inside of the dishwasher may leak. Tighten or repair/replace these as necessary.
The water-inlet valve could mechanically stick open. When that happens, the water continues to flow into the dishwasher, which then floods your kitchen. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher, and replace the valve.
Behind the lower access panel on your dishwasher are several rubber or plastic hoses. If the leak appears at a connection, try a new clamp. If that doesn't work, replace the hose.
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Posted on Feb 11, 2009
I had the same problem. After some investigation I found that the hose that brings water to the top arm was clogged. There was a piece of chipped china logged in there. I have no idea how it got there as it is at the top and facing the the back wall but once I managed to take it off it solved the problem.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Hello, Over time dirt and grime both from the dishes and from the chemicals in the water build up in your dishwasher, you can resolve this by going to Wal-Mart, K-Mart or your local grocery store, their is a product that comes in a square bottle, it is in your dishwasher soap isle, you empty your dishwasher and take the cap off, tip it upside down inside your silverware tray, turn your hot water on in your sink and get it hot, then turn it off, turn on your dishwasher and run it from the pots and pans setting, it will clean the scum out of the dishwasher, I reccomend useing it every 30 days to keep your dishwasher clean and opperating efficiently, also you can remove the arm in the bottom of the dishwasher and clean that out by gripping the big ring at the base of the unit and turning it counter-clock wise and to clean it use a toothpick or q-tips to clean the debris from the holes in the arm, then install it back after you rinse the arm in the sink............hope this helps.........
Posted on Jul 24, 2009
white film is actually from the calcium and magnesium found in hard water. your dishwasher is fine. its the water leaving the residue and spots. go to www.dishwasherfilter.com . they have a new product out exactly for this reason. very affordable and works amazing. you will love it.
Posted on Nov 09, 2009
make sure when you fill the jet dry that you make sure it is completely filled. you must add jet dry,close door,lower and raise the door 3 times and then check normally you could add more jet dry because the air is now pushed out by this process. and finally b4 you turn on your machine make sure tolet your faucet run until it hot and then start machine. that should handle the problem. let me know if this helps by sending me a 4 thumbs up post . thanks
Posted on Mar 01, 2010
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