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I have to put a towel on the floor under the dishwasher because the water is flowing out of the bottom. We have cleaned the drain. Any suggestions? Could it be the gasket on the bottom of the door?

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If the water is leaking from the door then it is usually
the corner door seals,worn or missing, if the water is leaking
out the bottom, then it is the pump itself. Inspect the pump visually for soap tracks
down the metal assembly holding the solenoid which controls the drain valve.
There will also be obvious water spots and even soap buildup on the floor and
it will drip during draining. Pumps are rather pricey, and sometimes approach
the cost of a new contractor grade unit. Hope it is just the door seals.

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When a dishwasher won't drain, that usually means that the appliance's drain line is clogged. The drain line, which connects the dishwasher to the garbage disposal, must be cleared of debris before the dishwasher will resume its normal operation. If the drain line is the problem, clearing it is simple and requires only a few standard household products.

Turn off the power to the dishwasher, if possible. Remove all the dishes and the racks. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and use towels to soak up most of the standing water in the bottom of the dishwasher.

Unscrew the rotating sprayer arm in the bottom of the dishwasher. Rinse off the arm and all its seals and screws in the sink and set it aside.

Locate the filter screen in the back of the dishwasher's floor. Pop off the screen, using a screwdriver to loosen any bolts that may be holding it in place. Rinse off the screen, then wipe the dishwasher floor with paper towels to remove any large pieces of food or other debris. Wipe the area clean with a damp sponge.

Replace the screen and the sprayer arm. Locate the drain line; it should be near the back of the floor of the dishwasher, right underneath the filter screen. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a cup and add enough water to make it into a pourable paste. Pour the paste into the drain line through the screen. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the drain line and let the solution fizz for 15 minutes.

Boil a quart of water. Remove the pot from the heat, allow the bubbling to subside and pour the water into the drain line to clear the baking soda solution. Watch the water go down the tube; if it seems to be draining slowly or not at all, repeat the baking soda treatment.

Replace the racks and make sure that everything is put back together properly. Turn the power back on and run the empty dishwasher through one normal cycle to see if the drainage problem is fixed. If not, repeat the process a few more times. If the issue still isn't resolved, the problem may be with the pump or another electronic part. A professional is best suited to deal with an issue like that.

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Hello

When a dishwasher won't drain, that usually means that the appliance's drain line is clogged. The drain line, which connects the dishwasher to the garbage disposal, must be cleared of debris before the dishwasher will resume its normal operation. If the drain line is the problem, clearing it is simple and requires only a few standard household products.

Turn off the power to the dishwasher, if possible. Remove all the dishes and the racks. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and use towels to soak up most of the standing water in the bottom of the dishwasher.

Unscrew the rotating sprayer arm in the bottom of the dishwasher. Rinse off the arm and all its seals and screws in the sink and set it aside.


Locate the filter screen in the back of the dishwasher's floor. Pop off the screen, using a screwdriver to loosen any bolts that may be holding it in place. Rinse off the screen, then wipe the dishwasher floor with paper towels to remove any large pieces of food or other debris. Wipe the area clean with a damp sponge.


Replace the screen and the sprayer arm. Locate the drain line; it should be near the back of the floor of the dishwasher, right underneath the filter screen. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a cup and add enough water to make it into a pourable paste. Pour the paste into the drain line through the screen. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the drain line and let the solution fizz for 15 minutes.

Boil a quart of water. Remove the pot from the heat, allow the bubbling to subside and pour the water into the drain line to clear the baking soda solution. Watch the water go down the tube; if it seems to be draining slowly or not at all, repeat the baking soda treatment.


Replace the racks and make sure that everything is put back together properly. Turn the power back on and run the empty dishwasher through one normal cycle to see if the drainage problem is fixed. If not, repeat the process a few more times. If the issue still isn't resolved, the problem may be with the pump or another electronic part. A professional is best suited to deal with an issue like that.

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Hi,

There is a simple explanation for this - water is leaking into the bottom of your dishwasher under the washing compartment. This has caused the float to rise and trip the switch which activates the Aqua-Stop / anti-flood protection system. This also closes the solenoid (water control valve) which explains why you thought it needed to be replaced.

The only way to check this is to remove the washer from under the counter (disconnect power and water supply first) and tilt it backwards about 15-20 degrees. Water should run on to the floor from under the washer so I suggest putting some old towels down first. Once the water has been drained from under the washer, you can use it again, but it's not advisable if you have a leak. The only way to find the leak is to get access to the bottom of the washer by removing a side panel, usually the right-hand one. As you already replaced the solenoid, you should know how to do this. Once you have access you can run a cycle and try to see where the water is leaking from or you may be able to see signs of corrosion somewhere which should help you to identify the source of the leak.

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