If your dishwasher leaks, check these:Main tub sealDoor gasket or sealWater-inlet valveHoses
Main tub seal
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.
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:
- Lower rack
- Spray arm
- Spray arm support
- Wash/drain impellers
Then pry the seal out of its housing and replace it.
Door gasket or seal
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.
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
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.
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.