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Water Leak at vent area in door...

Water is leaking at seal area of vent between door liner and galvanized inner panel. After dishwasher starts wash cycle water comes out through bottom of door and onto floor. No water is coming out through vent to outside of door. No water is leaking around soap dispenser. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • David Lehmann Nov 14, 2006

    Thanks, catriver, I replaced the wax motor, it appeared to work OK, but apparently did not close the vent door fully. This corrected the water leaking down from the vent, however we still had a leak coming from the bottom of the door, found that the lower spray arm was beginning to split, causing water being forced under the inner door panel and leaking at bottom of door. Thanks again for your help.

  • beewatcher Dec 16, 2008

    I closed the vent area off, but water still leaks out of the bottom of the door. This under counter Model #DWU9200ABX, we think its over 20 plus years,

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Water is still coming out of the wands when I lift the doors when the cycle is complete.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Water leaking from bottom of door on my kenmore dishwasher 17772990

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    water is coming out at the front door of dishwasher

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    I took front of door off while the washer was in wash mode the water was leaking there are 3 holes in front of door for water to circulate I could see water leaking how do I stop this?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    What do I do?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    water leaking down the dishwasher air vent

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I have a Kenmore Model #665.13193K902 that is getting the insulation wet on the left side which is also leaving a water stain on the outside wall of the cabnet next to it. There is a hose loop located in that area but it is not leaking. This model has a vent on the top of the door on the left side. No water on the floor just wet insulation. Is this a vent problem? Should I not use the heated dry feature?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Water coming out between bottom of the upper door and top of lower door

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2014

    when dispensing, water was pouring out of the front door handle and from the bottom of the door

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On this model the vent is open and shut by a wax motor. The vent should be closed tight during the entire wash cycle and the first 6 minutes of the drying cycle. Check the operation, make sure there is not a bunch of gunk restricting it. If you are handy with a meter check the resistance of the motor. It should read approx. 2100ohms. Another reason for leaking at the base is oversudzing. Also check the upper spray arm for cracks or splits shooting water into the vent area. Catriver...post back.

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