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Kenmore Ultra Wash 3 Leaking

It leaks at the bottom of the front door, everything seems to be tight and the gasket seems alright

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2008

    Our dishwasher leaks from front door, actually at the base of the front door but not from the lower panel. Everything underneath the dishwasher appears good - hoses etc. all good. Gasket around door appears to be solid - detergent is correct amount and type. Checked out other things, now haven't a clue what the problem is....

    Thank you - It is a Kenmore Ultra Wash model and about 10 years old - this is the first problem encountered.

    Thanks for any opinions as to problem, Paula M., Nova Scotia

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    Same problem with 3yr old Ultrawash. Everything under the dishwasher is fine - the leak is above the bottom removable panel and below the door. Never had a problem before and haven't changed soap/rinse aid combination. The door seal seems to be fine as well. It was quite dirty as well, so I gave it a good cleaning. Also checked the water levels during cleaning - it is below the heating element.

  • rebeccalynn Sep 05, 2008

    We were having the same problem with it leaking at the bottom by the door. We cleaned out the vent like torrovers recommended and it fixed the problem. We also cleaned the area by the float also! Thank for saving us $600!!

  • rebeccalynn Sep 05, 2008

    We were having the same problem with it leaking at the bottom by the door. We cleaned out the vent like torrovers recommended and it fixed the problem. We also cleaned the area by the float also! Thank for saving us $600!!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Ultra wash quite guard 4 is leaking above the water source

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Got a possible solution from a brilliant guy named Jake on another website and thought I would post it back here.

"Check the door vent on the inner side of the door, that should just snap out, I have seen those clog and start making more pressure inside to make it leak from the bottom. Jake"

I checked mine and got a nasty surprise. Who knew it could get so dirty.

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  • ekassdeer Oct 27, 2010

    This is wonderful I was mid cycle and water everywhere cleaned out the vent and no more water

  • bkkk Dec 29, 2010

    Thank you thank you thank you - you saved me a lot of money I'm sure. As you said, the vent snapped out. I cleaned out the disgusting mess underneath and no more leak!

  • RZVT Sep 30, 2012

    This comment was excellent and cleaning the vent fixed the problem! Who knew that could get so dirty?!

  • Sharon May 05, 2013

    Totally Fixed my leaky door on the Kenmore Ultrawash! the vent was completely limed up. Cleaned it. no more leak!! That saved me $150 bucks!!

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    15underpar Mar 07, 2015

    Thanks. Mine was also clogged with lime and gunk. Cleaning it fixed my door leak.

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"Need to check the screws under the lower spray arm. Sometimes these come loose and the gasket becomes disloged spraying excess water on the door causing it to leak."
After reading this I checked-and yes, this was my problem. Romoving the bottom spray arm (big plastic wing nut) -removing the (loose) screws around the bottom spray arm, reseating the black gasket and returning the screws-solved my door leak problem on my Kenmore 665. I removed and inspected the door vent and it appeared to be working normally. Note the door vent can be removed from the inside by turning counter-clockwise.

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If it comes out 'foamy' then liquid dish soap is getting introduced into the dishwasher. Liquid dish soap is different than automatic dishwasher detergent. liquid dish soap needs to be COMPLETELY rinsed from anything that has been pre-soaked prior to putting in the dishwasher. after a couple of regular cycles the foam will go away. Nowadays liquid dish soap is also 'concentrated' or 'ultra concentrated' which doesn't help. hope this helps.

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What is the 6 inch ring gasket called that resides under the sprayer plate on a Kenmore Ultra washdishwasher called or part number?

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Need to check the screws under the lower spray arm. Sometimes these come loose and the gasket becomes disloged spraying excess water on the door causing it to leak.

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This can be caused by a hard water build-up indise the door. Take the door pane of and clean off all of the calciu and your poblem should go away.

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