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Dishwasher Accumulates Water When Off

My Whirlpool dishwasher washes and drains fine, but accumulates water when it is off. It takes about one day before the bottom part of the dishwasher is filled up with water. It is clean water. My guess is there is probably some problem with a valve, so even though the dishwasher is off, water continues to flow into it.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    I have the same problem with water collecting in the bottom of my Whirlpool dishwasher and my daughter and my husband's colleague also have the same problem with their machines. My daughter has a Kelvinator. We have now lifted the hose higher and will see what happens. I have another problem also. My machine stops after a few minutes (after spraying water and before it starts washing) and the light flashes. I have checked the salt and rinse aid and do not know what to do next. Please offer a solution urgently ! Thank you.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2007

    same problem and it is Christmas day so I don t want call maintenance from my apartment. Seems to wash o.k. ,drains, then dirty water appears atthe bottom while it is shut off. i beleive it drains though the garbage disposal

  • Anthony Foster
    Anthony Foster Mar 07, 2008

    The dishwasher accumulates water in the bottom over 36 hours after being used.

    The water is dirty. It drains through the sink outlet pipe.



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Try turning water off to dishwasher and see if it stops it. If so, replace valve. If not check for a low drain hose loop, allowing drain water from sink to back up into dishwasher. Just raise drain hose as high as possible under sink and secure.

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