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WATER INLET ERROR Water has not reached to the pre-set level within 8 min. since inlet valve operated, or water has not reached to the normal level within 25 min. stop cock turned off, faulty inlet valve.
I JUST HAD A GUY REPLACE THE DOOR ON MY LG DISHWASHER ONE YEAR A GO. THE BOTTOM GASKET HAD TURNED INTO A TAR LIKE SUBSTANCE. AND WAS LEAKING. TODAY IT WAS LEAKING AGAIN. THE GASKET HAD SWOLLEN AND WAS ALLOWING WATER TO BE FORCED UNDER DOOR AND OVER FLOWING WHEN WATER GOT TRAPPED BEHIND GASKET. I MADE SOME SHEET METAL U SHAPE WITH A BIT LONGER ON ONE SIDE . 4 INCHES LONG AND INSTALLED 4 OF THEM TO SQUEEZE THE GASKET TO THE BOTTOM PAN AND STOP THE UP AND DOWN SWOLLEN SHAPE. NOW I JUST GET WATER FROM TOP GASKET THAT IS DEFORMED AT CORNERS
This is being caused by the vent tube design. The lower fitting is pushed up into the upper fitting so water leaks out from the top. The fittings are designed backwards. Remove front door panel and their will be a white tube running down the side. That tube is pushed up into its mate. Pull it down and silacone calk all around the out side of that pieces and the inside of the upper piece. put them back together and then tape it with some duck tape. DO NOT US FOR AT LEAST 24 hrs.
Recommend you confirm that the rinse aid is not empty.
If problem persists and you are not getting an error message, contact LG service and pres them for the retrofit they released for the LDS5811 (and other models) that dramaticly enhances the drying ability. Until it is replaced, be careful because it is possible tht water will leak from the door panel (not directly from inside the diswasher, but through the door panel-based drying system.
Press them for a no charge repair for this problem and be persistant, firm but polite. If the agent is not helpful on their own, request to be "escalated" to his/her manager. Good Luck! and report back what you find. Thanks!
TOO ALL SAMSUNG LDF AND POSSIBLE OTHER LG DISWASHER USERS:
LG NEGLECTED MY CALLS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THE DRIPPING PROBLEM FROM THE CORNERS OCCURS:
1- VENT ASSEMBLY FOR HOT AIR BLOWER SEAL LEAKS: EASY TO FIX JUST USE A GOOD QUALITY CAULK AROUND THE SEAM. YOU WILL HAVE TO DISMANTLE THE BLOWER ASSEMBLY WHIXH IS FAIRLY EASY.
2- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: LG HAS A DESIGN FAULT. WHEN THE DISHWASHER FILLS WATER AND STARTS PUMPING TO SPRAYS THE AIR INSIDE THE DW HAS NO WHERE TO GO THEREFORE THE WATER WAS PUSHED UNDER THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR GASKETS (THE ONE ATTACHED TO THE DOOR BOTTOM, NOT THE ONE AROUND THE MAIN CABIN). SO AIR WITH WATER PUFFS OUT OF THE PAN HITS THE DOOR AND LEAKS DOWN. THE SOLUTION IS TO LET THE AIR OUT SOMEHOW. YOU MUST TRY TO PUSH-IN THE DOOR GASKET WHICH IS SEALING LEFT/RIGHT/TOP PART OF THE CABIN AND THE DOOR. IF YOU PUSH TOO MUCH THE WATER MAY LEAK FROM THE SEALS SO BE CAREFUL NOT TOO PUSH TOO MUCH. BASICALLY TRIAL AND ERROR. YOU CAN DO THAT AFTER YOU REMOVE THE DOOR COVER. THE LEAKAGE OCCURS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE CYE SO IT IS FAIRLY EASY TO TRY. IF THAT IS NOT A SUCCESS THEY DROP OF CAULK ON THE ONE OF THE DOOR EDGE TO PUSH THE GASKET SO THAT THE DOOR PUSHES IN THE GASKET TO ALLOW AIR OUT RIGHT AROUND THE CAULK. NORMALLY DISHWASHERS HAVE AN ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED OUTLET TO LET THE AIR OUT. THEY JUST WANTED TO SAVE COST AND HAVE US DEAL WITH THIS RIDICULOUS PROBLEM.
it can be 3 problems. Most likely one is the seal from the acces apnel is leaking.
Or hinge of door is too lose or door seal.
My bet is on the seal for the acces panel. HERE is drawing. However seal (#12E) is not drawn in.
You can also order the parts here and have them within about 3 days
The fill switch may be contaminated with soap or debris that makes it heavier and makes it float lower in the water which means more water is required to trip it. Try moving it manually and see if it is hard to move at the top of its travel.
Step1 Inspect the door gasket. As it ages, the gasket can crack or become hard, preventing it from sealing completely. Step 2 If the gasket appears solid, adjust the door latch so the door seals tightly. Loosen the screw that holds the door latch to the cabinet. Push the latch in slightly and retighten the screw. Test the door and readjust the latch if necessary. Step 3 Replace the gasket if water continues to leak after you've tightened the latch. Most gaskets are held by compression in a groove on the door or on the dishwasher cabinet. Step 4 Pull the old gasket out of its groove, using adjustable pliers (see illustration). Take the gasket to an appliance store to get a replacement. Step 5 Soak the new gasket in warm water to soften it, then press it into the groove. Start at the top, then work your way down the sides and across the bottom.