Inglis Dishwasher Leaking Water

If your Inglis dishwasher’s leaking water, use the following seven troubleshooting steps to help you locate where the leak is coming from so you can repair or replace the faulty parts and get your dishwasher to function properly again.

WARNING – If you are attempting to repair any dishwasher yourself, be aware that you are working with potentially dangerous electrical currents that can cause serious bodily injury or death.  Always remove the electrical power source from the appliance before you ever begin working on it.  If you are attempting to repair any household gas appliances yourself, always be sure to turn off the gas that is designated to the appliance before you ever begin to repair it.  Be aware that dishwashers have extremely sharp edges and moving parts that can cause serious bodily injury or death.  Be aware that there are many other dangers and precautions involved with a dishwasher repair besides those listed above.  We strongly suggest that you please read our DISCLAIMER before any further actions are taken or proceeding any further.  Think safety first!

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Step – (1.) Door Gasket

If your Inglis dishwasher is leaking water from around the door, you will need to examine the dishwasher’s door gasket.  Is the rubber dried out and getting hard?  Visually inspect for rips, tears or small holes in the gasket seal and replace the door gasket if any of the mentioned damage is found.

Step – (2.) Water Inlet Valve

Inspect the water inlet valve.  If the inlet valve is stuck in the open position, the valve will over fill the dishwasher and cause it to leak water through the door.  If the valve is stuck in the on position, you will need to replace the valve to fix the problem.

Step – (3.) Hoses

Examine all of the hoses, hose ends and hose clamps.  Are the hose ends all connected securely with the clamps?  If you see any corrosion or white calcium build up around the hose clamps, this is a good sign of a leak.  You might be able to tighten the clamp, but it is best to replace it with a new one.  Be sure that you turn the water off to the dishwasher before removing any hose clamps or hoses.

Step – (4.) Wash Arm

A cracked or damaged dishwasher wash arm could be the reason why your dishwasher is leaking water from around the door.  Inspect the wash arm for damage and replace it if any is found.

Step – (5.) Pump Gasket

If there is water leaking from the center bottom section of the dishwasher, you will need to examine the pump gasket for leaks.  If it is not leaking, examine the sump seal and motor shaft seal and replace if they are leaking.  If you have diagnosed that the pump gasket is faulty, it will need to be replaced with a new gasket.

Step – (6.) Sump Seal

If water is leaking from the center bottom section of the dishwasher, you will need to examine the sump seal for leaks.  If it is not leaking, examine the pump gasket and motor shaft seal and replace if they are leaking.  If you have diagnosed that the sump has a faulty seal, it will need to be replaced with a new seal.

Step – (7.) Motor Shaft Seal

If you can see that water is leaking from the center bottom section of your dishwasher, you will need to visually inspect the motor shaft seal for leaks.  If it is not leaking, examine the sump seal and pump gasket for leaks and replace them if they are leaking.  If you have verified that the motor shaft seal is bad, it will need to be replaced with a new seal.

Inglis Dishwasher Will Not Drain

If your Inglis dishwasher’s not draining the water out, use these seven troubleshooting steps to help you locate the drainage problem, and repair or replace the defective part or parts so you can get your dishwasher draining properly again.

WARNING – If you are attempting to repair any dishwasher yourself, be aware that you are working with potentially dangerous electrical currents that can cause serious bodily injury or death.  Always remove the electrical power source from the appliance before you ever begin working on it.  If you are attempting to repair any household gas appliances yourself, always be sure to turn off the gas that is designated to the appliance before you ever begin to repair it.  Be aware that dishwashers have extremely sharp edges and moving parts that can cause serious bodily injury or death.  Be aware that there are many other dangers and precautions involved with a dishwasher repair besides those listed above.  We strongly suggest that you please read our DISCLAIMER before any further actions are taken or proceeding any further.  Think safety first!

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Step – (1.) Drain Filter

Troubleshooting the dishwasher’s filter.  Some dishwasher models have a self-cleaning filter, if yours does not and the filter is dirty and clogged with food buildup, this is more than likely the reason why your dishwasher will not drain the water from the tub.  The filter will be located at the bottom center inside of the dishwasher.  You will need to remove the filter from the dishwasher to clean it, using soap and warm water to give the filter a good cleaning.  After you have cleaned the filter, reinstall it and try to drain the water out of the dishwasher.  If the water still won’t drain out, more troubleshooting will need to be performed.  Maintenance Tip – cleaning the filter in your dishwasher should be regular maintenance for optimum dishwasher performance, just as you empty your dryer’s lint filter for maximum air flow.

Step – (2.) Garbage Disposal

If your dishwasher’s drain hose is plumbed into your garbage disposal, you will need to inspect the inside of the disposal for food build up and blockage that would prevent the water in the dishwasher from draining properly.  Safety Reminder – Never put your hands inside of a garbage disposal, even when the electrical power has been turned off.

Step – (3.) Drain Hose

You will need to disconnect the drain hose from the garbage disposal and the pump, inspect both ends and the hose itself for blockage.

Step – (4.) Drain Pump And Motor

Inspect the drain pump ports, impeller and hoses for blockage or lodged debris, such as food particle build up or small pieces of plastic, etcetera.  If you do not find any blockage, you will need to diagnose the pump motor to make sure that it has continuity using a multimeter.  if the motor has continuity the motor is good.  If the motor does not have continuity, the part is bad and will need to be replaced with a new one.

Step – (5.) Drain Solenoid Valve

Troubleshooting the drain solenoid valve, (only used on some dishwasher models,) it may not be opening to let the water drain out.  You can test the solenoid for continuity using a digital or analog test meter.  If the drain solenoid has continuity it is good.  If the solenoid does not have continuity, the part is faulty and will need to be replaced to fix the problem.

Step – (6.) Check Ball

Troubleshooting the check ball, (also only used on some models,) to make sure that the ball is free and not stuck in the shut position.  The check ball is located on the inside bottom part of the dishwasher, in the sump housing.

Step – (7.) Check Valve

Troubleshooting the check valve, (used on some models only,) to make sure that valve flap is free and not stuck in the shut position.  The check ball is located on the inside bottom part of the dishwasher, in the sump housing.

Troubleshooting an Inglis dishwasher that’s not draining the water out – (video)

 

 

 

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