Dishwasher Is Leaking Water

If your dishwashers leaking water, here you will find troubleshooting help with some of the most common solutions to repair your broken dishwasher with.

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Troubleshoot Why A Dishwasher Is Leaking With These 7 – Steps

Step-1. Door Gasket

If your dishwasher is leaking water from around the door, you will need to troubleshooting the dishwashers door gasket, is the rubber dried out and getting hard, visually inspect for rips, tears or small holes in the gasket seal.  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

Inspect all of the hose ends and hose clamps, are the hose ends all connected securely with the clamps.

Step-4. Wash Arm

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

Step-5. 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-6. 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-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.

Troubleshooting tip – A test meter can be a real time and money saver while troubleshooting the numerous electrical parts on a dishwasher.  Electrical parts can be diagnosed either bad or good quickly, instead of assuming that a dishwasher’s electrical part is faulty and replacing it, only to find out that the part wasn’t bad and the problem lies elsewhere with another broken dishwasher part.  If you don’t have a test meter, a digital meter can be purchased reasonably cheap online or from one of your local hardware stores.

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