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    Default Rinse Aid Leak

    I have a Kenmore Elite dishwasher model #665.16582200. A few weeks ago I noticed the Light on for the rinse aid so I added some. Then in just a few days it was empty again. I added more and have since noticed that it is running down the door when the machine sits. I wiped it all off and then after it sat all night it was back and it goes all the way over to the detergent dispenser. Is there something out of adjustment or has the dispenser just gone bad and need replaced? I thought about just going with the solid type jet dry baskets but not sure how well those work. I know mine still works cause the dishes are always dry but it just leaks out WAY too much.
    Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    Hi,

    Has it been leaking out from the dispenser cap and running down inside the interior of the door?

    Yes, its likely you'll need a new dispenser assembly.

    Here's the dispenser assembly for your model:
    Manufacturer part#8558128 is RepairClinic item#1060786
    8558128

    I remember when I was a kid, my mom always used the hanging jet dry baskets on the upper rack in our old 1974 Magic Chef dishwasher, always seem to work good.

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    Thanks for the part reference. That one looks a little different from mine but I guess they have changed since mine was made.

    It looks like it came out the bottom of the dispenser from those square holes under there. It is even over at the cup for detergent.

    A few weeks ago I had trouble with it not cleaning, well no, it was cleaning but then it was letting the food back on all the dishes. I ran a bottle of Dishwasher Magic through it and after a while it has gotten better. I was going to check inside the bottom but I couldn't ever get the gray tube up the tub off. It has to come off before the strainer on the bottom will, right? I even thought of just buying a new one but this one is only about 6 years old I think and I paid a lot for it at the time.

    Are there any "GOOD" ones out there now??

    Thanks again.

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    Yes, the feed tube has to come off first before the strainer, here's the repair manual that tells you how:
    Here's the repair manual for your model:
    https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/52521bdbd0ef763c85256cbc00520548/$FILE/8178022.pdf

    Page 17 Read 1-4 where it says this:
    SERVICING COMPONENTS INSIDE THE WASH TUB
    Removing the Inner Feed Tube and
    Lower Spray Arm


    Then on Page 21 it starts to get into detail of how to access the rest where it says this:
    Accessing Components of the Sump Assembly


    It shows how to get access to the chopper screen and check valve.

    Are there any "GOOD" ones out there now??
    Yes, Maytag makes a very good Dishwasher.


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    You think a Maytag would be a better one than a Bosch?

    Is the Maytag made like a Whirlpool now?OR is it still more the Maytag design?

    Thanks for the help..

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    Well Maytag is owned by Whirlpool now, but they still make it really good.

    I don't work on Bosch, so I really couldn't tell you. I've good and bad from them.

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    I did read somewhere once that the Maytags have a lot of wash pressure but then I dont know if "a lot" is more than most or just about the same.

    I like the W/pools with the silver rack on the door so you have more room in racks(at least I think I would like this) but then that is pretty much the same machine I have already. I like this one and it was cleaning fine but now I am having the grit/particles on things and the leaking jet dry plus my racks are warranteed for 5 years(which has passed now) but by the time it was 3 years old some of the end pieces on the racks were off and they were rusting. I was going to see if I could carry them to Sears service /parts center but they wouldn't do that. Said I would have to let a servicer come see them first which was going to cost me $65 and I thought that wasn't needed when I could have just carried then there myself and they could see what rust was--Anyway. Sears can just be a mess these days(my opinion).

    Thanks Again:

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    Yes, I agree, Thats one of the reasons I quit Sears, things that made sense to customers, made no-sense to Sears. Big corporations don't seem to care about the customer anymore, just their bottom line.

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