February 13th, 2011, 08:10 AM
Whirlpool dishwasher mystery leak. Already replaced front seal. Confused
First of all I would like to thank everyone on this site. I have been lurking for a long time but finally had a problem of my own develop.
I have a whirlpool dishwasher that is 1 1/2 years old (out of warranty) and it developed a mystery leak from the front door. I can see water sitting in the bottom of the door and it sprays out the side a little bit. I already replaced the door seal and checked the front vent. Any other ideas?
I know that these are prone to leaks. Thank you in advance.
Last edited by rsoby2112; February 13th, 2011 at 08:15 AM.
February 13th, 2011, 08:36 AM
Check for a cracked spray arm
February 13th, 2011, 09:57 AM
I checked for a cracked spray arm and it looks good. There is also a spray arm under the top shelf and that looks good as well. Should I remove the plastic nut that holds the arm on to inspect it further? Would any other pictures help diagnose this issue?
February 13th, 2011, 11:19 AM
Ok sounds like your spray arms are correct, does your door catch have an adjustement screw? If you push in your door while your dishwasher is leaking(washing),, does it stop the leak?
May 23rd, 2011, 08:13 AM
Did you find the problem? I have the same situation.
- water splashing from under bottom left corner of door.
- changed door seal.
- inspected bottom door splash guard and cleaned.
- water level is below heating element.
- vent is clear.
- ran without soap - no sudsing.
- no visible signs of spray arm problem.
- pump gasket seems in place.
September 7th, 2011, 07:43 PM
One more option
I had this problem of leaking i my westinghouse/inglis after I had eliminated the gasket, spray arm, latch etc. The Inglis parts man suggested one more option to check. The problem was that under the spray arm ( need to take it off) were screws ( about 6 or so) that had come loose. Tighten them up and I was fine
September 8th, 2011, 10:16 AM
Leaking Dishwasher .... loose screws
I have tried to add a picture to show where the loose screws are I described in the previous post
Last edited by kenny w; September 8th, 2011 at 10:19 AM.
September 8th, 2011, 12:11 PM
Resize the picture to 850 or below then you can add it here.
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February 1st, 2013, 07:32 AM
I am having the exact same issue as the original poster. Does not appear a solution was found. Any ideas?
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