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FIXED KitchenAid Dishwasher KDTE554CSS1 leaking identification / repair - left hand side underbelly

Janice4926

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Model Number
KDTE554CSS1
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
Hi we have a 2014 KitchenAid KDTE554CSS1 that is leaking from a point about ten inches in from thefront of the unit, on the immediate left side. I dried everything out and was able to pinpoint the leak to be at a particular area where there is no part to root cause. leak was present during rinse cycle, not sure about other cycles. could it be the hoses directly adjacent? pics for reference and thanks in advance!
 

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Jake

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It's difficult to tell where its leaking from. Its best to pull the dishwasher out at least half way, and run a cycle and pinpoint exactly where its leaking from.

From your photos, its possibly leaking from the black fill hose on the left side. When you first start the dishwasher and it fills with water, watch for the leak at the black fill hose.

Here's the parts diagram for your model:
#2 is the black fill hose, which has a video in case you need to replace it.

Jake
 

Janice4926

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the water inlet manifold is the culprit. dripping from the bottom of the circular part, not dribbling down from hose above. should i replace the manifold and the nut/gasket on the inside of the tub? or just the nut/gasket?
 

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Janice4926

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update, i just took off the nut and there is no gasket there! guess that solves that. off to buy a $25 gasket .. face palm
 

Jake

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Yes, that's the leak spot, good find!

Jake
 
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