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FIXED Samsung DW80R5060US dishwasher leaking from bottom of front door


Premium Member
Feb 7, 2017
Model Number
1-5 years
Have a two year old DW80R5060US that started leaking from the bottom of the front door. When the wash cycle starts within a few minutes water starts coming out of the bottom of the front door seal. Open the door and the water level is right at the door seal. Do not see any damage to the bottom door seal.

How much water should be in the pan when a cycle is running? Should the water level be at the bottom of the door? If it is supposed to be that high then it is a bad seal. If not then it is a draining issue.

Assuming that it is a draining issue I have blown out the drain line with a shop vac - suck and push. Pulled a string through with a baggie on it to catch anything that might be in there. Nothing came out. The drain pump does run when you start a cycle. I have no idea what the expected pressure should be but water does come out. The only time I have seen the drain pump run is when you initially start the cycle and it is draining out the old water. Is that correct? Does the drain pump only run when it is changing cycles?

From this site I found threads mentioning the DD82-01373A Dishwasher Case Break and Overflow Sensor part. Is that where the float is at?

Thanks in advance.
I wasn't able to locate any service manual or tech data sheet information on this model, sorry.

I haven't worked on any Samsung dishwashers, Hopefully another tech or member that's seen this problem and fixed it can shed some light on this issue, or at least provide you a service manual for it.
The leak ended up being the area where the door meets the tub. The alignment on the door was bad on the right side. Took the cover off the front door and the leak was very obvious. Used a center punch and hammer to bend a flange to tighten the gap. A small amount of water is supposed to pass by but ours had a lot more and it would splash over the edge of the tub in front.
Good job, glad to hear you found the problem and fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update, that will help others too!
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