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FIXED WDTA50SAHW0 Whirlpool Dishwasher Leaking from Door

Thracian2022

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Location
Atlanta
Model Number
WDTA50SAHW0
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
1-5 years
My less than 3-year old Whirlpool dishwasher started leaking from the left side of front door. It was professionally installed. Gasket looks OK. The water spill appears directly below the left corner of the door. It looks like the leak happens towards the end of the wash cycle. When I insert my hand into the opening below the door (with panel removed), I can feel the insulation wet. Any advice how to troubleshoot the leak?
 

Jake

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Location
Vicksburg Junction, Arizona
Hi,

The lower spray arm is usually what's causing this leak problem. Also make sure its not oversudsing, when its washing, just open the door and see how much suds are in the water, should be very little suds.

Look here:

Your model uses the exact lower spray arm:
Spray Arm W10837249
 

Thracian2022

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I confirm that replacing the lower spray arm fixed the leak although the old one looked in a good condition so I'm not sure what was going on.
 

Jake

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Glad to hear the new lower spray arm fixed the water leak.(y)

Thanks for the update!

the old one looked in a good condition so I'm not sure what was going on.
Its usually a very small crack in the seam of that lower spray arm that you can't see, that caused it to leak out the door.
 
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