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FIXED Whirlpool dishwasher WDT970SAHZ0 Leak

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Water101

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Model Number
WDT970SAHZ0
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Age
1-5 years
So a week ago the dishwasher leaked 2 days in a row. I then checked it without dishes in it and it did not leak after 5 runs. Today it started to leak again. This time I was able to run it and find the leak. It is coming from the left front corner. I tried to clean the door seal and behind the door seal. Made no difference.

When I run the dishwasher on the 1 hour cycle with heated dry for a total time of 1 hour and 32 minutes. Just after the 2 minute mark a large gush of water comes out of the bottom left corner for about 1 second. I am going to run it full cycle and see if it leaks any more time during the cycle and hopefully I will have an idea of when it leaks again.

I am thinking it could be the door seal but not 100% sure. Hoping to get a precise diagnosis so I can repair it with the correct parts.

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Water101

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I did not catch when but it did leak again. Cycle still going. I did a paper test and the seal seems really good all the way around
 

Jake

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Its usually the lower spray arm that causes the leak.

Look here:

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


Jake
 

Water101

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Thanks Jake

Like always you were bang on. New part has been installed and run through 5 cycles both quick and regular without a leak. Never would have thought it was the lower spray arm but you nailed it.
Thanks again
 

Jake

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Excellent @Water101 glad to hear the new lower spray arm fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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