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FIXED Whirlpool Dishwasher WDTA50SAHW0 Leaking

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Brian Jackson

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Dishwasher has started to leak from the area around the bottom of the door. I pulled off the lower spray arm to see if it was cracked and didn’t see anything. I don’t see a seal along the bottom only up the sides and that looks ok. Any ideas on where I should look next?


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Lastnight after posting I took a closer look at the sump cover and the tube for the upper spray arm. They both look to be in good condition and connected well. The only thing that I noticed was the gasket/seal on the sump cover was slightly deformed.
 

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Brian Jackson

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Thank you for the reply and link. You don’t by any chance have a recommendation for another place to get it? Just wondering if I can find some where that will have it to me faster. This link didn’t show delivery for 20 days.

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That link to it I posted above says in-stock--->ships Friday:

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Thanks, I went ahead and ordered it on Friday. I showed it in stock also but with a long shipping time. Once I have it installed I will report back on if it solved the issue.

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Ok, sounds good.

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Part came in today. Got it installed and ran a normal cleaning and still ended up with puddling under the left hand side. It is kind of hard to tell for sure but on the lower spray arm it almost looks like I am getting some separation between the two half’s where they snap together.
 

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Ok, from your first post you said you checked the lower spray and saw no cracks, so going by what you mentioned I didn't recommend ordering it, but now I do, that's the only part it can be causing this leak problem.

Look here:

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


Jake
 

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I have installed the new part and ran the dishwasher 3-4 times with no leaks. Looks like that fixes it. Thanks once again for the help.
 

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Excellent Brian, glad to hear the new lower spray arm fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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