My dishwasher started leaking. Took bottom panel off while it as running and it is not coming from any of the water lines. looks as if it is coming from the bottom of the door . Could something be stopeed up keeping the water from draining during cycle. It seems as if it starts leaking after getting half way thru cycle. Clarence Miller
Good afternoon, Clarence! Thanks for using JustAnswer.com. I am able to help you but will need the model number, please.
model # XXXXX also there was 665 in bold letters on top of this #
Okay, let's check a few things. The most common leak problem with this Whirlpool built Kenmore dishwasher is the bearing at the bottom of the lower spray arm. The bearing wears and hangs the spray arm up so it sprays incorrectly, causing the water to be sprayed over the tub rather than up on the dishes. If you remove the plastic "nut" on top of the lower spray arm, do you see the bearing? It will be white plastic and should have about a 1/4" lip on it. Is the lip worn down so that it just looks like a thick washer or spacer?
Reply to Town 's Post: I will check this out and get back with you
Also, see if the black rubber is worn that directs the water to the spray tower that feeds the upper spray tower...Kelly
Kelly, sorry is is taking so long as I have to run upstairs. On the lower spray arm there is a rubber boot, do I take this off? The arm itself is not tight, it does rock
Yes , the rubber boot unscrews. See what kind of shape that boot is in. Is it weathered and crumbling, cracked, etc? The bearing I was talking about sits under the lower spray arm....
I did tell you that it does not leak at the begining of the wash cycle
Yes, you did. Does it leak every time it's used?
The boot is in good shape . I have two spray arms. One located under the upper rack and one on the very bottom. I just removed the bearing under the lower spray arm (the rubber boot) and the lip on the bearing is about 3-32nds. Is the bearing suppose to be split
Yes, it should be spilt. It sounds like it is probably okay. What kind of shape is the door gasket in? Are the lower corners all gummy and deteriorated? The other thing to check is the vent cover on the top left corner on the INSIDE of the door. The cover pops off and you can check to see if it is built up with "gunk" in there, as that can also cause door leakage.Town & Country Appliance Service39670.669509919
The door gaskets are in good shape
It just started leaking yesterday. I thought maybe it had something to do with that float, something in it etc. I know nothing about dish washers
Is there water standing at the end of the cycle?
Is it possible that somebody used too much or the wrong kid of soap and it foamed up too much, causing spillage? Has it leaked one load or all now?
OK< Let me look at that Kelly the lower spray arm wabbles a lot, I guess that it ok, since you do not think it is the bearing. Right???? Going to check the vent. Be right back
No, there is some movement in there. The water pressure keeps it tight when spraying.
no water standing at the end of the cycle
Just cleaned out the vent and it looks like paper residue but there hasn't been anything in there that had a label on it. It is full of that substance. Have no idea what that could be???
Do you suggest that I clean it out and run the washer through a normal cycle
First time of leaking was yesterday and the only soap that has ever been used is cascade complete powder and it is put in the open dispeser and the one that you close
Are you still there? Is there suppose to be anything at all in this vent? Should I run this threought a normal cycle after cleaning it out
Definitely clean out that vent and run a cycle. Let me know how it does...
Kelly, thank you so much for your time