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WHAT TO DO IF A DISHWASHER IS STOPPED UP AND LEAKING ON THE

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WHAT TO DO IF A DISHWASHER IS STOPPED UP AND LEAKING ON THE FLOOR.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  JCCARVER replied 5 years ago.
Whirlpool dishwasher can also leak if the tub is filling up with too much water. Check the water inlet valve and the float switch. If either one of these components is stuck, the tub overfills. Replace the component. Examine the water inlet valve if water is dripping from this part. The valve has a tube that goes from it to the dishwasher. Replace the tube if split or punctured.

Your dishwasher has a main tub seal. This seal must stay wet, or it becomes brittle and cracks. Unplug the dishwasher, and remove the spray arm, lower rack and impellers. Replace the seal. You have both inlet and drainage hoses on the rear of your machine. These hoses leak if they are split or not connected properly. Replace any damaged or crushed hoses, and tighten the connections if loose. Verify that the washers inside the hoses are installed properly.
Expert:  JCCARVER replied 5 years ago.
Replace the shaft seal kit if the dishwasher continues to leak. This is one of the most common problems on Whirlpool dishwashers, as the shaft seal kits shipped with Whirlpool dishwashers are prone to failure. Although it is a cheap repair, it's quite difficult. If there is a lot of rust in the motor pump assembly, which is how your dishwasher pumps water through the machine, the repair can be a little difficult. You may need to break the impeller on the motor pump assembly, which is difficult, but most shaft seal kits will include a new impeller. If you do not feel comfortable doing this repair, call a plumber.

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