Author Topic: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy  (Read 48471 times)

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10345
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2009, 11:44:12 AM »
This is an awesome service and got me looking in the right direction.
O0
Using bitcoin is more fun with friends! Earn $10 of free bitcoin!
https://www.coinbase.com/join/appliancejunk

If you want to learn more about bitcoin I highly recommend reading
Bitcoin For Dummies; 1st edition (March 21, 2016)

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10345
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2009, 11:44:41 AM »
This worked for my dishwasher too!  The left side of the door was leaking.  I took the vent off, cleaned it, and now it has stopped leaking!  yay!  Just wanted to let you know that this must not be too uncommon.

Glad to hear you got it repaired. :)
Using bitcoin is more fun with friends! Earn $10 of free bitcoin!
https://www.coinbase.com/join/appliancejunk

If you want to learn more about bitcoin I highly recommend reading
Bitcoin For Dummies; 1st edition (March 21, 2016)

Offline fixitgrandma

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009, 08:23:07 PM »
Cleaning the vent fixed the problem with my old Whirlpool dishwasher. :) Anyone who ever watched me load the dishwasher teased me about washing the dishes before washing the dishes. Maybe they won't now!  My vent was clogged because I would put jars in the dishwasher to loosen the labels I couldn't peel or soak off the jar.  I guess I wasn't that much of a "good girl"... ::)  Remove those labels folks!

Offline Mr. Fix-It

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 364
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2009, 07:47:24 AM »
I find vent clogs rather frequently I think it is a hard water issue most of the time it's like the airborne steam is loaded with calcium corbonate and it condenses when it hits the vent. It's the first thing I check when I come across a door leak.

Offline coulombe100

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Oct 2009
  • Posts: 1
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2009, 01:19:52 PM »
You guys rock!  O0

Our Whirlpool dishwasher was leaking from under the front door but I never thought to check the vent.   And what a trap of disgusting slime it was...ewwwww!   :o But after scraping out that ungodly slop with a butter knife and pipe cleaner, the leak is gone!    For good measure, I also cleaned out the water float valve as was suggested early in the thread, so maybe that helped too.

Offline callmeal

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Feb 2010
  • Posts: 1
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2010, 12:37:45 PM »
I checked this sight yesterday,02/19/10,for the very same problem.  Water was getting inside the door and leaking out the screw holes on the bottom of the door.  I cleaned out the door vent and two holes on the upper spray arm, both of the very end holes on each end, that were plugged up.  No more leaks.  I am so glad I stumbled across this sight.

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10345
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2010, 01:20:29 PM »
Hi callmeal,

Quote
I cleaned out the door vent and two holes on the upper spray arm, both of the very end holes on each end, that were plugged up.  No more leaks.

That's great!

Quote
I am so glad I stumbled across this sight.

Glad you did too.  O0

Using bitcoin is more fun with friends! Earn $10 of free bitcoin!
https://www.coinbase.com/join/appliancejunk

If you want to learn more about bitcoin I highly recommend reading
Bitcoin For Dummies; 1st edition (March 21, 2016)

Offline Brito

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 1
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2010, 11:14:11 AM »
Me too!

Leaks from the left side of the door - vent completed blocked with horrible mushy stuff!

So glad this site popped up on my search for a fix. O0

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 10345
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2010, 01:42:41 PM »
Hi Brito,

Glad you found us too.  O0

Thanks for taking the time to post some feedback.
Using bitcoin is more fun with friends! Earn $10 of free bitcoin!
https://www.coinbase.com/join/appliancejunk

If you want to learn more about bitcoin I highly recommend reading
Bitcoin For Dummies; 1st edition (March 21, 2016)

Offline tyler_bo

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 1
Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2010, 10:16:42 PM »
Solved my problem too!

Might want to advise people to make sure that if it has been leaking for a while to take off the front panel make sure that the insulation is not too funky. Mine, I laid it in in the sun for a bit, if i had some mildew suppressant I would have applied some.

appliancejunk.com has earned a spot in my favorites!

 

Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy

Started by Solegirl

Replies: 5
Views: 3612
Last post March 31, 2010, 07:34:42 AM
by Mr. Fix-It
Whirlpool Dishwasher GU90-SCGT3 Leaks from Door!

Started by kathyjoe5

Replies: 2
Views: 2282
Last post February 14, 2013, 08:21:56 AM
by domain
Whirlpool Dishwasher Model GU940SCGB3 Door Leak

Started by JimKaran

Replies: 10
Views: 17420
Last post September 13, 2007, 11:39:39 AM
by AJ
Video: Whirlpool Dishwasher Door Leak - How to replace pump seal.

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 10614
Last post September 13, 2007, 06:45:17 PM
by AJ
OVerfill Protection Float Assy Leaks Under Unit Whirlpool Gold GU1500 Dishwasher

Started by mjoyce1111

Replies: 4
Views: 7275
Last post December 01, 2008, 07:21:25 PM
by mjoyce1111
8269209 Whirlpool Dishwasher Door Switch

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 4610
Last post April 16, 2009, 08:50:47 PM
by AJ