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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.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2010, 01:20:29 PM »
Hi callmeal,

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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!

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I am so glad I stumbled across this sight.

Glad you did too.  O0

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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

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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

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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.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2010, 03:52:38 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!

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2011, 06:37:15 PM »
Hey everyone, Thanks so much. This was exactly my problem as well. 11 year old Whirlpool dish washing machine was leaking from the front. The vent was full of gunk and I would have never thought to look there on my own.

Thanks again!

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2011, 06:45:43 PM »
Glad you found our site helpful.


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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2011, 11:48:17 PM »
Same thing for me! Just found this discussion and have fixed my door leak problem. Thanks so much.

...Now, what to do about the wrecked hardwood...

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2011, 12:06:50 AM »
Your Welcome Canajan


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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2011, 08:37:55 PM »
Found this thread after disassembling my Kenmore (Whirlpool) dishwasher that was leaking from the door only during the wash cycle.  Checked the pump seal, the door seals, the washer arms, float operation, latch, machine level, amount of sudsing, missing parts, holes, etc... and it turns out it was like everyone said on this thread - the vent was plugged up with all sorts of gross greasy moldy crap.  Didn't even notice it until I popped off the grid cover.  Not sure how all that stuff got in there (maybe the renters don't scrape off the big chunks off food before loading), but removing the inner door and clearing it out with a butter knife and water seems to have done the trick, at least for a couple of test runs.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2011, 08:43:43 PM »
Good Job, glad you found the problem.


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« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2012, 10:29:46 AM »
Another success story here: Sears Kenmore Ultra Wash III, leaking intermittently from beneath the front door and/or beneath bottom panel.

After following MANY false leads (checked float, cleaned gasket, cleaned spray arm, checked torx screws below spray arm), and thinking we'd got it once or twice (the intermittent leaking stopped temporarily), removing the decorative front panels finally made it clear that the leak was coming from somewhere in the neighborhood of the push buttons near the vent. Cardboard spacers were absorbing the water and making the leak intermittent--but the pattern of water damage to the cardboard made the path of the leak pretty clear, and the origin of the leak was also apparent when running the dishwasher with the spacers as well as the front panels removed.

On removing the vent cover (it just pulls off), I found that the vent was throughly clogged -- mostly with paper fibers from labels of glass jars that had been washed (against manufacturer's advice!). 

Cleared the vent and all is well.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2012, 11:10:41 AM »
Awesome!  O0


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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #29 on: April 30, 2012, 08:52:09 AM »
Seen this a lot with this model .Stock this part #3371710 About 4 dollar part.

 

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