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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.
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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. :)
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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Offline tyler_bo

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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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