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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2012, 04:35:30 PM »
Just to clarify: it wasn't necessary to replace the vent cover. It came off without a problem and was easy to clean of the small amount of material that was adhering do the cover itself.  Most of the material causing the clog was, however, inside the vent and exposed when the cover was removed. It, too, was easy to clean out -- just a matter of a few minutes work; easily removed with fingers and then with cotton swabs for the last little bits of it.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2012, 04:39:36 PM »
Of course I mean it wasn't necessary TO REPLACE THE VENT COVER WITH A NEW ONE. After cleaning the old one and cleaning out the vent, the old vent cover snapped back into place with no problem.  In that sense (only), the vent cover was indeed "replaced".

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2012, 10:23:57 PM »
Not to say you cannot just clean the vent ,but when you do service jobs and the vent is cheap and  the new one  just snaps in and the old one is some times cake with minerals i would just replace it Because you stock it.And would advise a customer to run the hot water sink tap to flash out the cold water before running Dishwasher before every use.Also use a dishwasher cleaner every month.GLISTEN DISHWASHER CLEANER I FIND IS ONE OF THE BEST.Poor it in soap cup ,shut the soap cup and run your longest cycle.Rinse aid is also very important in todays Dishwashers.



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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2013, 05:11:18 AM »
Our dishwasher has been leaking on and off for years now.  This morning was the last straw.  While my handy husband was trying to figure out where the leak was coming from, I started querying the internet and found this website.   The dishwasher is over 10 years old, so you know the vent had quite a buildup.  It was the vent!  We are no longer leaking  O0

This is an awesome sight.   Thank you so much! :thanks:

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2013, 08:18:27 PM »
Same problem here.  Began right after using one of those dishwasher cleaner bottles.  Thought it ruined my dishwasher.  Must have broken up a bunch of crap in the vent.  Cleaned it out and the leak stopped.  Awesome.  Thanks everyone.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2013, 08:22:34 PM »
Good to know. Thanks for posting!  O0
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2013, 04:46:19 PM »
Other than removing the vent cover and cleaning the cover is there anything else to clean in there?  My dishwasher is leaking now and I'm thinking it could be this same issue.  Do i need to remove the inner door cover to clean adequately?  Model number DU915PSB0

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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2013, 08:14:28 PM »
You don't need to remove the inner door cover on your model, just the vent screen. Should be able to pop the vent screen out with a flat blade screwdriver.
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Re: Whirlpool dishwasher runs great, but door leaks like crazy
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2013, 12:11:43 PM »
There is a vent panel, unlabeled, at top of inside of dishwasher door.
Pry this off and you will probably find plugged with crud.
Clean, replace panel and you are good to go!

Usually takes years for this to cause leak from door.
Clearly, a "self-destruct" feature. (need an emoticon for Whirlpool corp. giving us the finger!)
A clever design feature that must have won a prize for the engineer who figured it out.
Else, why not a label on the panel:"Remove Panel and Clean Regularly" and a tab on the panel for easy opening?

 

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