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Offline cswake

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Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« on: December 08, 2007, 05:29:43 PM »
This is a brand new LG dishwasher that has been in storage until now (>1 year), so it is out of warranty on parts & labor. (LG LDF6810) I had it up and running for about ~2 weeks. Now the unit has stopped draining and there is a small leak at the base. It is neither the inlet nor the seal on the door.

I noticed that there is already rust on a part that is between the tub and the drain hose:

http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/5425/lgldf68101sr6.jpg
http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4130/lgldf68102vv2.jpg
http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/4307/lgldf68103yd9.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6196/lgldf68104pf1.jpg

Could this be the culprit? Also, is there a place I can get a blueprint for the entire dishwasher? (LG isn't making it available)
« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 05:55:49 PM by cswake »

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2007, 05:53:47 PM »
Hi cswake

The photo links do not seem to be working.
Could you check them or upload the photos to the Photo Gallery.

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2007, 05:56:04 PM »
Updated. Could I connect a 120v line to this rusting auxiliary pump?

http://img399.imageshack.us/img399/8933/lgldf68105sy5.jpg
« Last Edit: December 08, 2007, 07:13:05 PM by cswake »

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2007, 10:55:05 AM »
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Could I connect a 120v line to this rusting auxiliary pump?

Yes you should be able to. I see it say's 120v on the pump.

Can you hear the drain pump trying to run during the drain cycle?

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I noticed that there is already rust on a part that is between the tub and the drain hose:


The rust looks like it maybe just from sitting around in storage.



I have not worked on many of these myself. Maybe another tech can tell you more about it.

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2007, 07:31:28 PM »
Looks like   http://www3.sears.com/ has your d/w.

type in LDF6810* then pick your model

View Parts      View
Parts list       Diagram



 0   PUMP ASSY page

M050 on diagram  . .  part # 4681EA2002D about $42

http://136.166.4.200/contents/Dishwasher/LDF6810/LDF6810_Service_Manual.pdf





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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2007, 09:07:58 PM »
your LG d/w is leaking from the vent blower, where it connects to the tube that leads to the tub.... i know this cause they all leak there, seal it up with a good water proof sealant, dont bother ordering new parts cause they will leak too, the tube and blower attach backwards

remove the front panel and look around the blower on the left, you will see the water marks and the insulation will be wet if you have done a complete cycle lately

as for no drain, you have to get that pump out and look inside it, cause there is something in it
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Offline cswake

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2007, 12:57:03 PM »
I'll look at the blower when I get home. My brother ran a 120v line to the pump, as well as a continuity tester, and neither worked. I'll order the pump as well... =/

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007, 05:16:27 PM »
your LG d/w is leaking from the vent blower, where it connects to the tube that leads to the tub.... i know this cause they all leak there, seal it up with a good water proof sealant, dont bother ordering new parts cause they will leak too, the tube and blower attach backwards

remove the front panel and look around the blower on the left, you will see the water marks and the insulation will be wet if you have done a complete cycle lately

as for no drain, you have to get that pump out and look inside it, cause there is something in it

A assume you're talking about the tube F042 on page 45 of the previously linked service manual? What do you mean by "the tube and blower attach backwards"?

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2007, 06:29:48 PM »
I think he's talking about K110 inside the door on page 50

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2007, 10:16:24 PM »
ok,  page 50  k110 has the female connection, k124 is male  as we all know water flows downhill and k124 has a crappy foam/cork gasket, its gonna leak, the plastic connection should be female on k124 and male on k110 so if the gasket didn't make a complete seal it would still just leak into the tube instead of around it and into the inner door

they are all going to leak, its a design flaw

seal em up cause even if you order both parts new they are still backwards

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2007, 10:20:14 PM »
pls dont hate me for mentioning this so late, but..... read your manual, i know up here in canada your machine has 2 YEARS warranty, not one

sorry i never saw that in your first post earlier

and also, alot of manufacturers will let you use install date instead of purchase date

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007, 07:04:27 PM »
No problem with the late mention. Here in the US the parts & labor are 1 year, parts are the only thing covered in the 2nd year.

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2007, 02:20:06 PM »
I received the new drain pump and it seems to have solved the drainage problem. The door blower didn't show signs of leakage, but I'll seal it just to prevent future headaches. I think the pump was the source of the leakage since I haven't noticed any other leaks after a cycle finished.

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Re: Leaking at the base of dishwasher!
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2007, 05:16:16 PM »
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