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Dishwasher leaking from bottom

Common reasons your dishwasher leaking from bottom

The most common reasons your dishwasher is leaking from the bottom are a faulty pump and motor assembly, clogged water valve or a failed drain pump.

  • 67%

    67% of the time it's the
    Pump and Motor Assembly

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Water Valve

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Drain Pump

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common dishwasher repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these dishwasher parts may fix your problem.

    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    If water is leaking from the bottom of your dishwasher, it might have a problem with the pump and motor assembly. A damaged water seal or a crack in the pump housing could be allowing water to leak out. It's important to act fast when you notice a leak to avoid damaging your kitchen floor and countertops. Arrange for a Sears Home Services Repair Technician to come to your home and inspect your dishwasher. If the pump and motor assembly are found to be causing the leak, the technician will replace them.


    Water Valve Replacement

    If debris or deposits clog the fill valve, it might not close properly, leading the dishwasher to overfill and leak water. You might notice the dishwasher filling with water even when it's turned off completely if debris or deposits stop the water valve from closing all the way. To fix this issue, turn off the water supply to the dishwasher and arrange for a Sears Home Services Repair Expert to repair it if the dishwasher continues to leak water due to a clogged water valve not shutting off properly.

    Drain Pump Replacement

    If water is leaking from the bottom of your dishwasher, it may be due to a defective pump and motor assembly. A damaged water seal or crack in the pump housing could be allowing water to escape from the bottom of the dishwasher. It's important to take action promptly when you notice a leak to prevent damage to your kitchen floor and countertops. Arrange for a Sears Home Services Repair Technician to come to your home and inspect your dishwasher. If the pump and motor assembly are identified as the source of the leak, the technician will replace them.

    What to expect when you experience a dishwasher leaking from bottom issue

    Fixing the dishwasher when it is leaking from bottom

    Fixing most issues with a dishwasher leaking from the bottom typically involves replacing the pump and motor assembly, water valve, or drain pump. However, since there are many potential causes, conducting a thorough diagnosis is crucial for fixing the problem. Getting an accurate diagnosis is important for understanding the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services advice for fixing a dishwasher that is leaking from the bottom

    If the dishwasher is leaking from the bottom, there could be several reasons why. To avoid replacing parts that might not be necessary, we suggest having a Sears Home Services professional conduct diagnostic tests to figure out the main cause of the problem. Our technicians have a lot of experience diagnosing different types of dishwasher issues.

    What to be aware of with a dishwasher leaking from bottom diagnosis

    Figuring out issues with modern appliances can be hard if you don't have the right knowledge and training. If you don't use the right techniques to diagnose problems, you might end up just guessing and replacing parts randomly. Appliances, especially those made in the last 10 years, have gotten very advanced, with lots of electronic parts that are tricky to check. Doing repairs yourself on the latest appliance models is getting harder and harder.

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    James called to give an estimated arrival time. He was professional and personable. He had 2 professional ideas of the problem and found 1 was correct, but he didn't stop there. He did a thorough check of the appliance. 1 small part was needed. He ordered the part to my house. Fortunately, he was able to schedule for the next week, just before Thanksgiving. As before, he called ahead, arrived and quickly fixed the problem. My appliance is working perfectly.


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