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Kenmore Elite dishwasher leaking from bottom

Common reasons your Kenmore Elite dishwasher is leaking from bottom

The most common reasons your Kenmore Elite dishwasher is leaking from the bottom are a faulty pump and motor assembly, clogged water valve or a worn door seal.

  • 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
    Door Seal

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Kenmore Elite dishwasher

    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    When a dishwasher is leaking from the bottom, it could have a faulty pump and motor assembly. A bad water seal or crack in the pump housing could be causing water to leak out of the bottom of the dishwasher. As soon as you see a leak, you’ll need to act quickly to prevent damage to kitchen flooring and counters. Schedule a Sears Home Services Repair Technician to visit your home and examine your dishwasher. The technician will replace the pump and motor assembly if it’s the source of the leak.


    Water Valve Replacement

    A fill valve clogged with debris or deposits can fail to shut properly, causing the dishwasher to overfill and leak water. You may see the dishwasher fill with water in between cycles even when it’s completely off when debris or deposits prevent the water valve from closing completely. Shut off the water supply to the dishwasher and have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert fix your dishwasher if the dishwasher leaks water and clogged water valve isn’t shutting off water properly.

    Door Seal Replacement

    When a dishwasher is leaking from the bottom, it could have a faulty pump and motor assembly. A bad water seal or crack in the pump housing could be causing water to leak out of the bottom of the dishwasher. As soon as you see a leak, you’ll need to act quickly to prevent damage to kitchen flooring and counters. Schedule a Sears Home Services Repair Technician to visit your home and examine your dishwasher. The technician will replace the pump and motor assembly if it’s the source of the leak.

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

    How is the leaking from bottom problem fixed?

    Correcting most leaking from bottom problems usually involves replacing the pump and motor assembly, water valve or door seal. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dishwasher that is leaking from bottom

    When the dishwasher is leaking from bottom it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dishwasher failures.

    What to look out for with a dishwasher leaking from bottom diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dishwasher problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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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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