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KitchenAid dishwasher leaks water

Common reasons your KitchenAid dishwasher leaks water

The most common reasons your KitchenAid dishwasher leaks water are a faulty pump and motor assembly, clogged water valve or a worn door seal.

  • 62%

    62% of the time it's the
    Pump and Motor Assembly

  • 12%

    12% of the time it's the
    Water Valve

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Door Seal

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a KitchenAid dishwasher

    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    A dishwasher that leaks water 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 you find that your dishwasher leaks water, you can suspect that a worn or damaged door seal is causing the problem. The rubber gasket that surrounds the tub opening keeps water from leaking out of the dishwasher when the door is shut. A worn or damaged seal will allow water to leak through the edges of the door. When you discover a dishwasher leak, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and replace the door seal if it’s leaking.

    What to expect when you experience a KitchenAid dishwasher leaks water issue

    How is the leaks water problem fixed?

    Correcting most leaks water 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 leaks water

    When the dishwasher leaks water 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 leaks water 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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