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Maytag dishwasher leak


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#1 calden

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 06:03 AM

Hey all:I have an ongoing door leak problem with a Maytag dishwasher (surprise, surprise.)  Model number: MDB7000AW.   Appliance guy has been to look at it and can't figure it out.   This problem comes and goes - sometimes we go for months and months with no problems, and then -  BOOM - it pees all over the floor, and does so for a week or so, then no problems for a while.  Last week I did some research and experiments based on what I've read here so far about this kind of leak.  Here's what I've found out:-Water dribbles out of the door down by the hinges.-It comes out in short periodic bursts, about every four-five  seconds.  I'd bet that it's timed to the spray arm rotation.  -It stops when I push in hard on the door.-It is much worse when there are NO dishes in the washer.-It is not connected with the amount of soap used.-I put a piece of duct tape over the soap door latch to see if it was that famous gasket that was leaking.  This made no difference on the leak.-I've got very hard water where I live and have had to clean out the sprayer arms several times.  Also used that Magic stuff to decalcify things.  I'm flummoxed.  I've ordered a new door seal gasket, sound gasket set, and the grommet and soap door latch set and will replace those, just to satisfy myself that this won't go away.  Then it's off to buy a non-Maytag washer. Questions:-any ideas as to solutions?-is there any hope?-what's the best way to remove/replace door seal?  Just pry it out?  Thanks in advance,Carlos

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 05:24 PM

I'd pull the spray arm off and tear down the sump to clean out all the gookus. Wouldn't be surprised if you found some seeds or broken glass in the spray arm. BTW, to clean out the spray arm it need to come all the way our of the d/w and use compressed air. 80 psi awwta do it.




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