I recently discovered my dishwasher's been leaking for some time now. At first, I thought it was just the inlet valve, but observation revealed that water is dripping down onto the inlet hose from above -- some from a square cutout in the metal plate above, but some from elsewhere that I can't quite put eyes on without dismantling the thing. It leaks while filling and for a short while thereafter. After a few minutes, it's done dripping.
I also found a ruined little bit of rubber -- but that could easily just be some extra material cut off a hose by whomever installed it in the first place. It doesn't look like a bushing or washer or any such thing -- looks like a snipped off bit of hose.
I've attached pictures of the leak in action and of the rubber piece. Any insights? Am I going to need to tear this thing apart?