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Leaking Whirlpool dishwasher DU920PWKQ0


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#1 srburk

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

Started leaking water between the bottom of the tub and the panel near the beginning of the rinse cycle...about a gallon's worth before I noticed and stopped it from running to clean up.

 

I see that I need to take the panel off and pull out the machine to run it to see where the leak is coming from, but I am curious about one thing.  I could also hear sloshing inside the door and water was leaking out of the door just under the control panel on the left side. 

 

I'd have included a pic but am waiting for help to arrive to help me pull it out.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:06 PM

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This vent if junk up will cause dishwasher to leak between panels.With door open its on the left side and will pop out with a screw driver or by hand.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:16 PM

http://appliantology...aks-under-door/

Same design dishwasher as yours.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:29 PM

Any suds on the floor or clean water?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:12 PM

No suds.  Watched it run through and it begins to leak at the rinse cycle.  Pumps out water o.k.  Top leak stopped after we took the inside of the door off--I think we inadvertantly cleaned the vent.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:21 PM

Not leaking under the tub next to the floor.....next step to pull it out of the cabinet and watch it run?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:40 PM

Hubby says water is coming directly from screw holes at the bottom of the door....somehow the door itself is filling with water and then the water is leaking out the bottom.  He thinks the water is spraying through the vent into the door's interior?  Would that indicate a broken arm?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:33 AM

Remove the bottom access panels and watch underneath the dishwasher with a flashlight while it's running to see exactly where the leak originates from.  



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:39 AM

Have you clean that Vent?



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:41 AM

Also check the square rubber grommet at the dispenser cup latch.  It's a common source of a door liner leak on the DU900 series.



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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:47 AM

http://www.repaircli...mber=DU920PWKQ0

Check this wash arm Retainer for spits it just unscrews and also tight pump screws that  sometimes they loosen up.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 03:15 PM

The vent actually was clean when we(the royal we--I post, he takes apart) took the door cover off. No leaks under the dishwasher while running.  Will check the other stuff tonight, thank you!



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

I think it's fixed.  Thank you.  I must admit a bit of homeowner stupidity, though.  We took all parts off in the inside and looked; nothing was wrong.  So we went back to the drawing board and started from step one.  We popped off the vent cover....now we had taken the inside of the door off and had seen the vent from the backside, and I had looked at it with a flashlight from the front side.  It looked clean.  So when we went back to step one and just popped the cover off........it was completely stopped up with mineral deposits (our water is very hard).  Took a screwdriver and a vacuum cleaner to clean it out and it is nearly through the rinse cycle with nary a drop of water where it shouldn't be. 

 

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