The KitchenAid Dishwasher Leaks


If your KitchenAid dishwasher leaks, look at the area around it to pinpoint where the water is coming out of the unit. Most common leaks can be fixed by replacing one inexpensive part. Check your owner's manual or the KitchenAid customer service website to make sure you purchase the correct replacement part for your dishwasher.

Leaks Under the Dishwasher

  • Water pooling under the dishwasher is a sign of a faulty main tub seal. Remove the lower dish rack, spray arm, spray arm support and impellers to access and replace the seal.

Leaks in Front of the Dishwasher

  • If your KitchenAid dishwasher leaks from the front, check the door seal for cracks or flat spots. Depending on the design of your dishwasher, there may be a set of retaining screws to remove before you can pry the seal out of the groove around the door opening.

Leaks Behind the Dishwasher

  • Inspect the connections between the dishwasher and your home's water supply line if you see water behind the unit. If you do not see any leaks in or around the supply line, look for a broken water inlet valve. If this valve is stuck open, the dishwasher will fill to the point of overflowing.

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