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Dishwasher is leaking in San Jose, CA

Issue description:

Equipment leaks are a frequent nuisance faced by dishwasher owners. It manifests itself in one of the following ways or both at the same time:

Leaking from under the door. Water flows from underneath the dishwasher door.

Aquastop works. Water flows into the dishwasher tray underneath it. Because of this, the leakage protection system is triggered, and the drain pump turns on.

If you find a puddle of water under the PMM door or leak from under it, do not rush to start repairs or call the technician. First, eliminate the following reasons:

In the built-in dishwasher, someone opened the door while the dishes were drying. There is a lot of steam in the dishwasher dry cycle. When the door is opened, it comes out and condenses on the lower edge of the worktop. Then, the drops run down the door seal onto the floor and a small puddle forms under the door. This is totally normal. To prevent this situation, do not open the machine until it has finished drying the dishes.

The dishwasher is not level. The seal, which is located around the perimeter of the door, does not completely seal the washing chamber. It only protects against splashes and helps water flow back into the dishwasher. If the PMM is installed with an inclination forward, water can flow through the corners of the door from the bottom. To eliminate the leak, you need to set the machine to a level.

Problems with detergents: poor quality, incorrect dosage (excess).

Poor quality detergents (tablets, rinses, powder), as well as their excess can lead to increased foam formation. In this case, you will see not only water on the floor, but also foam. To avoid leaks, use the dishwashing detergents recommended by the manufacturer of your dishwasher and strictly observe their amount.

Detergent accumulation inside. Residues of detergents gradually build up inside the dishwasher, especially if you exceed the recommended dosage. This leads to increased foam formation during operation of the machine, and foam with water crawls out of it. Run an empty PMM for a long cycle of high temperature washing to remove excess detergent.

Clogged filters that remove food residues from the water circulating during washing. Also contributes to the formation of excessive foam in the dishwasher and its leaks in the corners of the door from the bottom. Clean the filters regularly to prevent trouble. For cleaning instructions, see your machine's manual.

The door seal of the built-in dishwasher is dirty. If dirt and food debris adhere to the seal, its adhesion is impaired. As a result, the door allows steam to pass through, which condenses on the lower edge of the worktop and flows down to the floor. It is necessary to wipe the seal with a sponge soaked in warm water. Do not use aggressive agents or rub too hard to avoid mechanical damage to the seal.

Dishwasher is leaking

Problem solution:

Worn or damaged seal. Due to the lack of a snug seal, steam from the dishwasher condenses on the countertop and / or surrounding cabinets. Condensation flows down and water forms under the dishwasher door.

Water level sensor (pressure switch, pressure switch) defective. Due to incorrect operation of the sensor, the machine draws more water than is necessary for washing, an overflow occurs. The pressure chamber and / or the pressure switch tube may be dirty, or the sensor itself is faulty.

Damage to the spray arm (impeller). In the practice of "RemBytTech" there were cases when the direction of the jet changed due to mechanical damage to the sprinkler, it fell under the lower door seal during washing. And since the chamber is not completely sealed, leaks have occurred.

Damage to the hinge and / or door spring. In the spring, the cable is usually frayed, through which the downforce of the spring is transmitted when the door is closed. It also holds the door open when it is opened so that it does not fall down. The hinges are damaged mechanically during careless operation (craftsmen have encountered cases when children sat on the car door). In both cases, steam passes through the door during the drying cycle. In a built-in machine, it condenses on the inside of the worktop, and moisture flows down under the door. If the door is strongly skewed, splashes enter the gaps between it and the body during washing, and the machine flows. If you need help with affordable dishwasher repair, call us right now!