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Leaking dishwasher

Posted by Ed Parker on February 5th, 2000 08:43 AM
In reply to Dishwasher is leaking! by Linda on February 5th, 2000 08:07 AM [Go to top of thread]

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Hi Linda,
The problem will be one of two sources....either the seal on the door needs replacing, which you would notice by seeing water dripping when the machine is running, or the connections under the dishwasher are loose. My guess is since you didn't mention dripping water, the machine needs to be pulled out and the connections tightened. This may or may not be that difficult, depending on whether the flooring was installed before or after the dishwasher was installed. There are two screws that screw the dishwasher to the counter top, under the lip of the countertop. After removing them, you should be able to pull out the dishwasher and check the hose connections and the waterline connection. However, if the flooring is higher than the dishwasher legs, you will have to screw in the adjustable legs and gain clearance to pull the machine out. Hope fully, you can get the clearance to to do that. Make sure not to kink the soft copper tubing when moving the unit in and out. It's not that hard to correct the problem, but have some towels handy and turn off the water to the unit prior to fixing, if possible. By the way......why do people insist on putting wood floors in kitchens and baths? I've never seen the wisdom in this for the inevitable will come eventually and cause havoc. Good Luck.

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