The Most Common Causes of a Leaking Dishwasher
Why is it that every time you go to run the dishwasher, there is already water on the floor? Trying to tiptoe across the kitchen floor is no way to start your day. The dish washing machine should not be leaking! Dishwashers are supposed to keep the towels and dishes clean. Not complicate life by making water puddles on the ground. Time to find out what is causing the problem once and for all. A leaking dishwasher can be a puzzling problem to troubleshoot, but it doesn’t have to be. To save you time diagnosing, I’ve listed some of the most common causes of leaky dishwashers. The good news is that many of them are easy to fix.
- The dishwasher is installed improperly
When levelling the dishwasher, make sure the water supply line and hose are tight against the cabinet wall, and that the drain hose is tight against the cabinet. The dishwasher must be installed on a flat surface. If the dishwasher is installed on a sloped surface or a masonry wall, it leaks.
- The drain line is clogged
The drain line gets clogged with crud: hair, coffee grounds, soap scum, and whatever else is washed down the drain. Most of these substances dissolve in water, but that isn't always the case. The drain line can also be clogged by grease. Either the dishwasher is overloaded, in which case grease will build up and block the drain line, or food particles will build up and block the drain line, so the water backs up from wherever it can.
- The door gasket is worn
The most common cause of a leaking dishwasher is the door gasket. It's the seal between the door and the lower half of the dishwasher, and it's made of rubber. It's supposed to compress tightly against the counter as it closes. But when the gasket is worn or has cracked, water can leak from the dishwasher even when the door is closed.
- The water level is too high
The dishwashers are built to fill with enough water to cover the dishes. A dishwasher is supposed to fill halfway. If the water is not draining out, there is too much water. Open the dishwasher door and check to see how much water is in the tub. If it is too high, run the dishwasher empty until the water runs clear. Then run the dishwasher again, running an empty cycle to get things started.
- The screw holes are stripped or corroded
The screw holes can become corroded or stripped through any number of ways: hard water, dishwasher soap, dish soap, citric acid, bleach, and so on. Or the screw holes can take a beating from careless repairmen who have used the wrong screws. The water will start leaking wherever the corroded screw holes are.
6. A Poorly Fitting Door that doesn’t seal
Most of the dishwasher problems people call in for repair are due to poor door sealing. If you have a leaking dishwasher, the first thing to check is the door. It is the piece of plastic that slides back and forth over the dishwasher tub and is part of the seal.
7. Machine has been tipped or moved
If your dishwasher is leaking then you need to check whether your dishwasher is in level with the ground or not. The counterbalance is not designed to take the strain that results from a tipped machine. Thus, make sure your dishwasher is levelled and while moving it to another place none of the external parts are pressed against the wall.
Look out for these causes and make sure that you handle your appliance as it is supposed to, you can check the user manual to know the dos and don'ts. If you are suffering from a leaking appliance for a long time and can’t determine what exactly is the cause then you need to call your local plumber immediately. We offer leak detection services for your house or any building. Specialized plumbers visit your house to inspect the place or the appliance that has been troubling you to fix it in a single visit only.
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