Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Appliances

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-19-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 325
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Maytag Dishwasher Leaking at Air Inlet


I have a Maytag dishwasher, model number DWU8460AAX, that leaks like crazy from the air inlet in the drain pan. The leak only occurs during the actual wash or rinse cycle, not during any other time.

This website shows the blower assembly:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/pa...model_id=29143

Water is getting up under the cap (1), through the screen (2), and then spills outside of the blower casing (3). As far as I can see water was not meant to get in this area.

Water does stand in the bottom of the dishwasher during the cycle, but the pump drains it dry at the end of the cycle. I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen or not. The water does come up close to the bottom of the cap, and I think the spray from the spray arm is pushing water over the edge.

Any ideas as to what might be going wrong?

Thanks!

Thunder Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #2
#1 HAWKEYE FAN
 
hardwareman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,563
Rewards Points: 1,036
Default

Maytag Dishwasher Leaking at Air Inlet


check the door vent, I'll bet it is plugged

__________________
................."I want a house that has gotten over all its troubles. I dont' want to spend the rest of life bringing up a young and inexperienced house"...........
hardwareman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 325
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Maytag Dishwasher Leaking at Air Inlet


I don't think so. The door vent is toward the top of the door, and it appears to be clear. Steam issues out of it during the drying.

Another thing that I notice is that the cycle will start, run for a few seconds, stop, then start again. It seems to start and stop randomly. Maybe a bad float switch?
Thunder Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Posts: 325
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Maytag Dishwasher Leaking at Air Inlet


I swapped out the float switch, which seems to be an improvement. The unit is still leaking, but I was wrong about the location. Water seems to be getting up under the interior door panel on the right side (close to the cable run to the door) and is leaking out from the bottom of the door. This door panel slides over the inner lip of the tub when closed, but there is about a 1/4 gap between the door panel and the tub. So far as I can see nothing seems broken or misaligned, but it leaks all the same.

The only other remote possibility is that is coming from the soap dispenser latch grommet, but it is a fairly big leak. I ordered a latch & grommet kit, but after that I am out of ideas.

UPDATE: Well, I'll be darned. All that water DID come through the worn-out latch grommet. I pulled the inner door panel off and, sure enough, there was a stream of scale from the latch. $5 for a latch and grommet kit (#W10131752) and about 10 minutes of work to swap it out. Case closed!

Last edited by Thunder Chicken; 03-27-2012 at 05:11 PM. Reason: Updated info.
Thunder Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dishwasher, door, grommet, latch, maytag


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bosch Dishwasher leaking along bottom seal of door mtbdudex Appliances 14 10-13-2012 09:49 AM
Water leaking out left side vent(?) of Dishwasher Barkley Online Appliances 8 01-14-2011 01:42 PM
Leak from water supply line & inlet elbow in newly installed dishwasher jrinco11 Plumbing 7 09-22-2010 08:39 PM
Leaking Water Heater (from Cold Inlet?) doesntmatter Plumbing 7 07-12-2010 10:30 PM
Leaking Dishwasher Clean-up teamcanada Plumbing 0 06-23-2010 03:16 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.