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packer_rich 10-11-2011 04:36 PM

Maytag DW
I know this is a long shot, but my maytag dish washer leaks from the bottom of the door. I have removed the face, but that didn't help. Nothing to see there. It closes tightly, and runs properly. I opened during the wash cycle and the bottom of the machine was full of water. Normal? When the cycle finishes there is no water sitting in the bottom. I have cleaned the face of the door that closes against the frame. Nothing unusual there either. Any suggestions? Thanks Rich

jfrotten 10-11-2011 05:46 PM

Run a complete cycle without any soap and see if it leaks.

hardwareman 10-11-2011 07:46 PM

2 possible problem areas. Look at the door seal, it may be squashed enough to let water slip by it. The other thing to look at is the lower spray arm, sometimes they will split so instead of the water shooting upward it will shoot sideways out of the crack with enough force to make the door seal leak.

packer_rich 10-13-2011 09:16 AM

jfrotten, ran a cycle w/no soap. same result
hardwaeman, the corners of the seal are distorted, kind of crushed and wrinkled up. the end 1.5 inch. If I push on bottom of the door while the unit is running I get a lot of water.Like it's gettting squeezed out of the seal. If I hold the door in at the bottom, the leak seems to stop. Of course I'm not willing to lay on the kitchen floor every time I run the dishwasher. I priced the seal at the local parts store, but since I'm out of work I can't really afford the $60. Can i use some generac foam tape? Or will that just cause the door to deflect more. Thanks for your help. OH the spray arm does not seem to have any crack on the side.

hardwareman 10-13-2011 11:38 AM

post your model#, the older units you could adjust the door latch to make the door pull in tighter

packer_rich 10-13-2011 03:09 PM

model # DWO8750AAX I looked at the latch system and didn't see any adjustment, unless it's an internal adj.

hardwareman 10-13-2011 07:17 PM

nope, plastic latch, not adjustable. Save up your pennies for a new gasket

kb3ca 10-17-2011 07:42 AM

There's a seal on the latch on the inside of the door. When it leaks water will run out the bottom of the door. Check that out. Very inexpensive to repair and fairly easy.

packer_rich 10-17-2011 09:46 AM

thanks, will check that later today

iamrfixit 10-17-2011 10:41 AM

Many older maytag dishwashers had a small seal around the soap dispenser latch that deteriorated over time. For no bigger than it is it can leak a lot of water. Didn't find much info on your model number so take a look at this link and see if yours looks similar. Newer models use a different dispenser.

hardwareman 10-17-2011 08:26 PM

that would have been like 15 years ago. It was a recall issue if I remember right.

packer_rich 10-18-2011 11:08 AM

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I took the inside of the door off, and found moisture on the whole panel. a lot of scale at the bottom, and around the soap dispenser. trying to load pics

packer_rich 10-22-2011 11:50 AM

Thanks to all who helped me with my problem. After following the suggestions I got here, I was able to find and replace the faulty seal to the soap door latch. I also replaced the O-ring on the rinse-aid. I would never have found the problem without the help I got here. Thanks to everyone!

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