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Thirty year old KitchenAid works just fine otherwise, but...
for years now it would dribble a leak a few times a year...

It's not a flood but recently it's begun to do it with every use and
if it weren't for the COVID related inventory issues I'd have bought a new one last weekend. My ace in the hole is a Whirlpool (WDT750SAHZ) that Lowes will sell for $264 (lady didn't like the handle sticking out).

Since I have to disconnect it and remove it and drag it out to the carport any way no matter what's going on with it ...
I'm contemplating opening it up to see what's going on inside.

Probably tomorrow

TL;DR version:
I assume the pump & motor are okay enough but that one or another
of the seals & gaskets has deteriorated enough to leak. Close enough?

The question to the group is what to look for more specifically;
gotcha's and all that. (KA mn KUDM25SHBT1 sn FK1616558). Thanks
 

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30 years old? Not worth fixing.
You know it's on borrowed time.
Some like to fiddle with appliances, others don't have the time.
 

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30 years old? Not worth fixing.
I know. I've known since 2011 when I moved in here
and the thing was 21 years old ... "I'll just run it until it dies" said I.

But it's not dying. It's not even acting up (functionally) it just has a leak.
Heck, it might just be the outlet hose worked loose of the clamp.
back on point... anyone been inside who knows more than me?
 

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I had a kenmore that leaked; it was a $10 gasket at the time (30 years ago) but I guess it could have been a motor with a bad shaft seal and that would've been a lot more (likely a new motor). I don't enjoy pulling them out and uncoupling the water line and drain and electric then figuring out how to get to the part unless I was really sure that I knew the fix. Otherwise, I'm buying a new machine and go through the ag one time for 10 more years.
 

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You should have taken that dishwasher for $264, if it was brand new and unused.
Earlier this month, I replaced a dishwasher in a rental house. It was an Amana, about 10-12 y.o that was leaking. Now, with tenants waiting, making repairs on a DW is asking them to be without a working DW for a week or longer. Sometimes the repairs are more than the cost of a new El Cheapo DW - so I ran to Lowes and picked up what they had in stock, a GE for $339, and installed it the next day.
 

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Years ago I ripped up the old vinyl flooring in the kitchen in preparation for laying a hardwood floor, and was surprised to see a bit of water damage in front of the dishwasher. Once I inspected the dishwasher a bit closer I could see a drip coming from the water inlet connection. It may have been fixable with some teflon tape but I opted to get a new Bosch dishwasher.
 

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It's not a flood but recently it's begun to do it with every use and...
And guess what? It's stopped leaking again.
btw I still have all that new DW cash in my pocket too!

So I'm back for suggestions/ideas of what might really be going on.
Overflow Q on google returns with inlet solenoid and float switch
... both of which seem to be fine. Anyone? Beuler?
 
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