PLUMBING DIY Tips & Tricks

9 DIY Solutions For a Leaking Dishwasher

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- By Russell Jones

Get your dishwasher back up and running in no time! Discover simple DIY strategies to identify and repair the source of your leaking dishwasher without any hassle.

1. Leaky Dishwasher Door

If your dishwasher door is not sealed correctly, water may leak out while it's running. The rubber gasket may be worn, damaged, or have food stuck to it.

2. Your Dishwasher Isn’t Level

Your dishwasher must be level and properly aligned. If not level,  it can cause water to overflow the tub and escape beneath the door.

3. Wrong Dishwasher Detergent

Using the wrong detergent or using dish soap can cause your dishwasher to leak. The tub may fill with too many suds as a result and cause it to leak.

4. Overfilled Dishwasher

When too many dishes are put in, the water level cannot rise enough to properly clean them, leading to suds that don’t drain well.

5. Leaking Dishwasher Tub

Over time, using cleaners and minerals in your dishwasher can cause wear and tear to the inside tub. If neglected, this can weaken the material enough to start leaking water.

6. Loose or Damaged Valves

If you come across water leaking from the unit and can’t find any visible holes in the tub, it is likely due to a damaged valve.

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