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Why is My Dishwasher Leaking?

Why is My Dishwasher Leaking?

Handwashing dishes is a thing of the past thanks to the kitchen-dweller’s best friend, the dishwasher. You are going to have to look after it well if you want to continue enjoying its convenience, though. A leak is a common issue, but they don’t always require a technician’s assistance. Some of the most common leaks can be repaired with easy DIY solutions. The fix could be as simple as changing dishwasher detergents. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is your source for reliable dishwasher repair, but we want to give you some tips on how to troubleshoot and repair some basic issues on your own. If you have any questions or if you would like to consult with a professional, then feel free to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing.

Some Common Culprits

Before you get started, clean the mess with some towels to prevent injury from slipping. Also, make sure that the leak happens when you actually run the dishwasher. If the leak happens when you run the kitchen faucet, it indicates an issue with the drainpipe. Leaks that happen when you run the dishwasher can be ascribed to one, or some, of the following:

  • Crooked Dishwasher: Set a carpenter’s level on the rail where the bottom rack rolls and on the open door to see if the dishwasher is level from front to back and from side to side.
  • Faulty Door Latch: If the door is not fully shut, then water can seep out when the dishwasher is running. Install a new door latch to fix dishwasher doors that don’t fully shut.
  • Loose Connections & Damaged Hoses: Unplug the dishwasher and switch off the respective circuit breaker. Run your hand along the hose to feel for cracks and leaks. Also pay attention for loose connections and valves.
  • Leaky Gasket: Open the dishwasher and inspect the seal around the door. Replace the gasket if you notice ripped or worn out sections.
  • Leaky Pump Seal: If you see water dripping from the pump housing or motor, then check the seal around the water pump. Remove the pump and replace the seal if damaged.
  • Incorrect Detergent: Don’t toss dish soap or laundry detergent into the dishwasher as they can cause excessive suds, forcing it out of the door. Use dishwasher detergent.

If these do not work, then consider hiring a certified plumber. Mr. Rooter Plumbing is always ready to help.

Hire a Plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing

If you cannot or do not want to deal with repairing the dishwasher, then consider hiring a plumber from Mr. Rooter Plumbing for any type of leak detection and repair service. Our certified plumbers are equipped and ready to dispatch to your location in as soon as within the hour. We have competitive prices and can give you a flat rate price upfront. Remember, we also never charge overtime fees.

Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Anytime

Our live representatives and certified plumbers are available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing to arrange an emergency dispatch whenever you need.