Today our almost new dishwasher started gushing water all over the
floor. I raced home from work and that that perhaps the connections
needed tighting. They appeared to be fine. Apparently our disposal was
clogged and so the dishwasher wasn't draining properly. It appears that
when the water got to high it started pouring out of the lower left
corner of the dishwasher door!
Now I thought that these contraptions are supposed to be water tight,
and not leak if they get too full for some reason. I tested my leak
theory be taking the dishwasher out and tilting it a little (as there
was some water still in the tub) and sure enough it seamed to pour
right out of the seams between the door and tub. The rubber gasket is
there (remember this is an almost new machine). WHY in the world did it
leak? I mean it was gushing water everywhere! I can't ask my wife to
always check the disposal before running a load just to make sure its
not stopped up. What should I do? Should I return and exchange it for
another model that is more "water tight"? Any help is greatly
Uh, checking that the sink drains is the proper thing to do. Does your wife
has some sort of problem that will not allow her to perform a simple
function? I've had a DW for 40 years in different houses and SOP is to run
the disposal before running the DW. The DW was designed to wash dishes and
drain the water to a free and open system. It is not a fish tank or
The water level in the dishwasher should never get too high, because
there is a float level switch that is supposed to turn it off when it
does. You must make sure the water has a place to drain, but it still
should never reach a level where water is too high in the dishwasher.
If the switch is working, the only other way is for it to be siphoning
it back into the dishwasher.
We have a White Westinghouse. Since it was new we have tgo keep a
towel folded under the door. Checking it showed that the gasket was
good but I replaced it anyhow. Technician checked it and could find
nothing wrong. "too much soap, it foams up and runs under the door"
But all we use is the tablets. No recovery under warranty. I do not
understand why the door gasket only goes up the side, across the top
and down the other side, none on the bottom. Stupid in my opinion.
I'm a bachelor who has a very good Whirlpool dishwasher. If I'm not
expecting any company, sometimes I'll fill a kitchen sink full of hot
soapy water and then put my dishes in that sink until it gets full of
dishes--sometimes that's 3 or 4 days or more. Then I eventually
transfer them to the dishwasher.
The problem is if I don't rinse the dishes before hand and I put soap
in the dishwasher, bubbles and water come out and go all over the
floor. I solve the problem by doing a Rinse/Wash Later cycle to get rid
of the hand-washing soap before I do a regular wash cycle and
everything works fine.
The moral of the story is dishwashers don't have water tight doors.
Have you tried a different brand of dishwasher soap? Or, are you
perchance doing the same thing I do? If you are you should be ashamed
of yourself. It shows you are lazy and have a defective character :>
That sink full of dirty water really gets looking disgusting after 3 or
4 days and it's probably a health hazard :>
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