Leaking Dishwasher - plugged drain?

The Dishwasher has started leaking when the Dry cycle kicks in. I've had the hose off to check for cracks and tighted the clamp just now. It's running another cycle to check for leaks again. But ti just occurred to me that the drain hose was backed up with water when I took it off. Do DW drains get clogged? Would the back pressure cause a leak?
TIA
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Bill Stock wrote:

When mine leaked, it was the pump seal. New pump, no more problem. ymmv
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Yes, the do get clogged, but that does not necessarily cause a leak. Does it drain completely? If so, it is able to get rid of the water (but there could be a restriction). Can you see what is leaking? Could be a hose, loose clamp, bad seal in the pump housing, worn door gasket. You can get more ideas at www.applianceaid.com and www.repairclinic.com
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Tightening the hose clamp reduced the leak to a dribble, but it still leaked about a cup. I did not see any water inside when I opened the door. I can't really see where it's leaking as it's dripping down the back side of the hose connection. This model has a drip spout (protection) over the motor where the drain hose connects to the pump. There was no water running down the drip spout, so it would appear to be the hose connection/drain.
I will have to drag it's sorry ass out of the hole tomorrow (damn) to diagnose the problem.
Thanks.
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Sounds like you hit the right spot. Before you drag it out, is it possible to replace the hose in place? good chance it is dried out and will not seal properly around the fitting. I'd try that first.
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No, the drain end is somewhere out of sight behind the machine.
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Some slack in the line? Cut off an inch and slip it back over the fitting. Sometimes that cures the problem.
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OK, replaced the drain hose, checked the drain, but it still leaks.
Upon closer inspection, the leak is coming from the BOTTOM side of the drip plate. So I guess the leak is happening where the pump joins the motor. I can purchase a pump seal repair kit for about $34, while a new pump/motor assembly is $200. Is the repair kit likely to solve the problem?
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If you are sure the seal is leaking $34 is a cheap way to keep a machine running for a few more years. If the pump itself is leaking from a cracked or corroded housing, I'd put that $200 towards a new machine.
I don't know what the seal kit consists of so I don't know if that is a high or low price or if alternative gasketing material would work.
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I'm basically looking at replacing the motor seal ($10)and the pump gasket ($12). You're right it could be a cracked housing, but I doubt mucking with the drain hose would lessen the dripping like it did. If I have to replace the whole unit ($200), I'd just buy a new DW, as you said.
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