I've noticed a few times in the last week that I'll open the
dishwasher and see quite a bit of water pooled in the bottom of the
machine. If you push the "Drain" button, it will run through the
drain cycle and get rid of that water. But you may come back the next
morning and see water pooled up again.
Any idea what it causing this and/or how I could go about repairing
IFF you mean that, AFTER it runs, and is OFF, it successfully
drained out all or most of the water out, and it still looks OK
after say 5 minutes, but then a few or several hours later it
will have a lot of water in it, then you have a problem with the
water shut-off valve, which is operated by a solenoid in the
machine. The solenoid isn't very likely a problem - it's just
not closing off the water completely, sort of like a leaky
faucet. The longer time period, the more water there wil be.
The valve/solenoid is one unit, and not very hard to replace, but
you'll have to pull off the front kick panel and get the unit out
of the cabinet where you can get at the underside easily. It's
definitely a diy job unless something unexpected pops up.
While you're in there, if you're connected to the water supply
with rubber hose, you might want to replace that too, along with
the drain hose if it's rubber.
Be CVERTAIN to unplug it before you touch it! There is exposed
voltage inside the kick panel.
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If the water is fairly clean, the fill valve may not be 100% shutting
off and is dripping in some water all the time = new fill valve time.
If the water is dirty, possible it is comming into the d/w from the
drain....most dishwasher models have a valve to help prevent this from
happening but your make/model ( what ever that is ) may not.
Some fill valve helps if needed.
Appliance Repair Aid
Sounds like the fill valve has some debris in it. Fairly easy to take
apart and clean the seat area. Possible damaged O-rings / seals. Not
expensive to replace the whole thing.
Turn off the water under the sink or behind the DW, cycle it for a short
time to bleed off pressure, place a rag under the connection under the
kick plate to catch the residual water. Pull the valve out after noting
where any connections go. (Make a diagram if you can't remember) Take
the body screws out and disassemble the valve and clean it and inspect
for damage. Reassemble and reinstall. Fire it up and check for leaks.
I had to do this sometimes after repiping a house with old galvanized
pipes. Washing machines are the same, just two inlets instead of one
on the valve. There should be a debris screen on the inlet side.
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