i did what gordon said above, but better - i put the dishwasher up on
two kitchen chairs (the struts on chairs)hooked it up and started her
up - with tarp and bucket underneath.
(i could see everything underneath and had flashlight, just like auto
and guess what -- nothing leaked. dry as a bone. could easily see the
tub ring, three small hose connections: one to the corrugated hose, not
sure what the other's did
anyway after two full washes/rinses/dry, still nothing leaked. so i'm
guessing when it leaked the first time it run there was some water in a
hose, or in a place water collected than more water would cause to
overflow - i'm pretty sure the original leak was from the tub, but it
was installed so didn't see close. (the DW was also moved sideways)
does this sound like a logical explanation?
i hooked it back up under the counter. looks great, and i'll keep the
kick plate off for a while and watch the next few times i run it. i
also keep an angle dish tray under DW, so any leaks will flow towards
the front so easy to see.
also replaced a couple of the underside hose connections with new
radiator clamps, so hopefully i improved it.
it works great too. i'm baffled, but not complaining :)