My sister called me today saying that her dishwasher suddenly started to
overflow onto the floor. She used it the day before and all was fine. What
could be the cause? She said that occasionally the main sewer line out of
her house gets clogged and has to be cleared by a plumber. Thanks for any
Are any other drains backing up? If not its the water supply inlet valve thjats
is causing your overflow problem. It's easy to find it's right in the front of
most DW's and will have your feed line most likely 3/8's copper going to it and
also a couple of wires. Good job for the DIY and your sister will think your a
No d/w make or model# posted....but some posible trouble makers:
- wrong soap used
- over filling ( float switch, fill valve )
- not draining ( clogged/restricted drain or drain hose )
- just plain old leaking out the door rather than overflowing (
The acual cause and correction would have to be investigated.
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