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Question DetailsAsked on 1/21/2014

I stopped using my dishwasher when glasses came out with white haze.

Turned back on and it leaked all over kitchen. Debating what I want to do with it especially because of the water. Contemplating replacing with cabinet as room is needed.

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Leak could be 5 minute fix due to broken hose, or cost more to repair than a new one is worth - no way to tell without getting under there.

Assuming you were doing things as normal (cycle and detergent and rinse aid) then I would guess maybe the detergent or rinse aid did not get discharged the right time, which could be a mechanical door problem or a timer problem, which would be cheap or expensive, respectively. That would not cause water to come out, however.

Could also be a plugged discharge hose, so you were recycling used dirty water - that would be my first guess, and the dirty water would leave dishes filmy with soap and dirt, and new water coming in would cause it to overflow through the door. Therefore, problem could well have nothing to do with the dishwasher, and just be a plugged discharge hose - at the air breaker, or more likely where the hose goes into the garbage disposal - common clogging point. This is especially likely if you do not have an air breaker, as the discharge water would have no place to go so would just sit in the bottom of the dishwasher till it overfilled and poured out the door seal.

Unless over about 5-7 years old, I would have an appliance repairman look at it to determine the problem - for about $100 range for inspection and any simple repair. If over about 5-7 years old and not high-end, I would replace it (it only has a couple of years to go probably) and have the discharge hose replaced (usually comes with install kit) full length, AND the discharge into the drain piping cleaned out at same time, and air gap intalled if you do not have one (required by code).

Or if do it yourselfer, remove hose and check for obstructions.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD


I'm not sure what you're asking. Advice as to whether to fix vs replace? Fix vs remove? Or are you looking for the cause of the problems you're having? Please advise.

Answered 6 years ago by davidpmcsr

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