Model #66515705891 KENMORE Dishwasher

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dishwasher 665.15705891 replacement upper rack part #3377448 replacement part#10253040 66515705891 Kenmore Undercounter dishwasher

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Thank you for choosing Sears Parts Direct. I can certainly understand how frustrating it can be when receiving the wrong part for your dishwasher upper rack. I do apologize I am not sure if you are asking a question regarding your product. If you do have a question please feel free to respond to this thread. I did check the upper rack part number you have mentioned and I do believe you received the lower rack part number 3379946, in which, should explain why the rack does not fit the upper. I did locate W10253040 as the upper rack for your dishwasher itself.  If you have any other questions please feel free to respond.


Thank you for your question. Have a great day.


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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
January 13, 2014
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My dishwasher is leaking at the bottom of the door. 66515705891 Kenmore Undercounter dishwasher

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Searspartsdirect.com is always a great resource to find the answers to your parts questions. Your Sears partsdirect expert will research your question and respond within two business days but usually sooner. Thank you for using Searspartsdirect.com!

 

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Joseph P. -
July 22, 2013
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Thank you for contacting SearsPartsDirect.com with your concerns about your Kenmore dishwasher. I am so sorry to hear it is leaking. I know how inconvenient it is when the dishwasher isn't working properly. I will be happy to help you with this.

Since the leaking is at the base of the door, I recommend you check to see if the water deflectors are still in place. I have included the link for the part. There is a photo of on our website so you can see what I am referring to. They come individually, so if they are missing or damaged, be sure to order 2 of them.

Water Deflector for Kenmore Dishwasher model 66515705891.

If the water deflectors are there and are not damage, then the next part to check will be the door gasket. Look for signs of wear, tears or holes in the seal. I have included the link to that part also.

Door gasket for Kenmore Dishwasher model 66515705891.

If these parts are intact, please respond to this thread and I will be happy to see what else may be the issue for you. Hopefully this will take care of it. Thank you for choosing Sears, we appreciate your business.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 22, 2013
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Linda, Thanks for the response. I looked at the dishwasher this evening and the water deflectors are in place and not damaged. Also, the gasket does not show any signs of wear/tears/holes in the seal. Matter of fact it is still pliable. Not bad after 14 years of use :) What next?

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Scott -
July 23, 2013
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Thank you for contacting me back. You are right, 14 years is really great for that gasket to still be in such good shape. Since the deflectors and the gasket are still intact, There are a few more parts that we can check.

When the dishwasher has completed the cycle, is there standing water in the bottom of the tub? If so, I recommend checking the float switch.

SAFETY WARNING: Be sure to disconnect the power to the dishwasher before testing parts and repairing the dishwasher to prevent injury from electrical shock.

Start by removing the upper and lower dishracks. Next, remove as much of the water from the tub as you can. If you have a wet/dry vacuum, it will be ideal for this. Make sure there is no food clogging the drain grate. The float will be on the floor of the tub in the right front corner. Lift the float and let it drop. It should move easily. If not, check for buildup that may be restricting it movement. The float switch is located under the tub. To access it, you will need to remove the kick plate. The switch will be directly under the float. You will  be able to test it with a multi-tester. Before you disconnect the wire connecters on the switch, I recommend you label them so you can be sure to plug them back in correctly. It will be easier to pull the wire connectors apart using needlenose pliers. Do not pull on the wires themselves. Set you multi-meter to read Ohms. Depending on your meter, the setting is usually X1 or RX1. Touch one of the switch terminals with one of the meter probes. Do the same with the other terminal and probe. You should get a reading of zero or infinity. With the probes still touching the terminals, press the float switch button. If the switch is good, the meter should give you the opposite reading of what it was before the switch was pressed. In case you don't get an opposite reading, I have included the link for the switch since you will need to replace that part.

Float Switch for Kenmore Dishwasher model 66515705891.

If the switch is okay, I recommend you check the door latch plate and door latch with bolt. The best way to test them is to run the dishwasher and when the leaking starts, try pressing the door to the tub and see if that stops the leak. If it does, it means the latch plate and bolt are not holding the door closed as tightly as it should. I have included the links for those parts for you.

Door Latch plate (strike)  for Kenmore Dishwasher model 66515705891.
Door Latch and bolt for Kenmore Dishwasher model 66515705891.

I recommend you also check the door springs. Look for stretching of the springs. If one spring is worn, you should replace them both so that they wear evenly. I have included that link for you also.

Door Spring for Kenmore Dishwasher model 66515705891.

I am sorry the only way to complete some of this testing is to let the dishwasher leak again. I know what a pain it is to have to clean up all the water off the floor. Hopefully one of these will be the solution. Please let me know if we have figured out the problem. If not, I will be happy to research the issue some more for you.

Thank you again for choosing Sears. We appreciate you as our valued customer.

 

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 24, 2013
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No there is not any water left after a cycle runs. The pump will remove the water at the end of a cycle. If I start the dishwasher it begins to leak a few minutes into the cycle and when I open the door the water level is above the heating element. I checked the float and it moves freely. Still want me to check the float switch?

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Scott -
July 24, 2013
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Thank you for the quick response. If the water is removed at the end of the cycle, the float switch should be fine. I recommend you test the door latch assembly and check the door springs. I hope this helps. Please Keep me posted. And thanks for using SearsPartsDirect.com

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 24, 2013
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I tested the door latch by pushing in on the door while the washer was leaking but it didn't stop the leak.

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Scott -
July 26, 2013
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Thank you for your quick response again. I am so sorry we haven't figured it out yet. If the latch had been the problem, it would have been an easy fix. I recommend you check the float switch after all. Normally, you know the switch is bad if there is water in the tub at the end of the cycle. But its possible it might be the problem. I also recommend you check and see if the door may be out of alignment. Check the brackets at the base of the door and the tub for damage or wear in the metal. Also, use a level to see if one side of the door may be slipping down.

Hopefully one of these tests will narrow down the problem. Please keep me posted. Thank you again for using SearsPartsDirect.com.

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 27, 2013
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I checked the float switch with my Craftsman Digital Multi-meter and I got the following readings: Meter set to 200 and both leads on the switch shows a reading of 1 (same reading you get when the leads aren't on the switch showing a 1 on the far left of the meter display). Press the switch and I get a reading of .8 on the right of the readout. I pushed the washer back under the counter and put a level on the door and it is level both horizontally and vertically. I also looked at the brackets and they don't appear to be damaged or worn.

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Scott -
July 28, 2013
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Thank you for the update. I am so sorry we haven't hit on the solution again. In an attempt to see if I may of overlooked something, I asked one of my fellow experts to review our conversations back and forth. We agree that the issue is most likely the tub gasket. I know you have inspected it and it seems to be in great shape. However, the gasket may be loosened when the water is heated in the tub. Therefore, it may simply not hold its shape when the heated water hits it. I have included the link to order the gasket.

Tub Gasket for Kenmore Dishwasher Model 66515705891.

If you are confident that the gasket is not the issue, then you may want to consider having a technician look at it. Based on all the parts we have discussed, I don't have any more suggestions for you. You can have a Sears Technician diagnose the problem and complete the repair for you. To set up service please go to www.SearsHomeServices.com or call 1-800-469-4663.


I hope this helps. Of course if I can be of further assistance please respond to this thread. Thank you again for using our SearsPartsDirect.com service. 

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Rachel Morgan -
Sears Technician
July 29, 2013
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Kenmore dishwasher seems to be leaking out of the front. It is about 8 years old. Does not leak in the quick rinse cycle.. Model is 665.15705891

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I hope that the leakage is not making a big mess. I wonder if it could be a gasket or a spray arm issue. Review the link below while you're waiting for an expert response. I hope this helps and have a nice morning.

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Henry -
October 19, 2012
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I know that it can be very frustrating to have issues with your dishwasher. However, you will need to be more specific on where the water is coming out. The leaking can be caused by a damage gasket or seal, the spray arms could be spraying in the wrong direction, etc. This information will give us more of an idea on what the problem is. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
October 19, 2012
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Seems to be leaking at the bottom of the door. Doesn't leak in the quick rinse cycle. I have checked the spray arms for cracks. They are ok.

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Chrystal -
October 21, 2012
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Thank you for replying. A leaking problem at the bottom of the door is normally caused by a wave action inside the washer tub. Water will slosh over the front lip of the tub in this situation and leak out of the front of the dishwasher. The wave action in this type of dishwasher is often caused by loose screws on the top of the pump outlet. This component is circled in red on the image below. I recommend that you remove the lower spray arm and check those screws. Tighten them if necessary. This may help you resolve this leaking problem. Also check the water level in the dishwasher to make sure that it is not overfilling. Turn the dishwasher on as normal and then wait for about 5 minutes. Then open the door. The water level should be about 1/4 inch below the heating element. If the heating element is under water, the dishwasher could be overfilling or not draining properly. Please let me know if you need anything else.

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AnneJ -
Sears Technician
October 21, 2012
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