Model #66516685791 KENMORE Dishwasher

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Kenmore Dishwasher 16685791 trying to replace top rack assembly part 282348.

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Replacing a rack on a dishwasher may seem like a difficult task without the proper instructions. While you are waiting for an expert to respond I was able to locate some great information that could possibly assist you with your issue. I have added the link below. Hope this helps!

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Yadira B -
January 23, 2013
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I need you to double check a couple of things. The 16685791 model number should begin with a 665. For that dishwasher the upper rack shows to be part number 3369903 and not 282348. Let me know if the 665.16685791 model number is correct.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
January 23, 2013
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Fred, model number 66516685791, part number 3369903 is the correct information for the installation/assembly instructions. Help!!!

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milton -
February 15, 2013
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The instructions to put the rack together are in the image below.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
February 16, 2013
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Leak under door. Kenmore Ultra Wash model 665.16685791

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When you had problems with the Kenmore dishwasher before, managemylife.com helped you through it and still here to continue with the leaking issue. While waiting on an expert response, I hope you fine the link helpful. For service, that link is also available.

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Anna T -
January 18, 2013
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Thanks Anna T. While waiting I researched the info with the first link you supplied. Set the machine for a Quick Rinse and checked to be sure water stops filling when the door is opened. Works fine. Thanks.

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Al -
January 18, 2013
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Leaks can be difficult to pin down at times. I see Anna provided a link with information that has cleared up the problem. I hope it continues to stay fixed. Let us know if we can be of help in future. Thank you for using Manage My Life.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
January 19, 2013
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Thanks Barbara H. Re-reading my response to Anna T. I realize it was misleading. Opening the door to see if the filling stopped was simply another item to check. I still have not found the cause of water leaking out from the bottom of the door when the washer is running. I don't know what else to check.

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Al -
January 19, 2013
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Can't think of any other cause except that the gelpac perhaps has too much soap and/or rinse agent. Also checked to be sure all the water has been pumped out. Dishwasher is full of dishes. Without adding detergent in any form, set the machine on Water Miser and watched the whole cycle so that any leak could be shut down before it became serious. Ran through the Main Wash, Rinse and Dry cycles without leaking a drop. Conclusion: The gelpacs being used have too high a concentration of detergent and/or Rinsing Agent which caused a massive overflow of suds. Will try an alternative detergent to avoid excessive suds. Thanks for your assistance.

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Al -
January 20, 2013
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Thank you for clarifying that the problem continued. One thing that can cause excessive suds and leaks is the action of detergent with soft water. If your water system is on a water softener you must reduce the amount of detergent or it will over suds and leak. Try using Cascade powdered automatic dishwashing detergents. Also if you�re using a liquid rinse aid in the dispenser and the dispenser happens to be leaking rinse aid into the dishwasher when it�s washing it could also cause the dishwasher to create suds and leak water on the floor. Cascade Clean rinse can help break down the soap and suds. When you see the dishwasher leaking, open the door and check for suds and the water level. The water level should be just touching the float. If there are excessive suds, remove as much as possible and run a rinse cycle. A good idea to clear buildup of detergent particles is to run the dishwasher at least once a month with a cup of white vinegar in the bottom. You also may try raising the front of the dishwasher a little and then check the level from side to side. This may help with the wave action from the dishwasher tub. If the leaks continues, check the corner tub deflectors to make sure they are not worn or out of place. If the leaks continue, please reply. I will be happy to help.

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Barbara H. -
Sears Technician
January 25, 2013
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A water softener is not used. The Rinsing Agent Dispenser had not been used for a long while so, I filled it with White Vinegar. Used a Cascade Pac with Dawn and ran the Water Miser cycle with a full load of dishes. No leaks. Front to back the Dishwasher is about a 1/4 inch higher in front, side to side it is level. Don't have anything that looks like a Corner Tub Deflector. Checked the parts list diagram in the owners manual and did not find such a part. Thank you Barbara H. you have provided additional avenues to proceed in the event of another leak.

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Al -
January 27, 2013
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Thanks for the update. Let me know if the leak returns.

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Barbara -
January 27, 2013
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Dishwasher leak

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I'm sorry about the difficulties your having with yourenmore Ultra Wash Dishwasher. I did some research for you at Managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that I hope will help until your expert can answer your specific question. I attached the link below. I hope the provided information is useful to you and you will be able to fix this yourself.

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James -
July 02, 2011
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Thanks James R Checked out the vent by peering into it from each side with a powerful flashlight. Appears to be clean. The lower spray arm has no discernible fissures. Without the correct tool was unable to check the pump housing cover screws for tightness. The door gasket had a noticeable buildup. Cleaned the gasket and the sealing edge of the door. Ran through a Quick Rinse cycle. Prior to pump-out checked for suds residue, finding none, let the cycle continue and, after pump-out found no residual water in the dishwasher and no leak. Will check again the next time a normal washing cycle is run. Thanks again, James R.

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Al -
July 02, 2011
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To access the vent cover remove the door panel and check of water leak trails down the inside of the door.

There is a vent seal that may have failed.

Other things to check besides those listed in the question details are the spray arm. Check for splits on the seams and check the spray holes for anything that might cause a spray.

Tightening the several screws on top of the pump housing is important. If the screws are loose then there might be a wave action pushing water under the door.

Does it leak right away or does it take awhile?

I hope this information is helpful to you. You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 03, 2011
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Ran a Water Miser China Light Wash this morning. No leak during wash cycle. Leaking, on left side, began during pumping following the wash cycle. Dried up the floor. No leak during filling or pumping of the rinse cycle. Will recheck the spray arm after cool down. Screws on the pump housing do not have flat-bladed or phillips heads. The head has a square opening for a tool which does not appear to be an allen wrench. What type of tool and what size is required to tighten screws on the pump housing? Thanks for your help.

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Al -
July 03, 2011
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It is a #8-18 torx bit. You can try a smaller straight edge screwdrive to tighten the screw.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 04, 2011
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Previously cleaned build-up from the Front Door Gasket, found no defects in the Lower Wash Arm, removed the Inner Vent Cover by carefully and alternately prying bit by bit at either end and replaced cover after finding no buildup in the vent, then found four loose screws on the Pump Housing Cover when tested with a small straight edge screwdriver. The loose screws were located on the Pump Housing Cover nearest the Front Door. Obtained an inexpensive set of Torx Bits size T10 through T40. The T10 size fit perfectly. Tightened the four loose screws and snugged up the remaining four. Ran the dishwasher without a drop of water leaking. Gentlemen, many thanks for your help.

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Al -
July 05, 2011
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Success on July 5th was short lived. During a run on July 6th washer began to leak a smaller amount of water during the wash cycle. Loaded the washer with two dinner plates protecting the left side of the front door and ran it this morning, July 7th. Apparently the plates provided blocking and there were no leaks. Per my last post, the only item left to check is the inside of the door for evidence of from a failed vent seal. Removed the Access Panel as directed in the above drawing. There are no Outer Door Panel Screws at the bottom of the door as shown in the sketch. Bottom of the door cannot be pulled outward to permit the door to slide down for removal. The door is solidly secured with no screws on the bottom that I can find. In review, I have cleaned the door gasket of buildup and it feels pliable to permit sealing the door edge. I can't find anything wrong with the lower spray arm. The eight Pump Cover Screws have been tightened. With no screws at the bottom of the door to loosen I don't see how to remove the front door panel to check for leaks inside the door. Suggestions?

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Al -
July 07, 2011
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The inner door removes on this model. There should be some screws on the sides of the panel that can be removed. The innner door will remove but the outer door will stay in place.

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
July 09, 2011
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The pictured part has replaced the Tower on top of the lower Spray Arm. The bottom of this part, on the left, has a hole. Could this be what is causing the above described leak?

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Al -
July 09, 2011
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Hello Fred M, Here is an image of the inside of the inner door. From the streaks of dried soap it appears the Vent Seal is causing the leak. This vent assembly is different than the one shown in the parts list for Model 665.16685791. The correct part number and instructions on how to remove and replace the seal would be appreciated.

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Al -
July 09, 2011
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