Your Kenmore dishwasher keeps your dishes and silverware sparkling clean. A leaking dishwasher can put a real damper on your mood, and over time, leaks may even damage your flooring. Take care of leaks promptly by following these tips for identifying and solving the problem.
If you've never noticed a leaking problem before, double check the door first. Sometimes, objects such as pot handles can obstruct the door's seal, resulting in leakage when you run the dishwasher. Make sure the door closes fully and nothing interferes with the seal to see if that resolves the issue.
The door seal, or tub gasket, can wear or fray over time, leading to improper sealing that causes leaks. Replace a worn-out gasket with the right dishwasher parts from Sears PartsDirect to stop the leaking and get your machine working properly again. First, remove the old seal, and clear the channel of any accumulated debris. Then, heat the replacement seal to remove any creases, and push it into the channel as tightly as possible. Open and close the door to be sure you have achieved a good fit. Leave the door closed, and don't use the dishwasher for several hours to allow the seal to set.
The next step in your dishwasher repair troubleshooting should be checking the drain line. Clear it of any noticeable clogs or obstructions, and check for cracks or holes that could be causing the leak. If the hose is damaged, replace it.
Stop leaks in their tracks with Kenmore dishwasher repair parts from Sears PartsDirect. To order parts or find additional troubleshooting tips, choose the type of category from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.