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5 Common Reasons You Have a Leaking Dishwasher

Is your dishwasher leaking? Water pooling under your dishwasher every time you use it is a clear sign that it’s time to get your dishwasher fixed. There are instances when water pooling under your dishwasher could mean that you need to invest in a new one. However, before you rush off to the store, you should invest in repair services. We at MountainVue offer professional dishwasher repair services. We are committed to helping our clients save money and continue to enjoy their appliances for longer.

Why is My Dishwasher Leaking?

In our experience offering professional dishwashing services, we’ve found that the following are the most common reasons dishwashers leak.

1. Leaking dishwasher door

This is one of the most common reasons dishwashers leak. The door latch could be bent or loose. This can result in the door not latching properly. The simple solution to this problem is often using a screwdriver to tighten the latch and secure the closure. If the latch is worn out or damaged, you may need to invest in a new latch system.

A leaking dishwasher door could also be the result of a worn gasket. This is the seal along the inside of the door. You may need to have this replaced.

2. Valves becoming loose or damaged

The valves on your dishwasher may become loose or damaged as it is used. It is therefore important to check the hoses regularly. You may want to use clamps to keep the hose in place. You should also check the inlet valve to ensure that it is working and isn’t stuck. Flooding may result from a hardened and cracked hose. This can be easily replaced. If the problem is with your valve, you should get a professional to look it over and determine the best solution.

3. Misalignments causing a leaking dishwasher

Leaking of dishwashers as a result of misalignment is more common than many people think. When your dishwasher is not level it could experience leaks. The simple solution to this is checking to see if your unit is level. You should then try to bring it level. You can do this by placing shims under the unit and measuring its alignment. Once you have adjusted everything, give your dishwasher a go. Keep adjusting until it is completely level and runs smoothly.

4. Using the wrong dishwasher detergent

Some people use regular dish soap in their dishwashers. However, this soap foams too much. This will result in a buildup of pressure within the dishwasher. This can cause leaking. You should instead use dishwashing soap that is designed specifically for use in dishwashers. You should also avoid mixing your regular dish soap with your dishwashing soap. Some people do this to cut down costs. This will still result in too much foam and the buildup of pressure against the dishwasher door. You can go with either dishwasher liquid soaps or powder capsules. Either of these will work gently within the dishwasher and ensure all the soap and water stays in the dishwasher without pooling under the unit.

5. Dishwasher is overfilled

If your dishwasher has issues with the float valve or drain, it may be taking in more water than it should or not draining properly. The solution for this will depend on the type of dishwasher you have. It is therefore something that should be left to a professional technician to repair.

Fixing the Problem Once and for All

The best way to deal with dishwasher leaking is by contacting a licensed, experienced and skilled repair technician. MountainVue offers you access to certified, skilled and experienced technicians. Contact us and we’ll have one of our technicians inspect your dishwasher and provide you with an accurate diagnosis of the issue. You can trust the technicians at MountainVue to provide you with an effective and cost-efficient solution.

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