Dishwashers are a convenient way to wash cups, utensils, and other tableware. If you’re busy, having one saves you time. However, a broken or failing dishwasher can be annoying, particularly if it’s causing a water leak. Read on to learn why your dishwasher is escaping from the bottom!
A Defective Gasket is Common
A faulty gasket is one of the most prevalent causes of your dishwasher leaking from the bottom. The gasket’s task is to produce a watertight seal when the door is closed. However, the gasket won’t seal correctly when it’s damaged, loose, or dirty. This can lead to water leaking from the dishwasher door during rinse cycles. To inspect the gasket, search for holes, cracks, or dirt. You’ll have to replace it if it’s damaged or loose. Otherwise, you can clean up the dirt buildup with a cloth.
Failing Water Pump System
Your dishwasher is escaping from the bottom if you have a failing water pump system. It has two functions: to deliver water to the wash cycle and empty water out of the drain. Additionally, water can build up at the bottom of your appliance if you have a damaged water pump cycle. Also, your machine will leak water out of the bottom if your system’s hoses and clamps break or wear out.
Damaged Water Valve
It’s also vital to check the valve that allows water to enter your dishwasher’s chamber for any problems. The water inlet valve is on the water inlet hose in your dishwasher’s rear. If the valve is leaking, B&D Plumbing can replace it! Remember that your dishes will not be adequately washed if the valve is defective.
A Clogged Filter Equals a Leaky Dishwasher
Moreover, a clogged filter can indicate why your dishwater is escaping from the bottom. Filters are meant to catch any particles before they end up in the drain. However, water can overfill and leak from the bottom if your filter is stuffed. It’s essential to clean your filter regularly.
Faulty Float Switch
Lastly, a dishwasher consists of a float and float switch to maintain water levels during the wash and rinse cycles. For instance, the float migrates with the rising water when your machine runs. In addition, when the water reaches a certain level, it encourages the float switch to shut off the water. Otherwise, the water level will increase and provoke leaking.
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Dealing with any plumbing concerns that require a professional to step in? Struggling with an absolute plumbing emergency that can’t wait? Let B&D Plumbing know. B&D Plumbing Inc. services the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. Get in touch with us by calling (301) 595-1141 or follow us on social media including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest. As a small, family-owned business, we understand how important your home is—and we offer exceptional service that matches!