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4 Common Causes Of Dishwasher Leaks

3/13/2023 (Permalink)

Air mover on a kitchen floor. If you are having problems with your dishwasher, check these items before calling a repair technician.

If you have a dishwasher, you know how convenient it is to just load and run it. But when your dishwasher starts leaking, it’s an unpleasant surprise. We've compiled a list of four common causes of leaks that can help you troubleshoot before calling for repair services.

Faulty Gasket

Gaskets are rubber seals that keep water from leaking out of your dishwasher. They can become brittle and crack over time, so it's important to check them regularly. If you notice any damage or decay on your gasket, it should be replaced immediately.

Drainline is loose or damaged

If your drain line is loose or damaged, it could be causing a leak. The drain line is typically made of vinyl and can become loose over time. If you suspect that this is the cause of your dishwasher leak, first check to see if there's any damage in the area where the pipe connects to the machine. If so, consider replacing this section of the pipe. If not, then tighten up any clamps that may have loosened during normal usage--this should hopefully stop any future leaks as well!

Water supply line leak

The water supply line is the pipe that connects the dishwasher to your home's water supply. If this connection becomes damaged or corroded, then it could leak and cause damage to other parts of your dishwasher.

The first sign of a leaky water supply line is usually a small puddle forming under your sink or countertop. This means that some water has leaked out of this connection point before reaching its destination inside the appliance itself--which means it's time for repairs!

Unlevel dishwasher

If your dishwasher is not level, it can cause water to leak from the bottom of the appliance. If you are unsure how to check if your dishwasher is level, it's best practice to call in an expert repair technician who can inspect your dishwasher and determine if it needs adjusting or leveling off with shims.

If you are having a problem with your dishwasher, check these items.

  • Check the gasket.
  • Check the drain line.
  • Check the water supply line.
  • Ensure the dishwasher is level.

If you are having problems with your dishwasher, check these items before calling a repair technician. You may be able to fix the problem yourself and save money on costly repairs or replacements. If your dishwasher has leaked and caused damage to your home, don't hesitate and give our SERVPRO of Northeast Minneapolis team a call today. Our team can assist with all your water damage cleanup and restoration needs.

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