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Why is My Dishwasher Leaking?

12/5/2022 (Permalink)

Why is My Dishwasher Leaking?

If your dishwasher is leaking, it could be because of a few different things. It could be that the door isn’t properly shut, some food has gotten stuck in the drain or maybe even something broke. We have listed a few common causes below.

Has your dishwasher been leaking water? 

If you have a dishwasher that is leaking water, it could be because of a number of different problems. Here are a few examples:

  • A faulty part or seal may have broken
  • The drain hose could have been pulled out of place
  • The door was left open after it was finished running

Water Leaking from Door

If you’re noticing water leaking from around your dishwasher door, the problem could stem from one of several things. The first thing to do is inspect the seal that attaches the door to its frame, which should be made of rubber or plastic and look like a U-shaped piece. Water may be leaking because this seal has been damaged or dislodged. You can easily fix this by using an adhesive product that will secure it back in place. If this does not solve your problem and there are no visible signs of damage on either side of the seal, then you need to check for other problems such as dirt buildup around hinges, screws and joints between pieces.

Another possible issue is with your door gasket—the rubber strip at each corner where glass meets metal or plastic. If yours has been damaged or removed for some reason (such as during installation), you need to replace it before proceeding with any repairs on other parts of your machine!

Water Leaking from Bottom of Dishwasher

If your dishwasher is leaking water from the bottom, there are several possible causes. The most common reason for this problem is a leaky gasket around the door seal. This can happen due to wear and tear, or because of a sharp object such as a fork that poked through. If you see any signs of damage on your gasket, replace it immediately before proceeding with any other troubleshooting steps below.


A clog is when there's a buildup of food particles, mineral deposits or even mold inside the dishwasher. This can occur in both the filter and drain hose of your machine. If you're able to easily remove any obstructions or blockages, then there may be nothing else that needs to be done. However, if this isn't possible, you'll need to call in a professional plumber to unclog your dishwasher.

Dishwashers are great. They help make our lives easier by doing all the hard work for us. But sometimes they can be temperamental—especially when they’re leaking water! Thankfully, there are things you can do to fix this problem without calling in a professional service provider. If your dishwasher has leaked and has damaged the floors and walls in your home or business, don’t hesitate and give our SERVPRO of Laguna Beach team a call today!

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