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Title: LG Dishwasher leaks!
Post by: lew on April 25, 2010, 09:09:12 AM
My LG dishwasher LDF6810ST (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts?s=t-LDF6810ST-%3d%3d) leaks a small amount of water from the bottom right corner below the door.  It appears to happen during or at the end of the drying cycle.  A technician replaced a gasket but it still leaks.  Please help me fix the problem.
Title: Re: LG Dishwasher leaks!
Post by: john63 on April 25, 2010, 01:07:51 PM
My LG dishwasher LDF6810ST leaks a small amount of water from the bottom right corner below the door.  It appears to happen during or at the end of the drying cycle.  A technician replaced a gasket but it still leaks.  Please help me fix the problem.


Disconnect power to the dishwasher.

Remove the front panel (14 phillips screws).

There's likely a leak at the duct where it connects to the blower fan housing.

Disconnect (4) wires at the blower housing.

Open the dw door and twist the blower vent cap counter-clockwise and remove.

Remove the entire blower housing.

Using a flat screw driver--carefully separate the duct tube from the blower fan assy.

Add silicone sealant to the duct tube and re-install the blower assy.

NOTES: When installing the vent cap on the inside of the dw door--make sure that the vent slots are facing UPWARD.

Using electrical tape--wrap the entire wire loom inside the dw front panel---from the bottom of the door up to the detergent dispenser assy. This will prevent wires from pulled apart from the black tar-type insulation used on older LG dishwashers.


Title: Re: LG Dishwasher leaks!
Post by: lew on April 25, 2010, 01:17:10 PM
Thanks......we will give it a try and will let you know the outcome.   
Title: Re: LG Dishwasher leaks!
Post by: lew on April 25, 2010, 01:50:42 PM
We disassembled the dishwasher door as you noted and resealed the blower tube.  Since the tube is on the left side of the dishwasher and our leak is on the right side, do you think this is our problem or might there be something else to look for before we reassemble the door?  Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: LG Dishwasher leaks!
Post by: john63 on April 25, 2010, 01:59:29 PM
We disassembled the dishwasher door as you noted and resealed the blower tube.  Since the tube is on the left side of the dishwasher and our leak is on the right side, do you think this is our problem or might there be something else to look for before we reassemble the door?  Thanks for the help.

If the dishwasher is lower on the right side than the left---water will run over to the right corner on the front panel. A level tool can confirm this.

Since the leaking occurs *after* the wash/rinse cycles ended--this makes the duct tube leak a likely cause.

If white powdery detergent residue is evidenced at the duct connection to the blower housing---and down the length of the duct itself--this further confirms the source of the leak.

Title: Re: LG Dishwasher leaks!
Post by: lew on April 25, 2010, 02:23:39 PM
Thanks again.  We are going to reassemble the door and run it through a cycle.