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Offline ocsweeper

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Maytag dishwasher leaking at door
« on: January 02, 2012, 10:30:21 PM »

Hello,
my brand new, just installed Maytag dishwasher (mdb7609aww2) has a slow leak coming from the front right corner.  The plumbing lines are leak free.  The unit is level in every direction.  When I open up the door after a cycle has started the water level is just to the bottom of the heating element - and is even all the way around the unit.  The leak is a gushing leak, but a slow leak coming with drops coming from the door.  Is this unit known for leaking?  Any suggestions?  Thank you in advance.


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Offline RAH52

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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaking at door
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 05:42:56 AM »
Its under warranty ,have a technician check it out ..more likely a mis installed door seal .

Offline ocsweeper

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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaking at door
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 03:09:08 PM »
Well, after some searching on the internet I stumbled across an article mentioning that dishwashers weren't necessarily meant to be run empty, so I decided to try that before I called a tech.  Once it was full, I ran it, and surprisingly no more dripping leak.  Is this common?  I've run it twice now with no problems, but I'll be keeping my eye on it.

Offline MajorApp

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Re: Maytag dishwasher leaking at door
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 06:04:29 PM »
Thats exactly right. The only time you should run it empty is when using a dishwasher cleaner
« Last Edit: January 07, 2012, 06:07:27 PM by MajorApp »