Water dripping from float and right side of door

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Allen From Walla Walla, WA

Dec 18, 2013

Replaced the door gasket and float and switch - no improvement. Still leaking about 1 quart water per load. Hmmmmm. Took the lower arm off and discovered a screw missing and the impeller gasket below lower arm was bad. It is a gasket about 4 inchs in diameter, it was stetched and torn. The missing gasket was allowing water to shoot across the wash water like Moses parting the Rea Sea. Wave water was going up the float (and out) and up the lower door gasket (and out). Ordered the screw and the "rubber band" gasket. Took about five minutes to drop / screw them in. Several other screws were backed out part way. Now the floor is completely dry. Dishwasher is fixed. Wife is happy. I saved $1200 on the new dishwasher she does not need. In addition, the water squirt out of the pump impeller cover was lowering the water pressure in both arms. Now the dishes are dramatically cleaner and better scrubbed than they have been for the last couple years. Glasses sparkle again. Thanks PartsSelect for the diagrams and instructions. Allen.

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