The dishwasher in our new house leaks through a faulty door gasket/seal - this was found during the home inspection. When I began to troubleshoot the issue, I noticed that the tub fills with (and doesn't drain) water without the dishwasher having been run.
When I drain the tub (the drain function on the dishwasher works when you hold down that button) and shut off the water supply, the problem doesn't resurface. When I turn the supply valve back on to hand-wash some dishes in the sink, the tub begins to fill again at a very slow rate - the over-spill might start to happen after 24 hours or so of having hot water pressure.
I disconnected the power to the unit at the circuit breaker and tested the resistance of the water inlet valve. This reading was right at 1,000 ohms, which I understand is right in the middle of the working electrical specification. I have to assume at this point that the valve is slightly stuck in the open position, or that there's a faulty gasket or o-ring in that part. Along with ordering a new door gasket, I am looking for validation that Whirlpool part 6-920534 is my most likely point of failure in relation to this problem.
You are correct that the water valve is slightly open or the seal in the valve has gone bad and needs to have new valve 6-920534replaced.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, April 16, 2013