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    • Part Number: AP4456759
    • MFG Part Number: 6-920534
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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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. Many thanks, Joe

Joe B for Model Number Jenn-Air JDB2150AWP

ANSWER Joe, 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

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