After removing the lower front panel I can see water dripping on the front left of this dishwasher during the drain cycles. The drip stops during the wash or rinse cycles. Should I replace the entire Guide Assembly or go for the round gasket? Seems to be a drain drip. Thank you!
Answer Hello Mike,
I believe you need to pull the unit at least partially to determine exactly where the leak is originating. Without pulling it, there are too many possibilities. When you pull the unit, use the slack, (if any), to run the unit while pulled out a bit. Most of the time you can pull the insulation back and trace the leak to its' point of origin.
Could this part cause water to leak on the floor becuase it's clogged? If so, how do you take it off?
Answer Hello Patrick,
Most of these that I have seen leaking wasn't actually the fault of this part. The water inlet valve 5221DD1001A isn't opening all the way and the resulting low water pressure will cause the water to "dribble" from the air vent hole. Changing the water inlet valve will stop the leak. The only one of these I ever had to change was chewed on by a mouse.
What does this part do? If this part is bad would the water drain out before the dishwasher can finish it's cycle?
Answer Hello Bob. This is effectively the water injector.It has nothing to do with draining. If your water is draining before it can wash, check the drain line under the sink. The drain has to be supported up to countertop level to prevent siphoning. Also if your drain doesn't go to the sink drain, is a siphon break installed so the drain water can catch air instead of siphoning? I hope this helps! Have a great day!