My dishwasher gets water into the control panel. We think it may be leaking into the area through the vent but not sure. Is there any idea of how to fix this issue. It will get water into the control panel and short it out causing the dishwasher to stop. Once the water is dried out the dishwasher will turn on again.
Answer Rachel, Check and make sure the water is not too hot, the average water temperature in the tub should be 120 - 125 dgrs. F. This will allow the water heating options to operate properly without producing steam. Check and make sure the vent cover in the door is installed properly, the large opening should be pointed down towards the bottom of the door. When you remove the control panel, you'll find a foam gasket on the right side surrounding the vent openings in the panel, check and make sure there is an indentation in the foam where it meets the vent opening, if not add one or two seals 99003222 to the panel, so there's a good tight seal between the panel and the end of the vent outlet. Lastly, check the door liner and outer panel to make sure they are attached to the hinge assembly tightly, and check the inner door liner to see if it is warped or "tweaked" and not sealing properly.
I have replaced the vent, and the door seal and it is still leaking from the front, does the door seal need to be put in with a gasket glue?
Answer Hello Nancy,
You should look closely at the spray arms. They will sometimes separate where they are put together at the factory and cause a surge of water to come from the side of them. This will put a wave in the water as the spray arm circulates. Stopped up holes in the spray arms will also cause the same effect. The door seal does not glue in.
How do get the vent of off the inside panel of the door?
Answer Hello Rodney,
The vent grille on the inside of the door holds the assembly to the door panel. To remove it, turn the grille about 1/4 turn. The vent assembly will drop off on the other side.
How do you know if the vent house assembly is bad? My dishwasher is blowing steam past the door seal. It doesn't appear the vent is exhausting any steam. Can the switch be tested?
Answer Hello Brian. Press heated dry 5 times, then press the start key within 8 seconds. The normal light will flash 3 times. If you press cycles select/normal one time the heavy wash light will come on, and the vent should open. If it does not open, then the switch is bad. It takes this a little time to open, about 30 seconds it should be moving. Hope this helps.