Hi, I noticed with the drain hose off, water leaks out of the check valve after the fill cycle. The tank water level will be low after the wash cycle and the heating element is still hot. Is this from a defective check valve? Thanks.
Answer Hello Bob,
The purpose of the check valve is to prevent the sink water from entering the dishwasher. The leak you are describing is going the opposite direction. The water should not leave the dishwasher if the drain line is properly elevated to the bottom of the countertop before connecting to the drain as the installation instructions direct. The issue you described sounds much more like a failing water valve 8283345.
I was trying to fix a drain problem and unscrewed the 4 screws that go through the "support, pump mounting" bushings. part number 14. I ended up screwing them back in, since I realized that I didn't need to unscrew them, but they don't really screw in that well and some of them seem to be stripped. Anyway, after clearing the drain check valve, and turning on the machine, it's leaking all over the place. I suspect that I broke a seal when I removed those 4 screws. What should I do? Also, do I need to have the spray arm re-attached before I test things out? Perhaps that's why it was leaking. Thanks! Mark
Answer Hello Mark,
Those screws thread into the plastic pump housing. They are important and the unit will leak profusely if not properly tightened. Since the holes they thread into are stripped, this unit cannot be repaired since the pump assembly and its' individual components, I'm sorry to say, are no longer available.