Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT720PADM2 Leaking from Bottom Door Vent


Whirlpool Dishwasher WDT720PADM2 Leaking from Bottom Door Vent

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An appliance repair company replaced my pump. 1st load after replacing, about 40minutes into wash cycle, water began pouring out of door. I removed stainless cover and found that it's not leaking from the seal, but actually from a vent in the plastic trim (under the silverware tray). During pump cycle water is steadily pushed out this hole. I'm not sure where to start, but the appliance repair company apparently didn't want to deal with it because they just immediately refunded my $300 and basically said good luck. Again, seal is fine. Did I mention the seal was fine, and the water is indeed leaking from the bottom middle door vent located under the silverware tray Smile
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I just want to confirm where the leak is. Because the title says door and but the post says the bottom of the tub under the silverware basket. Also, can you possibly post a photo of where its leaking from? It will just give everyone a better idea.
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Thanks for the reply! Confirming it is leaking through the door. I'll post pic/video when I get home, but the silverware tray is on the door, not in the tub. Water is going over the lip in the tub and up the vent in the bottom of the door and then out the other side. 
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It wouldn’t let me post video but essentially water comes out of that hole like a hose
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Thanks so much. What was the reasoning for the pump being replaced? It seems as though maybe something may have not been put back correctly by the tech? Or quite possibly a misdiagnosis? Perhaps the pump is defective and causing overfilling hence why it leaks now. Just trying to piece things together because its odd that it wasn't doing it before. 
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Original problem was dishes not being clean, then did some tinkering and got dishes to come out clean but water wouldn't drain. Then some more tinkering and dishwasher would fill with water and then it would just sit there, drain and refill throughout the cycle, but never actually washed. When tech came out he ruled out control board because he said it was sending signal during cycle but pump was just bad. So they replaced the pump (charged $300) and then refunded me the next day when they couldn't figure out what was wrong.
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I would lean towards the control board being the issue.. maybe they put in a bad board.. in either case maybe best to try a different repair company on this one.. too hard to diagnose form this end.







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