Maytag dishwasher leaks from bottom of door. Although Maytag is best-known for making high-quality dishwashers, over time dishwasher parts like seals and spray arms will require maintenance.
When diagnosing an issue, first look to determine from where the water is leaking.
If it’s coming from the door seal, you should check that seal first, or if it looks like the water is leaking underneath the dishwasher itself then it could be a faulty part.
If you are concerned that there might be a leak or other repair needed on one of your appliances and would like to speak with a Maytag technician.
Maytag dishwasher leaks from bottom of door
Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions.
Spray Arms Problems
Dishwasher spray arms are usually attached to the backside of the lower pump housing, near the bottom of the dishwasher.
During a wash cycle, water flows from the dishwasher pump through a small opening in the spray arm and nozzles along its length before flowing into the dishwasher tub below.
Over time, cracks can develop in spray arms as well as lose support screws around them can loosen over time which causes water leaking from under the door resulting in stained dishes and warped plates.
If you encounter either issue with your Maytag dishwasher, you’ll need to replace the entire nozzle assembly.
Certain models may require different assembly components, however we have found that in most cases the parts needed to resolve these types of issues remain similar across their respective model series.
Defective Door GASKET
Check if there are any gaps in the gasket that could cause a dishwasher door leak. Place a dollar bill around the dishwasher door, and ensure it stays stuck at all points. If not, there’s a gap or tear somewhere in the gasket that needs to be replaced.
Look for loosened hinges to see if that is creating either a gap for water to shoot out or room for water to get underneath.
The latter scenario would mean rust patches would be placed under your dishwasher molding due to the dampness and must be addressed immediately so as not to allow corrosion on your appliances.
Float Switch Faults
The float is found in the lower portion of your dishwasher. It is a safety device that shuts off the water supply if the dishwasher overflows with water.
Because of its location, this piece can become faulty and unable to perform its job properly.
This can be caused by a malfunctioning float switch or float itself but can also arise due to the fact that it has been knocked out of position because the bottom rack was not pulled in after loading.
If left unnoticed, these problems will lead to an excess of water getting into your machine, which could cause leaks or flooding within your brand-new kitchen remodel!
Depending on the model, your Maytag dishwasher may contain a single pump responsible for circulating and draining water from the dishwasher or have two separate drain and circulation pumps.
In some cases, hoses connected to the pumps may become loose, causing reduced water flow. They can also crack and cause leakage of water.
Water Inlet Valve Failure
If the dishwasher’s water inlet valve is defective, the dishwasher will remain filled with water after washing is complete.
To test if it’s the major problem causing this issue, try turning off the main power to your dishwasher and then attempting to manually fill it with about two gallons of tap water.
Once filled, lock the controls and start a cycle.
If you are hearing a solid stream of hissing from underneath the washer or if it continues attempting to add extra water even after attempting to manually inject the amount that should be in there already, the likely culprit is your water inlet valve getting pierced or clogged.