When your dishwasher starts leaking, this becomes a fairly urgent situation because it can prevent you from being able to do anything that involves being in the kitchen and because it can cause some serious water damage to your home. A leaky dishwasher can also cause mold growth and can cause damage to hardwood and stone tile flooring.


Doing some prep work before the technicians arrive can save you some time. Here are some tips on how to diagnose the problem so that you can quickly explain what happened to the expert when they arrive.


Water inlet valve ? This valve opens to let water into the dishwasher. If it stays open, water will fill the dishwasher until it starts leaking. If the valve is defective, it will have to be replaced.


Center wash-arm assembly ? Defective wash-arm assemblies can cause leaks. If there are cracks along the wash-arm, that is probably what is causing the leakCracked washer arms must be replaced, and gluing them together will not work. If there are no visible cracks, a wash-arm could be loose.


Door seal ? If the door seal isn’t making contact, this will create a leak. A good way to check if the door sealis working properly is to close the door on paper money. If it doesn’t stick, this means there’s a gap that could be creating the leak.


Finding the model number ? The technician might need the model number information. Most model numbers are found in the door jamb., inside the tub, inside the side of the door, or inside the top of the door.


Any concern that cannot be addressed should be brought to a professional technician. If you are having a problem with your dishwasher, call Rosedale Service for prompt, professional appliance repair service in Pennsylvania.