Dishwasher leaking from underneath


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Old 12-09-18, 04:49 AM
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Dishwasher leaking from underneath

I am trying to diagnose a Whirlpool model WDF730PAYW3 that is leaking from the underneath the unit a minute after it starts. I'm reading that the reason may be the seal for the diverter motor has given up. However, on this particular model, I'm not seeing where it uses a seal. Can anyone tell me if that is true or am I just missing it. If no seal, is there something else that might be causing leak?
 
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Old 12-09-18, 05:10 AM
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Here is a break down of washer. The drain pumpa nd hoses could be problem. Did you take kick plate off and see where leak is?
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...8/0130000.html
 
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Old 12-09-18, 06:30 AM
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No. I haven't taken anything apart. I was going to order diverter motor seal because that is a common cause of leaks, however, I'm not seeing where that model has one.
 
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Old 12-09-18, 06:42 AM
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Just take kick plate off and see where leak is. otherwise you are guessing and most likely wrong.
 
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I did remove kick plate and started washer. After a couple of minutes, a very steady drip started and appeared to be coming from the pump motor area. I do see where there is a motor to sump seal that might be leaking, however, after checking common leak areas on some web sites, the diverter motor seal seemed to be at the top of the list. I went to order one and this model is not showing one available. I looked at pictures of new complete diverter motor, but no seal shows on the shaft area at all, unless it's under the top of the motor housing itself. I guess I'll have to pull unit and invert to look for a tell tale sign unless someone might have another idea.
 
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Old 12-09-18, 10:16 AM
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This machine doesn't use a diverter as it has its own drain pump.
 
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Old 12-09-18, 10:44 AM
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I just took apart and I found the seal in question and it is worn out. I am uploading a pic, however, I can't find it on a schematic anywhere. Unless it comes as part of the sump assembly
 
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Old 12-09-18, 11:06 AM
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I think the part you need is # WPW10195677.
It seems to be out of stock at many places. I'm looking for a sub.


WHIRLPOOL/WPW10195677/GROMMET
 
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Appreciate that Pj. I did see those seals listed on other model numbers but not on mine. I wondering about the fit. And new sump does show seal already installed.
 
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Old 12-09-18, 02:04 PM
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Yes.... the new sump comes with the seal and I'm not 100% sure that the replacement seal will work for you.
 
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I'm reading number you sent is a substitute and I found some on bBay. I'm going to try that route.. Thanks again
 
 

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