Why is my dishwashwer leaking?

Kenmore quiet guard 665-17032402 dishwasher. The dishwasher continues to fill with wather through the inlet on the left side (facing) until it get full and starts leaking.

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Jackie S

I know how disappointing it is when your dishwasher is leaking when in use. I researched your question and was unable to find information that would be helpful. An expert will respond shortly. I hope all goes well.

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Joey S expert

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I don't have a clear understanding if the tub is overfilling or if the water is rising and coming out of the top of the water inlet assembly on the left side of the dishwasher where the water enters the tub.

I will assume the tub is overfilling and spilling over the front edge of the tub. Since the dishwasher has a overfill safety float which will rise and open the switch and break the electrical circuit to the water inlet valve, I suspect the washer is over filling because of a faulty water inlet valve. If you have to shut the water supply off in order to stop the water from flowing into the tub, it would definitely have a faulty water inlet valve. The valve is sticking open and it will need to be replaced.

Now, if the water is backing up and over the top of the water inlet assembly on the left side of the tub; this can caused by a restriction in the inlet assembly, a cookie sheet or pan laying up against the inlet grill or just too much water flow or pressure.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Matt

I have the same problem...the water is backing up coming out of air holes in the water inlet assembly on the left side of the tub. There is no restriction or cookie sheet or dish against the grill. This leaves me at too much water flow or pressure. How do I fix that?

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Matt

By the way, my model number is 363.14375790

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Joey S expert

Matt; If there are no ristrictions then I would have to suggest replacing the water inlet valve.

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Matt

Joey, the water inlet valve is not leaking. Why or how will replacing the inlet valve solve the leak. attached is a photo of where the leak occurs

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Matt

The water leak runs down the black rubber hose located on the left side of the tub. The black rubber hose is attached to the outlet side of the electrical water valve, the hose then goes straight up the left side of the tub midway, than does a U turn, then gets coupled onto a plastic inlet tube which feeds into the inside of the tub. This is where the water leaks out of and runs down the outside of the black hose, the leak is not at the un-clamped connected hose, it is just below that there are two air gap openings which is where the water leaks out of.??? This plastic inlet tube is not removable so I can't replace. I tried lowering the water pressure by slightly closing the water supply valve....did not work. How do I fix? Can I lower the water pressure coming in so it doesn't leak out the air gap opening?

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Joey S expert

Matt; I know the water valve is not leaking at the valve, you said there were no restrictions in the inlet on the side of tub and it can't be replaced because it is part of the tub. The only thing it could be is the valve is letting too much water volume pass through the valve. You could try shutting the water flow down by turning the water supply valve down if you have a separate water valve for the hot water supply to the dishwasher, otherwise I can only suggest to replace the water inlet valve.

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Matt

Thanks. I have another conversation thread going that I replied to minutes ago. You have answered my questions. Not sure if I will silicone or replace the water inlet valve still. The leak is minor and would think the valve just opens and closes (which it is doing). So I don't know how it is letting too much water volume. My thoughts are that the new valve will do the same unless it doesn't open as far??? If that makes sense

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Joey S expert

Matt: Seal the air gap on the inlet as you wanted to do.

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