Dishwasher Leak

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Old 01-08-20, 04:25 PM
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Dishwasher Leak

Hi Guys,

I have a sensor in the underside assembly that's leaking (slow).
I replaced the o-ring but it still leaks. Any ideas on how to seal it?
Maybe a giant glob grease?
 
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Old 01-08-20, 09:29 PM
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My crystal ball is not working tonight.

What sensor ?
A make and model of the appliance would be helpful.
 
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Old 01-08-20, 10:48 PM
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I really didn't think all that would be needed for a leaky o-ring.
But its the turbidity sensor on a KitchenAid KDFE304DBL0.
 
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Old 01-09-20, 03:40 AM
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A glob of grease will not work at least not for any amount of time.
I do not see just a replacement O-ring in the parts so where did you get the replacement?
The size of it would be critical.

Are you sure that it is the sensor is leaking or is it leaking higher up and just dripping off the sensor.
To check a flashlight and a small mirror are usually needed.
 
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Old 01-09-20, 08:24 AM
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(A glob of grease will not work at least not for any amount of time.)
Yeah, that's kinda why I'm here. Looking for other ideas.

(I do not see just a replacement O-ring in the parts so where did you get the replacement? The size of it would be critical. )
I found the spec for the o-ring somewhere, purchased exact same size at a supply store.

(Are you sure that it is the sensor is leaking or is it leaking higher up and just dripping off the sensor.)
Definitely the sensor, its on the bench so I can see the leak clearly.
 
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Old 01-09-20, 08:34 AM
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Then all I can suggest is that you get a new sensor with the O-ring.

Note. I always put a light coating of grease (not a glob) on any seals/O-rings when I replace them.
They go in smoother and also it stops them from grabbing/twisting etc.
 
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Old 01-09-20, 08:41 AM
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Yes, I used a light film on install. But my goal is to avoid buying the new unit.
 
 

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