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glissonj

03:36AM | 11/16/06
Member Since: 11/15/06
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My 5 yr old Kenmore Elite Dishwasher leaks. Called Sears Repair who had no idea what was wrong. I replaced door gasket & overflow valve, but it still leaks. leak seems to get worse as cycles increase. It seem to be getting too full or not draining all the water before fillin again. how do I regulate the water level?
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DanO

09:07AM | 11/16/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** 5 yr old Kenmore Elite Dishwasher **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its complete model number from the appliance's identification tag.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

** leaks **

From where *exactly*?

** It seem to be getting too full or not draining all the water before filling again. **

There is a float switch which will prevent the dishwasher from overfilling... even if it wasn't draining (which would be helpful to know if it was occurring *for sure*).

** how do I regulate the water level? **

You can't, it is controlled by the appliance's controller. It will fill for a set amount of time. If it filled too much, the float switch would stop if before overflowing.

** Called Sears Repair who had no idea what was wrong. **

I wouldn't imaging they would without actually looking at it to find where it was actually leaking from and then investigating the matter.

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dishwasher

The Appliance Information Site

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glissonj

12:30PM | 11/16/06
Member Since: 11/15/06
2 lifetime posts
Dishwasher is a model 665.15973992. Serial Number is FJ4502038. Water goes down thru "Standpipe overfil" and runs onto the floor. Water also leaks at both ends of the door. Sears repairman DID make a service call(for which we paid), but he did not know what was wrong with the dishwasher. He ordered the standpipe overfil replacement part, then did not return to install. We had to make other arrangements to install the part and chose to change the door gasket at the same time. Dishwasher still leaks exactly as it did prior to changing the parts.

glissonj

DanO

06:25PM | 11/16/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** Water goes down thru "Standpipe overfil" and runs onto the floor. **

That's the base of the float assembly containing the overfill switch. If water is getting that high, than the water fill valve must not be shutting off at all.

Has anyone checked the water valve's operation? It should only allow water through when it is being powered. If water is going through even when it is not powered, it may be 'sticking' open and need to be replaced.

- Kenmore 665.15973992 Water Fill Valve

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=831819

** Sears repairman did not return to install [it]. We had to make other arrangements **

Your model dishwasher was made by Whirlpool for Sears. If needed, one of their *factory authorized* service depots (see the following link) would be a good choice to call as they should be most familiar with the product.

- KitchenAid, Whirlpool and Roper Service Locator

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=232

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Kenmore+Dishwasher

The Appliance Information Site

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