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Kenmore Dishwasher leaks water from the door, not from the seal. Leaks through door vent when washer cycle starts. Model number 66517379301

Kenmore Dishwasher
Model Number 66517379301
Dishwasher was purchased in 2006.

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Dishwashers , Kenmore , Washers , Appliances
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Fred M
I checked the Sears Parts Direct and it said the 8531671 valve was in stock.

You can also try RepairClinic.com for the part. The valve is available and can be shipped to day.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Appliances
August 27th, 2010
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That part is on back order until the end of October.
by Manage My Life
August 27th, 2010
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Fred M
Your last sentence nailed this problem. From the description you give the water valve needs to be replaced. It is a timed fill controled by the timer/control but if that was the problem then the water should stop when the dishwasher is turned off. The 8531671 valve is available from the following link: [Sears PartsDirect | searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action] .
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Appliances
August 27th, 2010
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I have found that the tub continues to fill when the dishwasher is off. Here is what happens. I start the cycle and with in five minutes water is coming through the vent in the door. I open the door and find the dishwasher is still filling. I cancel and drain. Once the drain is complete, red light goes off, I open the door and find that the dishwasher is still filling. I hit cancel and drain with the same results. Dishwasher continues to fill. I have to turn the water valve off at the faucet in order to get the dishwasher to stop. I can then turn the water back on and the dishwasher is no longer filling. Maybe bad water inlet valve?
by Manage My Life
August 27th, 2010
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Fred M
It would be very unusual if the leak is coming from the vent. Some of the possible causes would be the spray arm is spraying directly into the vent. The vent has a gasket which may be missing, loose or twisted causing the leak. The image below may help you with seeing this.

I would suspect the round gasket, part key 6, to be the problem.

I would suggest removing the outer door to visually check for a water trail.

Try this and with additional details I can help you further.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Appliances
August 27th, 2010
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August 25th, 2010
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