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Manage My Life

Why does the bottom of my dishwasher, keeps filling up with water?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
April 1st, 2011


I have a Whirlpool, Gold series, model #GU1200 or GU1500 dishwasher machine. For some reason, the bottom of the dishwasher keeps filling up with water... I press cancel, it drains... The next day, same thing, the bottom is full again!

What is the problem? Also, mold has been building up in there, how could I get raid of it?

Thanks! - Jonathan

Dishwashers , Whirlpool , Appliances
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Joey S
Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom the water inlet valve on the dishwasher is faulty and not shutting off completely allowing water to slowly seep into the dishwasher.

The water inlet valve will need to be removed and replaced. The part number of the water inlet valve is 8531670 and it can be ordered from

Sears PartsDirect


I added a YouTube video showing how

remove and replace

the water inlet valve.

To get rid of mold, pour a little bit of Chlorine Bleach (1/2 cup) into the bottom of the dishwasher and run a short cycle without any dishes.
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Manage My Life
Hi Jonathan, Mold is no good! I attached a link below to help with the situation.
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March 31st, 2011
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