Things That Suck
Initial posting: 2021-07-17
I had an old dishwasher that seemed to be leaking through the main gasket. The thing was ancient, so it was not worth replacing. It must have been leaking for some time because I only noticed when I looked down and saw the bottom of the cabinetry expanding. The subfloor floor was completely soaked, so I used this as the final excuse to remodel the kitchen.
The remodel also included all new appliances except the refrigerator. I didn't want to replace the refrigerator because I had already replaced that recently, and I figured if it was working, why replace it? In retrospect, that was the best decision because it turned out that Samsung appliances are actually horrible. I replaced a GE range and an over-the-range microwave that might actually still be working today.
The dishwasher is a model number DW80F600UTW. What I didn't know was the history of these things. These have a valve that is located on the inside of the door for the purpose of allowing air flow from inside to outside during the water fill and drying cycles. However, what happens is water can get into this valve and then flows down through the ventilation system and right out of the bottom of the door.
So now, every time I run the dishwasher, I need to place a plastic tray underneath the front of the door. I wish I had caught this sooner. I only noticed when I saw an outline of a soap ring on the floor, which was the evidence of this leak. It didn't take me long to find the reasons for this on YouTube. As long as I keep this plastic tray undernearh while it's running, it's not going to get any worse. At this point, it's just a matter of waiting until this thing dies altogether. It's a Samsung appliance, so that shouldn't be too much longer.
If you want more information, see YouTube video _tEImhY6X1M.