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I have a LG LDS5811ww dishwasher that is leaking from the bottom of the door. Feels like the bottom seal has been pushed in. Is it easy to fix/replace?

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What happens is the cheap tin on the door gets bent out over time (pushed down) when you load and unload the machine. You can probably grab hold of the inside bottom of the door when its open and with gentle force pull it up back into its original position to make a tighter seal. Highly likely that the seal is just fine ( or just dirty)

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We have water leaking out of the left side of the dishwasher occasionally. About 1 in 3 loads will leak. Most of the time it is a small leak 1/4 cup or less but once it was a spray out.


One (or possibly both) of your door seals needsreplacing. It's more likely to be the lower door seal as these usually go first. This seal isn't visible like the goalpost seal that runs around the sides and top of the wash compartment. If you open the door, you can feel this rubber seal when you run your fingers along the bottom of the door on the inside. Be careful though, as there is often a build up of dirt down there!

I don't advise buying any parts until you are certain of where the leak is coming from. Identifying the source of the leak (and therefore which seal to replace) is relatively easy but the best way is to run a wash cycle with the front panel of the door removed. It's quite easy to remove, but you might need a T20 T-Star screwdriver to remove it. Sorry, I can't remember exactly what the fixings are on this model.

A simpler - but not always accurate method - is to check by look and feel. If the water seems to be coming from the sides of the door panel at the bottom when you run a wash cycle, it's the "goalpost" seal that needs replacing. These are easy to obtain and replace - they simply push into a slot.

To test the bottom door seal, run any wash cycle and, when it's finished, stand to the side of the washer and open the door. There is a white plastic panel under the door. Have a feel around on top of this. If it's wet you probably need a new lower door seal. These are much harder to replace as it involves removing the door panel and partially releasing the hinges. I don't recommend this as a DIY fix unless you are competent, confident and have good instructions - i.e a service manual!

Whichever seal you need, they cost around $30 / £20 each.

Please rate this solution if you find it helpful. Thanks.

Oct 27, 2010 | Whirlpool GU2400XTP Built-in Dishwasher

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We have an LG lds5811ww dishwasher with IE error


check for voltage at the water valve when it should be filling Try disconnecting the Water Valve outlet from the DishWasher and run the output into a bucket if all is well with the valve then remove the door panel and inspect the wires near the bottom of the door. the wires get buried in the tar like insulation causing the wires to break as the door is opened and closed.That tar like substance is one of the worst things they could of ever put into that machine causes the wires to break apart adn become brittle

Apr 30, 2010 | LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher

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We have a MDB6000AWW model d/w. It is leaking


Yes what happens is it gets past the rubber seal somewhere higher during the cycle and gravity pulls the water down to where you see it leaking. 11 years is a good lifespan of a door seal. Plus they are easy to pull out and replace. Just yank it out and push the new one in. Hope this helps.

Jan 25, 2010 | Maytag MDB6000 Dishwasher

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Brand new kenmore leaking at bottom left door


Water level may be too high...

Check door seal by draging a strip of paper through with seal closed.

Dec 12, 2009 | Kenmore Dishwashers

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LDS5811WW - machine will not power on??? When we push the power button, the machine won't turn on - we get nothing. Almost like it's unplugged - it's not, AND Yes there is power to the outlet. Front door...


Some newer d/w have a lockout feature to prevent littles from turning it on, often the kiddos accidentally activate the lockout during their explorations. Any chance it's locked?

Also, I believe this type of unit has an adjustable seal at the bottom of the door that rubs on the bottom of the tub. You may need to pull this down a little to solve your leak.

Nov 14, 2009 | LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher

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It leaks from under the front door, escpecially when it gets to the rinse cycle. LG LDS5811WW


The Vent Kit behind the lower door panel, upper left corner has a rubber, solonoid stopper. Pressure from the spray arms overcome the rubber as the stopper hardens over time, allowing water to enter into the vent blower assembly. I found my replacement on Sears-Parts for $40 w/ shipping and just ordered it today. Be sure to turn off the breaker to the washer before removing the lower front door panel - 120vac in there, don't want no electricutions.

Oct 16, 2009 | LG 24 in. LDS 5811 Built-in Dishwasher

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LG LDS 5811 has started leaking at the bottom of the door left hand corner.


Could be 1 of 2 things.

1: Open door and look for any" Obstruction" Between the Door Seal and the Dishwasher.

2: the Seal is Warped from General useage or, twisted.

hope that helps
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Apr 30, 2009 | LG 24 in. LDS 5811ST Stainless Steel...

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Water leaking from dishwasher lg model lds5811ww


The drain line is clean. Have you checked to make sure the the rest of the drain is clear all the way down to the main drain?. Also check the pump to make sure that it is working properly, it might be pumping water in, but it may not be wanting to pump the water out

Feb 11, 2009 | LG 24 in. LDS 5811ST Stainless Steel...

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1 yr old lg dishwasher model# ldf6810st LEAK/CONDENSATION


TOO ALL SAMSUNG LDF AND POSSIBLE OTHER LG DISWASHER USERS:
LG NEGLECTED MY CALLS TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. THE DRIPPING PROBLEM FROM THE CORNERS OCCURS:
1- VENT ASSEMBLY FOR HOT AIR BLOWER SEAL LEAKS: EASY TO FIX JUST USE A GOOD QUALITY CAULK AROUND THE SEAM. YOU WILL HAVE TO DISMANTLE THE BLOWER ASSEMBLY WHIXH IS FAIRLY EASY.
2- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: LG HAS A DESIGN FAULT. WHEN THE DISHWASHER FILLS WATER AND STARTS PUMPING TO SPRAYS THE AIR INSIDE THE DW HAS NO WHERE TO GO THEREFORE THE WATER WAS PUSHED UNDER THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR GASKETS (THE ONE ATTACHED TO THE DOOR BOTTOM, NOT THE ONE AROUND THE MAIN CABIN). SO AIR WITH WATER PUFFS OUT OF THE PAN HITS THE DOOR AND LEAKS DOWN. THE SOLUTION IS TO LET THE AIR OUT SOMEHOW. YOU MUST TRY TO PUSH-IN THE DOOR GASKET WHICH IS SEALING LEFT/RIGHT/TOP PART OF THE CABIN AND THE DOOR. IF YOU PUSH TOO MUCH THE WATER MAY LEAK FROM THE SEALS SO BE CAREFUL NOT TOO PUSH TOO MUCH. BASICALLY TRIAL AND ERROR. YOU CAN DO THAT AFTER YOU REMOVE THE DOOR COVER. THE LEAKAGE OCCURS IN THE BEGINNING OF THE CYE SO IT IS FAIRLY EASY TO TRY. IF THAT IS NOT A SUCCESS THEY DROP OF CAULK ON THE ONE OF THE DOOR EDGE TO PUSH THE GASKET SO THAT THE DOOR PUSHES IN THE GASKET TO ALLOW AIR OUT RIGHT AROUND THE CAULK. NORMALLY DISHWASHERS HAVE AN ELECTRICALLY ACTUATED OUTLET TO LET THE AIR OUT. THEY JUST WANTED TO SAVE COST AND HAVE US DEAL WITH THIS RIDICULOUS PROBLEM.

Feb 05, 2009 | LG 24 in. LDF 7811 Stainless Steel...

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Water leaking out of bottom of door


There is a rubber seal that runs along the bottom of the door. If you carefully run your hand along there just to see if it is all even. Sometimes they get out of place and you can push it back and then closing the door it realigns itself and all is good. If the seal is damaged, you have to replace the door liner as the seal is attached.

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Oct 24, 2007 | LG 24 in. LD-12BS6 Stainless Steel...

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