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Dishwasher Has Flooded the Kitchen!

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I put the dishwasher on, went to do other things, my husband went in about 20 minutes later to make dinner and there was water all over the floor! The water isn't draining away. We have turned it off, removed the filter, checked the drain isn't blocked and it still isn't working! I'm just glad that my husband caught it fairly early on and it was enclosed to one area and didn't spread to the whole kitchen or out into the hallway! Don't really fancy having to get a new one but I use it everyday!

MrsCraig
21 days ago
What do you think of this?
blacklabrador
blacklabrador21 days ago

I feel your pain, having had a couple of appliances break this week.

Trouble is we are so used to Dishwahsers that going back to handwashing feels like a real drag.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

blacklabrador it's only 5 years old so I didn't expect it! I don't want to hand wash all the dishes, I've got enough to do with my toddler, but I also don't want to pay for a new one! I feel as if the house is against me and trying to ruin my savings goal! I know it's not, but that's how I felt!

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

I never owned a dishwasher it’s normally the washing machine flooded with me.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

Ann1984 the washing machine has never flooded on me. This is the first dishwasher that I've owned and its only 5 years old so I wasn't expecting it.

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

MrsCraig in 10 years I have gone though 3 washing machines and 2 tumble dryers

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

Ann1984 I have had 2 washing machines in the last 10 years but that is because we moved house 5 and a half years ago and left the other own behind. I was expecting it to last a lot longer.

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lynneh
lynneh21 days ago

Ann1984 I recall my machine foaming at the mouth at me πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

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Ann1984
Ann198421 days ago

lynneh it does that every time I wash towels πŸ˜‚ I blame washing my husband oliy overalls

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pato
pato21 days ago

You shouldn't have to replace your dishwasher, it'll be a problem with the pump, it'll be blocked and is easy enough to check and fix using you tube as a guide and a half ounce of common sense, or if you need to get someone in, it shouldn't cost too much.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

pato we have already used YouTube and our common sense to check the pump and there is nothing blocking it. We have checked everything else that we can thing of and that Google has suggested, short of taking all the different tubes off, which we don't want to do as we aren't professionals. The problem is getting someone in to look at it as we are currently snowed in.

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pato
pato21 days ago

MrsCraig Ok I understand, so many people don't even check for a diagnosis and just buy a new appliance, I've fixed a few of these in my time and noticed that the blockage was the rubber simply be jammed which caused so much grief and was actually an easy fix.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

pato I will double check that this morning. Would rather fix it than get a new one but just can't the problem and will take a while for the snow to clear to get someone out to look at it. Hand washing it is for a while!

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RegularComper90
RegularComper9021 days ago

Perhaps you should have made the most of the flood by going swimming in your kitchen? After all, all swimming baths are closed at the moment so you may as well. πŸ˜€

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

RegularComper90 well our son certainly enjoyed splashing about in it!

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nicolajaynehend
nicolajaynehend21 days ago

You could have frozen pipes because it's been so cold and water cant go though . That's why I've not use my washing machine πŸ™‚

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

nicolajaynehend we've used the washing machine lots and not had any issues, plus our pipes are insulated, but I suppose it's possible. Think it's more likely the dishwasher has an issue as the water is just sitting in the bottom of it.

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry21 days ago

My daughters washing machine leaked all her kitchen the other day and she posted online she was having a foam party.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig
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21 days ago

eyeballkerry I wouldn't mind so much if it wasn't the 5th thing to go wrong in the house in the last 2 months! I'm waiting for the next thing now!

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