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dishwasher leaks small amount, only after it sits for a long time and is off and drained

i have a new kitchenaid dishwasher that was installed this month.

kitchenaid model # kudc10fxss5
for the first couple of weeks, it has run just fine.
this past week i noticed something odd...water running from under the dishwasher...not while it is running
i took off the kick plate and there is a slow drip coming from underneath, on the back end of the circular part of the dishwasher underneath.
it doesnt drip while it is running
it doesnt drip while it is draining
it doesnt drip while it is drying
actually it only seems to drip after i open the dishwasher to put the dishes away.  doesnt matter if it is immediately after it is done drying.  it happens within minutes of whenever i open it to empty it.
i ran the dishwasher yesterday at 4pm.  i checked underneath all yesterday and this morning.  at 10 am today i decided to empty the dishwasher.  i unload the top rack and then look underneath, and there is the water
its approx 1-2 tablespoons of water, varying.
any thoughts as to what it could be?

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Posted 2012-12-29T16:08:01+0000  by akarpiak akarpiak

Hello akarpiak, and welcome to the community!


You have an puzzling dilemma. Have you checked under the dishwasher before you unloaded it?  I'm thinking there might be some water collecting at the bottom of the door where the seal is located and when you open the door to unload it, that little bit of water that has collected there starts to drips out. 


So trying running it again and look underneath before you start running it, then look again before you open the door to unload. If this doesn't solve the mystery, then you should call the manufacture and have them come out to inspect it since it's still under warranty. 

Posted 2013-01-11T20:31:23+0000  by Angelo_HD_CHI
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