Dishwasher leaking from bottom right corner [Fixed]

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Learn how to fix a dishwasher that is leaking from the bottom right corner…

As a homeowner, having a leaking dishwasher can be a frustrating and stressful experience.

If this is the case with your dishwasher, don’t worry as you do not need to have a repairman fix your appliance.

With a few simple steps, you can fix easily fix the problem by yourself with no special equipment or skills.

Previously, we have seen how to fix a dishwasher that is leaking from the bottom left corner. Today, I will be guiding you on how to fix the same dishwasher if it is leaking from the bottom right corner.

Dishwasher leaking from bottom right corner

Since there is no one-does-it-all fix, we shall look at all the possible fixes individually.

So, do the following…

Confirm that the dishwasher is level

With time, your dishwasher might get unleveled.

In this case, the front bottom right leg could be to blame – it might have gone out of position hence the water leaking through this corner.

With that in mind, be sure to confirm that your dishwasher is well-leveled front to back and side to side.

To level the appliance, follow the manufacturer’s instructions – refer to the user manual.

Inspect the door gaskets

Other times, the door gasket might be to blame.

Bearing that in mind, start by confirming that there is no gunk trapped at the bottom right corner of your dishwasher.

If there is, be sure to wipe it off using a moist cloth and a mixture of water and vinegar (at a ratio of 3:1).

And while still on the gasket, carefully inspect it for signs of wearing out (such as cracks) or the gasket not fully sealing.

If the gasket is faulty, you should replace it – be sure to order a replacement part that is meant for your model.

To point you in the right direction, we have compiled a list of OEM door gasket replacement parts for some of the common dishwasher brands in the market:

Brand Door gasket replacement part
Whirlpool            Get it on Amazon
Samsung Get it on Amazon
LG Get it on Amazon
Frigidaire Get it on Amazon
GE Get it on Amazon
Maytag, Ikea, Amana, Kenmore, Jenn Air Get it on Amazon

Is the washer sudsy?

Another potential suspect is using too much (or the wrong) detergent – results in extreme suds production.

When this occurs, the extra suds are likely to flow out of the dishwasher through the bottom of the door (in this case, the right corner).

If this is the case, run two consecutive rinse cycles to get rid of the extra detergent and suds in the appliance.

With that in mind, be sure that you are using the recommended detergent (at the right amount).

Clean the debris filter

The next possible suspect is the debris filter – if it is full of debris, it will result in water overflowing hence the leakage.

That being so, be sure to wash off any debris that might be trapped by the filter.

However, do note that not all dishwashers have this filter.

Instead, most modern dishwashers have a self-cleaning mechanism that allows them to automatically get rid of any debris and other food particles from the dishwasher.

Dishwasher leaking from bottom right corner – more solutions to try

Moving on…

Inspect the float switch assembly

Another likely suspect for your dishwasher leaking from the bottom right corner is an acting-up float switch assembly.

If any of the assembly’s components are faulty, then, the assembly will not prevent the washer from overfilling.

This will result in water flowing into the hollow tube under the float bracket. This water will then leak right below the assembly – beneath the right corner of the dishwasher.

Bearing that in mind, clean out any clogs that might be trapped beneath or around the float bracket.

Also, it could be that the plastic handle holding the float bracket in place is broken – this would result in the bracket rising to an extent of allowing the water to enter into the pipe that holds it in place and leaking from the bottom right corner.

With that in mind, here’s a video to better guide you along in troubleshooting and fixing the float switch assembly in your dishwasher:

Inspect the spray arms

The final suspect is the lower spray arm.

Now, when it comes to this spray arm, a casual look at it is not enough to determine if it is faulty or not.

Instead, you will use water to test it for any potential problems.

That being so, here’s how to test your dishwasher’s lower spray arm:

How to test test and fix dishwasher’s lower spray arm:

  • Confirm that the arm rotates freely – if it doesn’t, it will result in the water being sprayed to one end of the dishwasher (in this case, the right corner).

So, remove any food particles that might be preventing the proper rotation of the arm.

While at it, use a toothpick to unclog any hole that might be clogged.

  • Next, position the spray arm under a sink and let water flow into the arm. The water should only flow out through the jet holes at the top of the arm.
  • If your spray arm is leaking water through the seams (or any other part other than the jet holes), then, it is gone and will require to be replaced.

To make sure you are ordering a spray arm designed for your dishwasher model, we have compiled a list of OEM lower spray arms for some of the common dishwasher models in the market:


Lower spray arm replacement part


Get it on Amazon


Get it on Amazon


Get it on Amazon


Get it on Amazon


Get it on Amazon

Maytag, Amana

Get it on Amazon


Get it on Amazon

  • Finally, remove the spin arm and the white plastic cover it is attached to. Underneath, you will see several torx screws.

If these screws are loose, be sure to tighten them. Also, if one or more of these screws is missing, be sure to replace it/them.

Maintenance tip: this final step does occur often. As a result, you will want to make a point of tightening these screws once every couple of months.

Dishwasher leaking from bottom right corner – final words

At times, pinpointing what might be the cause of the leak is not a straightforward task; especially when the dishwasher is running.

However, you can figure out what is going on inside the dishwasher by putting a phone inside a zip-lock bag and recording a video while the dishwasher runs.

This will give you more insight into what might be causing the leaks.


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