The steam vent is near the top, and the moisture is beginning to warp our laminate countertop. The dishwasher is one of four major appliances purchased from KitchenAid less than five years ago in a kitchen remodel. Discussion in 'Appliances' started by grammadawn57, 5 Jun 2006. grammadawn57. In my setup that translates into the dishwasher door being 3/4" inch proud of the cabinet doors and drawers. Recently, after running a load of dishes, when I open the door, about 2-3 oz of water leak from the vent and form a puddle on the floor. The air vent is usually invisible to the eye, so if you see a lot of steam rising around the dishwasher vent, and also water escaping from it then it is probably your vent that is the problem. Many dishwashers use a drying fan to remove the hot stream. Thanks Micah. If your dishwasher still isn’t drying dishes after adjusting the placement and reviewing the cycle options, the appliance parts may be the root of the problem. Insulation below the toe-kick also dripping water. I'm OK with that and the vent is more exposed. It spans the width of the front, about 2" high, It's actually L-shaped, with the bottom leg of the leg forming a seal front to back of the door cavity. It vacuum seals, your food last a lot longer. ), but my cabinets aren't taking a hit. You could actually see it rolling out between the dishwasher and countertop. So if the heating element is broken, would I feel no heat at all? "I have steam coming out the upper side vent on the door panel. 2721131131 Premium Member. After completely blocking the vent off from the tub using a metal lid, we were still getting steam coming out of the side vent, just not as much. We need to get away from this brand (whirlpool, KitchenAid and all their other brands). The vent will be visible either be on the upper left or right corner of the door. I still may add another coat of poly to the side of the drawer next to the top vent just as a safeguard against the heat. This is a brand new dishwasher and having the same issues from the beginning is not acceptable. Bosch dishwashers( with the exception of 38 and 39 dBA Benchmark Series) are MADE in New Bern North Carolina. I would like to protect other consumers from suffering the same problems. Side venting like that is pretty dumb. What I've learned from this thread and elsewhere is KitchenAid et. Unless your dishwasher has vent tubes connected into the door (show me the dishwasher that hast that), the likelihood of significant steam emitting from these passive vents seems far fetched. The model number is KDTM354DSS. The insurance company asked me to give them the old diverter motor seal. They replied that it doesn't vent through the hose, but through the door and sent apologizes for the confusion. Water Is Leaking Through The Dishwasher Door. But it was blowing away my custom cabinets, leaking on the floor from steam dripping out of the door panel, never shut off due the steam causing control panel issues, etc. We have a Master Service agreement that should replace it but they have stated the dishwasher is working normal. Many dishwasher problems have easy solutions that don’t require a visit from a technician. Higher end dishwashers have a moveable flap/damper that covers the vent and holds in noise while the machine is operating. (see Geobrick's photos further up the chain). Your Maytag dishwasher is usually a trusty, reliable friend that cleans your dishes without complaint. ". I was able to use the part recommended in the comment section of a youtube video demonstrating the fix. My cabinet is ruined! The fan also malfunctions (not all models even have the fan assist). We are calling the big box store again tomorrow to find a resolution. Nothing forces it down the tube because the vent assembly isn't sealed. 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