Thread Number: 85134  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
KitchenAid KDC-59 leaking
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Post# 1096407   11/8/2020 at 13:53 (865 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

Hello everybody,

I found a Hobart era KitchenAid KDC-59 portable dishwasher (in Avocado!) hooked it up to test it, and it promptly leaked all over the floor. Any ideas what may be going on?

Post# 1096410 , Reply# 1   11/8/2020 at 14:06 (865 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Leaking KD-19 Series DW, Leaking

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Take the lower panel off and see where it leaks when you run it, there is more than a dozen places where these are likely to leak.


John L.

Post# 1096421 , Reply# 2   11/8/2020 at 15:20 (865 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

Ok, dumb question - how do you get the panel off ? :-)

Post# 1096530 , Reply# 3   11/9/2020 at 11:44 (865 days old) by quincyman (Oldsmar, FL)        
dumber question....


Post# 1096537 , Reply# 4   11/9/2020 at 13:26 (864 days old) by dalangdon (Seattle, WA)        

Picture? Why, of course.....

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Post# 1096550 , Reply# 5   11/9/2020 at 16:26 (864 days old) by chachp (North Little Rock, AR)        
Removing Bottom Panel

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If it's like the 20 Series portable it looks like you it might be easier to lay the machine on it's back and remove screws from the bottom.  I had to do that on my KDS-57 to get the bottom panel off.  It was a pain but it worked.  Someone here might know an easier way but I don't see it looking at this diagram.

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