Dishwasher leaking in the closet

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There is a puddle of water under the dishwasher and it’s not going down the drain. Instead, it’s leaking into a nearby closet and into the vent, causing more problems. What’s causing this?


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  1. The most likely answer is that you have rust in your galvanized pipes. Unfortunately, there is no way to clean rust out of a galvanized pipe, but you can check if your dishwashers have a screen where the water is connected. If your dishwasher has this, you should be able to access it through the front panel and do your best to clean that area. You could also put a filter on the hot water pipe that leads to the dishwasher to help prevent too much rust getting into your dishwasher.

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