5 Methods to Fix Maytag Dishwasher Leaking from Bottom of Door

Is your MayTag dishwasher leaking from the bottom of the door? Well, do not worry as in most cases, this problem can be easily fixed.

In this guide, I’ll share proven solutions that should resolve 70% of MayTag dishwashers which are leaking from door.

MayTag Dishwasher Leaking from Bottom of Door

If your MayTag dishwasher is leaking water from the bottom of the door, you need to remove some dishes. If this does not work, check the door gasket, replace the damaged door latch, and clean the sprayer arms.

In case this does not resolve the issue, try the additional fixes detailed below:

When your dishwasher is under warranty, the easiest solution would be to contact MayTag support and ask for advice. Unfortunately, opening your dishwasher will void its warranty in most cases, so leave it as a last option.

Remove Some Dishes

Putting excessive dishes in your MayTag dishwasher could cause leakage from the door, specifically from the bottom.

I never recommend fully loading your dishwasher and leaving a quarter of room for better cleaning and optimal performance.

Check the Door Gasket

One of the significant causes of leakage from the bottom of your MayTag dishwasher door is a problem with the gasket.

Carefully inspect the gasket for cuts or gaps and analyze if it is closing the door properly.

If you see any voids when the door is closed, then most probably, the gasket is damaged, and you must replace it with a new one.

Damaged Door Latch

The door latch holds the MayTag dishwasher closed during the wash cycle. Water may seep from the bottom if the latch is damaged or loose.

If your dishwasher door latch is damaged, you would need to install a new door latch.

Use Recommended Detergent

Dishwashers have a specific type of soap or detergent. If you use ordinary dish soap or laundry detergent, the excessive suds may force the soap out of the dishwasher, causing leakage.

Always use a soap/detergent which is specifically made for dishwashers.

Clean Sprayer Arms

As its name suggests, the spray arms on the MayTag dishwasher are responsible for circulating and spraying the water on the dishes. They have small holes which does the spraying function. If these holes are clogged, they may cause water leakage.

To fix it, inspect the spray arm holes and see if they are clogged or not. You can clean them with a toothpick or small needle if they are clogged.


When your MayTag dishwasher is leaking water from the bottom of door, try the following troubleshooting methods to fix it:

  • Remove some dishes
  • Check the door gasket
  • Check the door latch
  • Use dishwasher’s soap or detergent
  • Clean the sprayer arms holes

If you still have issues with your Maytag dishwasher, contact Maytag customer support or call them at 1-800-344-1274.

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