Kenmore Dishwasher Leaking after replacing water valve
Model Number: C110793610 Brand:
More than 10 years
I recently had a problem with my dishwasher where it wasn't cleaning properly. After investigating I found very little or no water going into the machine. I replaced the water fill valve and now I have lots of water. The replacement part I got was not a direct replacement but a generic as I was told my original was obsolete. The issue I have now is that when the machine fills the water leaks out of the plastic piece at the side of the tank. I was surprised to see this piece is open at the top. It has small baffles inside. I noticed a couple of other threads in this forum that mentioned this part but I am not sure exactly what it is. I have attemped to seal this up and it seems to have helped. The leak is now very minimal if at all. My question is, does this piece have a function that it needs to be open? Is it to allow for air? If that is the case is it possible that I now have too much water flow with this replacement valve? What steps can I take to prevent the water from splashing out of here?
The rest of the machine still works very well and now that I have lots of water going into the machine it cleans very well.