Problems with Your Dishwasher? | Best Pick Reports

Sudsy water and other leaks. If sudsy water is spilling out of your dishwasher, someone may have used dishwashing soap instead of dishwashing detergent. This will cause your machine to overflow with soapy water. Happily, this means that there’s nothing wrong with your dishwasher, just your dishwasher operator.

Door gaskets. Door gaskets can easily tear, shrink, or crack and cause a steady leak. Inspect it closely for any fissures that might be allowing water to pass through. Even if the gasket looks intact, the rubber might have hardened over time and not be providing a good seal anymore—this is especially common for older dishwashers.