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Kenmore dishwasher model #665-16751791

After I ran my dishwasher I opened it up and found a blue gasket type ring on the top rack. It was shaped like an oval. I had a repairman look at it and he couldn't find where it came from, could you please help me? Thanking you in advance for your help. DJ Serial #fg4603546

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  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    I just had the same problem with my Kenmore model 665.15529000. Only my blue rubber oval ring was at the bottom of the dishwasher. I am completely baffled by what it could be. Does your dishwasher continue to work fine? I haven't tried mine yet for fear it will flood the house.

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Nickysoma What ever you found does not belong to the dish washer. Keep use your machine. It is nothing to worry about. Gendos...post back

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