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Door still leaks after replacing bottom seal

Replaced the bottom seal along with the two plastic side brackets that come with the bottom seal kit. I used the suggested glue for the bottom seal but I still have water dripping out of the bottom of the door. It's as if the bottom seal is not firmly against the bottom of the dishwasher opening thus allowing water to pass through. There is no obvious way to adjust the door since the hinges simply rest on the hinge brackets. Any suggestions?

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  • scullynm Feb 21, 2009

    have water pouring out the front? Any ideas? broken seal?? anyone with ideas how to fix the problem?

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The bottom seal isn't actually a seal, rather it serves as a splashguard. I had the same problem with the same model and started by replacing what I thought was a seal located at the bottom of the door.
Check if the screws on the top half of the pump (located under the lower spray arm which needs removed first) have become loose. The screws were barely in the threads which caused a stream of water towards the door and leaked between the splashguard and bottom edge of the tub and onto the floor.door still leaks after replacing bottom seal - 0d084cc.jpg

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We have water leaking out of the left side of the dishwasher occasionally. About 1 in 3 loads will leak. Most of the time it is a small leak 1/4 cup or less but once it was a spray out.


One (or possibly both) of your door seals needsreplacing. It's more likely to be the lower door seal as these usually go first. This seal isn't visible like the goalpost seal that runs around the sides and top of the wash compartment. If you open the door, you can feel this rubber seal when you run your fingers along the bottom of the door on the inside. Be careful though, as there is often a build up of dirt down there!

I don't advise buying any parts until you are certain of where the leak is coming from. Identifying the source of the leak (and therefore which seal to replace) is relatively easy but the best way is to run a wash cycle with the front panel of the door removed. It's quite easy to remove, but you might need a T20 T-Star screwdriver to remove it. Sorry, I can't remember exactly what the fixings are on this model.

A simpler - but not always accurate method - is to check by look and feel. If the water seems to be coming from the sides of the door panel at the bottom when you run a wash cycle, it's the "goalpost" seal that needs replacing. These are easy to obtain and replace - they simply push into a slot.

To test the bottom door seal, run any wash cycle and, when it's finished, stand to the side of the washer and open the door. There is a white plastic panel under the door. Have a feel around on top of this. If it's wet you probably need a new lower door seal. These are much harder to replace as it involves removing the door panel and partially releasing the hinges. I don't recommend this as a DIY fix unless you are competent, confident and have good instructions - i.e a service manual!

Whichever seal you need, they cost around $30 / £20 each.

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