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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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