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Re: dirt and grime always building up around seal inside...
This is a very common problem with a lot of users, it is mainly down to the way you are using your washer.
The most important factor is that you are probably doing a lot of low temp washes,eg:40oC.
This does not let the wash powders and detergents to work properly at these low temps, so consequently you get a build of slime and grease and bacteria which is actively growing.
At least once a month depending on how often you wash, do a 90oC hot wash with powder in, but no clothes in.
This is called a maintenance wash, and most manufactures are recommending this now in the user instructions.
The other thing to do now before it gets any worse, is thoroughly clean the door seal and glass with a scouring pad or steel wool pan scrubber you will not hurt the door seal by doing this, and remove as much of the grease etc that you can, pull back the door seal and get inside where you normally can't see.
You will find that the seal will be stained, but as long as you get off the worst, it should be o/k.
Hope this helps solve your prob.
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<li>Using a small brush (old toothbrushes work well) dipped in hot soapy water, go around the door of the dishwasher taking care to get into the grooves and crevices of the rubber seal. Most likely, you'll be surprised at the debris that has built up, especially at the bottom of the door and around the hinges on the side.</li>
<li>Scrub well. You may need to use a soft abrasive cleanser, such as Soft Scrub® to remove the dried and baked on grime.</li>
<li>Using a household sponge dipped in hot soapy water, wipe off the dirt and grime that you stirred up with the brush. Go over the inside of the door and scrub any obvious areas inside the dishwasher that may have stuck-on food, such as out of reach corners.</li>
<li>Pull the bottom rack out and examine the drain area. Wipe around it to be sure there are no hard chunks that can plug the drain, cause damage to the pump or scratch dishes. You'd be surprised at what dishwasher repairmen find </li></ol></span>
Orings are similar to piston rings and seals of car engine. They keep pressure /compression at peak level. Carbon buildup dirt/ grime tend to cut orings (fine scratches on orings and metal where orings make contact can be seen with maginfy glass). Air powered nailers have same problem. Air carries in dirt grime and carbon deposits leaving/ migrating from air compressir piston/cylinder/heads/discharge tube and dirt that enters hose from tool box. Debris and water cut orings lowering efficiency. Any urethaine parts inside gun will fail over time using the gun or not. Urethaine is affected by heat, water, certain types of oil. Fuel for impusle will lose power when canisters are kept in hot tool box. Always check expire date on fuel/ buy newest stock for best results.
Unless there is a child's crayon or something similar causing it, then suspect that the agitator shaft seal, or the drum seal is leaking oil into the drum. Hopefully, there is still warranty on the machine. Good luck!
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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These dishwashers are very sensitive to grime collecting around the drawer edges. Try cleaning with a damp cloth by rubbing along the top edges and the sides where the drawer door sits flush with the body.
Also trun off power at the mains and then turn back on after a short wait.
your best bet is to replace it. here is what you do:
Look in your owner's manual or study the current seal to see how it is attached. If it is attached with bands, there will be one or more spaced around the seal. Remove them following manufacturer's instructions.
Pull the seal from the door rim. For seals that are attached with sealant, you may need to slide a finger under the end and push it up while you pull it free with the other hand.
Wash the area thoroughly with a degreasing cleanser. This will remove all traces of dirt, grime and old sealant around the area.
Slide the open end of the new seal onto the door frame. Make sure the fit is snug and it is completely slid into place.
Glue around the join with the sealant or reattach the bands. Allow sealant to dry for at least two hours before running the machine.