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DISH WASHER, STILL HAS A LEAK FROM THE DOOR.

DISH WASHER HAD LEAK FROM DOOR... DID GET NEW GASKET FOR THE DOOR.... NOW STILL LEAKING.... WHAT ELSE COULD IT
BE???

THE DISHWASHER PEOPLE THAT I BOUGHT THE GASKET FROM,
JUST SAY'S WE WILL HAVE TO SEND A REPAIR PERSON OUT TO LOOK AT IT.. IS THEIR ANYTHING ELSE THAT I CAN DO. WITH OUT COSTING ME A ARM AND LEG???
IT IS A MAYTAG DISHWASHER,,, AND I SPEND $50. FOR THE GASKET...WORKS FINE EXCEPT FOR THE WATER LEAKING FROM THE DOOR...

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Once the gasket is in place, check it for fit against the door frame. It should fit tightly with no cracks or bulges between the gasket and the frame. If necessary, tighten or loosen the retaining screws, or refit the gasket in the clips or the door channel. Then run the machine through a washing sequence and check for leaks.

If you spot a leak, and the gasket seems to be properly in place, try adjusting the door latch. The trick is to position the gasket against the frame of the door without flattening the gasket or squeezing it too flat when the door is latched properly. Adjust the latch or the gasket until it fits snugly against the door frame.


Servicing the Door Latch

The latch on a dishwasher door is opened and closed repeatedly, and this hard use can lead to mechanical problems. The latch may be loose, or it may have slipped out of position, throwing the alignment off and preventing the door from closing properly. When this happens, the latch does not engage properly, and the dishwasher will not start.

In many cases, you may be able to solve the problem by adjusting the position of the latch. Move the latch slightly by loosening the screws that hold it. Slide the latch with your fingers or pliers; the screw slots are made especially for this purpose. Close and open the door to see whether the latch is properly aligned. Tighten the screws to hold it in the correct position.

After repositioning the latch, check to see if it's working properly. Close and latch the door and turn the control knob to the ON position. If the dishwasher doesn't start, the latch is faulty. Replace it with a new latch, connecting it the same way the old one was connected. You may have to move the new latch back and forth several times before it works properly.

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  • Joe Hogan Mar 14, 2009

    Good luck. let me know how you make out.

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