My Ariston dishwasher has a loose inner seal. The seal is not on the door but on the unit itself. The rubber seal is enclosed in a metal rim that is seems to be glued in place. The whole rubber and metal seal has come loose and I cannot use the dishwasher.
Can you please advise me of how this can be fixed as the dishwasher repair people cannot seem to help me once I have described the problem.
I live in Calamvale, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Re: The metal seal is loose
Hi robyn, Well i am sorry to hear your problem as i cant think of anyone that likes washing up... I am under he impression that the inner seal that is attached to the dishwasher cabinet inside the disheasher is the one you are talking about? If so then you are going to have to replace the inner wash tub,as this seal housing ( the metal piece ) is spot weilded in. So you will need to strip everything out and from underneath the dishwasher too. Not sure on the price of the part but the job itself is very time consuming and costly..
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First open the door, and pull the racks out of the unit. Place a small level in the inside of the cabinet, NOT on the door itself. Make sure the unit is level. 90% of leaks come from incorrect installation. If the unit is level per the installation instructions for your specific unit, then check the door gasket/seal. Check for any damages or gaps. Then go to check the sprayer arms. One might be loose or disconnected forcing water to shoot straight down on the door itself.
Check the rubber seal in the bottom of the door has not perished or split,also check the bottom spray arm has not split on the ends as this will direct the spray directly onto the door,causing it to leak.
Thanks for using FixYa. If you
have nuisance water leaks around the base of your dishwasher, you may be using
a detergent that is causing too much suds. Cut back on the amount of detergent
you use, and see if that makes a difference. Water that spills through the door
vent is usually caused by improperly loading dishes. Leaks from the door itself
may be caused by a faulty door gasket or door tightness adjustment. you should
check the main tub seal, the door latch, the door gasket, the water-inlet valve,
and the fill and drain hoses.
Also make sure the dishwasher is sitting level (you can adjust the front feet
up or down, and many units have some type of levelers at the rear).
Water under the dishwasher may be originating from a leaky hose or loose hose
connection. Remove the lower front panel, and check the hoses.
An older dishwasher may corrode at the bottom, but this is fairly uncommon. If
this is the case with your dishwasher, it's time for a new one.
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Check the drainage hose to see if its connected properly. it is located under the unit. it may be loose or, not connected correctly. if the drainage hose is connected properly, this will be a faulty water valve. replace if found to be faulty.
hi,Check your spray arm that nothing got stuck in its holes. make sure the
spray arm is turning all the time when using the machine :
put the spray arm in 90 degree position, turn the unit on , open the door after few min check that the spray arm move...
make sure your seal of the door is clean and nothing prevent it to close evenly the door...
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I just found a service release number for my Frigidaire dishwasher that says it applies to Serial numbers TH632 through serial number TH737 made in 2007 for a replacement kit for the door seal at the bottom of the door. The bottom door seal has been changed, adding side seals that restrict the water surge from the center spray arm. The part number for the new seal is p/n 154588201. This seal can be replaced without removing the dishwasher or either of the door panels. The seal is located on the bottom of the inner door panel and appears as a cream colored flexible rubber blade bonded to a milky white colored plastic strip. To remove and properly install replacement follow the instructions carefully. 1. Replacing this seal can be accomplished without disconnecting power from the unit. Always use extra care when electrical power is present while serving an appliance. 2. Open door all the way down and remove lower rack. Set rack aside to a safe location. 3. Locate the seal on the bottom of inner door panel. Facing front of unit, the right side of the seal can be pulled down slightly to facilitate removal. 4. Pull seal straight into the tub from right side. 5. With seal removed, and before installing replacement seal, locate the channel in inner door panel that the seal mounts into. Locating this channel before installing the replacement can make this procedure easier. SERVICE FLASH DW071 6. Place the new seal on a flat surface and measure from the bottom of the seal, (See Figure 1 to determine bottom of seal), up 3/8 "of an inch and place a mark with a pen or marker on both ends (See Figure 2). If needed, scribe a straight line between these two marks this will give you a guide when installing seal into the inner door panel. 7. The seal can only be installed one way. The end that holds this seal into the inner door panel has a ½ inch notch cut in the right side. This notch allows the seal to be installed around the end of the inner door channel that holds the seal. 8. Line up the seal along the bottom of the inner door panel and start from the right side, push the seal into the door channel to the line marked in step #6. 9. With seal in place close the door, the tub will align the seal as needed. 10. Reinstall lower rack and operate unit to check for leaks. If leaks continue to occur at the bottom corners, order Splash shield kit 154701001 for dishwasher.
Before installing the kit remove and reinstall the lower door seal. To install the lower seal make sure you measure up from the bottom of the seal 3/8 of an inch and mark the seal, do this on both ends. This locates how far down the seal needs to be before closing the door. Do not install this seal without measuring it first. After the lower door seal has been re-installed then install the splash shields according to the instructions accompanying with the kit.