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Leaks under left hand side of door; I've installed 2 new gaskets in last 2 weeks & new float switch; doesn't leak underneath

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  • sandmn75 Apr 03, 2009

    My 2 month old Kenmore Elite leaks out the right front side. Sears repairman says the doors aren't watertight (can that be? On a dishwasher?!), says it could be because I loaded a larger bowl so water from the sprayers was directed toward the side or something. Didn't leak when he ran the machine, didn't leak the next time I did, but it sure did again last night. Dishes appear to be loaded properly. He's coming again next week but I'd like to be able to direct him since he apparently has no clue as to the problem or solution. Thanks.

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Check for cracks in the inside liner of the door itself. Seal anything that looks like a potential leak with silicone sealer. I'm providing this advice because you have already eliminated the other possibilities I can think of. If it has a soap dispenser on the door check for leaks around that especially.

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