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Dishwasher door leak

I replaced the soap dispenser door latch grommet on my Maytag model # DWU9202AAE because it was leaking badly from the bottom right corner of the door. Now it is shooting water out of the upper right corner of the door. If we hold pressure on the door it does not leak. Is this a door seal problem or a door latch problem? Thanks for a response!

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Hi

Over time, door gaskets and seals harden and lose their ability to seal properly. You can't repair the seals. You need to replace them if they've begun to leak.

Also,The latch on many dishwashers is adjustable. If your door is easy to close but difficult to latch, adjust the latch to let the door close more easily. If you can't see any way to adjust the latch, yours may be fixed in a certain position. Check for other reasons for the latching problem.

If the latch has worn out in a way that makes it impossible for you to close the door properly, you probably need to replace the latch.
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