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Soap and water coming out the front of the dishwasher

We just moved into a new home. The GE Nautilus dishwasher is brand new. We have had soapy water oozing out the front and bottom of the door periodically during a run cycle. The door gasket appears to have a 3 " gap in the middle of the bottom on the door. Is this gap supposed to be there? Could this be part of the problem?

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  • drrachelle Apr 18, 2009

    I did not mention that the gasket "gap" is 3 ". It is almost like it was made that way.

  • drrachelle Apr 18, 2009

    Thank you. We do not know for we did not build the house. However, upon closer inspection, it appears that the gasket is made this way. There does not appear to be a track for the gasket where the gap is. We don't think that is the issue, but we are not sure.



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Yes you should compare the gap to a simular model then order the seal

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    joe accardo Apr 18, 2009

    mabe try to adjust the latch so the door will close tighter also


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I would think that the gasket is not doing the job, can you pull the gasket together to decrease the gap. If not then try another gasket if it's not on warrentee

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  • pistollian Apr 18, 2009

    Has the gasket ever been removed, if so is it possible that it was reinstalled upside down. Maybe the gap/space should be on the top rather than bottom.

  • pistollian Apr 18, 2009

    Sorry I didn't help, what is the brand of dish washer, model #. I've had some problems with my dish washer before and used to help with diagnostics or parts look up. At the bottom of the page there is a 'model lookup number' field to fill in. It gives exploded diagrams of your machine and part numbers. Probably one of the best sites I've seen in a long time. One more idea might be to check the float, if for some reason it may be getting stuck and over filling on occassion, once again sorry I could be more of an assistance.



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