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Door leak The dishwasher is 2 and half year old and is randomly leaking for at least one year or even more. The leak originally occurred at both lower ends of the door, close to the hinges. The leak was about one liter and the door panel sound insulation soaked with water. After door panel was removed, the leak location was identified at both ends of the lower door gasket. The outside part of the U-shaped gasket was filled with water, and eventually water was spilled on the floor. The leak can go away for weeks, but it comes back. If the cause of the leak is the faulty gasket, why it occurs randomly? Could it be a pressure build-up in the tank, I checked the vent valve and hose on the side wall, it looked OK, so what is it?Thanks,sab from Montreal

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I had the same problem. On the right side of the tank in Bosch dishwashers there is a steam port. If you place a large object in the right hand edge of the tray, a pressure build up causes the leak. Put large stuff on the left and you should be good to go!

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