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Kenmore Elite Dishwasher 16939

I have the above dishwasher purchased in 2002. The rubber gasket on the inter panel comes loose occasionaly and then leaks water, I had it replaced twice, but the heat and suction of the door openning pulls it away unexpectingly. We are in the process of replacing a wood floor now cause by the leaking. Before we put down the new floor, I would like to solved this issue and would not prefer to purchase a new dishwasher just because I can't fix a gasket. Any suggestions?

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  • char3g Feb 26, 2008

    i have model 665 also and i have the same problem. Anybody know of any fixes?

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    I have the same problem and need my wife off my back!

  • Anonymous Sep 14, 2008

    I have the same model dish washer with the same problem. I also have a Kenmore Elite Dryer that has a problem with the elctronic dryer controls. Sears repair has been out two times to fix it. Low and dehold the problem was never fixed properly. No more Kenmore products for me. Poor products and poor service.

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I have the same model dishwasher with same problem. The gasket first came loose just after my warranty expired. The stainless steel and heat don't make for a good combination with the glue that holds the gasket in. My husband works with caulk and the like. He found a clear gel of some sort to get everything to adhere. It's had to be reapplied. I just make a habit of making sure the gasket is seated in its track and watching if dishes on top rack catch the gasket when I pull rack out.

See www.repairclinic.com, item #1065754, White silicone adhesive, specially formulated for use in the dishwasher to adhere tine tips & door gaskets. It's an accessory for this dishwasher. I don't know if Sears Parts Direct offers it. Sometimes their price is lower.

From above website it costs $14.55

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