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The latch on the dishwasher won't catch, therefore, there isn't a "seal" and when the dishwasher runs, it leaks.

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  • Jerry West Oct 05, 2009

    Simply stating "replace the part" isn't satisfactory. There must be steps to take to VERIFY it is the part that is defective first. That is what I am looking for.

  • Jerry West Oct 05, 2009

    The Jenn-Air doesn't have a screw to tighten. There is some "play" in the latch. How can this tighten with no screw?

  • Jerry West Oct 05, 2009

    Thanks for asking for that....

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  • Jerry West Oct 05, 2009

    Never heard back from the last expert and still waiting for an answer.

  • Jerry West Oct 05, 2009

    How do I know the gasket is bad? I looked at there didn't seem to by any wear on them. It is a fairly new dishwasher - five years old, I believe. Instead of just doing the repair is there a test I can do to verify this is the problem?

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    Cleaning the Latch
  1. Inspect the latch for visible debris that may be caught in the components. This is a common reason a door is hard to open or close.
  2. Use a rag to clean debris from the latch components.
  3. Lubricate the latch components with WD40 or other lubricating spray.
  4. Test the door to see if it is working properly. Adjusting the Strike Plate
  5. Locate the strike plate at the top of your dishwasher.
  6. Note if the strike plate hits the door when closing, or if it slides cleanly into the latch components.
  7. Adjust the strike plate up or down by lightly tapping it with a hammer.
  8. Close the door and test the fit. Repeat this process if necessary.

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There is a door seal or gasket for any dishwasher. Need to know a Model number before order the correct part. A seal or gasket fills the gap between the door and the frame then the latch will catch. When the latch catches, door will compress the seal or gasket to prevent a leaks. After an extended use seal or gasket becomes flat and loses its elasticity so it causes a leak. A seal looks like this. The latch on the dishwasher - 62e1814.jpg


A gasket looks like this 7f9d099.jpg

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Please reply with a model #
Thanks!!

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Is the latch loose or did it get bent.? You need to give it a look and see what's loose there and tighten things up.

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If the door latch does not lock at all then you must replace the door lock.
Enter model number here to find parts and diagrams for your appliance.

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If your dishwasher leaks, check these:

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1. Spray WD-40 or other lubricant onto the latch.
2. Slowly open and close the door several times, noticing whether the door hits the strike plate (the metal plate on the top of the dishwasher frame). Use a hammer to lightly tap the strike plate to move it as needed.
3. If possible, adjust the depth of your latch by unscrewing the latch assembly using a screwdriver and reseating it. Work with the adjustment until it latches correctly.
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