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Bosch Dishwasher Door Leaking Steam

I have a fully integrated Bosch SHV45M03UC dishwasher that is leaking form the top right of the door. Mostly steam is leaking but looking at posts the common solutions do not apply in this circumstance.. 1) the stem vent is not blocked, will leak when empty. 2) not too much soap, will leak when empty. 3) door seal is ok Etc... 
What I do notice is that the door does not seem to be shutting tightly enough. I can push on the door during a cycle and hear the cycle get noticeable quieter. Leaving me to believe that the door is just not closing tight enough.Is there an adjustment to the latch to tighten the seal the door makes when closing?

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Re: Bosch Dishwasher Door Leaking Steam

Pull the seal that is on the tank 1/2 way out then close the door. This will make sure the door is tight to the seal. This happens sometimes that the seal becomes flattened. I have been using this trick on Bosch dishwashers since this series came out in 1997.

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