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Leak around bottom door gasket

I have a leak around the gasket on the bottom of my dishwasher door. Do I need to remove the door to replace this gasket? If I do, how do i remove it? Or, can I replace the gasket by removing the inside or outside part of the Door?

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No, you don't need to remove the door to replace the gasket. It is usually a pressure fit and will just push into the alloted space. Take notice of where the originial one begins and ends before removing it.

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Hi

I am not familiar with Frigidair Dishwaser, as we do not have them in Australia.

However, you should be able to replace the bottom seal by just removing the screws from the stainless-steel inner door panel. When you open these the door face panel will fall out.

Unplug machine from its power source. Open the diswasher door. I find sitting cross legged under the door and having the door open on my lap is the easiest way. Open the screws from around the edges. Please note once you have opened all the screws the outer door panel will drop down. So do it gently and watch out for the sharp edges of the stainless steel. They cut like sharp knife.

Also be careful not to disconnect any of the wiring in the control panel and keep the door lock assembly intact.

Then you will have a better access and view of the bottom seal. If you have any problems with it, let me know. I will try and assist you.

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Ash

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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