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Dishwasher Door Gasket

My new dishwasher door gasket that i installed seems to be to thick and the door wont close now because its too tight.
What can i do about this? Its the right gasket for the dishwasher and i fitted it all the way inside the groove.

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  • dish2008 Jan 25, 2008

    Thanks for the advice..... worked like a charm. I just heated it enough, so that it just felt a little warm, closed the door shut overnight and now it shuts easily all the time.

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A new gasket will usually seem too tight, as long as it's the proper gasket and you are sure it is properly in place, this may help. Using a hair dryer, carefully warm the gasket up, don't get it too hot that it deforms. Then close the dishwasher door making sure it latches. Run it through a cycle and use the heated dry option. Leave it closed overnite. This should help, although it may seem a little tough to close for the next few times you run it. It will get better with use.

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