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Dishwasher door gasket replacement

Maytag WU1000
Serial 644419 PN
Door gasket was hardened with age. I removed the existing gasket which was firmly held in place by plastic lugs protruding from the gasket which snap into slots in the door panel. I have an identical Maytag door gasket 901403 and its lugs fit into the irregularly spaced door slots perfectly but I can't get the lugs to snap in so the gasket is held securely to the door. What is the secret? Is there a special tool or technique required?

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  • AlanCello Feb 28, 2008

    Thanks for your prompt response. Do you take the door apart first and pull the tabs through the slots from the inside of the inner door skin or do you push them through from the outside of the door skin without taking the door apart?

    One of the slots at the botton is one sided due to rust I guess. I'll need to glue the last two inches of one end of the gasket. What kind of glue will do that and not poison us?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Plastic adjustable foot has snapped. I have a replacement, but cannot remove the broken stub. I can turn it, but it is held by something. Is it possible to remove the foot mounting bracket from the dishwasher? If so, how?

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Hi alan, the tool that works for me is a pair of 90 degree curved needle nose pliers (mine are a sears product). also, i soak the gasket in hot water for five minutes to soften it up and sparingly apply soap dish detergent to the tabs to give them help in sliding through. sorry i dont have a pic of the tool for you.

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Note… If the main motor of your dishwasher is mounted vertically, beneath the center bottom
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But if your motor is mounted horizontally, the pump isn't serviceable--you need to replace the
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