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Kenmore Ultra Wash leaking from door

Water runs out of the door of our older Kenmore Ultra Wash dishwasher. We have reduced the leakage by cleaning around the door and the seals, and by tightening the Torx fasteners on the side (the bottom ones were quite loose, maybe 1/8" backed out of fully tight).

We're assuming a water seal somewhere (inside the door?) needs to be replaced. Does anyone have a schematic or diagram of what to expect if we take the inner panel off the door?

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SOURCE: Door leak

Br, couple of things you can look for here. Check the vent, you can just pop this out. Sometimes there is a buildup of gunk which will hold water during wash and leak down between the door. There is a seal there, part number 974782. Another thing is to check the upper spray arm for cracks or splitting. This can send a direct flow of water into the vent. There is also a seal at the bottom of the upper spray arm, part number 3376846. I was fooled by a leak like this once, it turned out to be a clogged vent...Catriver..post back.

Posted on Oct 01, 2006

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SOURCE: Water Leak at vent area in door...

On this model the vent is open and shut by a wax motor. The vent should be closed tight during the entire wash cycle and the first 6 minutes of the drying cycle. Check the operation, make sure there is not a bunch of gunk restricting it. If you are handy with a meter check the resistance of the motor. It should read approx. 2100ohms. Another reason for leaking at the base is oversudzing. Also check the upper spray arm for cracks or splits shooting water into the vent area. Catriver...post back.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006

Maanita
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SOURCE: We are having water leak

Try to fix the rubber seal which has come out by fixing it through super glue or apoxy seal which will stop the water spill and leakage.
Please give more details of you dwasher ..... the Make and model so that i can send you the manual for future use

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore dish washer leaks thru the door, need replacement seal.

I dont know what models but several models leaked thru the soap dispensor in the door.They were recalled. Check the manufacture for your model.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

SOURCE: Door leak

Check the screws on the pump cover under the lower spray arm (the spray arm is easy to remove, the screws are torx - maybe a torx 10 or 15, so a regular screwdriver wont work). They come loose on ours every 6-12 months and spray water at the door, causing it to leak all over our wood floor. I routinely tighten those screws now before they come loose enough to cause the problem.
Replacing the door seal doesn't help - if you look at it closely the bottom of the door doesn't seal against anything, it just overlaps the front of the tub so water sprayed hard against the front (from a leaking gasket) can go under the door and up and over the tub front, making it look like a door seal problem.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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