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Leaks at bottom of door, badly thru wash and rinse. cleaned everything I can think of. have dishes according to use and care guide

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Hello there
Door seal
First make sure that the entire seal is clean and has no visable tears or rips in it if it does replace it.
also
If your dishwasher is new--or if you have just replaced a door seal--the door may be difficult to latch for a week or two. If the tightness persists, though, try adjusting the latch, if it's adjustable. If it's not adjustable, there's probably nothing you can do immediately. But try running the dishwasher on the highest heat cycle to help the seal conform to the door. Otherwise, the seal should compress over time.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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