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Seal separated from tub (not torn)

Seal has separated from tub at bottom causing leak. I cannot work seal groove over tub lip to reset seal. Is there special procedure or special tool to do this (as in replacing auto glass in seal)?

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  • Rob E Apr 29, 2008

    Thanks for comment but it is the inside joint (tub, not front panel)

    that came loose. Your spring comment is interesting because I found no spring on my machine - even though GE parts illustration shows one. Never installed at assembly? Machine is now several years old and has never leaked until recently. Don't know exactly what to make of this sitaution.

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On the outside it just goes back onto the groove and pushed back on - - go all the way around to make sure it is on all over
Hopefully it is not the inner part because that is held by a very strong spring it took 4 hands 3 wooden spoons and a few fingers to get it back on. .

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

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My Maytag A9700 is leaking from the bottom of the outer tub. I have changed both the tub bearing and the stem seal but it is still leaking - even more than before I started. My question is whether I


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My Dishwasher is Leaking


This advice is dishwashers exhibiting leakage around the door. In the majority of cases this may be caused by a worn door seal. Over time, these seals compress to the point where they no longer seal correctly, or food particles and grime get caught between the door and seal and leave small air gaps.

The silverware tray (if located along the left or right side) can also contribute to causing damage to the door seal as utensils get caught on the seal surface as you roll the lower rack in and out of the tub. As water splashes up against the inner door facing it rolls out the bottom of the door, or down along the sides instead of staying in the tub.

Some other items that can contribute to leaking are:

1. A dishwasher that is not level, which causes the door not to seal properly.

2. The inner door panel being warped causing the door facing not to be even for the gasket to seat properly.

3, Dish placement. If you place bowls, serving trays and large tumblers in the front row of the bottom rack on some dishwashers it can contribute to water being diverted over the front edge of the tub and out the bottom of the door (Believe it or not, I've seen it happen).

NOTE: Most dishwashers do not have a seal across the front lip of the tub. That's why it's important to have a good door seal and to load it properly.

If you've loaded the dishwasher properly and confirmed it is level (front to back and side to side), then here are your options:

1. Replace the inner door panel at a cost of over $100.

2. Replace the door seal at a cost of about $35-$40.

NOTE: I would pursue the cheaper option, first. Its also the much simpler option. To replace the door seal, follow these steps:

1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way.

2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results.

3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers.

4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side.

5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary.
NOTE: Some manufacturers include a gasket epoxy that is applied to the gasket before seating. If your gasket does not come with this sealant, it does not require it.

This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges.

on Mar 07, 2010 | Dishwashers

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My Dishwasher Leaks


This advice is dishwashers exhibiting leakage around the door. In the majority of cases this may be caused by a worn door seal. Over time, these seals compress to the point where they no longer seal correctly, or food particles and grime get caught between the door and seal and leave small air gaps.

The silverware tray (if located along the left or right side) can also contribute to causing damage to the door seal as utensils get caught on the seal surface as you roll the lower rack in and out of the tub. As water splashes up against the inner door facing it rolls out the bottom of the door, or down along the sides instead of staying in the tub.

Some other items that can contribute to leaking are:

1. A dishwasher that is not level, which causes the door not to seal properly.

2. The inner door panel being warped causing the door facing not to be even for the gasket to seat properly.

3, Dish placement. If you place bowls, serving trays and large tumblers in the front row of the bottom rack on some dishwashers it can contribute to water being diverted over the front edge of the tub and out the bottom of the door (Believe it or not, I've seen it happen).

NOTE: Most dishwashers do not have a seal across the front lip of the tub. That's why it's important to have a good door seal and to load it properly.

If you've loaded the dishwasher properly and confirmed it is level (front to back and side to side), then here are your options:

1. Replace the inner door panel at a cost of over $100.

2. Replace the door seal at a cost of about $35-$40.

NOTE: I would pursue the cheaper option, first. Its also the much simpler option. To replace the door seal, follow these steps:

1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way.

2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results.

3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers.

4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side.

5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary.
NOTE: Some manufacturers include a gasket epoxy that is applied to the gasket before seating. If your gasket does not come with this sealant, it does not require it.

This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges.

I hope this information is found to be helpful.

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Kenmore dishwasher leaking from bottom of door


This is commonly caused by a worn door seal. Over time, these seals compress to the point where they no longer seal correctly, or food particles and grime get caught between the door and seal and leave small air gaps. The silverware tray (if located along the left or right side) can also cause damage to the door seal as utensils get caught on the seal surface as you roll the lower rack in and out of the tub. As water splashes up against the inner door facing it rolls out the bottom of the door, or down along the sides instead of staying in the tub. The only other items that can contribute to leaking are:

1. A dishwasher that is not level, which causes the door not to seal properly.

2. The inner door panel being warped causing the door facing not to be even for the gasket to seat properly.

3, Dish placement. If you place bowls, serving trays and large tumblers in the front row of the bottom rack on some dishwashers it can contribute to water being deflected over the front edge of the tub and out the bottom of the door (Believe it or not, I've seen it happen).

NOTE: Most dishwashers do not have a seal across the front lip of the tub. That's why it's important to have a good door seal and to load it properly.

If you've loaded the dishwasher properly and confirmed it is level (front to back and side to side), then here are your options:

1. Replace the inner door panel at a cost of about $115.

2. Replace the door seal at a cost of about $35-$40.

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Use whatever parts source you like, but I have found these to be the cheapest and most reliable sites to order parts from. Shop all of them for the best price.

NOTE: The inner door panel is listed under the Door Parts section. The tub gasket will be listed under the Tub Parts section.

I think I would pursue the cheaper option, first. Its also the much simpler option. To replace the door seal, follow these steps:

1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way.

2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results.

3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers.

4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side.

5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary.

This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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This is commonly caused by a worn door seal. This is a simple repair that requires no tools and can easily be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Over time, these seals compress to the point where they no longer seal correctly, or food particles and grime get caught between the door and seal and leave small air gaps. The silverware tray (if located along the left or right side) can also cause damage to the door seal as utensils get caught on the seal surface as you roll the lower rack in and out of the tub. As water splashes up against the inner door facing it rolls out the bottom of the door, or down along the sides instead of staying in the tub. The only other items that can contribute to leaking are:

1. A dishwasher that is not level, which causes the door not to seal properly.

2. The inner door panel being warped causing the door facing not to be even for the gasket to seat properly.

3, Dish placement. If you place bowls, serving trays and large tumblers in the front row of the bottom rack on some dishwashers it can contribute to water being deflected over the front edge of the tub and out the bottom of the door (Believe it or not, I've seen it happen).

NOTE: Most dishwashers do not have a seal across the front lip of the tub. That's why it's important to have a good door seal and to load it properly.

If you've loaded the dishwasher properly and confirmed it is level (front to back and side to side), then here are your options:

1. Replace the inner door panel (part number 99003678) at a cost of about $115.

2. Replace the door seal (part number 902894) at a cost of about $40.

I think I would pursue the cheaper option, first. Its also the much simpler option. To replace the door seal, follow these steps: 1. Pull the old door seal from the groove around the wash tub facing. Take note of which surface area of the gasket is inserted in the groove and which surface is facing the door. It may not seal properly if you install the gasket the wrong way. 2. Clean the area really well to ensure there are no food debris or soap deposits. Also clean the inner door area where the door meets the gasket. You need a clean surface for the best results. 3. Locate the center mark of the new gasket. This will be a small paint spot or small groove on the gasket (this surface is the side of the gasket that will be inserted in the groove around the tub facing). If there is no center mark, fold the gasket in half and mark the location with some chalk, or hold with your fingers. 4. Locate the top center part of the wash tub facing and align the center mark of the door gasket at that point. Begin pushing the gasket into the groove with your hands and work your way around and down along each side. 5. Make sure the gasket is inserted all the way around the tub facing to the point where it meets the wash tub bottom. You can pull the gasket out and readjust as necessary. This repair should take you about 30 minutes or less to complete. Its simple and requires no tools. The door will be tough the shut for a while until the gasket compresses and takes the door shape. Do not slam the door if it becomes difficult to shut. Simply close the door and the push firmly at the point just above the door latch until the latch clicks. Slamming the door can damage the control panel components, the door latch and/or the hinges. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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Change door seal on wjs 1265w


Hi, Your new door seal will have a double lip seal? If you use a small amount of washing up liquid on the lip of the double seal this will then allow you to ease the door seal on really easy. The spring then goes on the outer part of the seal in the groove to hold it onto the tub. Becareful and make sure you put the door seal on the right way up or you will not be happy with the result! TORN CLOTHES!
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Zanussi fjs1225w


this comes up all the time!!
disconnect from mains.
remove plastic clamp that holds seal to cabinet and peel the seal away from the cabinet
the seal is held onto the tub by a circular spring. force the seal downwards and outwards to start the seal away from the tub and peel off complete
on new seal, lubricate the slot that goes onto the lip of the tub with washing up fluid.
starting at the top, push the slot in the seal onto the lip of the tub. goindg in both directions, push the rest of the seal onto the lip of the tub. this is a knack so be patient.
when completely on, next step is to refit the circular spring. this is quite difficult and an extra pair of hands helps. the spring slips into a groove on the outside of the seal.
refit the seal onto the cabinet - this is easy - and refit the plastic clamp.
test for leaks on rinse as the water level is higher - water will be foamy till washing up fluid is wased away

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Door Seal


not too bad a job
turn off mains. undo clamp that holds door boot to cabinet and peel off the boot.
the seal is then held onto the tub either by a large circular spring or maybe a clamp with a screw.
if it is a spring, then just force the boot downwards and pull outwards and the boot will come off.
if it is a clamp, undo the clamp and pull the boot off.
look at the new boot and you will see a groove that slips onto the lip of the tub. lubricate this groove liberally with washing up fluid or similiar.
start at the top and push the groove onto the lip. work in both directions round the boot forcing the groove onto the lip until entirely in position.
if a clamp was fitted, just put the clamp in the outer groove and tighten
if it is a spring, this is more difficult and you will find an extra pair of hands helpfull. stretch the spring and push into position in the outer groove.
fit the boot to the cabinet and replace the clamp
test for leaks on rinse cycle as water level is higher. there will be some foam from the washing up fluid.
remember to make a note of which way up the door boot was fitted as there is a top and bottom

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Machine seal has flipped out!


not easy if you haven't done it before.
lubricate the slot which fits onto the lip of the tub with washing up fluid. start the slot onto the lip of the tub at the top and work your way round in both directionsn pressing the slot onto the lip of the tub. this is not as easy as it sounds..
when seal is completely located on the tub, put the spring in the outer groove at the top and work it into the groove all the way round. you may need an extra pair of hands for this.
the plastic hoop fastens the seal onto the cabinet and is easyu to fit.
test for leaks on the rinse cycle as the water level is higher

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Fitting new door seal to fl 850


not a big job but you may need an extra pair of hands as one part is awkward.
remove plastic clip that holds seal to cabinet - i prise clip of with a screwdriver. unpeel seal from cabinet and fold it inside the drum.
the seal is held onto tub with a large circular spring. push bottom of seal down and pull out and seal will come off together with spring.
now comes the awkward bit
lubricate the groove that fits onto the tub with washing up fluid all round. starting at top, push groove onto lip of tub. with thumbs, work all the way round in opposite directions with each hand until seal is completely located on lip of tub. this is quite hard to do so you may have to try several time but don't despair. fold the seal into the drum to make the next bit easier
next the spring has to be located which is where a second pair of hands will be helpful
start the spring at the top into the external groove of the seal and just work round till the spring slips into the groove. its harder than it sounds and four hands makes it a lot easier.
slip the seal onto the cabinet (easy bit) and fit the plastic clip
test for leaks using the rinse cycle (water level is higher)
this job used to take me under 5 mins and it is a real knack but is not really that hard. you can do it! the trick is always lubricate with washing up fluid
go for it
doug
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