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Leaking water from the front of machine at the bottom of the door.

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It sounds like your problem may be 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 inner door and seal and leave small air gaps.

The following link explains some of the common causes of dishwasher leaks and what you can do to prevent them:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3555822-my_dishwasher_leaks


Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

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All these sites are reputable and have great service. Prices vary between them, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed include helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you in locating and properly identifying any parts you may need.

This is a very simple repair that you can perform yourself without the assistance of a repairman, and it usually does not cost much. The average price of a door gasket ranges from $25 to $45 depending on model. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located along the door opening) and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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