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I noticed tonite while my dishwasher was running, a puddle of just to the right of the bottom of the door. I just replaced the door gasket (bottom of door) but I noticed the gasket surrounding the door is worn and dried out something fierce. Could the leak be coming from the large, black gasket that surrounds the area where the door seats?
ANSWER Hello Ric,
This could be caused by the door seal, but most of the time it is either caused by an over soap situation or a "wave" in the water in the bottom of the tub. Things that can cause a "wave" in the water include a split, (separating), spray arm, or food particles or foreign material, (plastic from wrappers, paper, seeds, etc.), in the holes of the spray arms. You see, when a hole gets stopped up in the spray arm, it will put out more water pressure on one end of the spray arm than the other. This will cause the water to slosh in the bottom and jump the air gap under the door.
You can check for an over soap situation by starting the unit with no dishes and no detergent and letting it fill completely with water. Let it circulate the water for at least 2 minutes. When you open the door, you should see some bubbles but after 20 seconds, water bubbles will pop. Any bubbles remaining after 20 seconds are soap bubbles. This is an indication of an over soap situation.
If you have soft water or a water softener in the home, you may have to change detergent brands or, if you use the packets, you may have to change to the type that you measure the detergent your self to prevent too much soap from being put into the unit.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, October 04, 2012