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    • Part Number: AP4113435
    • MFG Part Number: 99002645
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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In the process of remodeling my kitchen I discovered my dishwasher was leaking around this water inlet. By the buildup of mineral it appears that water has been splashing up and out of the inlet box. I cleaned all parts and seal with vinegar and replaced. When I slowly pour water in the seal does not leak. I notice when looking at the parts for the water inlet on various sites that there is a foam block. My dishwasher does not have this and the blow out drawings aren't detailed enough to show where they go. Am I on the right track?

Marla for Model Number MDB5601AWS Maytag Dishwasher

ANSWER Marla, Yes, you're on the right track, The foam block was a "splash guard" To keep the water spray in the water inlet housing. It is made of foam, in order to allow air to enter and exit the assembly as well. The assembly and seal have since been discontinued by the manufacturer, due to lack of usage. As long as you have no kinks or restrictions in the water supply tube, and proper water pressure you should be fine. Thanks 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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