My Kitchenaid dishwasher is leaking at the tub/motor assembly seal. I have purchased a replacement gasket. Is there a specific orientation of the gasket (does the 2" part of the gasket without ridges/bumps align with the drain hose?)? How is the plastic white ring installed? Over the gasket once the gasket is seated on the motor assembly? Thanks for any help.
Also the soap dispenser has stopped opening during the main wash. Is there a reasonably easy fix for that?
The dishwasher is probably 10+ years old. Should I just replace it?
ANSWER Hi Mary. The ribbed side of the motor gasket faces the motor housing face up. Match the notches under the gasket to the underside of the motor as well. Once the motor gasket is in place, then the white ring slides in from the bottom side in the circumference of the inner groove locking the 2-into place. Use some liquid dishwasher soap to help slide it on the tub (but very sparingly). Tub seal part # 717000. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, March 15, 2012