I was deep cleaning my dishwasher, including the grime around the gasket. Well, long story short, I ended up just pulling out the gasket bc it seemed necessary to clean. After returning the gasket to where it goes, it seems that I have a small leak coming from the bottom of the door. I am wondering what the part is that you tuck the 2 ends of the gasket under is. I think that might me where my problem is. I can't afford a new gasket but I don't want all my cleaning efforts to go to waste by letting it sit there to collect mold again. What should I do?
Answer Hello Kristin,
Most of the time a leak at the door is not because of the door seal. You see, the bottom of the door has no seal. This is used as an air intake for the dry cycle. A leak is normally caused by an slight overfill from a failing water valve or a spray arm with debris inside it stopping up one or more holes in it. This puts a "wave" in the water making it slosh. To check the door seal make sure the door liner on the outside edge of the seal is dry and run the unit for a few minutes. Carefully open the door and, shining a flashlight down each side, look for water droplets on the side of the seal that should be dry. If the liner is wet on the outside side of the seal, the unit could be a bit out of level, causing the seal not to seat properly.