I replaced the door gasket but water is leaking into the tray where the gasket seats inside the door panel. Is this normal? The gasket is notched in the middle and I placed that towards the inside of the tub. The little notch in the gasket went into the seat on the right hand side of the door.
Answer Dan, Yes, there will be a small amount of water in the area where you described. The notch in the door seal allows the water to migrate back into the tub, and get filtered and redistributed through the wash system. If you installed the splash shield kit 154701001 and there is still water splashing in the corners of the door, you may have to raise the shields 1/8 to 3/16 inch, and check the lower spray arm for debris and split seams or improper rotation of the arm, causing the water to spray over or around the shields.
We just re-installed our dishwasher after our kitchen remodel. It had been working fine before it was uninstalled. Since reconnecting everything water is coming out of the lower portion of the door. Could this be a bad seal? or possibly something else damaged when it was temporarily uninstalled?
The first thing that you will want to make sure of is that the unit is leveled properly. If the unit is not leveled properly it will cause the leaking issue. You will also want to check the spray arms to make sure that they are not clogged and causing the spraying to be off causing ripple effect and splashing water under the door. Also check to see if there is a seal at the bottom of the door and check it for damage.
My door gasket came off the other day along with these plastic pieces. I figure I should order a new gasket and install but is it necessary to order these plastic pieces as well?
Answer Hello Randall,
Without a model number I would guess that since the kit has been made available for your model, it is a factory kit to prevent water from getting out into the floor and would be a good idea to install it. If the pieces are intact and you can re-install them, they wouldn't have to be replaced.
When running my dishwasher, I get water leaking out of the bottom of the door. I'm not sure if it's a bad door seal or if my drain pump isn't working properly. The drain pump sounds like it's really struggling (making a loud noise when running).
Answer Hello Todd,
Several issues to cover here. First off, there is no seal across the bottom of the dishwasher as it is an air gap used as an air inlet during the dry cycle. Therefore, if water is leaking at the bottom, it has to be slosh over. This makes it necessary to look for anything that will put a "wave" in the water. Check the spray arms for food particles in the holes which will make more water come out of one end than the other. Check the sides of the spray arms for separations where they are assembled together at the factory, (top and bottom halves of the spray arms). Check for an over soap situation which will cause the water to foam or suds up and jump the air gap. Considering the fact that you mentioned the pump struggling, I would look for the spray arms to have debris in them. If this is the case, it is impossible to get it all out and the spray arms should be replaced. You need to purge the particles from the unit before installing the new spray arms to prevent clogging them also.
The pump needs to be dis-assembled and cleaned out with a wet-vac. This will rid the unit of foreign debris that can be damaging to the new parts you may be installing.
To check for an over-soap situation, let the unit fill and circulate with water for about 2 minutes with no soap or dishes in the unit. Open the door and look for soap bubbles. If you see soap bubbles, (bubbles that remain after 20 seconds), the last load of dishes that were run in the unit were rinsed in soapy water.
How do you install this?
Answer Hello Shari. You will remove the bottom corners of the door seal, and install the splash shields on each side in the bottom corner. Then reinstall the door seal. Hope this helps.