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.
What is the door gasket Part Number?
Answer Ken, the dishwasher door gasket is part number WD08X10057. Thanks!
My dishwasher is leaking from the lower left corner. I believe I need a new gasket but I noticed the old gasket has a gap of about 4-6 inches at the center bottom of the door. Is this normal and will the replacement gasket end up with the same gap?
Answer Hello Joe,
The bottom of the dishwasher door is an air gap used as an intake during the dry cycle. If you have water jumping the air gap, something is putting a "wave" in the water or the unit has been over soaped. If it is a wave and not an over soap issue, look closely at the spray arms for debris in the holes and for separations between the upper half and the lower half of each spray arm. The spray arms are "melted" together at the factory and they do sometimes separate. This causes more pressure to escape on one side than the other making a "wave" as it rotates.