My dishwasher leaks a some around the fron when running. Pretty sure I have identified the culprit as the bottom door seal. Our current is loose and hanging out on each end, just still attached in the middle.
Can I remove the old straight piece of rubber gasket (about 22 inches) and put in a new bottom door seal without taking off the door? What is the easist way?
Answer Steve, Removing the outer door panel will make it a bit easier to access and change the rubber seal, but is not necessary. Mkae sure you heck and clean any debris that has accumulated on the bottom of the tub before you install the seal and check the lower soray arm W10169069 for debris and cracks in the seams and jet openings, these issues can cause water to be directed towards the bottom of the door and water will pass under the gasket and leak.
The door gasket on my Amana seems to be just a strip of rubber, is this normal ? Also I am trying to figure outhow it properly attaches.
Finally will the door leak without it for a couple of days?
Answer Hi Al. Just to be clear. The tub gasket is part # W10314643 that fits into the tub frame surrounding. I believe that you are referring @ the inner door gasket part # R9800180. It is a lower sweep gasket if you will. It does clip into the bottom of the inner door. You will have to remove the inner door and insure it will be replaced properly. Then it will help hold the back splash affect that may happen. Remove the lower rack. Use a torpedo level on the side rails to check the front to back and side to side proper level of the unit. Make sure the back legs are snug against the floor. So when the tub is full of hot water with a full load the tub does not sway without any lower support. It will jam the latch and break it. It will not allow the proper door seal and leaks occur. Keeping this in mind, decide if it is best to allow the front feet to tilt the torpedo level bubble 1/4 " tilt towards the back. As the front feet are upward a little too much. Just slight enough to insure the water to stay in the tub better. This is a trick of some technicians because it fixes a improper installation issue. Thank You.