ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Tom From Lone Jack, MO

Aug 11, 2009

57 out of 71 people found this instruction helpful

Replaced lower door seal kit per directions without success. Upon further diagnosis, I noticed the rubber section of the water tube (a seperate part in older models) had melted or burned or tore a ragged strip lengthwise in it. I purchased and installed the manifold spray arm kit PS382824 and because it was inexpensive I also got the wash arm bearing ring PS402231. I replaced all of these parts.. a very simple process if done one piece at a time. This spray arm kit comes with an upper spray arm, a water supply tube, a screw, and two holding clips. After these components were replaced the water no longer leaks. In order of most to least important in MY situation. The wash arm bearing had actually worn off the shoulder and looked more like a cylindrical bushing or I than a cross section L. this component and the water tube were the most important parts. The door seal isn't a water proof gasket type of part it's more of a plastic splash shield. Good Luck.. It can be done.. and it's worth the money and tme. Overall this is a good unit.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Door Seal Kit

Part Number: PS356593

In Stock