Dishwasher leaks

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Gardner From Old Saybrook, CT

Sep 24, 2007

4 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

First point of leakage was the door. Turns out that a gasket at the bottom of the door functions as a wave trap. As the bottom sprayer spins it sprays against the door and creates a small wave of water this gasket was starting to disintegrate, it was letting water surge over the small tray at the doors bottom. Easy to replace just pull down and remove press fit on inside door bottom. Only when this was replaced did I find the real leak but not until I guessed at the tub seal as the leak. Very hard to see where the water really comes from! Turns out it was not the tub seal but a clip that holds the heater element got smashed down from a dropped dish rack at some earlier time and this caused the heat to increase at the clip and eventually heat the clip to extent it melted the tub directly under it. JB Weld to the rescue and we have a waterproof tub again. Well almost! The tub gasket resisted my best efforts to seat correctly and thus required a new tub gasket, still hard to seat but after 2-3 attempts we have a winner. Total cost about 50 bucks vs. 6-700 for a new unit. Wife is happy!!

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Sump Gasket

Part Number: PS420465

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