Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
My dishwasher was leaking out of the front, bottom of the door, when
it was in the was/rinse cycle. Upon investigating by removing the
spinning wash arm in the bottom, I found that a couple screws had
fallen out of the pump housing. There was also a gasket sticking out
in front , facing the door. I'm guessing the water would be forced out
in the direction of the door and squirt out from under the door. On my
model of Kitchen Aid, there is no seal at the bottom of the door.
I took the pump housing apart to find the lost screws underneath. I
also found another gasket sticking out of place. When I went to put it
all back together, The gaskets had been so stretched out of shape, I
couldn't get them back in place. I looked up and ordered new gaskets
from PartSelect.com. The parts were in stock when I placed the order,
but when they arrived, the main gasket that I needed was backordered.
I decided to reassemble the pump body by cutting the old gasket/seals
so that they would fit back into place. I positioned the cut towards
the back so that if it would leak, at least it would spray water away
from the door. It works fine now and the back ordered gasket/seal
finally arrived, but I put them in the package under the sink to
replace them at a later date as I've moved onto other projects now and
don't feel like opening it all up again now.