leaking out of the front.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jody From Faribault, MN

Mar 25, 2013

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.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability


Part Number: PS335408

In Stock

Pump Outlet Seal

Part Number: PS335409

In Stock

Spray Arm Seal

Part Number: PS343923

In Stock

Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Part Number: PS402231

In Stock