Door Seal Leaked Due To Poor Design After Years Of Use

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years


Timothy From Windermere, FL

Jan 23, 2014

To Prevent This Problem: Make Sure Your Utensils And Items You Are Washing DO NOT Rub Against The Door Seal When Pulling Out The Bottom Rack To Emptying The Dish Washer... The Original Door seal is held in place in a metal channel. To remove it you just carefully pull out the old seal. It is recommended that prior to installing the new seal you clean the channel and then put silicon sealant in the channel and install the new seal. Be nice and neat and just cut off the Silicon Tube Nozzle so about a 1/8 in bead of silicon comes out of the tube and goes into the channel. Make sure the channel is filled with silicon evenly (you get more than enough in the tube). Push in the seal so that it seats properly, and most importantly so that the ends of the seal extend past the ends of the channel. (I don't know why the manufacturer can't provide a new seal that is 3 inches longer than required, instead of 1 inch longer than required. Its easy to cut off the excess.)... Of course it takes 24 hours for silicon to fully cure and the curing process should be accomplished with the dishwasher door Closed and Latched. (Instructions are included in the repair kit) ...

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Seal

Part Number: PS890612

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