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Air Inlet
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PartSelect Number PS11745487
Manufacturer Part Number WP8268937
This part is located at the bottom of the door. It helps to circulate air during the drying process.
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Carl from North Haven, CT
Leakage along bottom of door panel during wash/rinse
The air inlet strip has a flap and two smaller side flaps that seal the bottom of the inner door to the bottom pan that hold the water. The flaps don't form a watertight seal as they only serve to prevent the water surging during wash and rinse cycles from splashing out of the bottom pan onto the floor under the door. What I learned after dismantling the door is that the problem I was having with water dripping from the bottom of the bottom of the outer door was being caused by a loose upper round louvered vent and not he lower vent strip. If the lower vent strip were the problem, water would leak from the front lip of the bottom pan, which is located well behind the face of the front door panel.

Here's my recommendation on the lower vent srtip repair. Turn off the power to the unit at you breaker panel. The air inlet strip is fastened to the backside of the inner stainleess steel door panel. To access the screws the outer door panel must be removed. Open the door and remove the six torx head screws that fasten the outer door panel to the stainless steel inner door. Don't remove the two torx screws top dead center as they hold the door latch. After removing the screws, raise the door up to the nearly closed position. Lift up the outer door panel handle and door bottom to disengage the outer panel from the inner stainless door. The next part is a little tricky since the vent strip hex head screws are at he bottom of the stainless door panel, facing out with the door closed. The lip of the bottom stainless pan is high enough to make it a tight fit to access the screws. There is also a steel bracket that is a door stiffener and holds electrical wiring. I found removing the bracket held by a 1/4" hex head screw on each side made access to the vent strip scews easier. Lay flat on the floor. With a 3/16" nutdriver or socket wrench each of the five vent strip screws can be removed. It's a tight fit between the bottom lip and door bottom, but it can be done. Remove the old vent strip and attach the new one. Make sure it fits snugly into the slot. Best to have an extra pair of hands at this point to hold the stip securely in place while screws are reinserted from the opposite side. Reassemble everything in reverse order.

It was when I had the outer door panel off that I noticed my problem was water getting past the upper round louver vent seal and thus running down the inside of the outer panel. Simple fix was to remove and clean the scale residue from the parts and door. Then reassemble the vent and twitst tighten the vent to compress the rubber seal on the inside face of the door.
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Air Inlet
PartSelect Number PS11748136
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10077883
Also known as an air baffle.
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Vent
PartSelect Number PS11755274
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10469574
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Door Vent - White
PartSelect Number PS259045
Manufacturer Part Number WD12X10026
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Vent
PartSelect Number PS11754644
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10428211
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DUCT
PartSelect Number PS3496206
Manufacturer Part Number 5304482455
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Vent Assembly (Includes Item 6
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PartSelect Number PS11741358
Manufacturer Part Number WP3379674
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Louis from Niceville, FL
Water dripped out from the bottom of door.
Diagnosing the problem, i.e. finding the source of the leak, was the hardest part. The best clue was the leak only occurred well into the cycle when the water was hot and steam was coming out the vent. I then assumed there was a bad seal and steam & condensed water was leaking down into the door. I replaced the vent duct & seal, a broken drip cover (an internal part in the door), and replaced a missing rinse aid cap. This stopped the leak. Read more...
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Vent Assembly (Also Order Item 6)
PartSelect Number PS11746657
Manufacturer Part Number WP8572611
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Vent
PartSelect Number PS11746458
Manufacturer Part Number WP8558980
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Vent
PartSelect Number PS11749327
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10164259

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