Maytag Dishwasher Door Leak

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Old 12-04-99, 09:10 AM
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My Maytag dishwasher leaks from the bottom of the door. I understand this is probably because the float is not working properly. I have "fiddled" a bit with the float, and the leak is not as bad, but is there an easy way to adjust the float level so I can drop the overall water level in the dishwasher?
 
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Old 12-05-99, 12:52 AM
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Hi, model#, approx age? Most door leaks are not float related, over filling is more fill valve or poss a dirty float mechanism. Leaks at the door can be:
- gasket
- door latch
- gaskets on the door dispensors
- split spray arm
 
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Old 12-05-99, 11:41 AM
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Model Number is DWU7400AAX (JetClean), and the washer is about 4 years old. Thanks for any help/advice.
 
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Old 12-05-99, 06:07 PM
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Hi, that style of d/w has had many problems wit hthe soap door gasket leaking ( have a close look at where the soap arm comes out of the door ), there has also been some leaks around the rince aid dispensor but not as common as the soap dispensor arm gasket. A llose door lock or bad gasket will also allow d/w to leak at the door, a split spray arm can allow water to spray right at the door and cause a leak as well.
 
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Old 12-05-99, 08:30 PM
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Thanks!
 
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Old 12-05-99, 08:41 PM
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Jeff, the soap arm gasket looks very worn as you had suggested. It actualy appears to be missing on the top half. Can I lay down a bead of conventional silicone sealer in this area, or do I need a new gasket?
 
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Old 12-06-99, 08:32 PM
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Hi, the part is under 5 dollars, get the new grommet and latch kit, silicone is not good for you and should not be used in a d/w.
 
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Old 12-07-99, 06:49 PM
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Thanks again!
 
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Old 07-11-04, 07:26 PM
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Hi, the part is under 5 dollars, get the new grommet and latch kit, silicone is not good for you and should not be used in a d/w.
How much is involved in replacing the grommet and latch kit?

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Maytag Dishwasher Door Leak

I had a problem with my model DWU7500AAX leaking from the lower right door hinge area. I tried readjusting the door gasket with no luck, and I also didn't see an obvious problem with other areas like the float, spray arm, or soap dispenser. I noticed the door gasket had a "crease" in it down the middle from the raised "ridge" all the way around the inside of the door. I thought maybe the door just wasn't making good contact with the gasket any more since this was a pretty old unit.
So before I bought a new gasket, I tried taking the old one out, turning it 180 degrees and reinserting it into the channel so that the crease was now on the inside and the smooth side was facing the door.
So far, after 1 cycle, it hasn't leaked.
Will update the thread if it develops a leak again, otherwise assume it worked.
Good luck.
 
 

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