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Ok, let's take a look at this;
I am not see exactly what you are describing, but here is a parts brake down of the whole dishwasher
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What you may be looking at is the washer for the hinge assembly itself, Number 4 of the door break down. That shouldn't have anything to do with leaking.
How does the seal look?
Here is some common leak spots