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whirlpool dishwasher leaks at left bottom of door and has replaced

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whirlpool dishwasher leaks at left bottom of door and has replaced the rubber seal and didn't do the job. Have had the inside of the door off several times and can't figure where the leak is coming from. There is a piece that snaps on the bottom of the door inside the panel that was loose when removed. Thought maybe it wasn't put back right. Can't tell by the diagram of manual.

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how much water is leaking out ? does this just drip or is it a lot ? is this the piece your not sure you put on right ?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It leaks a pretty strong drip, almost a stream. And that is the piece we put on but not sure in the right place.

okay. that piece snaps on the bottom of the plastic liner you removed. I'm wondering if one of the seals for the dispenser is leaking. was there any streaks down inside the door when you opened it up ? was the insulation wet ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I don't know if the insulation was wet but it was discolored in places. But I thought that was caused when I opened the door and the water dripped under the vent at the top of the door. Where is this seal?

there are a few and I believe the seal that bad is the vent seal from what your saying. these don't come separate though its part of the vent cap. are both your deflectors in place. Deflector(NNN) NNN-NNNN        Main Product Viewthey sit down in the front corners of the tub. number 12 on this diagram.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Yes the deflecters are in the slot they are always in cause I checked that when it started to leak first. There is only one way they fit in place, right?

yes they fit the curvature of the tub. if they were in wrong you would know. try this. take some Vaseline and put it around the gasket. see if the leak stops. let me know.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

The gasket you are talking about is the one on the tub that we put in new?

yes. this will help it seal if the tub has warped at all. if the leak stops then thats the issue. the heat from the dishwasher can warp the plastic causing it to leak.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I will have to let you know tomarrow because I'm at work. I don't have a computer at home.

okay I'll watch for your reply. this should tell us if its the tub or a seal in one of the door skin covers.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Sorry, I took so long today, just a little busy. I put vaseline on seal and its leaks same as before. Checked the plastic shield that we found loose to see if it was on right and it is worped a little. Could this be the problem? But it looks to me that is isn't going to keep any water from getting in. We even tried to see if it would fit on the front of the tub but that didn't work either. Help!!!

okay if the shield is warped a bit that can do it.these can also shrink from the heat so It could be a combo of the two. Try replacing that and see if that takes care of the issue. heres a link to the part .
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for the link and I called the 800 number that was on the link and got that ordered. Won't get it till Saturday so will let you know Monday. Okay?

thats fine , I'll watch for your reply. one more thing. on the dispenser door theres a latch and the also has a small rubber gasket that deteriorates and when that happens water can get through and run down the inside of the door and come out the bottom .you might want to take a look at that also.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi, took yesterday off and didn't look at your last reply till now so will go home tonight and check out the rubber gasket if I can figure out where it is.

I got the other part Saturday and it didn't make any difference. Will check with you tomarrow. Thanks.

your welcome, let me know. thanks, Bryan
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Just about forgot to check in with you, my husband had it apart last night when I got home. Does this little piece suppose to have a rubber seal on it? Or is there suppose to be a seal of some sort in the hole that it fits in? It looks like there's a paper thin seal made in the door piece that is little piece fits in. He's about ready to forget it and buy me a new washer. I'm not wanting to do that just yet.

which little piece ? the seal for the soap part ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

This little piece is the one you sent the picture of that holds the soap door down. The hole that it fits in looks like it has a paper thin seal in it.

actually that paper thin seal is the part I showed you. maybe yours is worn thin so it doesn't look the same. it slides over the lock latch piece. that may be your issue, water gets by and drips down to the bottom.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can you get just that paper thin seal or have to get the whole piece?

they only show this as a set. its only $4.50 just use the seal from it .
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Do you have a part number that I can order one?

Dispenser Latch 676413 heres a link.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you till the next time I talk to you. Got the part ordered and on the way. Cross your fingers that this part does the trick. I will let you know for sure.

okay good luck and well wishes. Bryan
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Good morning,

I got the part for the dishwasher Saturday and my husband put it on and it didn't solve the problem. So we are closing this case and buying a new washer. He's tired of trying to figure out what it can be. It looks like it's pretty simple as far as parts and how it should work but nothing seems to be helping. He says it's old enought to replace. So thanks for all your trouble and time. I sure do appreciate it.

your very welcome I'm sorry it didn't work out and we didn't find the leak. have a great day and thanks, Bryan