Having problems with your KitchenAid Dishwashers ?

I have a kitchen aide dishwasher ~ only about 6 yrs old ~ and it's the higher end model with the Wood panels , anyway , Its leaking water on the bottom ~ Is that the main seal ? and How hard is it to replace /


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\015\012\015\012Thanks\015\012for using FixYa. If you have nuisance water leaks around the base of your\015\012dishwasher, you may be using a detergent that is causing too much suds. Cut\015\012back on the amount of detergent you use, and see if that makes a difference.

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\015\012\015\012Water\015\012that spills through the door vent is usually caused by improperly loading\015\012dishes. Leaks from the door itself may be caused by a faulty door gasket or\015\012door tightness adjustment. you should check the main tub seal, the door latch,\015\012the door gasket, the water-inlet valve, and the fill and drain hoses.
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\015\012Also make sure the dishwasher is sitting level (you can adjust the front feet\015\012up or down, and many units have some type of levelers at the rear).
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\015\012Water under the dishwasher may be originating from a leaky hose or loose hose\015\012connection. Remove the lower front panel, and check the hoses. The pump seal\015\012may be defective, too; replacing this is a job for an appliance repair person.\015\012The door seals on this Kitchenaid dishwasher are pressure fit into a metal\015\012channel that runs along the inside of the wash tub.


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\015\012\015\012To\015\012install, simply remove the old seal paying close attention to which way it was\015\012installed, apply a bead of adhesive inside the channel, then install the new\015\012seal in the correct direction. A test fit prior to applying the adhesive is a\015\012good idea and if you are having trouble with one side being to long, try\015\012folding the seal in half, take hold of the looped end, and insert it under the\015\012door latch. The reset should go in properly. The new seal will be a tight fit\015\012which is the way we want it so it may take some force to get it fully seated.\015\012If the door is hard to close, then the door seal needs some more work.
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\015\012An older dishwasher may corrode at the bottom, but this is fairly uncommon. If\015\012this is the case with your dishwasher, it's time for a new one.


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\015\012\015\012Please do\015\012accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further\015\012assistance.

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\015\012\015\012Thanks

\015\012\015\012Rylee

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