Leaks around the door of your dishwasher are a clear indication that the door seal is in need of replacement. Replacing a Maytag dishwasher door gasket is much simpler than most models. The gasket on the Maytag has only three sides. The bottom of the dishwasher has a molded lip that prevents water from seeping through. Maytag dishwasher gaskets simply set inside a recess channel on the outside perimeter of the dishwasher tub. Replacement gaskets are available at Sears and home improvement centers.
Things You'll Need
- Replacement Maytag dishwasher gasket
Open the Maytag dishwasher door. Place your index finger under either end of the gasket at the bottom corner. Pull the end of the gasket out with your finger.
Continue pulling the gasket out of the tub recess until the entire gasket is out of the dishwasher. Remove any dirt or pieces of gasket from the recess with a clean cloth.
Insert one end of the new gasket into the lower right corner of the tub recess. Press the gasket into the entire length of the right side recess channel.
Place the opposite end of the gasket into the lower left corner of the tub recess channel. Press the gasket into the left side channel. Continue pressing the gasket into the recess around each upper corner and along the top of the recess.
Press a damp cloth on one end of the gasket with your finger. Slide the cloth across the entire length of the gasket to ensure that it is secure inside the recess channel. Close the dishwasher door.
Tips & Warnings
- You may have to push the dishwasher door closed the first couple of times after installing a new gasket. The water temperature will eventually shrink the gasket enough that the door will close normally.
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