665.13293K116 Grommet/gasket between diverter and sump - Which direction does it install?

dropcall

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Oakland, CA
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665.13293K116
Brand
Sears Kenmore
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1-5 years
After discovering a leak between my diverter (part W10476222) and sump, I researched and ordered a new gasket with garter spring for my Kenmore 66513293.K116 dishwasher. However, there doesn't appear to be consensus on which way is 'correct' to install it. The one I pulled out had the grooved-side facing up (away from the diverter motor), like this. This is how it's shown in all the 'official' photos of the assembly that I've found. However, other folks on the forums are saying that it was installed upside-down at the factory and instead should be installed with the grooved side facing the diverter like this. I've gone too far down the rabbit hole to know what's 'correct'. Is there a consensus on which way it should be installed? Thanks!
 

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