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New KDFM404KPS KitchenAid Dishwasher leaks on left side when opening door

TomKo

Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2021
Messages
1
Location
Western NY
Model Number
KDFM404KPS
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
Less than 1 year
We have the same problem with our KDTM404KPS, which has been installed since August 2020. It appears to be due to a deformed gasket in the top left corner. I put silicone on the gasket to try to help seal it, which didn’t work, but shows where it doesn’t make contact with the door. I did open it during the ‘heated dry’ period and saw an area of condensation at that same spot. I’ll try to remember to turn it off next time to see if it still happens. Luckily our ‘cabinets’ are temporary. Our IKEA order got delayed then canceled last spring because of COVID so I just made a something out of 2x4s until we are ready for the real thing. We want to get this resolved before getting the cabinets.

Does anyone know if the gasket could simply be pulled tighter, or is it defective?
 

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Jake

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The door gasket is defective, you do have a full 1 yr. warranty on it.

Contact KitchenAid at 1-800-422-1230 and they will send a tech out to fix it for free.

Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 
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