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Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« on: September 24, 2008, 07:30:44 AM »


Model #PLD2855RFC1, this dishwasher would intermittently leak during use from under the corners of the front panel. The customer noted the problem was anywhere from no water to enough that a towel was needed to clean up the mess. After talking with the customer and verifying the serial number, I figured I knew what was going on here, so I picked up the part to get this one done in a flash.

Contrary to popular belief, the typical household dishwasher is not sealed shut when the door is closed, but seals and gaskets at appropriate locations are used to keep the water inside the tub. Many people will notice the side seals that are used to keep the water from leaking out the side, but most are not aware of the seal at the bottom of the door. This seal, because it is mounted to the door, needs to be flexible enough to bend when the door is opened, but rigid enough to hold back the water surge from the wash pump. If either of the door seals were to begin leaking, the common symptom noticed would be water dripping from the bottom corners of the door panel. Figuring which of the two seals is leaking is just a matter of observation.

But I had a good idea it was the bottom seal that was causing the problem when I first saw the serial number of this unit. Being made toward the beginning of 2007, put it right in the middle of the Frigidaire service flash covering this exact symptom. It looks like for nearly a year, a different bottom door seal had been used during the production of these units, and some had begun to develop a leaking problem. The photo above shows the difference between the two seals (the new one is on top) so a quick visual check is all that is needed to verify which seal is in place.

I installed the new style Bottom Seal into this unit and it is now washing without leaking. Because the leaking seemed to occur unit by unit, it is important that all normal checks be made before calling it done. But if the dishwasher is leaking and the old style seal is attached to the bottom of the door, I would suggest installing a new one.



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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 07:51:49 AM »
Looks like they just glued some "wings" on the old seal.
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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 11:29:28 AM »
How hard was it to replace the seal?
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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 06:42:14 AM »
JW, hate to say it but it is hard to remember what we service two months ago, much less 2+ years :)


I guess you'd have to do field service to understand...
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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 09:49:41 AM »
And the one I did last month, the old one had the wings and the new seal didn't....  But it did fix the problem.  Go figure.
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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 12:39:36 PM »
Hello. Sorry to bump up this old thread, but I have a Frigidaire dishwasher, model FDB750RCS0, that has started to leak from the bottom corners of the door. If someone could post the part # of the new bottom seal I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.   :)

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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 01:39:30 PM »
Hello. Sorry to bump up this old thread, but I have a Frigidaire dishwasher, model FDB750RCS0, that has started to leak from the bottom corners of the door. If someone could post the part # of the new bottom seal I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.   :)

FRIGIDAIRE Bottom Door Seal, part number: 154576501



Note: If you continue to get water splashing at the bottom corners of the inner door after replacing this seal it is suggested to replace splash shield kit Part Number: 154701001

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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 04:01:52 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: Frigidaire Dishwasher Leaking from the Door
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 04:09:22 PM »
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