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How do I change the gasket on my dishwasher?

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Is your dishwasher leaking and causing water to pool around the bottom of the appliance? Will your dishwasher not start? The rubber seal, or gasket, around the door could be damaged. Fortunately, this dishwasher part is easy and inexpensive to fix. Follow the steps outlined below by the specialists at Ateliers G. Paquette in Montreal to repair your dishwasher the right way.


Step 1: Get the right part

For best results, find an identical or equivalent part recommended by the manufacturer or an appliance expert. At Ateliers G. Paquette, we carry a wide range of dishwasher parts that we can deliver anywhere in Quebec. Don’t hesitate to ask us for advice to ensure you make the right choice.


Step 2: Unplug the dishwasher

Have you received the new part? Before starting any work, shut off the power to your dishwasher. Your safety depends on it!


Step 3: Equip yourself properly

We strongly suggest wearing gloves to avoid cutting yourself when handling your dishwasher. Believe us, the risk is very real!


Step 4: Remove the dishwasher seal

Open the dishwasher door all the way, remove the bottom rack and locate the gasket. Look at how the gasket is positioned before removing it so you can put the new one in the right place. In general, the door seal must simply be inserted into the recessed channel, making it very easy to change.

However, in some cases, it may be necessary to dismantle the door or side panels to gain access to the gasket and replace it. You may also need to unscrew or remove the metal clips on either side of the seal. The complexity of this task can vary depending on the model of your dishwasher.


Step 5: Install the new gasket

Coat the new gasket with a small amount of dishwashing liquid to make it easier to insert. Starting at one end, insert the flat, grooved part of the seal into the recessed channel.


Step 6: Check that the problem is solved

Run the shortest cycle on your dishwasher to see if you fixed the problem. If it’s still leaking, make sure the new gasket has been inserted correctly. Is your appliance still acting up? Another part could be to blame. Don’t hesitate to call the experts for a diagnosis.


Need help repairing your dishwasher?

If replacing the gasket on your dishwasher is proving more difficult than expected, put your trust in our team. At Ateliers G. Paquette in Montreal, we have the dishwasher parts you need and the know-how to quickly repair various household appliances. Contact us today for more information.


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