Things are usually going smooth around the house; until some more maintenance stacks up. This project revolves around the dishwasher, after the soap door gets stuck from buildup related to soap with bleach.
After a good deal of scrubbing, the soap muck just won’t budge. The gasket has hardened which prevents the soap door from opening on the wash cycle. Hmm, it looks like the gasket is replaceable, time for some investigation online.
Step one- identify the make and model number of your appliance, usually just inside the door.
We land on the first result in the SERPs on Google, and find some good information! Let’s head to the “Door and Latch Parts” to see what we can find.
It looks like the part we are looking for is sold as an assembly- go figure! What a bummer, the price seems a little too high for just a gasket, especially form a vendor that adds shipping on top. Let’s go to Amazon and try there.
We copied and paste the part number, no dice! Let’s scale back, and try just the model of the dishwasher.
After some more searching and poking, we find a soap dispenser. Amazon has a feature to verify your model number- looks like this one will work!
Fast forward a week or so, after debating to replace and upgrade the washer or simply repair it. New part in hand, time to get to work.
There are just 8 screws holding the fascia on the front of the washer. We use our drill with Torx bit to remove them quickly.
The fascia removed, our part is under the black insulator.
The old unit, looks to be in great shape 😛
After removing the 1/4″ screws holding the dispenser in, we pry open on the retainer clips and remove the unit. You can see the muck that has collected around the gasket surface, time to clean that up and install the new part.
A little work with some paper towels, and we are ready to drop the new part in!
New part in, door assembled and dry aid added. One more project completed around the homestead!