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 Posted: Wed Mar 8th, 2006 04:14 pm
   
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I have a Frigidaire Dishwasher, model PLD2560LCC2.  I am getting a leak from the bottom of the door in the centre, roughly where the middle of the door seal has a gap.  The seal is still soft.   Also when running, condensation is present from the top of the D/W and the left side near the bottom.  When I push on the door a little, the dishwasher gets quiet.  Is this just that the latch is not tight enough?  Is there any way to adjust the latch or the catch?

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 Posted: Thu Mar 9th, 2006 11:05 am
   
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I had one that was doing something similar to what your describing only it was leaking down the right hand side from top and pooring water out around the right hand hinge.

I don't do warranty work and they had already had someone else that does do Frigidaire warranty out twice and they weren't able to fix it or get it to leak.

When I was given the job to try one last time to satisfiy the customer, I found the leak was only happening when the top spray arm was activated, (maybe the prior techs never let the top sprayarm cycle so never saw the leak, I don't know).

What I found was when I pushed in on the door at the top just like you described the leak stopped and also the noise what get much lower.

These door latches don't have any adjustments at all so I don't know how an authorized Frigidaire tech would have solved the problem, (maybe just a throw a new door gasket, door latch, and door latch strike and hope it fixes it??).

What I ended up doing was to remove the latch strike and with a dremel tool routed the screw holes out and cut the front of the plastic locater pins on the tub where the strike attaches off so the stike would be back further and pull the door closed tighter.

This solved the problem and the customer was very happy to finally have a new dishwasher that didn't leak all over the floor everytime it was used.



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 Posted: Thu Mar 9th, 2006 01:27 pm
   
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Clever fix, Willie! Thanks for posting that. :dude:



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 Posted: Sat Mar 11th, 2006 09:03 pm
   
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:coolblast:Yessirree Buddy!! This is the kind of stuff I enjoy reading! I appreciate that there are still some genuine thinkers plying their trade. So often at my job (not in appliance repair, but in a company fleet, truck & forklift shop), I overhear a supervisor telling a worker something to the effect, "We will need to check with..(the O.E.M.) to see what they have on that." regarding some problem or malfunction in a vehicle.   I have yet to experience a case where the O.E.M. provided a solution to a rare or complex defect or failure. More often, the problem is tackled and corrected by one or two "senior mechanics" in our shop and distributed to others through the grapevine method.  Willie, YOU THINK, man!  How about a big round of applause for Willie !! (and a thumb on the nose with a razzzzberry for the O.E.M.)   

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 Posted: Sat Mar 11th, 2006 09:17 pm
   
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i believe that the difference between folks such as willie and the other loafs you describe that expect somebody else to forcefeed them the solution is that one fella is a technician who repairs things, and the other is a person who consumes air/space in a repair shop- one is an asset,the other an expense. simple as that,thus we have a trade.



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 Posted: Sat Mar 11th, 2006 09:21 pm
   
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in regards to your d/w problem,you want to make sure that the active vent is working as the flap must be open when the dishwasher starts originally to allow for air movement,i've bee known to jam these doors so they never quite shut to avoid this issue(but i did not ever admit to this)



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Will this fix work on a Frigidaire Dishwasher, model FDBB1940DB0?  It is about three years old and has developed a leak in the front door.  I checked for level and it's 'in the bubble' in both directions.  The leak is from the bottom of the door in the centre, roughly where the middle of the door seal has a gap.  Also when running, condensation is present from the top of the D/W.  The latch is a push bar under the front panel not a lever.  There appears to be no adjustment on the latch and I checked the manual and of course that was no help.  Any ideas would be great!  Thanks, Ken

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 Posted: Mon Oct 15th, 2007 11:50 pm
   
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the warranty fix is as follow....  install washers between latch and inner door, usually 1/32" washer on each side does it, you can use 2 on each side, after that you will have no screw left and have to change gasket

btw, the replacement gasket is larger now and fixes leak without shims

if leak out bottom of door continues after, you will find it happens on only one wash arm and that wash arm is prolly split at a seam

 



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