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How to Replace the Upper Door Seal on a Dishwasher

If your dishwasher is leaking from the front, it's almost certain that a damaged or perished door seal is to blame.

Most types of dishwasher have two different door seals in them. They have the three-sided upper door seal, and they have the lower door seal which runs just along the bottom of the door.

If you need to replace the upper door seal but are unsure where to start, there’s no need to panic. We’ll talk you through how to successfully replace the upper door gasket without damaging your dishwasher.

If you find that it is the lower door seal that is the problem then this is actually harder to replace, because you need to remove the door to do it - but there is another video that you can view to assist you for this: How To Replace The Lower Dishwasher Door Seal

This video shows an example on how to remove or replace the upper door seal on a typical machine, some models may be different but the procedure should be similar.

What You Will Need:

Step 1 - Safety Advice

Safety First! Please make sure that you have switched your appliance off at the mains before starting your repair.

Step 2 - Remove The Old Seal

Removing the old seal is simple, all you need to do is literally pull out the existing gasket - you should have no problem, as it should easily pull away from the door.

Step 3 - Fit The New Seal

Now once the old seal is out you can begin to fit the new seal. The seal only goes in one way round, so ensure you have it the right way round.

Find the centre of the seal and place this at the top centre of the cavity and you can then carefully begin to feed it in the slot in the dishwasher.

Step 4 - Remove Excess Rubber (If Required)

Remember to leave at least 2cm either side of the seal, but if you have too much excess rubber left over then don’t worry - because it can be easily cut away with a knife or pair of scissors.

Congratulations - you have now successfully been able to replace your dishwasher upper door seal! You can now get back to being able to have the dishwasher do all the hard work, rather than you cleaning by hand!

Fancy Giving Your Dishwasher Some Loving Care & Attention?

Your dishwasher no doubt works hard for you getting your plates and glasses spotless after meal times.

If you want to show it some TLC, then it is a great idea to protect it from the build-up of limescale & detergent that can happen over time in your machine. Introducing the eSpares Limescale & Detergent Remover - where by using this you can help protect bad odours and bacteria build-up.

Need To Locate The Correct Upper Door Seal For Your Dishwasher?

As well as being one of the easiest DIY appliance fixes out there, fixing your dishwasher upper door seal yourself can save you a lot of money compared to booking a repair or buying a new dishwasher.

Here at eSpares, we have a wide-range of replacement dishwasher upper door seals for you to select from - so you can soon be on your way to repairing it yourself.

Now you can add dishwasher upper door seal replacement to your DIY repertoire. Congratulations! If you need any other help for your appliances you can find more videos from Mat and the team at eSpares, who are always on hand with appliance repair advice in your time of need.


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