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#1 Posted : Saturday, July 4, 2020 12:48:46 PM(UTC)

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KitchenAid stainless dishwasher KDFE104DBL2 bought Jan 2016. Kondone door gasket W10300924 ($19) installed Jun 2020.

After about four a half years I noticed several drops of water on floor below bottom right of the door after a wash. Assumed it was the door gasket so bought/installed new gasket. Leak continued, actually a little worse. I did a thorough inspection.

1.Seam at top center of gasket track had 1/16" gap.
2.Gasket track 1/16" gap at upper right curve against inner wall.
3.New gasket (Kondone) is thicker/heavier than original.

1.JBWaterWeld epoxy putty to fill gaps at top center seam and upper right curve (avoiding putty in the gasket track).
2.Reinstalled original (used) gasket.

1.No leak.

1.Water forced behind gasket track through the gaps bypassed the primary sealing surface.
2.Replacement gasket being heavier/thicker was less flexible than original so could not conform as readily to non-uniform track.
3.I do not know if the Kondone replacement is thicker than the more expensive factory replacement.
4.I do not know if the gasket-track gaps were original or have widened over the years, but the leak has stopped so I'm happy.
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