Cleaning the Dispenser
- Determine whether debris build-up in the soap dispenser may be causing it to leak and not dispense correctly.
- Clean debris from the soap dispenser.
- Test the soap dispenser to see if it is still leaking.
Replacing the Rubber Gasket
- Locate the rubber gasket on the soap dispenser door. This gasket should provide a tight seal and prevent leaking when closed.
- Examine the gasket to see if it is cracked or damaged. Replace the gasket, if this is the case.
- Clean the gasket, if it does not appear to be cracked or damaged. Debris build-up can be the cause of a leaky dispenser.
- Coat the gasket with Vaseline. This will moisten the gasket and help it seal properly.
- Test the dispenser to ensure it is working properly.
Things You Will Need
- New gasket
- Before making any repairs, check if your dishwasher is still under warranty or if a particular part has been recalled. If the above steps do not resolve the problem, you may need to replace the soap dispenser. One well-known company that sells replacement parts is AppliancePartsPros.com (see Resources section). Search for the make and model of your dishwasher and purchase a new soap dispenser. Install according to the manufacturer's instructions.