Dishwasher leak

Short version:
On a Kenmore dishwasher, is it possible that water could be leaking from one of the holes in the edge of the tub that holds the clips that hold the tub gasket in place? If so would there be any harm in just putting some polyseamseal behind the gasket over the hole to seal it?
Long version:
I have a Kenmore dishwasher that had developed a serious leak predominantly on one side. Suspecting the water inlet valve I pulled the dishwasher out and determined that the problem was the baffle seal and the tub gasket - I could actually see the water spitting out with the lower front panel removed. I replaced the seal and gasket and put everything back together confident that it was OK, only to find out that it was still leaking, but only a little and on the opposite side from the serious leak.
I pulled the panel off again so I could see the bottom egde of the tub. There were no leaks from around the baffle seal but water would sometimes run and drip from behind the edge of the tub, but there don't seem to be any joints or connections in the area - I verified this when I pulled the dishwasher out again. I did see some evidence of a possible leak from the hole in the tub that takes one of the clips that hold the tub gasket in place though it seems to be sealed from inside by the gasket. I am tempted to just put some polyseamseal under the gasket to totally seal the hole. Any reason why this might be a bad idea? Any other comments?
Thanks John
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Hi,

Yes.
Something food grade is best.
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R 3&Ng9589 White silicone adhesive, specially formulated for use in the dishwasher.
If the gasket is getting hard it may need to be replaced. Lock/latch should be checked.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /

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John Richards wrote in message ...

Posting the model number would help us to know what design it is (they're not all the same). You can find tips for locating the model and serial number tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked below.

Make sure water isn't being directed right at the door area like can be caused by a split spray arm, spray arm sticking or being obstructed or a separated pump housing.

As long as it is 'food grade' and non-toxic! You can't use anything toxic around food appliances without taking the chance it will affect your family's health.
I personally suggest you exhaust all other possible courses of action before you start gluing things in place. JMO
Dan O. - Appliance411.com http://ng.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Kenmore+dishwasher
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