I have a Maytag DWU dishwasher (don't have the model # with me) which has
developed a leak in the door. Not substantial, but maybe a half cup of
water will drip onto the top of the access panel during the wash cycle.
I opened the plastic panel covering the inside of the door and noticed that
there was a sticky detergent-like residue that appeared to be leaking down
the inside of the door from the rinse aid dispenser. I never use the rinse
aid dispenser, have never even opened it until now, although previous
owners of the house or our visitors may have dumped detergent in there.
I don't see any obvious way that detergent could be getting in there,
however -- the rinse aid dispenser is not below the detergent dispenser,
and of course whatever is put in the rinse aid dispenser isn't supposed to
go inside the door.
Still, this leads me to think there is some kind of leak through the rinse
aid dispenser during the wash cycle. Seals look OK, the tub isn't filling
too much, the dishwasher is level, there don't appear to be any breaks in
the spray arms.
I can't see any signs of a gasket or seal being missing -- is there
supposed to be one?
Since I never use rinse aid, is there a way I can block up the dispenser