I think this picture gives you an idea of what today's disaster is. Yes you are correct the dishwasher has given up, the door seal came loose and it was leaking a little. After an unsuccessful attempt to stick the seal back down Peter in his wisdom decided just to cut the offending part off. Surprisingly the dishwasher now leaks a lot, the water pours out of the door handle and a few other places. We have had to revert to hand washing until we can fix the door seal.