About 4 inches of standing water in bottom of dishwasher

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Ralph From University Place, WA

Feb 11, 2009

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

First I replaced the flapper valve of of off the water pump. That worked for a couple of days, then the standing water was back. After more research at your site I ran across other person who had the same problem and they ended up replacing the piston and valve assembly. After pulling the dishwasher out I was able to find where these parts were located. The piston's rubber part was half gone. I replaced it and the gasket and another flapper valve. This model has two flapper valves. One difficulty was that you have to replace the screen inside the dishwasher before you replace the housing that the piston fits in. Your site and other folks contributing their stories helphed me to solve our problem. The dishwasher works like new now. Thanks. Ralph Naddeo.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Valve Flapper (Now subbed to Check Valve Flapper)

Part Number: PS258167

In Stock

Piston and Nut Assembly

Part Number: PS260690

In Stock

Valve Body Gasket

Part Number: PS263956

In Stock