puddle of water under dishwasher

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Pierre From Glastonbury, CT

Sep 08, 2011

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

With a flashlight under the dishwasher, I saw a thin stream of water coming from a hole in the flexible connection between the pump discharge and the bottom of the tub, called a “lower spray arm connector”. I removed the dishwasher from the counter (very easy) and laid it face down on several towels--a good idea because water would leak out from various cavities. The pump also came off easily—just a few screws and clamps. The hard part was removing the old connector, since it appeared to be stuck in place. So I cut it off with a hacksaw, with a fair amount of difficulty. What I didn’t know was that all I needed to do was twist the lower spray arm base inside the tub to release the connector. It was obvious once I cut out the old one. Assembly was easy and the leak is now gone.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Spray Arm Connector

Part Number: PS259553

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