ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair1- 2 hours
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
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.