Dead spot in motor/pump seal leak

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher

ModelGSD500-60WT

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Wrench(Adjustable)

Warren From Glendale Heights, IL

Nov 12, 2011

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I had a problem where the GE dishwasher would randomly stall upon startup due to a dead spot in the motor which prevented it from energizing. I removed the dishwasher's bottom access panel to inspect it and found that not only was the motor dead but it had a sizable leak emanating from the pump seal. I removed the dishwasher from under the cabinet area and turned it over to make it easier to replace the motor and pump assembly which only took a matter of minutes; the most difficult part of the repair being the reinstalling of the dishwasher. The replacement motor/pump assy was not only modified from the original parts but it is also much quieter than the original. I also have to commend PartSelect on their very speedy delivery which was only 2 days. All in all with a couple of minor modifications that was taken care of with the included parts the repair went very easy.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Motor and Pump Kit

Part Number: PS260801

$146.32
In Stock