Water leaking from below

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher

Modelpdw8280j00ss

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench set
Wrench(Adjustable)

Craig From Massapequa Park, NY

Mar 18, 2012

After determining that the leak was coming from the sump connector, I had to completely remove the unit from the counter. After removing all the parts in the wash cabinet (wash arms,conduit,fine,course and sump filters),the sump connector nut was revealed which I loosened, but did not remove, with a channel lock plier. The unit was then placed up-side down where I then loosened all the worm clamps that attached the drain motor,pump,and turbidity sensor to the sump and sump connector.then I removed the brackets that braced the pump to the washer body and removed the pump.at this point,you should be able to remove the drain motor and turbidity sensor from the sump and remove the sump from the washer. You should also be able to remove the connector as well.Both these items are made of some type of rubber which seems to deteriorate from the soap which was caked all over them in my case. Just reverse the above process to re-install everthing. I didn't find this job terribly difficult and it was certainly better than spending hundreds replacing the unit.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Pump Connector

Part Number: PS259530

$19.21
In Stock

Sump

Part Number: PS959014

$20.30
In Stock