leaking alittle water behind drain valve solenoid

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Martin From Garden City, MI

Nov 19, 2012

I removed 2 lower front axcess panels,removed "e" clip on plastic cam on drain solenoid with a small pick,removed 2 springs with needle nose pliers,remove 2 mounting screws holding solenoid to drainvalve. remove push on nut on drainvalve shaft with a set of side cutters I bent it in half and cut it off then used the pick again to remove the seal. i soaked the new seal in warm water with a little dih soap so it was more flexible when sliding it into the seal seal , then with a deep well socket just big enough to go around the drain valve shaft i pressed the push on nut into place. i then revirsed the steps to reinstall valve sloenoid screws,cam & springs ran the dishwasher to check for leaks and then reinstalled the lower covers. total time took about 30 min ps have a magnet around for when you drop the "e" clip (and you will) trying to reinstall it! good luck.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Valve Shaft Seal

Part Number: PS263930

In Stock

Push On Nut

Part Number: PS298353

In Stock