Water leak from gate (diverter) valve shaft

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Joseph From Livermore, CA

Jul 23, 2008

97 out of 106 people found this instruction helpful

This was a fairly simple repair. After disconnecting power to the dishwasher and removing the panel below the door, first had to remove a retainer C clip from the gate valve shaft. Then disconnected the linkage from the gate valve solenoid, removed two return springs and slid the gate valve contol arm off the shaft. Then removed the solenoid bracket that was fastened to the housing by 2 screws. This allowed access to the push on nut on the valve shaft. Removed the old push on nut which exposed the leaking seal. Removed the bad seal, then moistened and carefully slid on and seated the new drain valve shaft seal. Affixed new push on nut. Reinstalled the above mentioned parts that were removed. Problem solved - no more leak. Total cost $18.81 for factory GE parts plus $6.95 shipping. Thank you PartSelect.

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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