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GE dishwasher leaking from bottom

Common reasons your GE dishwasher is leaking from bottom

The most common reasons your GE dishwasher is leaking from the bottom are a faulty pump and motor assembly, clogged water valve or a failed drain pump.

  • 67%

    67% of the time it's the
    Pump and Motor Assembly

  • 10%

    10% of the time it's the
    Water Valve

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Drain Pump

  • 14%

    14% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a GE dishwasher

    Pump and Motor Assembly Replacement

    When a dishwasher is leaking from the bottom, it could have a faulty pump and motor assembly. A bad water seal or crack in the pump housing could be causing water to leak out of the bottom of the dishwasher. As soon as you see a leak, you’ll need to act quickly to prevent damage to kitchen flooring and counters. Schedule a Sears Home Services Repair Technician to visit your home and examine your dishwasher. The technician will replace the pump and motor assembly if it’s the source of the leak.


    Water Valve Replacement

    A fill valve clogged with debris or deposits can fail to shut properly, causing the dishwasher to overfill and leak water. You may see the dishwasher fill with water in between cycles even when it’s completely off when debris or deposits prevent the water valve from closing completely. Shut off the water supply to the dishwasher and have a Sears Home Services Repair Expert fix your dishwasher if the dishwasher leaks water and clogged water valve isn’t shutting off water properly.

    Drain Pump Replacement

    When a dishwasher is leaking from the bottom, it could have a faulty pump and motor assembly. A bad water seal or crack in the pump housing could be causing water to leak out of the bottom of the dishwasher. As soon as you see a leak, you’ll need to act quickly to prevent damage to kitchen flooring and counters. Schedule a Sears Home Services Repair Technician to visit your home and examine your dishwasher. The technician will replace the pump and motor assembly if it’s the source of the leak.

    What to expect when you experience a GE dishwasher leaking from bottom issue

    How is the leaking from bottom problem fixed?

    Correcting most leaking from bottom problems usually involves replacing the pump and motor assembly, water valve or drain pump. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a dishwasher that is leaking from bottom

    When the dishwasher is leaking from bottom it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of dishwasher failures.

    What to look out for with a dishwasher leaking from bottom diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your dishwasher problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

    GE Dishwasher Leaking from Bottom Left Corner Troubleshooting

    When you find your GE dishwasher leaking from the bottom left corner, check to see if the tub is overfilled with water. A failure of the inlet water valve to shut properly can cause the GE dishwasher to leak water. Shut off the water supply if the dishwasher has overfilled. To determine whether a defective inlet water valve is causing the GE dishwasher to overfill and leak from the bottom left corner, completely shut off power to the dishwasher by unplugging it or shutting off the house circuit breaker. You can also turn off the switch beside the kitchen sink that controls power to the dishwasher in most homes. Check the water level in the tub of the dishwasher and then turn on the water supply. If water level in the tub increases with electrical power completely disconnected from the dishwasher, shut off the water supply and schedule dishwasher repair service to have a Sears Home Services technician visit your home and replace the defective inlet water valve.

    If water level does not increase with electrical power completely shut off from the dishwasher, then a problem with the electronic control board, timer or the overfill float switch may be causing the dishwasher to overfill and leak on the bottom left corner. Have a service technician diagnose and repair your GE dishwasher leaking from the bottom left corner in that situation.

    A cracked, blocked or broken spray arm can cause leaking from the bottom left corner of your GE dishwasher. Abnormal spray inside the dishwasher can cause wave action and water can slosh over the left front lip of the dishwasher tub. You’ll see leaking in the bottom left corner of the dishwasher when this happens. Check the dishwasher spray arms for cracks or damage. Make sure that you don’t block spray arm rotation when loading your GE dishwasher. Follow the instructions in the owner’s manual to load dishes properly and prevent blocking the spray arms which could result in leaking in the bottom left corner.

    Other problems that can result in your GE dishwasher leaking from the bottom left corner include a cracked dishwasher tub, leaking seals on the heating element and failed water seals in the dishwasher. Have your dishwasher examined and repair by a service technician as soon as you detect a leak to prevent damage to kitchen counters and flooring.

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