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GE Dishwasher Leaking From Motor Area

GSD4020Z02BB

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher leaking from motor area are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher leaking from motor area

Cause 1Impeller and Seal Kit

First, try to determine the source of the leak. If the water is leaking from the motor shaft area, the motor shaft seal is likely defective. If the seal is defective, replace it. (Some manufacturers sell the seal independently of the impeller. Other manufacturers require that you purchase the impeller and seal together. Still other manufacturers require that you purchase the entire pump and motor assembly instead of the impeller and seal. It is usually more cost effective to replace the impeller and seal kit rather than the pump and motor assembly.)

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Impeller and Seal Kit for your GEDishwasher
Impeller and Seal Kit - Part # 907946 Mfg Part # WD19X10032

Motor shaft seal and impeller kit

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Cause 2Pump and Motor Assembly

If the dishwasher is leaking water from the motor area, the entire pump and motor assembly need to be replaced. First, try to determine the source of the leak. If the water is leaking from the drain pump, the impeller and seal is likely the cause. On most dishwashers, you can replace the impeller and seal kit independently of the drain pump. However, if you do not want to disassemble the pump, or if the impeller and seal kit is not available separately, you can replace the entire pump and motor assembly. In addition, if the motor shaft is rusted and the new impeller won’t fit onto the shaft, replace the pump and motor assembly.

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Pump and Motor Assembly for your GEDishwasher
Pump and Motor Assembly - Part # 820985 Mfg Part # WD26X10013

Dishwasher motor and pump kit. Note: This part may not look like your old motor and pump assembly. It is a new kit designed by the manufacturer to replace all of their dishwasher pumps since 1970. Instructions for adapting it to your dishwasher model are included.

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Cause 3Pump Gasket

If the pump gasket is torn, it will allow water to leak under the dishwasher. If the pump gasket is torn, replace it.

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Pump Gasket for your GEDishwasher
Pump Gasket - Part # 274144 Mfg Part # WD8X181

Shaft seal for dishwasher drain pump valve.

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Cause 4Sump

Most dishwasher pumps have a large bowl, or sump, which collects the water that enters the pump. The sump is lined with a rubber seal that prevents water from entering the dishwasher tub. If the sump seal is worn out, the sump will leak water. If the sump seal is leaking water, replace it. In addition, on some dishwashers, a lock ring secures the sump to the bottom of the tub. If the lock ring is cracked or damaged, replace it.

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Sump for your GEDishwasher
Sump - Part # 2478 Mfg Part # WD18X213

Dishwasher sump housing

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