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Dishwasher Leaks During Rinse Cycle

Dishwasher GE PDWT400R

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#1 Petz2

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 03:18 PM

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Dishewasher seems to leak only during rinse cycle at bottom left and right corners of door.  I have continuity at the water inlet valve and the float and switch seem to work.  Seal at bottom appears to be ok.  Air lock is completely clean . pump clears water at beginning of cycle no problem.   When it leaks at the corner I open door and water level appears too high, so I siphon out with hose to stop leaking.

 

A real mystery for this grasshopper.

 

Advise and Consent please



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:14 PM

I would advise to give us the model #



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:11 PM

check that it is level and not leaning forward

 

check the lower spray arm isnt split along its length



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 06:35 AM

Model# is supplied in the tag field at top: Dishwasher GE PDWT400R


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

Sorry Petz2. I was too quick to criticize. You still working on this? Try what J5 said.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 04:18 PM

To be clear the dishwasher is a GE   PDWT400R10WW

 

Air Gap is clear, water is visible in the air gap with the top off-it goes into the garbage disposal, drain is clear.  Looks like a drinking fountain .

When I hold a level to the top inside of the diswasher the bubble is in the middle.

The water spray arms do not appear cracked.

The rubber seals appears intact and in good shape at the bottom of the door.

The water inlet valve resistance has been tested and checked out well.

During the wash cycle the water level gets very high and comes out at the corners flooding my kitchen.

I cleaned the float, the stem goes up and down and I hear a click.

I pulled out the float and it is sitting on my desk.

I am drunk on Margaritas waiting for the San Diego game to start....Go Bolts

I have dish pan hands

I am looking at ads for new dishwashers in the Sunday paper.  Loews or Home Depot?

I am sick of siphoning water out with a garden hose.

Lord, I could use some help :thanks:

Do not know how to test the float switch it as three prongs.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:01 PM

No wonder I jumped on you so quickly, I'm in Denver watching the game on TV right now!

I think you have a drain problem.

If you can find the wiring diagram under the machine, they're hidden pretty well, that will tell you how the float switch works.



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Posted 12 January 2014 - 06:13 PM

I've had a heck of a time with this GE with the "auxiliary " pump. Drain issues.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 10:09 AM

Sobered up a bit , did the dishes by hand last night  and went deeper to the drain issue this morning,  There may have been a blockage where the drain hose enters the disposer.  Put a screw driver through the hole and met some resistance as I pushed through some gunk.  Robber hose from air gap to disposed looks pretty clean.

 

I am ready to reassemble and test the dishwasher, but have a question.....The drain hose from the dishwsher to the air gap looks about twice as long as it need to be.   The excess is just curled up taking up space beneath the drain.  I am tempted to trim the ribbed section but that would remove the black rubber piece that the clamp goes over when connecting to the air gap.

 

Should I just keep the excess or make the impovement by shortening the hose ?  How would I attach a new black rubber section to the ribbed hose?

 

Thank you for your help on this issue.  I am fairly confident that the removal of the blockage will cure the overflow problem.  Finally!

 

Go Seahawks !



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 05:49 PM

Problem fixed....a little food plug an the entry point to the garbage disposal.  Thanks for your help .






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