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I have a GE Quietpower 3 dishwasher about 5-6 years old. It is leaking from underneath the unit. We pulled

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Old 01-18-2014, 12:24 PM
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Model Number: GHDA48ON10BB   Brand: GE   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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I have a GE Quietpower 3 dishwasher about 5-6 years old. It is leaking from underneath the unit. We pulled it out and notice during the wash cycle especially there is quite a bit of water coming out of 2 areas...they are 2 separate round, black rubber cycinder things..about 1 1/2 inches long each and maybe about 1 inch round. They both have a wire going to them. Is anyone familiar with what this could be, and is this an easy fix? My husband is pretty handy, but we wouldn't have a clue what part to even order, or do we need to get a whole new dishwasher? Thanks for any help!

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Old 01-19-2014, 02:17 AM
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Here are your parts.
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Sorry but I do not know what you are referring to.

It is odd that you have a leak in two places.
Are you sure that it is leaking at the part or is it leaking higher up and then just dripping down/off the parts?

A small mirror and a flashlight are helpful. when trying to isolate leak locations.
The ideal is a mechanics mirror, sort of like a dentist's mirror just larger.
A small mirror taped to a dowel/stick at an angle will often do the trick in a pinch.

Please locate the parts that leak in the part breakdowns and let us know which parts are leaking.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:36 AM
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thanks for your reply! we looked underneath again. It kinda looks like the "nut tower heater". It is the only part I could find on the diagram that looks similar. But mine has a wire going to it and there are 2 of them. I can see when looking at it that there is a small separation from where this piece meets the underbody..like it maybe melted? Last week my dishwasher made a loud "pop" sound, had an excessive amount of steam coming from it and we smelled electrical burning. the dishwasher shut off. It blew a breaker which we switched back and now it runs, but leaks quite a bit out of these 2 places underneath. Had GE come out and he couldn't find nothing wrong...but he didn't pull it out and really look underneath. Now we had water leaking into out basement and that is what we figured out it was coming from. I took a picture of it, but this forum doesn't seem to allow me to post a picture...or is that possible? Maybe I am missing something. So, could the "nut tower heater" be the part? Would there be 2 of these on my dishwasher? thanks again! Oh, I think I just figured out how to upload a pic! hope it worked
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Although it is hard to tell it looks like you had an electrical short. Looking at your picture it looks like the short may have blown a hole in the dishwasher's tub. I am looking just left of the right hand heater connection re: the black bit in the soot mark.
Is this a hole?
If yes then I would scrap the unit.

If the tub is OK.
With the power off (breaker off) check the heating element in the dishwasher. Check for a crack or a blow out in it's ceramic coating.
Check the heating element with a meter should be around 20 ohms.

The black parts (item 104 in section 02) are actually nuts that tighten onto threads on the heating element. They compress the rubber washer (item 109 in section 02). This seals the heater elemnt to the tub floor.
So if the tub and element is OK then try tightening the nuts. You do not want to reef on them as you can strip them.

It might be a good idea to disconnect the wires to the heating element and then take the nuts off so you can inspect the rubber washers for damage.
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thanks for your quick reply! I think we will try new nuts and washers first. We didn't see any hole in the actual tub...the water is only coming out around the top of the 2 black nuts. Do you think this is something GE would cover, even though out of warranty? They sent out a repairman for free when I told them what happened and I had smelled electrical burning..but like I said he didn't find anything wrong because he did not inspect underneath. Those parts are pretty cheap, so I will try that first...but if we have to scrap the whole thing I wonder if GE would warrant it as defective? Well, we have a good place to start...thanks so much for your expert advice!!
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