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 Posted: Sun Oct 28th, 2007 11:14 pm
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I have a leaking dishwasher.  GE service came out and performed the recall for the rinse aid.  I then filled up the rinse aid resevoir and closed the door.  Came back a few mins later and had a small puddle of Jet Dry on the floor.  I removed the inner door panel, and corrected the jet dry problem.  I replaced the inner door, started up a cycle and within 10 mins had water and suds all of the kitchen.

I removed the inner door again and checked for a worn gasket.  The gasket looked fine.  One thing that I don't understand is the 4" gasket piece in the center of the bottom of the door.  It has several slots in it that I don't know the purpose.  Is there some sort of calk type substance that would complete the seal?  Water seems to start leaking around this 4" piece.  The unit has never leaked before.  Am I missing something in reassebmling the door?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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If you have excess amounts of JetDry leaked inside the sump, it will form a lot of suds. A lot. Especially with detergent. Might want to try to kill the suds by pouring a cup of oil in, etc... havent tried Jedi's Hard Soap Trick.

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Keinokuorma wrote: If you have excess amounts of JetDry leaked inside the sump, it will form a lot of suds. A lot. Especially with detergent. Might want to try to kill the suds by pouring a cup of oil in, etc... havent tried Jedi's Hard Soap Trick.

Would these suds be able to leak out from a known good seal?

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Very great chances that they can and do. Try to kill the suds first, then if the leak persists, there must be another reason... if not bad seal, then possibly a split seam on a wash arm... would cause horizontal splashing against the door. Also large dishes, if loaded wrong, can cause splashing and leaking.




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Keinokuorma wrote: Very great chances that they can and do. Try to kill the suds first, then if the leak persists, there must be another reason... if not bad seal, then possibly a split seam on a wash arm... would cause horizontal splashing against the door. Also large dishes, if loaded wrong, can cause splashing and leaking.




Great!  thanks for the ideas.  I will try to kill the suds first.  You mentioned using oil.  Is regular vegetable oil ok and do I just pour it in the bottom of the dishwasher?

Thanks in advance!

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Regular vegetable oil is fine, butter should do as well... about a year ago Jedi Appliance Guy suggested using a piece of hard soap... haven't tried that. Anyway, use only little detergent if any, and let the cycle go on for a while, then pour the oil in...

In the next cycle, use no detergent, and see if the suds come back... might want to redo the oil trick if they do. If the suds subside but the leak goes on, there might be a sealing problem at the bottom of the door. Or, the sealing works as intended, but the lower wash arm might be split, causing the water in the sump to splash against the door bottom... might be excess water filling...

I'm not familiar with this model, but maybe if you could get a picture that shows the door bottom and the slots in the gasket... I've seen a design that had matching holes in the bottom of the door, that allowed condensate water and stray splashes to drip back from the door cavity... as this area doesn't get sprayed by water in the normal function,  it would not cause leaking.

Also perhaps someone with model specific information will be able to shed some light at this.



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Keinokuorma wrote: Regular vegetable oil is fine, butter should do as well... about a year ago Jedi Appliance Guy suggested using a piece of hard soap... haven't tried that. Anyway, use only little detergent if any, and let the cycle go on for a while, then pour the oil in...

In the next cycle, use no detergent, and see if the suds come back... might want to redo the oil trick if they do. If the suds subside but the leak goes on, there might be a sealing problem at the bottom of the door. Or, the sealing works as intended, but the lower wash arm might be split, causing the water in the sump to splash against the door bottom... might be excess water filling...

I'm not familiar with this model, but maybe if you could get a picture that shows the door bottom and the slots in the gasket... I've seen a design that had matching holes in the bottom of the door, that allowed condensate water and stray splashes to drip back from the door cavity... as this area doesn't get sprayed by water in the normal function,  it would not cause leaking.

Also perhaps someone with model specific information will be able to shed some light at this.


Ok, I have attached an exploded picuture of the inside.  The small gasket piece is part 845.  Here is a link to it:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=209594

Attachment: dishwasher.gif (Downloaded 20 times)

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Keinokuorma wrote: Regular vegetable oil is fine, butter should do as well... about a year ago Jedi Appliance Guy suggested using a piece of hard soap... haven't tried that. Anyway, use only little detergent if any, and let the cycle go on for a while, then pour the oil in...

In the next cycle, use no detergent, and see if the suds come back... might want to redo the oil trick if they do. If the suds subside but the leak goes on, there might be a sealing problem at the bottom of the door. Or, the sealing works as intended, but the lower wash arm might be split, causing the water in the sump to splash against the door bottom... might be excess water filling...

I'm not familiar with this model, but maybe if you could get a picture that shows the door bottom and the slots in the gasket... I've seen a design that had matching holes in the bottom of the door, that allowed condensate water and stray splashes to drip back from the door cavity... as this area doesn't get sprayed by water in the normal function,  it would not cause leaking.

Also perhaps someone with model specific information will be able to shed some light at this.
The oil did the trick.  Thank you sooooo much.  You saved me a technician visit.!!!  :D

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Well here's a snapshot of where suds belong... :dude:

Attachment: burgen pils with suds.jpg (Downloaded 13 times)



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