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Leaking GE drain solenoid?

I just bought a foreclosure house that I'm slowly getting up to livable.  I have a GE dishwasher model # GSD4020Y73BB Profile.  It runs properly till about half-way through it's cycle, then the solenoid clicks and does whatever it does, and leaks from somewhere on or adjacent to the solenoid. From what I can see, the leak comes out right around where the plastic lever gismo sits.  Does the solenoid have gaskets or something I can tighten or replace,  or do i need a new solenoid?  Is this something I can do? I am above average "handy". I saw a similiar part online for around 30$.

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  • seaneman Dec 16, 2008

    So far so good, there was not much gunk in there, but taking it apart and cleaning and putting back together seems to have worked.

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Good evening...
The entire assembly (motor/pump/solenoid) is a part # WD26X10013 and is not difficult to replace. These units tend to leak between the motor and the pump seal. Your leak may just be the shaft for the flapper that the solenoid is connected to. You can purchase a seal kit but the repairs may not last. The entire assembly should cost you around $75.00 and for that amount you have an entire new motor and pump. And the machine should last a long time...

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Usually in a dishwasher solenoid there is usually a few gaskets and if the dishwasher is old, used and abused id say it's time to replace the gaskets and even the solenoid itself if it is clicking.

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If the solenoid is where it is leaking then you need to replace. You have to personally check for an other leak.

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The flap in the solenoid is not closing all the way, get the crapola out of it so that the flap can colse all the way. Simple. This machines motor only turns in one direction. In wash mode it tosses tons of water on the dishes . when the timer gets around to the dump mode that solenoid flap comes open and the water is slung out to the drain hose, Stuff gets in the flap and stops it from closing back.

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