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My GE Profile dishwasher is leaking under the tub. Its not a small leak, the water comes out as soon as it starts to fill. What may be the problem?

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  • emccain Apr 21, 2009

    It is the water pump seal. I fixed it last night.

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You have one of two problems here. First of all remove the lower front panel on the dishwasher and get down there with a flash light and check it all over. The water leak is either where the water line is connected to the machine, or around the motor/pump seal. Close the door and turn on the machine. Now you will see exactly where the leak is. IF if is the motor/pump seal you may want to call a technician. If it is where the hot water feeds the dishwasher you may be able to tighten up the connection.

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