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Drip coming out of bottom of my ge nautilus dishwasher in pump area. does pump need replacement? or could it be some sort of seal?

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  • fjtus Sep 09, 2009

    thanks mike for your reply. i think i found the problem. the yellow boot next to the pump/motor had a pinhole leak in it.

    Frank

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It is probably just the o-rings on the fitting that are leaking or it could just be the hose it's self. Remove the hose and remove the fitting , you will need a set of pliers to remove the hard line inorder to access the o-rings.

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