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GE Trition Dishwasher Leak

While performing a cycle, the dishwasher leaks out onto the floor.  Seems to be coming from between the door seal.  It does not happen all the time and does not come fromthe same side all the time.  I have cleaned the seal of food particles and it does seemt o be making a seal. Is ther a way to adjust the door closure?  We have to put a towle unde the washer during every cycle because it has ruined the cabinet toe kick.

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There should be a screw on the top center where the door latch engages. You can just loosen it with a screwdriver and slide it back and re-tighten. If this doesn't solve the problem, it may be a problem with the water level float assembly. Go to the GE website to look up your model.

You may be getting too much water in the tub. The float assembly signals the system to stop adding more water. If this gets obstructed, the valve will continue to add water. Start a cycle and wait to hear when the water valve closes. Carefully open the door to see how much water is in the tub. It should not be up to the door. If it is clean up the float. Let me know how you made out or if you need more help.

 I know how it is when a dishwasher breaks down. I've had my share of water damage. Not to mention the pain of washing dishes by hand.(We're so spoiled. I'm guilty as well.)

Regards,

John

Posted on Oct 16, 2007

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The following link explains some of the common causes of dishwasher leaks and what you can do to prevent them:


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Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:

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All these sites are reputable and have great service. Prices vary between them, so shop and compare. The first three sites I have listed include helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you in locating and properly identifying any parts you may need.

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