Water dumping out of GE PVT82SSSJ0SS


Water dumping out of GE PVT82SSSJ0SS

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We have a GE PDT825SSJ0SS and a few times over the last few months, we would come home and there is water *everywhere*. Not a drip. We cleaned it up, couldn't find a source, and carried on. 

2 weeks ago, we came home and the sitter was cleaning up water and said that she wasn't even running the machine - same amount of water (?)

Then, last night, we ran it and saw it actively leaking. I took this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3m9uddJEhE&feature=youtu.be

Fill valve?  Float?  I've never done a significant repair to a dishwasher before, so seeing if it's something I want to do.

We did have a pro out who said he wasn't 100% sure whether or not it was electronic and suggested not putting $ into it. 

Thoughts? 

It's 3 years old.

thanks

matt



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sorry, wrong model # in subject line. i couldn't see a way to edit it.
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Good Morning and thanks for posting! Sorry to hear about this issue with your appliance. 

From the video, it looks like the leak is coming from the sump/motor area, could you look at the following diagram and let me know where the leak is? From what I could tell it was somewhere underneath #505 : 

Please click here for parts diagram. 

Are you able to pull the unit out to see if you're able to find any visible cracks underneath there?
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well, tried to get this thing out and no go. Lowered the levels as low as the could go and no way. I remember when it was installed the person said something like "wow, this is really tight in here".

I did put a mirror in there and couldn't see anything obvious. if there was a crack, wouldn't it do it all the time? It's very intermittent.

Thanks for your assistance...i can work further on getting it out of there this weekend. 

I am not above buying a new one, letting a pro R&R, fixing this one, and selling on CL for some cost recovery...
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and another point....since its been intermittent, I ran it last night with towels down to catch anything. Complete cycle and totally dry.

And, yes, it appears to be coming from beneath #505..

weird.



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This is very strange... since it's leaking when the appliance isn't in use, I am going to say that most likely its the water inlet valve (WD15X22948) letting water into the unit when its not supposed to and its leaking when it overfills since the pump isn't running.
 
You could also have a leak in the drain pipe, but that would likely only cause a leak when the kitchen sink was running, and you've mentioned that its leaked when no one was in the kitchen. 

You can test that inlet valve for continuity with a multimeter when you're able to get into the bottom of the unit. Please let us know if you're able to get that checked and what the results are. 
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If it's helpful at all.....the only person that said it leaked when not in use was the sitter. 

The video was taken when in use and stopped when I cancelled the cycle.
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So i talked to the small appliance shop where I bought it and they said they would replace whatever parts I want for only labor charge.  

So, we're thinking pump assembly and inlet valve?  They'll also check it out and make a call on it, but double checking...
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i would say for that deal replace both, one would think it has to be one of those items
the tech can also tell you what it is most likely 



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I called the tech that came the first time. He didn't charge me when he came out because he couldn't fix it. i offered to pay him for his service call if he gives me the list of parts he'd replace. I think that'll work.

Thank you so much for your help and bouncing things off....


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