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Old 05-13-15, 03:03 AM
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I have not used my DishWasher for over 12 years. Recently, we had the kitchen remodel and the only thing left that has not been replaced is the dishwasher.

Today, I changed out the air gap hose and the garbage disposal hose since we just got a new garbage disposal.

I decided to run the DishWasher and checked for any leaks. No leaks under the cabinet. However, I noticed a small puddle of water under the DishWasher next to the discharge hose at the end of the cycle. The water was actually running down from the vertical coil spring (shown in picture), not dripping from the discharge hose or main water line. Is this condensation and is it normal or do I have some type of leak that needs to be fixed?

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Old 05-13-15, 03:47 AM
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Did you knock out the plug in the disposal so that the water from the dishwasher could enter?

A common place for leaks is at the water inlet valve, make sure that is tight. Not using the unit for 12 years, there may be some seals that have dried out.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 04:50 AM
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Thanks but yes, I did punch the plastic out in the new Garbage Disposal.

It may be the inlet valve as you suggested, basing from this article and I believe the coil spring that I described is connected to the inlet valve: http://www.partselect.com/Repair/Dishwasher/Leaking
 
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Is this condensation and is it normal or do I have some type of leak that needs to be fixed?
This is not condensation and definitely needs to be fixed. I'm not the appliance repair specialist, but it sounds like you're on the right track by fixing the inlet valve.
Personally, I would be shopping for a new unit after letting this one sit for 12 years.

The new Dishwashers are much quieter, use less energy and water, and clean better.
 
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Old 05-13-15, 06:17 AM
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Thank you for your advice HandyOne. I am not sure if we will buy a new one since we don't really use it. We have always washed our dishes by hand. I just turned on today since I put in the new parts for the Garbage Disposal. If we do use it, it is really just to air out.
 
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That part in your picture is the drain valve solenoid. It connects to a linkage inside the pump that controls the drain valve. There is a replaceable o ring that seals the linkage.

You need to leave a model number for your dishwasher.
 
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Wow! You are every forum PJMax.

Brand: Hotpoint
Model #: HDA2020Z04BB

After you asked for the model number, I also did a search on the specific of this DishWasher. Is the O-Ring that you mentioned is similar to the Pump Ring in this site: Hotpoint Dishwasher Leaking From Motor Area - Model HDA2020Z04BB - Repair Parts - RepairClinic.com

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Old 05-13-15, 04:16 PM
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PJMax, after watching this video, you maybe right on.

http://www.repairclinic.com/Video/RH...ideoIdCSV=2315

You are so knowledgeable, from helping me with HVAC (capacitor) to wiring to stucco to almost about everything. Thanks again.
 
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Yes..... I was just leaving you that video link. The part you need is GE kit #WD8X181. You can search that part number and find many places selling it.

I make that repair with the washer in place. I always have extra snap E rings available as they can snap off and go flying.
 
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That's why they are called Jesus clips. Jesus where did it go.
 
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That is absolutely true.
 
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I know that in the video, it suggests that the dishwasher be pulled out to perform the operation. Is it do able without pulling out the dishwasher and just do it from removing the kickplate?

Does it come with the General Electric WR2X7054 Push On Nut: http://www.amazon.com/General-Electr...ywords=wd8x181

Also, is the pump gasket a common issue? It sounds like it PJMax, from your experience.
 
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I make that repair with the unit in place as I previously mentioned. You may want to have a mirror to be able to look up at what you are doing.

The pump gasket is not a common issue that I'm aware of but having a dishwasher sit that long between uses it could have dried out. I would take care of the o ring first as that's a known problem.

I'm seeing some high parts prices. Here's more like I'd want to spend.
ebay/OEM-GE-DISHWASHER-DRAIN-PUMP-PUSH-NUT-WR2X7054-SHAFT-SEAL-WD8X181
 
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I have never ordered anything from EBay, only Amazon. Wow! That is a much better price.

You mentioned about the Oring. I thought the Oring is the same as the pump gasket. Will you be able to provide the url to the Oring? Thanks
 

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PJ, so would there be an O-Ring for this model?
 
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You need the o ring and the metal clip to reseal the drain solenoid linkage. The kit I linked to is the kit with both parts.

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Did you want the pump gasket too ? That is something completely different. For that replacement you will be pulling the dishwasher out.
 
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Thank you for the clarification. At the RepairClinic site, they called the above the pump gasket. WD8X181

Ok then, I will order this set and let you know the result.
 
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