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20 year old GE dishwasher leaking
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:46:24 PM »
      Went into house, older house maybe 60 years old.   Complaint was water coming from dishwasher .   Took off lower access panel,   fired the beast up and water came pouring out of the sump (where the motor connects).    It was odd,  because I never really saw a leak there.    I saw some of the plastic/rubber from the sump laying underneath,   so I told them I would be back with a new sump.   
      Came back the 2 days later with a sump,  took the panel back off and what did I see.   Holes in the sump still there,  and now there were holes in the motor housing and drain line.   I also noticed that the romex feeding the electric in look chewed.     Told them they would need a new dishwasher,  and I found out the exterminator had caught a Rat the day before I got there.   2 trips,  only charged them a service call.   What a waste of time.   It hadn't occured to me the first time that something chewed the sump.    Something for all to keep in mind. 
 
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Re: 20 year old GE dishwasher leaking
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 11:00:59 PM »
Dam them dirty rats, lol...
Are you stuck with the part now too?
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Re: 20 year old GE dishwasher leaking
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 01:59:26 AM »
Part is off the truck, sitting in my shop.   Probably will never use it,  but I had already opened bag and can't take it back.   Oh well,  I'll keep it with all my old belt drive whirlpool parts which I rarely use anymore,  and the old GE Washer parts which I also rarely see in homes anymore.   I still have parts for the Old, Old maytag dryers.   Today I got a call on a DG407-01.  2 belt maytag dryer.  I had the blower for it and the belts.   So who knows,  maybe someday these seldom used, or old parts may find a home someday in the future.   
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