How do I replace the pump connect? What tools and what are the steps required?
Answer Hello Kenn. Remove the spray arm. Then access the bottom of the connect and remove the clamp. Now you can replace the connect WD18X214 on the unit.
My dishwasher is leaking suds/water. It appears to be coming through the base of the unit. Could there be a bad gasket/seal or o-ring in vertical spinner assembly where it connects to pump? What should I do to determine if it is that or just the door gasket?
You will want to pull the lower kickplate off unit and run the dishwasher to see where the leak is coming from. If the leak is coming from the door area then check the seals to make sure that the door seal is in good condition. If not then you will want to determine where it is leaking to replace that component.
I replaced the silicone(?) pump connect and got rid of the large leak, but now have small leaks from the pump connect and the inlet sump connections after removing the pump/motor assembly. I'm hesitant to overtighten the clamps - should I have applied a sealant of some type?
Answer Hello Dave,
The sump housing has most likely got a crack in it and will require replacement. Never put any sealant on these connections at all as this will act like a lubricant in the normal operating vibrations and the lines will actually vibrate off and cause more trouble.
I Just got a new spay arm WD22X154... How do I open or separate the GE Pump Connect(Part No.: AP2039426), for me put new spray arm in. Does the top piece of the pump connect unscrew? snap off? I would appreciate an answer please, thanks Robert.
Answer Hello Robert. There is no need to remove the pump connect to replace the spray arm WD22X154. The base of the spray arm unscrews from the assembly. Use a screw driver to use as a pry bar. Insert it in the square opening under the spray arm assembly to unscrew. It should turn counterclockwise.
From your earlier answer to unclog the unit,how do I remove the lower spray arm and what is a t60p screen cover filter you mentioned or is that a misspelling.If so,what is the part no. and where is it located. Thank you
Answer Ed, you will need to remove the dishwasher from the cabinet, remove the pump assembly from the sump and the pump connect assemblies and the extract and install the new pump connector through the tub opening. There are two(2) filters in the unit WD12X417 the sump cover filter and underneath that, is the sump cap/filter WD12X418. You remove the two screws from the cover and lift both components out of the sump. Here's the basic information for removing the lower spray arm assembly," WASH ARM SERVICE AND DISASSEMBLY: 1. Check spray arm holes for bits of china, seeds and other foreign matter. 2. Check spray arm rotation.
3. Remove nut tower, LEFT HAND THREADS- by using a screwdriverblade. 4. Lift out Power Tower assembly and Nut Tower.
5. Remove 1(4" hex head screw from the center of the wash arm to release arm. 6. Spray arm hub and entire spray arm assembly
can be removed by turning spray arm hub (right hand threads) and removing. 7. Reverse to reassemble." Thanks and Good Luck
I need to know how tight do I tighten the pump connect (ap2039426) to the spray arm (wd22x154)?
Answer Hi Richard. You only need to tighten this connector just snug. Slightly use plier(s) pressure while tightening it down. Part # WD18X214. Thank You.
I believe it is number 455.
Answer Hello Greg. Ok, then remove the clamp on the pump housing and the lower spray arm and spray arm hub. The hub unscrews from the pump connect to change this part. Hope this helps.
I believe it is the connector. I can see a tear in it.
Answer Hello Greg. Can you see the pictures on our website to tell which part your dealing with? If it's the connector, there is a clamp holding it to the pump housing that will need to be removed to replace it. Hope this helps.