Dishwasher Leak Repair

by Dan
(Greensboro, NC)

Replaced the drain shaft seal on GE Profile Dishwasher (Model # GSD4030Z02WW) using your instructions & parts. Very helpful and leak stopped.

However, I cannot get the e-clip back on the shaft to retain the drain solenoid activator. Have tried over & over but can't get it to seat.

Any tips or a tool you can recommend?

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Hi Dan,

I understand where you are coming from I have struggled with this as well many times. I have even lost a few because if you don’t watch it, it will go flying across the room. All I can tell you is it will go simply by pushing it in with a flat screwdriver. I don’t know of a special tool for e-clips however I wouldn’t be surprised if there was one I don’t have to deal with them enough to bother getting a tool.

If you put the clip in place and place you thumb on the shaft then place the screwdriver on the clip. Then squeeze down it should go in.

Thank you,

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Jun 30, 2012
Whirlpool Door Leak
by: Tim


I followed your advice and it helped alot. I did have suds built up, which wasn't surprising since my son had used half a bottle of gel a while back. Ran the vinegar and it seemed to clear the suds.

However, I decided to sit and watch the cycle and saw that at certain intervals water would spray out the right side. The left was bone dry now.

I decided to put pressure on the right side of the door to see what would happen. That seemed to do the trick. My gasket seems ok, but do you think I should replace it anyway?

Jul 01, 2012
by: Shawn/admin

If the leak continues they yes you will have to replace the gasket.

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