Question about GE 24 in. Profile PDW9880JSS Built-in Dishwasher
I've had this dishwasher for a little over one year and have never used the Smartdispenser (always used tablets). Dishwasher began emitting a horrible smell, and upon investigation I found the Smartdispense bladder had filled up with water and the water had become stagnate.
I drained the bladder and filled the Smartdispense with liquid (gel) detergent; this has removed the odor.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this, or does anyone have any idea as to how the bladder was able to fill with water (I would imagine the water must have went through the dispenser membrane and pump, which is a serious design flaw on GEs part).
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE Profile SmartDispense clog
I have the same problem and found the below on the GE website. It says to purge the detergent from the Smart Dispense. I am in the process of doing it now...we'll see if it works:
How to Purge Incorrect Liquid Detergent from the Bulk Dispenser
The purge routine operates the bulk dispenser pump continuously to drain the bulk dispenser tank when an incorrect liquid was poured in the tank. The process consists of setting up the dishwasher to run the purge mode, running the purge mode and then cleaning up the purged detergent.
Follow these steps carefully to have a successful purge run.
For Top Control Models:
2. Press Heated Dry and Cookware together for 3 seconds. All LEDs illuminate.
3. Press Added Heat and Cookware together for 3 seconds. The Anti-bacterial LED illuminates.
Posted on Sep 16, 2008
There are two different types of dishwasher detergent types, bleach based and enzyme based. The owner's manual states that if the two are ever mixed that the mixture will congeal, clogging the dispenser.
I don't know exactly how to safely remove the detergent that is in there, perhaps a wet/dry vaccuum. There is likely a service mode for the dishwasher if it has electronic buttons, in the service mode you could activate the pump that dispenses the detergent. Use caution, the thicker the clog, the harder the pump has to work and it may fail. Hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 15, 2009
The detergent reservoir should pop open allowing the wash water to "wash" the detergent clean. It sounds like your DW is not "spraying" with full force. From your description, it sounds like your water pump is malfunctioning OR your drain is clogged with food and the water flow is restricted, because the wash water is the original rinse water from the first cycle and it recirculates. Check and make certain your drain is not clogged before you call the repairman or replace the machine.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
SOURCE: Detergent left in dispenser cup
You either do not have enough water getting itno the machine or it is not hot enough. 5 years old so I would suspect a plugged screen on the fill valve.
Posted on Dec 11, 2009
SOURCE: Water remains under the 4
First make sure your homes drain pipe is not plugged up. If not remove the drain hose where it connects to the drain pump. you will see a flapper valve(thin rubber piece) #328 in the diagram,this is probally allowing water to flow back into the machine. A common problem with this model the flapper gets torn or worn out. They are inexpensive and easy to replace. Enter your model # at www.appliancehelponline.com and diagrams will come up for your model.
Posted on Nov 05, 2010
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