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Dishwasher not working

My GE dishwasher isn't working right. It turns on, I can hear the motor running, it fills with water, but then it just sits in the bottom. The heating element is working, because it smells really hot. Is there anything simple I can do to fix this?

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  • ejp9 Sep 19, 2008

    I'm not sure it's the timer, that actually seems to be going, it is ticking and the dial moves. Is there any way to confirm that this is the problem?

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Hi!!!

try to remove the motor of your Dishwasher
unscrew it make it dry and clean!!!!!

check everything use the tester to find lost of connect??

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The timer has failed, that is not simple, unless you are good at appliance repair.

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    yadayada Sep 19, 2008

    There is a circuit board the timer is part of I believe, if the board is defective then the timer can work and nothing happens, some models the board and timer are one piece, call the manufacturer and give him the model number and serial number if required, he can provide with more detailed info on the part.

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