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Ge potscrubber dishwasher will not drain properly

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    leaking water

  • eseale Jan 20, 2009

    My 8 year old GE Potscrubber will not drain.  It goes through the whole cycle and dries as well but there is water in the bottom and the dishes all have junk/debris on them.

  • GlenRent Jan 24, 2009

    I have the same problem with my GE Potscrubber II. I took off the back screen and played with the drain but it did not seem clogged, nor did it seem to matter when I moved the plug around.

    I might have to pull the whole unit out and pull it apart but would love to avoid that if I could.

    Anyone have some advice?


  • s_fuerth Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem as described above.



    Pump is working because I can get it to drain into a pail after disconnecting from sink drain

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    will not drain

  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2009

    GE potscrubber dishwasher will not drain

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Had the same problem with my dishwasher. Took it appart thinking that something was plugging the drain but there wasn't anything. Turns out the cylinoid that has the hook coming out of it to control the flap for the ejection of the water is broken. When looking at your pump, you should see a small flapper valve on the exterior of the pump hooked up to a small cylinoid that when accivated flips a flap in the pump to eject the water out of it instead of letting it circulate in the unit. This is an easy part to replace, but for me, hard to find since my potscrubber is so old. Hopefully your units are newer and you can find this part at your local appliance shop.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Potscrubber 900 Dishwasher won't drain

HI. check the following areas for faults.

1. Air gap / Drain hoses
If there is an air gap (located in the sink, near the faucet), check to see if it is clogged. Unscrew the top cap and see if there is anything blocking inside. Note: If there is no air gap installed, the dishwasher might not drain properly.

If the drain hose is clogged, the dishwasher would not drain. If there is an air gap installed, it is very common that a hose going from the air gap into the garbage disposer is clogged. Remove and clean the hose. Make sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher.

Note: If you recently had a garbage disposer installed, it is common to overlook removing the drain plug.

2. Broken belt
Some dishwasher models use a belt to drive the pump. Replace the belt if found broken.

Note: Sometimes the belt would just come off the pump. Even though it might not be broken, it is recommended that you replace the belt, because it is probably too stretched out.

3. Pump
Some models have two impellers inside the pump - one, wash impeller, takes care of the wash cycles, the other, drain impeller, drains the water out. If the drain impeller is broken (broken blades, shaft), the dishwasher would not drain. Replace any broken pump components.

4. Drain solenoid
Some models (for example most GE dishwashers) use a drain solenoid to drain water out. Sometimes the solenoid gets stuck, preventing the water from draining out. Try to free up the solenoid. If unsuccessful, you might have to replace the pump assembly.

5. Motor
If the motor is stuck, it is sometimes possible to free it up by manually spinning the motor.

Replace the motor if defective.

6. Timer
Replace if defective (note: uncommon problem).

Posted on Aug 27, 2009

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moter has probably locked up TAKE FRONT LOWER PANEL OFF AND YOU CAN ROTATE ROTOR/ if itis not free and rotates easly then the motor has failed / mm

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SOURCE: dishwasher not draining fully

Remove and replace the motor / pump assy. Call technician. Big Job

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SOURCE: GE Potscrubber 1000 with temperature sensor GSD1000M20-Water in bottom at end of cycle

Does it sound like it is trying to drain or is it just silent?

Posted on Jul 27, 2008

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SOURCE: my GE Potscrubber dishwasher will not drain

Hello,
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Posted on Feb 22, 2010

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