Question about GE 24 in. GLD4100L Free-Standing Dishwasher

1 Answer

Oveflow pouring out water

My GE Triton XL gushes out water a number of times during the cycle at the air gap on top of the sink, how can I stop this?

Posted by on

  • morgansaz Nov 14, 2008

    Thanks for your anwser, although I'm not sure I know what you mean. I belive it is called "the overflow", a little cap on top of the sink. The drain pipe from the dishwasher goes to that, also the disposel has a pipe to it as well. During the wash cycle it spurts out water a few times.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 38 Answers

When you refer to the air gap, are you referring to the drain pipe of the washer to the house plumbing connection?
There can be two reasons for this
1)The receiver of the gap does not allow a high enough head to push the water through the trap initially and you have an overflow until the water begins to flow. Since you have an air gap, there is no pressure to force the flow other than gravity so if the stand pipe is very short combined with a fast flow into it, you may get a temporary "restriction" effect.
2)A clogged vent. depending on how the plumbing system is built, I can see where this may cause a slight pressure build up on the other side of the p trap and cause the same situation as #2.

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • rajesh kumar m b
    rajesh kumar m b Nov 14, 2008

    yep thats exactly what I meant..

×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I diagnose a GE dishwasher that doesn't drain at the end of the cycle?


The sensor responsible for telling the pump motor when to shut off is defective. Replace it.

Oct 14, 2014 | Dishwashers

1 Answer

Water is coming out of air flow gap. I installed a new air-flow gap and all new lines from air flow gap to sink (except the line from dishwasher to air flow gap) and i still have water coming out the air...


The leak in an air gap is usually caused by a clogged sink discharge line. Most of the time this is connected to the garbage disposal and there is food particulate in the drain hole where the dishwasher drain from the air gap to the garbage disposal connects.

Pull the sink connection hose off and clean the hole thoroughly. You can try testing the dishwasher/ air gap by placing the disconnected hose into a bucket during the pump out period. It should not leak. After this test...reconnect the hose to the sink connection.

If it is NOT connected to the garbage disposal then remove the hose and clean out the hole where the connection is made. This is a common problem and easily resolved by the user.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly .

May 18, 2010 | GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Ge triton xl makes loud noise when filling with water - water pump proboem ? or other possible cause? easy fix?


GE Triton dishwasher loud noise after draining water. We started to hear a sustained and loud noise after water is drained. This noise is not heard during washing and draining times. What is wrong? Thanks a lot!

Oct 19, 2009 | GE 24 in. GSD6660GSS Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

Water pours into dishwashe and spills out when not running


sounds like you have a bad water valve solenoid, however their is a float switch on inside btm floor frt of dish washer that senses the level and cuts off the valve, however if the valve is bad then it will never shut off. good thing you were home. i would replace the water valve, that is located behind the front access panel . hope this helps

Sep 17, 2009 | Danby 22 in. DDW399 Free-standing...

1 Answer

Motor groaning on GE Triton XL Dishwsher


motor coils partly burned turns different direction in spin

Aug 08, 2009 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

1 Answer

MY GE Triton GSD5120D00BB won't drain. Please help.


HI, usually, if the dishwasher dose not drain properly, it will be the fault of a defective or, malfunctioning pump. i will list several problem areas to check. Inspect each area properly and, replace any component that is faulty or fouled.


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).

Jun 17, 2009 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

2 Answers

GE Triton Dishwasher timer may need adjustment ?


you have a clogged drain hose or a weak pump.  There are no adjustment on the timer it is what it is.

Apr 12, 2009 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

1 Answer

The part by the sink causes water to flow all over the counter


Almost all dishwashers connect to the sink drain in one way or another. Many connect (via an Air Gap valve) to a garbage disposal.
If the "metal part" is at the rear of the sink, that is the top of the air gap. When water comes out of it, that means the drain is plugged.
If there is a garbage disposal, does water drain through it? Does the disposal work?
If there is no disposal, does water from the faucet run through the drain of each sink with no problem?
Thanks for answering these questions in a reply.

Apr 10, 2009 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

GE Triton XL, Dishwasher, while washing dishes in the sink


Ho could be a blockage in the dishwaser pump, is the drain plug clear .............

Jan 17, 2009 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

1 Answer

GE Triton XL


Try placing a packet in the bottom of the DW and then start a wash cycle ( use the energy efficient cycle that does not use the heater to dry the dishes..).. if it is not disolved at the end of the cycle then your water temp may not be hot enough..Hope that helps..

Aug 28, 2008 | GE Tritonr XL GSD6260JCC Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE 24 in. GLD4100L Free-Standing Dishwasher Logo

140 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Dishwashers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you a GE Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...