Question about GE 25 in. Nautilus GSC3400J Free-standing Dishwasher

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Doesn't want to wash, doesn't want to drain.

My dishwasher is actually GSC3400F00BL, GE Nautilus, Ser. No. is TZ607487A. At the end of my tether regarding this evil robotic machine that has found a nice warm home here and refuses to work for its keep. I found a potential solution for its problems in opening up the door and looking for "burnt wires"...they all looked like plain old wires to me. It has two major malfunctions: it fills with water and sits there and does nothing (except tick on to the next cycle) unless i open the door and shut it. Then it will do its washy thing until the next fill. This behavior began with the "short wash" cycle, then cured itself with the normal wash cycle, now has spread there too. It periodically refuses to drain, leaving me with a tubful of gunky water and, at times, water leaking onto the floor. This dishwasher tricked its way into my home by replacing a 20-year-old machine that never gave me a moment's trouble but was rusted throughout its interior. Please help me. I am ready to roll this thing out to the curb. I did have a repairman come and extend the drain hose -- my son has hooked it permanently to a water supply and the hose seemed kinked to the repairman.

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  • Frances Lawson Nov 27, 2006

    Thank you so much...will buy parts and replace. Could not find anything wrong with the door latch but it felt "mushy" -- noticed that they recommend you purchase the repair manual with this part, it is for earlier models but will get it anyhow. Will post back to let you know (or whine further if still broken).

  • gohagen Aug 24, 2008

    My problem is exactly like the one mentioned above from Harry-Lou's. I would like to know how to uninstall it if you can not help me fix it. Thanks

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Harry, a common drain problem on these GE dishwashers has to do with the piston nut assy. located under the filter grate in back. You can check it out here: http://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp It's an easy fix, it just unscrews. The other issue sounds like a door switch problem. Remove the inner door and take a look at the door latch and switch for any broken parts. Catriver...post back.

Posted on Nov 26, 2006

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