Question about GE Dishwashers
Maybe uses 6 times a year. Water valve is on.
When you use your dishwasher so infrequently the water inside evaporates and allows the pump seal to dry out, so there is no longer the lubricating water there. You may be able to solve this by pouring a couple cups of hot (not bioling) water directly into the center of the lower wash arm (center spray tower) and letting it sit for several minutes.
If that does not work, you can take the bottom panel off and turn the fan blade on the motor by hand until if turns freely. (don't do this with power to the motor or you may have some nasty banged up fingers !)
To prevent this from happening in the future, keep some water in the dishwasher by poring a bit in every now and then, or by running a fill and pump cycle at least once a week or so. If you are away for extended periods, you can try adding RV antifreeze to the dishwasher while away.
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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