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The dishwasher will not run

I have Model #GLD2150RCB0.
The unit ran fine on 11-26-08. Tried running it this morning, and nothing happened.
Found water in the bottom of the unit, dis-assembled the wand etc. in the bottom, and sucked out the standing water. Put everything back togather, pressed start, the lights lit up where programmed on the control panel, and after a moment just heard a click. And, nothing happened.
On advice from my father, I checked for any blockage in the discharge hose under the unit to the garbage disposal. There isn't any and the inside of the garbage disposal is clean.

Please help....The unit is only 4 years old and Christmas is around the corner...

Also, I am quite handy at fixing things.

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  • chris_napols Nov 30, 2008


    Thanks for your advice. As I indicated the plastic drain line did not have any obstruction from the discharge under the washer to the disposal. Also, the "top hat" moved freely but, I will check it for debris.

    Any suggestion on checking if the motor or water pump is working properly?

    Your help is greatly appreciated...


  • chris_napols Nov 30, 2008

    I have not checked for a burnt out fuse link however, if it is blown and correct me if I'm wrong, I should not get any power too the main control panel?

  • chris_napols Dec 09, 2008

    I removed the Motor and the discharge impeler pump. Any suggestions on how to perform a bench test?


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Above is a manual and wiring diagram.
There is a test you can initiate by pressing two buttons, see the wiring diagram.

Couple things to consider.
1) Since you say lights come on, seems the door switch is probably OK.
2) There is a level switch, which switches the motor, etc. off if water level gets high.
Check this switch which should have about an inch travel. (Device looks like a top-hat).
You can lift it out and clean under it as well. All this amounts to is a float, it operates a switch under the floor of the d-washer.
If this doesn't get you going, I suspect the timer or the motor.
A blocked drain is definitely reason for the dishwasher to leave water in the bottom.
Seems removing the water should have left it run a partial cycle.
What your dad said is on the right track. You will need to disconnect the hose from the disposal or small drain pipe where the rubber hose connects to the drain. (can be the side of the disposal). Other end is connected to the dishwasher and can be removed from there as well.
Water will be in it, have a towel ready to catch the water. You can check it for any kind of blockage once you disconnect it. Careful not to run water in the sink while disconnected, it can run out the opening.
Manual has troubleshooting tips and may be of some help, though I didn't see your problem as one of the tips.
Let me know.

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    Gary C Smith Dec 09, 2008

    Hello again Chris.
    From the wiring diagram, it looks like the main motor has a 2 wires, one white and one blue.
    The pump motor has a 2 wires, one white and one violet.
    Both have impellers that should turn freely, as will the motor.
    They mention bearings being seized, so they may have a history of failure.
    An ohm meter test Wh to Bu should show some resistance, probably something less than 10 ohms.
    The motors are 120 v, so 120 applied to the WH and BU wires should result in the motor running.
    Same for the pump motor, but WH and Violet.
    Main motor shows a thermal switch. If it shows infinity ohms and doesn't run, switch may be the cause.
    Either way, motor will have to be replaced. Thermal switch is usually embedded in the windings and cannot be replaced.

    Again, take care.


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Did you check electronic board/ if your unit has a burnt inline fusible link inside unit were electronics are did you check fuse box tomake sure fuse wasnt burnt

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SOURCE: Garbage Disposal backing up in dishwasher

Most dishwasher have a check valve at the pump to prevent water from backing into the dishwasher. If the pump is electric there is a rubber flat that may be gone or not working properly. If that is the case you need to replace the pump. If the pump is part of the motor assembly then the pump and motor will need to be replaced. One other thing to make sure of is that you have the drain hose looped to the top od the dishwasher and then to the disposal conection. Its called a drain loop and all dishwashers should have it. Good Luck

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