GE dishwasher GSD4000J00WW filling but not running at start of cy
Have check power to unit and power is available. Rotate knob to start cycle and light comes on to show in use, can hear water entering, and a slight hum or buzz, but no action taking place with the pump or motor or whatever makes it come to life. Rotated the knob slowly through the entire cycle and I hear the soap cup open, water entering at the rinse mode, and heating element appears to be heating but no water movement. Also appears to not drain on its own, had to soak up any water from the bottom.
Moved in to brand new home in May of 2005, unit was new at that time, with no issues up to this point.
Re: GE dishwasher GSD4000J00WW filling but not running at...
Okay this is hard to believe, but it WORKED!!! I had not used my washer for a couple of weeks. I called the help line and the lady told me this ridiculous approach to solving the problem. It was so far out there I wasn't even going to try it. Thank goodness I did. She says this could lubricate the motor or seals or something, which may need it after not being run for a certain time period. Get acidic acid or also called sour salt. I found some lime-salt in the salt section. It stated acidic acid as one of the ingriedients so I said"good enough". put 3-4 ounces in 1 quart of hot water. LET IT DESOLVE COMPLETELY pour it into the washer and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. She said the longer the better. (I let it sit for 30 minutes,I'm not that patient) Then try to run it empty and no detergent. I had to mess around with the dial a couple of times, but sure enough the darn thing started running!! So she said to run it thruough a full cycle empty and then go ahead with buisnness as usual. So as funny as it sounds, try the acidic acid/sour salt. Good luck.
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Re: GE dishwasher GSD4000J00WW filling but not running at...
It sound like your main circulation motor is bad or has something in it. This would explain why you hear the humming and the water isn't draining. The on some GEs the main motor is used to drain through a valve that changes the direction of the water into the drain line. Sometime if you can get the bottom screen off you can us a wet vac and possibly vacuum the obstruction out of the way.
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If electrical power is available to the dishwasher but the appliance
doesn't run, the problem is likely to be a defective door switch, timer,
or selector switch. Make sure to turn off the power to the dishwasher before attempting any repairs To solve a door switch problem, you may be able to
adjust the door latch's strike slightly, using a screwdriver then make sure the door closes securly, if this doesent work please check the timer as follows Dishwasher timer concerns can be classified
into two general categories: the timer cannot be advanced manually and
appears to be stuck or intermittent automatic timer advancement.
1. The timer dial cannot be advanced manually and appears to be stuck.
Stuck timers are generally caused by objects that prevent the detergent
cup from opening, or by a sticky substance between the timer dial and
the control panel.
Objects that prevent the detergent cup from opening: If your timer will not advance, open the dishwasher door and check for items that may be blocking the detergent cup.
Also, check the detergent cup:
It should be fully closed at the start of a cycle.
It should be fully open at the end of the cycle.
Almost fully open between main wash and final rinse.
If it is in any other position, try to open or close the cup while at
the same time rotating the timer. This should free it up. To prevent a
reoccurrence, make sure nothing blocks operation of the detergent cup when the dishwasher door is closed and operating.
Sticky substances like orange juice that get between the timer knob and the front of the control panel
on some models will bond the timer knob to the control panel. If you
have this condition, it will be virtually impossible to rotate the timer
knob while gently pressing the knob in toward the dishwasher. It will
rotate normally if the knob is gently pulled away from the dishwasher
while rotating the knob.
This problem can be solved by gently pulling the knob away from
the control panel and cleaning behind the knob with a damp cloth. Do not use excessive force
because the knob is attached to the control panel on models affected by
this problem. If this operation cannot be performed, service should be
contacted to repair the problem.
2. Intermittent automatic timer advancement.
This can be described as the timer can be advanced manually, but it
does not advance automatically in spots for up to 30 minutes.
This is almost always a normal condition and always occurs on models with a "Delay Start" feature.
Delay start timers increment or advance a couple of degrees once
every minute or so during most of the cycle. However, during certain
parts of the cycle they increment once every 30 minutes. This gives the
dishwasher time to do the job of cleaning your dishes. The long
increment times occur during "Delay Start", "Hot Start", "Normal Wash"
and "Dry" cycles.
The timer will not move at all during these delay periods. This
is normal operation and service is not needed. If you notice delay
times substantially longer than 30 minutes, replace the timer
Also ensue that you are getting adequate water pressure and the unit is getting water inside and that the water is at the right temperature 140 is the min. for most units
Please check the above and let me know what you have found so i can continue to help there is a lot of things to check but these that i have provided are the most common thing that need to be checked first ok?
IF all appears to be working just leacing film on dishes or if not actually cleaning dishes there could be several things it could be... the basics to start with are first make sure the entering water temperature to dishwasher is a t least 120-140 degrees ... run water at sink prior to starting dishwasher.. next remove drain line from under sink and check for any obstruction where it connects. check the area under lower spray arm for trash/food build up and if you can remove spray arm and clean port out of any calcium build up... make sure the water is filling unit properly run a cycle and when you start unit listen when it stops filling open door and make sure it has enough water in it.
Make sure you get water to the
dishwasher. Check to see if the water shut-off valve (located under the
sink) is open. If you get water to the dishwasher, but there is still
no water inside during the fill cycle, the problem might be with a
faulty water valve (located at the bottom of the dishwasher, behind the
kick panel, on either side), in which case replace the water valve.
Air gap is clean Garbage disposal is clean Dishwasher fills with water OK Drain pump runs after a wait of several minutes and seems to run slow but drains most of the water out of the reservoir. Dishwasher is not running the wash cycle (spraying water on dishes)
You may have a problem with the spray arm being blocked or the water valve may not be letting a sufficient amount of water through to get the spray arms activated. If the dishwasher is still in warranty schedule service before it runs out. GE customer service number is 800-626-2000 model and serial numbers and purchase dates are helpful. Ask specifically if any kits are available to fix these problems and if GE is willing to make any concession toward this repair. Good Luck.
Water-heating cycle Timer Water-heating cycle
Manydishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature,as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses afterit has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-settemperature. What happens next, depends, as follows:
On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time.
Onothers, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the highertemperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn'tbeing heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element orthermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it nevercontinues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycleproblem" is fixed too.
Timersdon't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to beworking properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in oneplace--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault.Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it.
IA, these GE pumps have a habit of sticking if the unit hasn't been run for a while. First you want to verify that the motor is in fact getting power, this will eliminate the timer. You can use a meter on the quik connect from the motor while in the wash cycle. If the motor is getting power, see if the pump is stuck by turning the motor vanes (Do this with the power off). If it's hard to turn and then frees up than this was more than likley your problem. You remove the bottom toe panel and will be able to check this out without removing the dishwasher. Catriver..post back