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Ge cheap crap portable dishwasher, late 2004 model

The thing is dead now, it won't go on at all when i close the door. i think it is some part of the door switch because for a month or so, it was intermittent, and I would take a screwdriver or other metal tool and just "poke" it into the hole where you can see parts of the door latch and switch, from the outside with the door closed, and it would start. towards the end it even seemed like something magnetic in there grabbed at the screwdriver and the motor would go on for just a few seconds, over and over as i poked around. but eventually, this approach stopped working and now it is just dead. it seems to be a cheap thing anyhow, doesn't clean well, you can't clean the crap inside the screen filter. i was thinking i could probably get a new part and replace it myself. the only repair person in this small town rural area that i know of that is honest and reliable, doesnt do dishwashers, and i am a pretty handy old lady, having been a single mom and always did everything i possibly could for myself along these lines, i enjoy the challenge and learning about how things work (or in this case, DONT WORK)! somewhere i read something about trying to make the door close tighter, maybe that's the problem, but it seems to close tight and i can't figure out any obvious way to tighten it. i think the electrical part around the switch is the culprit because of the way it acted before it died and nothing seems to last anymore, everything made in china and only designed to last till one day after the warranty runs out...

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Re: ge cheap crap portable dishwasher, late 2004 model

Strano, you got a lot heart, the door latch assy. should not be that hard to replace. You have to remove the inner door to get at it. If you take your time, you can observe how it connects. I assume you are not hearing any motor sounds at all when you start the dishwasher. If you do and it's just not filling, it could be the push button assy. on the left. The power to the fill goes through that assy. People get fooled by this. Here are some part numbers in case you want to get into it. Door latch assy. WD13x10003, switch WD06x10003, push button assy. WD21x10182. Alwasy kill the power to the unit when working on it. As long as the dishwasher is level and secure trying to close the door tighter won't make the difference. Good luck on this deal, back.

Posted on Apr 07, 2007

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