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GE Quiet Power 2 dishwasher won't drain, all other cycles OK

Dishwasher runs but won't drain.

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  • cecilp Dec 31, 2008

    GE Quiet Power 2 Model # is: GLD 5560L0055

  • cecilp Dec 31, 2008

    Unit is new, screen in bottom is clear, and has not had any really abusive use or excessively heavy food particles.

  • cecilp Dec 31, 2008

    This unit has a separate drain motor.

  • cecilp Jan 03, 2009

    Timer seems to be working Ok, drain motor runs but does not drain waste water. Tested drain motor and it runs but does not seem to run very fast. ????

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  • Check sink drain and drain hose for restrictions.
  • Unjam the motor.
  • Unjam the pump.
  • Check the drain valve
  • Check the drive belt.
  • Test the timer motor.
  • If you have a brand new dishwasher or garbage disposer, check the knock out plug on the garbage disposer.
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    The water doesn't drain from the machine If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:

    Drain line/air gap
    Pump
    Drain valve and/or solenoid
    Belt
    Motor
    Timer
    Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

    Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

    Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

    Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

    Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

    Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

    Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

    Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

    Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

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    Hi
    There's a few things you can look into that won't cost you any money. 

    First, manually remove as much water as possible and then check the sump area for paper or any other large object clogging the drain. A cup or so of water in the sump area of your dishwasher is normal and it is there to prevent the seals from drying out. The dishwasher will pump this old water out before beginning to wash.

    Make sure the door is properly latched as the pump will not drain if the door is not latched properly. 

    Check the belt, drain line, air gap, drain valve and solenoid assembly, the motor, and the pump. If your dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump, and it has broken or come off the pulley, replace it.



    If you have recently installed a garbage disposer in your home, make sure that the drain plug on the disposer has been removed. It's just a little plastic piece that blocks the hole where you hook the dishwasher drain hose. If your dishwasher drains through the garbage disposer, you need to run the garbage disposer before you run the dishwasher to make sure that the drain is clear.

    There is a drain hose between the drain valve or pump and the garbage disposal or drain line. If an obstruction has blocked this, then your dishwasher won't drain. The drain hose is connected by clamps to the drain valve and the disposer or drain pipe. Remove it and visually inspect it for a clog or a kink. Try to remove any debris. If it is in good condition, just put it back on, and if not, purchase a new one to install.

    If you don't have an air gap in the drain line, at least use a high drain loop. Making a large loop about 18" off the ground with the drain line can prevent any back flow into the dishwasher from the sink.

    If you have one, the air gap will be located on top of the sink. The air gap is there to prevent any siphoning of standing water from the sink. When your dishwasher drains, the air gap diaphragm will form a seal and allow the water to drain properly. If the diaphragm in the air gap is faulty, it’s possible that water can leak onto the cabinet and into the sink area. When this happens, then the air gap must be replaced.

    Like the inlet valve, there is also a drain valve on most models. When no power goes to the drain valve it remains closed and prevents water from leaving the machine. When the valve receives power during the drain cycle, the solenoid opens and allows the water to leave the machine. If your drain hose is attached directly to the pump, you don't have a drain valve. The motor simply reverses and the pump sends the water in the opposite direction, which is out of the machine.

    If the motor doesn’t turn or work properly, the dishwasher may not drain. Make sure you have power to the unit. If you notice that the motor hums but won't turn, it could be seized, and you probably need to replace it.

    Small objects can sometimes get stuck in the pump. When this occurs, you’ll need to open the pump and remove any debris buildup. The dishwasher pump is usually mounted directly to the motor and runs off the motor as well. The pump is also attached to the bottom of your dishwasher and pushes the water from the dishwasher.

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    OK this is a common problem! Remove drain hose from under sink (its clogged!) now run a thin peice of wire through the drain tube pushing and pulling as it goes through the drain hose )now replace and try running again!!! It may take a few tries!

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    Dear Sir,

    The first thing U would check is the air gap (if there is one) on top of the sink. Remove the cover and the top piece and check for a clog.

    Remove the drain hose form the air gap (or from the garbage disposer if there is no air gap), put the end of the hose in a bucket, run the drain cycle and watch for a foreign objects coming out.

    If there is nothing wrong then it could be a kinked drain hose or a drain pump.


    Thanks
    Good luck

    Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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      Asfiya Ahamed Dec 31, 2008

      You have to check:



      1. The piston and nut (#564 on the break down diagram). Unscrew it and check the cone.



      2. Remove the dishwasher. Remove the body valve (#560 on the break down diagram) and check the flapper inside.



      Here are the break down diagrams for the GE dishwasher All Models similar to yours.



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    Check to make sure that the pump is working correctly. Also check to see if there is a clog in the drainage line. These should be the issue, if not, i would try asking the manufacturer or refering to the owner's manual. Thanks and happy new year.

    Posted on Dec 31, 2008

    • Michael Lake
      Michael Lake Dec 31, 2008

      Maybe the pump is simply defective? Most likely the pump if it newer. I would check the owners manual to see if there are any troubleshooting steps you could take to fix the pump, but if not, dont break a sweat and use the warranty on it to get a new one.

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    Hi,

    If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:


    Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

    Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

    Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

    Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

    Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

    Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

    Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

    Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

    Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

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    Check for any clogged on the drain plug. sometimes some dirt can be a problem.

    Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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      Elizabeth Krijt Dec 31, 2008

      First, be sure you know what type of dishwasher you have (not the
      brand name but the type - either direct drive or forward reversing).

      Depending
      on the age of your dishwasher, it could be either a direct drive or
      forward reversing type. We've had both. Direct drive dishwashers simply
      keep going as the water drains but forward-reversing ones have motors
      which stop and then start (moving in the opposite direction) to drain
      water out of the dishwasher. It helps to know what type of machine you
      have. Obviously, if the motor isn't reversing properly, that could be
      the cause of a problem right there. But lets hope that is not the case.


      Next, think about whether you've installed a garbage
      disposal recently and if the dishwasher stopped draining right after
      you installed the disposal.

      Many dishwashers won't drain or
      seem clogged after a garbage disposal is added to the sink area.
      Happily, this is not only a common problem but one which is usually
      resolved quickly. You'll simply have to check a piece called the
      knock-out plug.

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