Question about Dishwashers
Washer has power and will run if I put water into the bottom of the dishwasher. But no water is being pumped into the dishwasher. We have a lot of mineral/ calcium deposit buildup in our machine. My husband & I took off the filter and cleaned out all of the visible calcium deposits around the pump. I have also run a cycle by adding water to the bottom of the dishwasher and used one bottle of "Dishwasher Magic".
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the larger motor housing underneath the unit is what moves the water around to wash, the smaller pump is the drain pump, if you don't hear that running it is likely in need of replacement. check your paper work for warranty, if it's out of warranty try to find a deal online and it's relatively easy to replace
Posted on Mar 21, 2008
The cheapest way is using homemade vinegar and lemon solution. If the deposit is big use a commercial cleaner. See the links below:
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Posted on Apr 13, 2009
SOURCE: My GE Nautilus dishwasher keeps PUMPING water "out" of the machine during the entire wash cycle. I have removed all covers in the bottom of the unit to see if anything is stock. Used vinegar and CLR
If this convert-able dishwasher is permanently installed, you will have to take off the lower access panel to get to the pump area. If it is still in a portable configuration, it may be easier to lay the dishwasher on it's back or side to do this. Now, examine the pump / motor assembly. There is not a separate water pump on this model. There is a diverter pump out solenoid which get's pulled down to direct the water out the drain hose for pump out, which is suppose to spring back out of the way to allow water to go up to the spray arms for washing. I suspect that the solenoid got to hot and the plunger will no longer slide in the solenoid. If this is the case, you can replace it with a WD21X802. If the arm and plunger move freely, check the spring, or for obstructions in the pump housing, or possibly the diverter arm in the pump housing has come loose from the shaft. The solenoid is the most likely.
Posted on Apr 30, 2009
There is a chemical you can buy that is a dishwasher cleaner that should do it. Wal-Mart or an appliance store should have it. If it is bad, you may have to do it several times. Ultimately you may need a new element if it is real bad.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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