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GE dishwasher, model #gsd4000j00bb, won't drain.

Lines are clear. works through entire cleaning cycle. Hits drain cycle and motor stops cold, no noise, no hum. dial just runs to end of cycle and then light goes off, but no drainage.

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  • colbymcl Jan 23, 2009

    I have the exact same problem. No clogs/blockages, it just stopped draining.



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I just posted the soloution that I found for this problem to another question. I found a bone stuck in the impeller of the discharge pump. Requires that you pull the unit out turn it on its side (rather messy and everything needs to get disconected as if you were going to remove the unit from the house and install a new one). Find the discharge pump and remove the cover (I pulled a 2.5" rib bone chip) remove the blockage, button everything back up, hook it all up slide it back in and now mine works.

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