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GE Profile dishwasher not drawing water from water line

For some reason the dishwasher doesn't pull water from the water line. It does sometimes but never for a full cycle. Could there be air in the line?

The dishwasher runs if I keep pouring pitchers of water into it but that still doesn't get dishes clean the way they are supposed to be...

No problems draining, just filling up

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  • jboooor Mar 13, 2009

    Hey, Joe

    Unfortunately that doesn't do it. There is no screw on the front "float" device on that area of the dishwasher.

    There is a threaded plastic piece that I removed but it does not have anything on it. After I unscrewed it there was only the metal bottom of the dishwasher and the other plastic threaded part that attached to the rest of the fixture...

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If you look inside the dishwasher paying special atention to the left front corner. Remove the lower dishrack and then you will see a dome shaped piece of plastic attached by one screw. Remove this screw and check and see if the float is gunked up. Sometime you have to remove the lower access panel to remove a little pal nut off the bottom of the float assembly to actually remove it to clean. Clean it real good and reinstall. This should solve your problem.

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  • Dave Ang Jun 18, 2012

    This worked great! I was ready to buy a new dishwasher! Thanks for the save.

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Hey justaskjoe, you just saved me $100 or more for a trip by a GE technician. Thanks a bunch. GE website has a video that says tap that float with a wooden spatula. I guess GE (or any manufacturer for that matter!) folks would never tell you to open their appliance. So, all the more reason for me that your simple solution was a great saver!

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The water doesn't drain from the machine
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Drain line/air gap
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Drain line/air gap
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Drain valve and/or solenoid
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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
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