Question about GE Dishwashers
Dishwasher doesn't drain--now dishes are not clean--looks like on bottom and top, although they seem rinsed off--coffee cup on top looked no different. Husband checked what he could, including air gap...no clogs--except he cleaned out stuff stuck in one of contraptions inside the washer. Still doesn't drain, although a little less water at bottom now. He said the arms are going around--he kept opening it while it was running. It is 10 years old. DW repairman? Plumber? New washer???
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: stuck on last minute
I have seen a lot of these dishwashers burn out the control board, and usually the symptom is the timer not working or inability to complete a cycle. Most of the ones I have seen, you can remove the control board assembly and its pretty obvious where its burnt. If you can do the repair yourself, the board is about $150. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 26, 2006
SOURCE: Bosch SHX46A dishwasher
sounds like blockages still, there is also a food filter in the bottom, this has to be cleaned out very regularly, check the waste pipe again also, you may also need salt, this helps the dishwasher keep clean and free from streaks, its special salt you buy just for appliances running hot water first with any domestic automatic appliance is a fairy tail fix, it never ever does any good and can not possibly work by design, all you do is waste hot water?
Posted on Oct 04, 2007
The flood switch is tripped. This is located under the unit. Unplug or flip the breaker to the dishwasher, take off the black kick plate under the door, 2 screws, and you will see the white plastic "pan". The flood switch is located where you can't really see it but it is on the left hand side wall and is made of styrofoam. The best thing to do is to put some rags in the pan, this is not easy because there is little room to put them, and soak-up the water that has filled the pan. Eventually you will get enough water out that the float will deactivate the switch. What you hear "running" when you turn it on is actually the drain pump, it get activated when the flood switch is tripped.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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May 04, 2013 | Kenmore Dishwashers
I often get calls similar to this client: Over the past several weeks-months, have been getting a whitish film/deposit on pots, tops of some plastic cups, etc. You don't really see it on plates.
Typically this is caused when someone switches detergent usually to a liquid gel. It is almost always because we use too much soap.
One of my most appreciated recommendations follows:
My suggestion is to throw the liquid away and use the Cascade Complete or Finish tablets. Place one in the bottom of the dishwasher. Do not put them in the dispenser.
The reason for this is you want the soap (abrasive) at the front end of the cleaning process so that the last little bit of food that is left on the dishes (I'm assuming you are rinsing your dishes) is blasted off and then the dishwasher can "sanitize" the dishes with water that is too hot for you to handle. That is the real purpose of a dishwasher.
Keep in mind that if you rinse your dishes well before placing them in the dishwasher you can probably use the shortest cycle and save quite a bit of money on electricity and water over the course of a year.
Also, take a coffee cup and fill it half way with white vinegar and place it upright in the top rack with your next load of dishes. Do this for the next several loads and then once per month for as long as you own and use a dishwasher.
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Empty the dishwasher and remove the dish racks so that you can easily locate the drain inside your dishwasher. The drain is under a drain grate, usually at the back of the dishwasher.
Remove the drain grate by either popping the grate out, or by unscrewing the screws holding it in place. Different types of dishwashers will have different options.
Use the soapy water and the toothbrush or scrub brush to clean inside the drain area and the grate.
Rinse the drain area with clean water. Then replace the drain grate.
Pour ½ cup of salt, 1 cup of baking soda and 2 cups of vinegar into the drain (in that order). The mixture will bubble. This will clean the drain and the drain hose.
Wait until the vinegar/baking soda mixture has stopped bubbling. Then pour 1 cup of bleach into your detergent dispenser. Replace the dish racks and run the empty dishwasher on a regular cycle. This will clean the entire machine
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