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GE Dish Washer Model GSD 1200 : Wash Tower Won't Rise Up & Does Not Clean Dishes on Upper Rack !

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SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: mucky water after cycle complete

poss a blocked drain or a backe feed from the sink remuve drain hose and check.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Dishwaher does not clean, upper rack

The top rack is not cleaning because of low water pressure from the wash motor to the upper spray arm.
Assuming the top spray arms are clear of debris, remove the lower spray arm to access the wash motor. Remove the 4 torx screws and the filter (accumulator assembly). Remove the torx screw and the inlet protector that covers the chopper assembly. Make sure the chopper is not broken (broken chopper will fill with debris and block water flow). While holding the chopper blade, reach inside the "D" shaped opening on top of the motor and spin the wheel/motor by hand in each direction to make sure either the chopper gear or the motor gear that drives the chopper is not broken. Replace the chopper if necessary (part # 8268383). If the motor gear is broken, replace the sump and motor assembly (part # 8535150). Remove any debris from the sump area in the process.
You don't have to shut the power off to the dishwasher because the door will be open, but if you feel more comfortable, do so.
Good luck!

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Upper rack is not cleaning.

Check the upper arm for free spinning, then remove the arm and check that the seam between the upper and lower halves has not split somewhere. Also check all the small holes for debris plugging. Run the machine in wash cycle for a little while with the upper arm off--that should flush out anything blocking the pipe up to the arm. If still nothing from the upper arm, tear down the lower arm assembly down to the deck while noting position of all parts removed. Clean the big screen at the bottom in white vinegar and hot water. Inspect the holes in the bottom for anything blocking them.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: dish washer \does not rinse good leaves white flim

Hi:
Some things you can do to try to improve your dishwasher's performance:

1) Make sure your dishwasher rinse agent dispenser has rinse agent in it. The filler is usually close to where you put soap in the dishwasher.,
2) Consider switching brands of dishwasher detergent, if you are experiencing problems. Depending on the water condition in your area, certain brands work better than others. Ask your neighbors what works well for them.
3) try different wash cycle's with your dishwasher. Sometimes the economy cycle doesn't work as well as it should.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Upper spray arm is not turning

Hi Chris,

It sounds to me like a restriction in the pump. I put together some information here on cleaning it out. If you try these please give me some feedback as to if they help or not.

Thanks!
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4628450-poor_cleaning_or_noisy_pump_whirlpool_or

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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  • knives etc sticking upward can stop the arms from rotating on the top rack
  • if you run without the rack the arm will obviously be not telling the electronic it is not blocked because it is not there. the rack must be in the machine with the magnet and the magnet passing correct messages.
  • If there is really no blockage then there is a elect fault that need to be sorted professionally.
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