Question about Dishwashers
I just fixed this problem. Cause, a bone in the drain pump fins. Soloution: Get as much water out of the unit as possible, get a bunch of towels.Turn off water and dicconect all lines including the electrical. Pull unit out from under the counter and turn on right side (GE model that I have), mop up water off floor. Find the drain line and disconect from pump. Get your Torx set out and remove the 3 screws holding the housing and gently lift the pump motor. Remove the clog/blockage and replace the motor being CAREFUL to get it in straight so that youy don't screw up the big O ring. Replace all the screws etc. Hook up all the lines as you re-insert the unit back under the counter. This woked for me but as you can tell I had no "broken" parts.
Posted on Feb 09, 2009
GE Prifile dishwashers have a valve called a "Piston" and an "O" -Ring under the screen that become degraded over time. The part is around $10 and it takes about an hour to do the repair. You can do this yourself if you are handy and have some simple tools. You can go to the GE website and get a free owners manual.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
The average life of a dishwasher is 7-10 years. The symptoms strongly indicate a motor pump problem and my personal opinion is if that is the case youd be better to put the money toward a new dishwasher.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
hi you may have something in the sump there's a screen on the right side ofthe spray arm with 2 screws remove them and take screen off use yourfingers to probe the cavity be careful it could be glass. If there is something in here it will make a grinding noise and stay in drain cycle forever.
If it does not correct the problem
!.You may have an electric pump . and it could be a check valve at the pump and hose assembly...where the check valve is...see below . so it could be a bad pump but I doubt it.
GE dishwashers will have a sumpentrance screen ( #4 ) that should beremoved and checked for any gookus, see 1 or 2 screws on the cover top, which isbehind the lower spray arm. Almost all ( some newer GE dishwashers have a separatedrain pump and motor - but for our purpose, we will talk about the mostcommon GE dishwashers ) GE dishwashers have a drainsolenoid ( #1 ) that can fail and stopthe draining. If the solenoid cannot pull in the silver plunger, the drain portwill not open to allow the motor and pump assembly to drain the water out. Thesolenoid can be ohmedwith an ohm meter for continuity, or tested to see if it is receiving 110-120 volts AC. Many GEdishwashers have a selfclean filter ( #3 ) inside at the back.The draining water must pass through a plunger in the self clean filter body.This can get clogged up, or the plunger may twist and distort and not allow thedraining water to get past. The filter can be removed from the inside and theplunger will twist out of the self cleaning body for testing/checking. Next obstaclefor the draining water in the backflush valve ( #2 ). This valve can twistor distort and block the water flow as well. The drain port will need to beaccessed to check this flapper valve, the drain port will untwist from the selfclean filter body. All hoses in-between the items mentioned above and the drainhose itself all the way to the house plumbing should be checked forrestrictions.
Some extra filter, draining tips and pictures....
During the wash and rinse modes of the cycle, soiled waterfalls down the back of the tub and into the filter area. The water comes throughthe filter and back into the tub. During the wash and rinse periods all ( wehope! ) the water will pass through the filter. The soil will settle into thecollection chamber and is held there. When the dishwasher goes into the pump outmode the water in the sump is pumped through the collection chamber. This closesthe piston valve to the inside of the tub. The pump flushes the collectionchamber of all the food soil and pumps it down the drain. A check valve islocated in the drain line port. This valve allows the water to flow in the draindirection only and prevents the water from coming back into the tub. The drainline check valve must close in the back flow direction or the piston valve inthe collection chamber may not reopen into the tub after the pump out iscomplete. Water should "fall" through the filter and go back into thetub....the heavier food particles go down into the chamber and are collected.
Hereis a link for you to check out...I have all this info in my data basebut since it is in PDF format it does not translate well to thisformat...
I hope this helps...good luck and good day...please rate my effort......thanks....The Fang.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
SOURCE: dishwasher won't drain properly
there are several possible causes for your trouble. begin by disconnecting the drain hose at both ends and checking to be sure it is not partially blocked. Then check the pump to be sure there is no chunk of glass or other debris partially blocking it.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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draining issue usually occurs due to kinked drain pipe, clogged drain filter or
drain pump. Check the drain hose for any visible clogging, remove if present.
If no visible lint is present then remove then turn off the dishwasher and remove
the drain hose and check for any visible clogging. If still not visible then
the drain filter or drain pump is clogged and you'll need to clean the drain
filter and drain pump. Also, check for any food pieces stuck near the pump
Please note that
dishwashers don't drain out the complete water such that heating element
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