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GE Dishwasher is not draining water

GE Dishwasher Model GSD6610K01BB is not draining water. Does go through the full wash cycles -- please help

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  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    the dishwahser starts and then it will stop with all the water at the bottom without draining

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    My GE dishwasher is not draining water. Not sure if it goes through the whole cycle. A good amount of water remains in the bottom of the washer. Model is GSD5360S01SS.

  • brutforce Jul 19, 2008

    GE dishwasher has water in bottom and stays there , iv cleaned the drain and still has water.

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    water not draining all out from bottom i checked all the lines to see if their is blockage appears to be alright

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I had a similar problem except that in my case the washer would not fill with water. I have a GE GSD4920Z dishwasher. The repair guy came this morning and said that the solenoid had jammed and that I would need a new motor assembly - total price $379. When I checked on the internet I found this thread and took a look at the 'piston' which is the moving part of the solenoid. I squirted it with WD40 and made sure that the piston was moving freely. Just ran the washer and everything is now working.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Model# DMT300RFW

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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.

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