Question about GE 24 in. GSD2230Z Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

GE Potscrubber Disshwasher GSD700G, wont cycle

Water fills in but doesn't cycle. Also, after a couple minutes, I smell a mild burning. I didn't use it for sometime. Had been working great before I let it sit unused.

Checked the motor vin, it moves freely. So, what could be wrong? The knob rotated slowly, so it cant be the knob. Isn't the washer supposed to start washing immediately after the initial water fills in?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 38 Answers
Re: GE Potscrubber Disshwasher GSD700G, wont cycle

Most washers do not fill they spray the dishes. When enough water has accumulated in the bottom a float switch shuts off the water and turns on the pump to remove the water. If the pump motor does not remove the water the cycle will not continue but the timer will. There may be something clogging the pump and resulting in an overload condition for the motor. This would account for the smell. A pump may turn freely when you spin it by hand because you cannot spin it fast enough by hand to determine if the pump is obstructed. Does the cycle drain the water? If the cycle stops and there is water in the bottom not being pumped out then you should look at the pump and the motor to determine problem.

Posted on Jan 19, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ge potscrubber 800

GE Potscubber 800

Issue: No water.
What works:
- Dishwasher appears to operate normally, just does not call water.
- Water valve works

- Float / float switch

How to test float switch

Jun 01, 2013 | GE 24 in. GSD3400G Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

What is causing the bad electric smell from my dishwasher?


one or more components is burnt on the board of the unit. Or there might be a bridge of wire which is causing the smell....

Jan 05, 2012 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

GE potscrubber 1200. Fills only partway with water. Holding down float switch makes no difference. Is there another water level control somewhere?

Hi... No there is no another control ....The main control board time fills it!! So that means you have a bad valve ....If I were you I would get a new water valve

Apr 07, 2011 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

Burning smell coming from dishwasher caustic to nose. GE Potscrubber 900. Nothing on element upon inspection. Smell more at beginning of wash cycle or when using the pot scrubber button

Older GE's had problem with drain coils over heating
Remove the bottem front plate and the coil will be on the left side of the moter and activate when the drain cycles, check that

Apr 22, 2010 | GE 24 in. GSD2000Z Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

GE Potscrubber disher - water leaks out while filling

I would try removing the cover and make sure the float isn't sticking. On mine the float pushes on a rod that goes through the tub to a micro switch. When you hit it, it probably frees it up for a while. Hope that helps.

Jan 21, 2010 | GE Dishwashers

1 Answer

Washer fills, but cycle doesn't start

This is motor failuer. replace asap. the smell is the motors copper windings heating up the internals of the motor Housing.

Jun 02, 2009 | GE 24 in. GSD4030Z Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

GE potscrubber 700

upc leaks when dishwasher is emptying

May 12, 2008 | GE Dishwashers

3 Answers

Dishwasher Does Not Cycle

IA, these GE pumps have a habit of sticking if the unit hasn't been run for a while. First you want to verify that the motor is in fact getting power, this will eliminate the timer. You can use a meter on the quik connect from the motor while in the wash cycle. If the motor is getting power, see if the pump is stuck by turning the motor vanes (Do this with the power off). If it's hard to turn and then frees up than this was more than likley your problem. You remove the bottom toe panel and will be able to check this out without removing the dishwasher. back

Dec 29, 2006 | GE 24 in. GSD2230Z Built-in Dishwasher

1 Answer

I´ve got lady 420 siemens washdishes and it doesn´t works

we solved it, it was the condensator of the motor, we change it and it solve it!!, now she is wachine very well again!!

Dec 09, 2006 | Siemens 24 in. SE53200 Built-In Dishwasher

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dishwashers Logo

616 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Dishwashers Experts

Mike Cairns
Mike Cairns

Level 3 Expert

3053 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3051 Answers

Are you a GE Dishwasher Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides