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GE Max Dishwasher won't drain

We have a built in GE dishwasher. It came with the house. No manual. It just says GE Max on the front. It won't always drain and the dishes come out with a gritty film stuck to them. I've tried running it through with just hot water and dishwasher soap/bleach and no dishes. It worked fine for a couple of runs, and now is back to doing what it did before. Any suggestions before I pitch this thing out the window?? ;)
I only chose the first product on the list as it won't let me go further without putting something in......

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  • Mizzybee64 Jan 21, 2008

    Hey bigg t...

    The water level stays the same. I have the feeling that our dishes are being washed in the same water over and over and over again...ick!!!!

    Any ideas. I've checked all of the other things. We even took the drain tube out and made sure there were no blocks.....

  • oslo Feb 02, 2008

    We have Run the dishwasher- water at the bottom is still left- same level and all the dihses left are wet.

  • Garthspader Feb 27, 2008

    I have the same problem... moved in... no manual... just started not draining all of a sudden. Also having problems with the timer. I press start and nothing happens. You have to open the door for a while til things reset then start again.

  • swordfish1 May 08, 2008

    Sounds like the same problem. Constant level of water left after every wash. Dishes left with a film. Checked the hoses and drain and they seem fine. Had for a couple of years and this just recently started happening. No clogs in the spray arms either.

  • suth Jan 19, 2009

    GE Max worked fine for about 4 years, now there is water left in the bottom after it finishes the cycle. Water level varies from wash to wash - sometimes a little, sometimes full. Checked screens, drain hose nothing seems to be plugged. Ran through cycle several times with no dishes in it. Eventually came through drained. Fine for a short time then back to the same problem. Tried this trick again, but did not work a second time.



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I had the same problem with my GE Max model gsd6260k. I could hear it trying to drain and some small amounts of water going into the sink drain pipes but it never emptied it all there was aprox 1/2 inch of water that's 1.25 cm aprox for the metric lovers... lol
What i did was...Clean out all debris that was there.
There is a small basket (aka screen) just behind the bottom arms just a tad to the right i lifed it up enough to get a turkey baster into the opening (drain?). I coudn't seem to find the screws without taking all the bottom apart to get the basket out, as the water line going up the back to the center arms is there. Then i used the baster to remove water and i kept squeezing the air forcefully from the baster into the hole. This help, i don't know if it was a clog or what but i let the tub start to fill with water and then hit the start button again which makes it drain out. It was definately draining faster. when it finished there was no more water in the bottom of dishwasher.

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Open the door and look inside the dishwasher,at the bottom you should see a screen/screens.check for any clogs at them.also check the wash arm holes for obstructions.inspect the wash arms for cracks at the the unit and try to determine the water level on the initial fill,try to notice after a couple of cycles the level stays the same.let me know.

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