Question about GE Dishwashers
Most likely the cause would be a blocked screen entering the pump. There is a small "shredder" spring immediately in front of it which shreds soft food waste. Many times plastic wrap gets into the unit and will block the round holes in that screen, thereby reducing water supply to the pump. Low supply means loss of pressure and that means no water to top wash arm. Access is done by removing the large white coarse filter, located behind the lower wash arm, lifting the oval plastic screen just below that and reaching in to the bottom reservoir. BE CAREFUL OF GLASS AND OTHER SHARPS! Gently clean out that area and feel for the final round screen that leads to the pump. This is the one that gets blocked with debris. Some can be "scrubbed" with an old toothbrush, but if there is plastic wrap in it, you will have to scrape it with fingernails and pick it out. Another, more time consuming way, is to remove the entire motor pump assembly and dismantle it.
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Posted on Apr 13, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If the washer is not used regularly the shaft can stick to the seals and prevent the motor from spinning. This happens quite regularly for me if I don't use the washer often. You can just take off the bottom panel - after shutting off power to the dishwasher - and access the motor. you should see some fins and then just try to spin the motor by hand. It usually takes about 90 degrees of rotation before the motor breaks free from the seal. You'll have to fight through the spring-like resistance created by the seal-shaft adhesion. After it breaks free the motor spins freely and you should be all set to go. I haven't found a more permanent fix for this other than running the dishwasher more regularly.
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
SOURCE: water not spraying hard enough
Could be a a couple different issues.. Not filling with enough water or food chopper broke or food chopper filter screen clogged.
Check water level:
Run the DW and wait for the main wash to start (water will fill. pause then complete fill) The water should be no more than 1/4 inch below the heating element. If not there..replace water inlet valve.
Inspect food chopper:
Remove lower spray arm and rear water supply tube to upper spray arm. Remove torx screws that secure the sump cover. Remove the rounded cover on the left side to expose the chopper assembly. Inspect for breakage of blockage. There may be an additional plastic screen to remove first.
Posted on Jun 08, 2008
Sounds like the hose assembly that attaches to the rear of the upper rack has come undone. just pull out the upper rack and reconnect it.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2009
Check the water hose going from the sink to the dishwasher to make sure it is'nt clogged, if there's a water shut off valve under the sink make sure it's fully open, also check to make sure the spray arms at the bottom of the dishwasher that supply water to the top rack is clean with no debris or obstructions in the spray hole's, the water entering the dishwasher should be at a warm temp, if it's cold the dishes will not get clean, you should have good water pressure from the house supply for it to fill properly, the float is also called a flood switch, it should not be activated during the water fill cycle, if it's activated it will shut off the water inlet valve and the wash cycle will stop or the dishwasher will drain, if your still having wash problems it could be a defective water inlet valve or a bad timer, if that's the case you might have to call an appliance repair man, hope this helps, good luck.
Posted on Mar 28, 2009
There is a product made to filter the water going into your dishwasher only to soften the water and remove the calcium before it enters your dishwasher. your dishes will be spotless and it will not get clogged again. you can get it at www.dishwasherfilter.com. it goes right under the sink and is very affordable. you will love this product and it will solve your problems.
Posted on May 07, 2009
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