Question about GE Dishwashers
Thanks for using FixYa. It seems that the float switch is about to go bad as switching it off and then turning the dishwasher back on is resetting it. The float switch is a small electrical switch that's located right below the dishwasher "floor." Above the switch, on the inside of the dishwasher, is a plastic cylinder that floats up as water fills the dishwasher. If this switch is defective, or if the plastic float gets caught or trapped in the raised position, the water can't enter the dishwasher. If the float switch is defective, you need to replace it. Also, if there's no water entering your dishwasher, you’ll need to check the Water Inlet valve. The water-inlet valve lets water enter the machine. If this valve is defective, you need to completely replace it. It's usually located behind the lower access panel on the left or right side. It's the device with the main water line (usually copper) from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and two wires attached to it. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
Make sure that the float device is not stuck in the up position and if it is, wiggle it and make sure it's seated in the down position or else it will think the unit is already full of water. If its fine then check the voltage to the electronic water valve and see if it's getting voltage or not. If it is, then replace the electronic water valve.
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Posted on Feb 08, 2010
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There should be a screw on the top center where the door latch engages. You can just loosen it with a screwdriver and slide it back and re-tighten. If this doesn't solve the problem, it may be a problem with the water level float assembly. Go to the GE website to look up your model.
You may be getting too much water in the tub. The float assembly signals the system to stop adding more water. If this gets obstructed, the valve will continue to add water. Start a cycle and wait to hear when the water valve closes. Carefully open the door to see how much water is in the tub. It should not be up to the door. If it is clean up the float. Let me know how you made out or if you need more help.
I know how it is when a dishwasher breaks down. I've had my share of water damage. Not to mention the pain of washing dishes by hand.(We're so spoiled. I'm guilty as well.)
Oct 16, 2007 | Dishwashers
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