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GE Potscrubber will not drain or cycle.

I have tried the baking soda/vinegar/boiling water already. Removed screens and filters. The rubber cup seems to be holding water in the basin. The unit will only hum when engaged, and won't kick in regardless of setting or cycle selected.

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When a dishwasher won't drain, that usually means that the appliance's drain line is clogged. The drain line, which connects the dishwasher to the garbage disposal, must be cleared of debris before the dishwasher will resume its normal operation. If the drain line is the problem, clearing it is simple and requires only a few standard household products.

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Replace the screen and the sprayer arm. Locate the drain line; it should be near the back of the floor of the dishwasher, right underneath the filter screen. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a cup and add enough water to make it into a pourable paste. Pour the paste into the drain line through the screen. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the drain line and let the solution fizz for 15 minutes.

Boil a quart of water. Remove the pot from the heat, allow the bubbling to subside and pour the water into the drain line to clear the baking soda solution. Watch the water go down the tube; if it seems to be draining slowly or not at all, repeat the baking soda treatment.

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Get rid of any odor that may be coming from the plumbing pips your dishwasher shares with the sink. Pour a half of cup of baking soda down each sink drain. Pour cups of vinegar down each drain until all of the baking soda is washed away. After five minutes, run very, very hot water down each of the drains.

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Clean out your garbage disposal. Slice a lemon/lime and put the slices down your disposal drain. Run your disposal with cold water running.

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When a dishwasher won't drain, that usually means that the appliance's drain line is clogged. The drain line, which connects the dishwasher to the garbage disposal, must be cleared of debris before the dishwasher will resume its normal operation. If the drain line is the problem, clearing it is simple and requires only a few standard household products.

Turn off the power to the dishwasher, if possible. Remove all the dishes and the racks. Put on a pair of rubber gloves and use towels to soak up most of the standing water in the bottom of the dishwasher.

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Replace the screen and the sprayer arm. Locate the drain line; it should be near the back of the floor of the dishwasher, right underneath the filter screen. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into a cup and add enough water to make it into a pourable paste. Pour the paste into the drain line through the screen. Add 1/2 cup vinegar to the drain line and let the solution fizz for 15 minutes.

Boil a quart of water. Remove the pot from the heat, allow the bubbling to subside and pour the water into the drain line to clear the baking soda solution. Watch the water go down the tube; if it seems to be draining slowly or not at all, repeat the baking soda treatment.


Replace the racks and make sure that everything is put back together properly. Turn the power back on and run the empty dishwasher through one normal cycle to see if the drainage problem is fixed. If not, repeat the process a few more times. If the issue still isn't resolved, the problem may be with the pump or another electronic part. A professional is best suited to deal with an issue like that.

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