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My GE dishwasher will fill then it stops. The wash cycle never happens. After a while the heating element gets extremely hot, it drains, then says it is clean. The soap is still all over the door. It's a GE Quietpower2 # GLD5500L00BB and it's about 5 years old.

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The pump/motor combination is stuck.
Disconnect power to the unit.
Remove the toe-kick panel at the bottom front.
You will see fan fins at the back of the motor.
Turn the fan fins counter-clockwise.Turn to the left and hold the position with a screwdriver. Then turn left again. You will feel when the stuck motor shaft frees itself.
After it frees,resume power and run the dw.
If it does not break free you will have to replace the pump and motor.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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  • avril32 Jul 17, 2010

    I think that did the trick! I am going to run it through the whole cycle to see, but it sounds like it is working!!! As a mother with two kids I could not have afforded to call someone out to even look at it! You really saved me time and money!! THANK YOU!!

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    steve Jul 17, 2010

    That is why we are here.
    You are SO Welcome.


  • walterc47 Sep 23, 2010

    Thank you so much for posting this solution that worked for our GE Profile PDW8280NOSS. It took such little time doing things your way after spending an hour trying to figure it out. I finally decided to google and see if there was a solution. You saved me an expensive service call and a free pass out of the dog house. The wife will be happy when she wakes up.

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