I got this dishwasher from my father in law. It was in their garage for 2 years. We hooked it up yesterday and turned it on. The motor makes a grungy sound but no water is coming into the dishwasher. Any troubleshooting tips would help out a lot.
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Re: washer will not turn on
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.
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HI - I VERY MUCH DOUBT THE COMPUTERS ARE DAMAGED, TRY TURNING POWER OFF & CONNECT WATER TO THE HOT WATER, I AM UNCERTAIN IF THE EXPORTED VERSIONS TO THE USA HAS HEATERS BUILT INTO IT UNLIKE THE NZ - AUS VERSIONS.
The pump is not turned on when the what is sloshed around. It is the wash motor which turns the arms around. It is likely something is stuck under the washer arms or the washer motor bearing is faulty.
If the dishwasher is only about 2 years old, I would suggest you call Maytag for warranty service. Depending on the part they will have different warranty time period. Normally 2 years should be a general policy .
My father-in-law has a Bosch and they had the same problem. The tech guy said it was not heating properly and that caused it to continously run because it won't tick down the timer if it doesn't reach a certain temp, so try turning your faucet as hot as you can, right before you turn on the dishwasher and see if that is the problem, if not the heating element might not be working properly. If you still have a warranty, try to get them to see and fix it, otherwise, get a repairman to check it out. You can also turn up your hot water heater, but not so hot it would be dangerous to use, but enough to get the temp up. Otherwise the heating element might need to be replaced.
I first checked the water valve in the dishwasher. It was working properly. The overflow or water level sensor had become stuck in the 'high level' position, thus telling the washer that it was already full of water. I corrected that and it began working properly. As for water in the bottom of the dishwasher that didn't seem to be draining completely - I turned the timer to a point in the cycle where it would drain, making sure I turned the washer off before it cycled back to the 'fill or rinse' cycle. I think the water had accumulated because of the timing of the cycles getting out of sync with the water level in the washer.
Your question is: you have a ge dishwasher you purchased two years ago. you have misplaced your owners manual. you can only tell you it is a ge quietpower 3. you don't even know the model since you've misplaced your owners manual. it started with the timer for speed cycle set itself between 50 and 60 minutes, and you knew that wasn't right. and then yesterday it did not drain all the water out. you know there is no food particles in it because you clean them before you put them in the washer and the drain line it is hooked up to is working proberly also. can i help?
First, the model and serial numbers are in the door jam. Open the door and look right and left.
The rest sounds like a bad control board, It will require a pro. If the d/w has a few years on it you may want to consider the price of repair verses replacement.
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the plastic drain hose goes either to the sink drain plumbing either to the pvc pipe or the disposer.
there is a electrical junction box on the right side where you hard wire the unit in
there is the inlet valve on the Left side of the lower axcess panels where you hook the water supply