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Can't get the dishwasher to start!

When I turn the rotary dial to initiate a start, there is only a low hum. I rotate the dial all the way around and nothing happens. There is power and thereforem no blown fuse, as I can hear a hum. Not sure how to troubleshoot this! Any help greatly apprectiated! The GE dishwasher came new when the house was built in 1998. Not sure of the exact model, but it is in the range of GSD2000 --> GSD3230.

I appreciate any help you can provide!

Regards,

Grant
916.293-2950 cell

gjw25772@yahoo.com

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  • gjw25772 Jul 06, 2008

    Thank you GEtech! Your solution worked perfectly! Just as you said, after turning the fan blade a few rotations, it broke free. I turned the circuit breaker back on and started the dishwasher. It immediately started the cycle as with water and continued through completion!

    This website is extremely helpful! It saved alot of time and money!


  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    I had the same issue and problem. Washer would start with low hum. Water would add into basin. Washer would not drain. Removed bottom 4 screws and broke loose fan blades in back of motor. Works great now. Fixed in 5 minutes. Look like a hero to the wife.

  • Dick3438 Jan 16, 2009

    I don't have the Users Manual for this dishwasher and want to try to break loose the fan - how do I get at it ? Do I have to pull it out from it's under counter location to get at the motor and fan ?

    rck3438@hotmail.com

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Sounds like the pump seal is stuck. Cut the power and look at the back of the motor. There will be a cooling fan in the end of the motor. take the fan and keep rotating it until the seals break loose.

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