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.
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These motors will stick sometimes during periods of not being used. With the power turned off to the the dishwasher, remove the front lower grille. There are usuallly 2 screws on each side of the panel. Looking under the D/W your will see the motor and pump assembly. If you feel around you should be able to feel the motor's cooling fan. Simply rock the fan back and forth and the motor/pump should become unstuck.
If you never hear it washing, then it sounds like the motor is not turning. There may be something that has gotten down inside the pump impeller at the bottom of the unit.
You will need to remove the baskets, remove the lower spray bar, then remove the lower plastic shield that covers the impeller. At some point you should be able to rotate the motor by turning the impeller.
Hi, Have your freind check and see if the water supply line under the sink has been turned on. The hum you are hearing could be the inlet valve. Please let me know if this has been helpfull or if I can assist you further.
Have you cleaned the drain filter? The symptoms you describe indicate that the filter are totally clogged.
Cleaning filters should be done every other week to maintain good
function in dishwashers, it is not uncommon people forget that.
You access the filter by removing the perforated stainless steel plate
at the floor of the washer tub, usually there is a round plastic knob
in the middle that you turn counter-clockwise then lift it up.
Underneath this plate you will find the main filter, take it out and
clean with a soft brush under running water.
First off.. the pump does not let water in.. it takes water from your sink faucette via the hose and allows it to enter the DW via an inlet electrically operated valve. If that valve is not commanded by the control system to open, then no water will enter the DW and a wash cycle will not start. Please find the informaton shown below that decribes some reasons why your DW may not be filling with water. You should go thru this series of checks to make sure you've set up the DW correctly aqnd it is not in mid cycle.If by chance you are setting it up correctly and are not in mid cycle then you may have a hardware problem with the system. I would be happy to assist you if it comes to that but I am hoping that the information below will get you started,...
Copied directly from the GE website for your refererence..
Dishwasher - No Water Fill
Often the cause of a dishwasher not filling at the start of its cycle is not electrical or mechanical. Often times you may be starting your dishwasher model incorrectly which results in the machine skipping its first water fill period.
There are presently three different types of starting procedures being used:
Pushbutton type. This system is found on all POTSCRUBBER models.
"Turn-to-start" timer type. After latching the dishwasher door, you turn the timer dial until you hear a click. By advancing the timer dial beyond that point, its possible that the first water fill would be skipped. The first fill is necessary for automatic pre-rinsing of the dishes.
View a short video about turn-to-start timers: Play Video
The most common type is a "push-to-start" timer dial. All that is required to initiate the cycle is to push in on the timer dial. It is NOT necessary to turn the dial.