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I have a GE Profile dishwasher #PDW8880J03SS. There is a burning plastic smell that came from the dishwasher and the dishwasher was incredibly hot when I touched it. Should I try to get it fixed or buy a new one?

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SOURCE: GE Profile Dishwasher not draining

HI,

If the water doesn't drain from your dishwasher, check these:


Drain line/air gap A clog in the drain line or air gap (if there is one) is the usual reason that a dishwasher won't drain. Often the problem is at the point where the drain line attaches to the garbage disposer or household drain line. If you remove this line, you can clear any debris from the hose or hose connection. Be sure to reattach the hose before starting the dishwasher again.

Pump Your dishwasher pump ejects the water. The pump is usually mounted directly to the motor, then attached to the bottom of the dishwasher. You can reach the pump from inside the dishwasher, but first you need to remove the lower rack, the spray arm, and the spray arm support.

Look for an impeller--a round plastic fan blade-type of device that spins around. This is the wash impeller, which forces the water through the spray arm. Beneath the wash impeller is the drain impeller, which is similar in size and shape to the wash impeller. The drain impeller pushes the water toward the drain port. These components make up the pump. If any of the pump components are defective, you need to replace them.

Drain valve and/or solenoid Many dishwashers use a drain valve with an electric solenoid. When electricity flows to the solenoid, the valve opens and diverts the water to the drain. Sometimes the solenoid, or the diverting lever, sticks and prevents the dishwasher from draining or filling properly. Try to free up the solenoid to lubricate the lever. Otherwise, you may have to replace the solenoid or pump assembly. With these systems, the motor always rotates in one direction. When it's energized, the drain valve diverts the water.

Other dishwashers simply reverse the direction of the motor to drain the dishwasher. These units don't have a drain valve. Instead, there's a drain hose connected directly to the pump housing.

Belt One brand of dishwasher uses a belt to drive the pump. If this belt is broken or has fallen off, replace it.

Motor If the motor isn't turning or working, the unit won't drain. First check to be sure you have power to the dishwasher. If not, see the section "It doesn't work at all." If the motor hums but doesn't turn, it may need to be replaced.

Some dishwashers are susceptible to getting stuck if you don't run them regularly. If you haven't run the dishwasher for more than a week, you may need to manually spin the motor to free it up. If the motor is defective, you need to replace it. Dishwasher motors can't be serviced.

Timer Part of what the timer does is control the motor and drain valve. If the timer doesn't work properly, the water may not drain and you need to replace the timer. This problem is uncommon.

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

mreid542
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SOURCE: GE Nautilus Dishwasher

if the dishwasher has not been used for a few weeks, the water in the sump that goes into the pump will evaporate causing the pump to freeze up. usually you can turn the fins inside the motor to free it up. make sure the dishwasher is not on when you do this.

Posted on Nov 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Is this GE Profile dishwasher recalled?

No recalls on any GE Profile model dishwashers. (there may have been service bulletins, but no recalls) Also, you missed the first two letters of the serial number.
You can go to this web site http://www.geappliances.com/products/recall/ to find info on any GE recall.

Posted on May 07, 2009

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SOURCE: purging ge profile smart dispense dishwasher

How to Purge Incorrect Liquid Detergent from the Bulk Dispenser

The purge routine operates the bulk dispenser pump continuously to drain the bulk dispenser tank when an incorrect liquid was poured in the tank. The process consists of setting up the dishwasher to run the purge mode, running the purge mode and then cleaning up the purged detergent.

Follow these steps carefully to have a successful purge run.

For Top Control Models:

  1. Make sure Pre-wash, Added Heat and Heated Dry LEDs are off.
  2. Press Heated Dry and Down Arrow buttons together for 3 seconds. All LEDs will illuminate.
  3. Press Added Heat and Up Arrow buttons together for 3 seconds. The Anti-bacteria LED will illuminate
  4. Press Start button one time
  5. Select Normal and make sure Pre-wash, Added Heat and Heated Dry LEDs are off.
  6. Press Start button one more time and dishwasher will run a complete cycle without the main motor running. Cycle is complete when the Clean light illuminates. This should take approximately 60 minutes.
  7. Open door and wipe up excess detergent from the door and tub
  8. Flush remaining detergent off by pouring water on the door and tub where there is detergent residue.
  9. Remove SmartDispenser cap and fill tank with water and then replace cap.
  10. Repeat Steps 1 through 9 one time.
  11. Then, repeat Steps 1 through 6. When the Clean LED illuminates, the system is purged and ready to be refilled with the correct detergent.
Front Mount Controls (same as above except for the changes in the two below steps):

2. Press Heated Dry and Cookware together for 3 seconds. All LEDs illuminate.

3. Press Added Heat and Cookware together for 3 seconds. The Anti-bacterial LED illuminates.

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Profile Dishwasher does not drain. model #

I had a similar problem with a GE GSD5811 model. The hoses were clear, and the auxiliary pump worked fine. It turns out that it was the "piston" assembly that had basically disintegrated over time. This part diverts water to the pump during the drain cycle.

To check it, remove the mesh filter at the rear of the inside of the machine, by carefully unclipping the heater element from the back of the machine and removing the 4 hex-head screws securing the filter panel.) Unscrew the piston assembly from the tub, and pull it out. If the sealing plunger has deteriorated or is jammed, replace it. The part number for the "piston and nut assembly" for my machine (and probably numerous others) is WD24X10018. It should cost anywhere between $10 and 16, depending on where you shop.

Another possibility is a bad drain solenoid. (This is what actually triggers the piston assembly during the drain cycles.)

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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My ge e profile made a strange sound...smelled wierd, then leaked all over the kitchen floor and through my basement ceiling... any ideas as to what the problem or fix is?


There are several areas to check..

The wierd smell.. you didn't exactly describe it. If it is a rotten smell or an electrical or burning smell etc.

Also you did not mention where it leaked.. front or back...or under sink..

However I suspect you may have a clogged drain or the dishwasher drain hose was installed AFTER the trap under the sink..or improperly installed lacking a "high loop".. check the manual and inspect the drain hose to ensure it is installed correctly. If it was installed after the trap instead of before you could have sewer gas coming back into the dishwasher.. not good to say the least.

You can also pull the dishwasher out to inspect the drain hose connection on the back of the unit. However that is a pretty unusual occurence.

You can also check the drain inside the dishwasher for debris blockage.. I have also seen unrelated items cause bad smells.. like a plastic lid or untensil that melted onto the drying element.. .so Remove the dish racks and carefully inpsect both drain and element.

Remember the element may be hot if the dishwasher has just finished that cycle.. so be careful!

Check the float.. it has a hood on it.. make sure it moves freely up and down.

A few other areas to examine.. the door and counter top. If the door is hard to close or rubs the couter top underneath you may not be getting a good seal.

Also check the colour of the door gasket.. if grey.. examine the corners.. you may need a kit or replacement parts for this. Go to the GE website for those and the instructions.

Also check the holes in the spray arm for blockage.. even a little bit of buildup can cause them to spray against the front door.. the door is actually more of a water resistant barrier than a totally watertight one.. beleive it or not.

Lastly excess sudsing can cause several problems.. use the reccomended rinse agent and detergents.

Dishwashers make all manner of sounds.. things can shift around during the wash cycles and become struck by the spray arm..

If the plumbing is not done correctly you will need to assess your comfort vs skill levels to correct. If it's just a clogged drain.. you can attempt unclogging up to a degree.. then call in a professional to snake it or even use a device (little camera)to inspect it.

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