Question about Dishwashers
Turns out the folks who installed it did a shoddy job of connecting the power. The power connections were not twisted on tightly enough, and after time, the continuous arcs of current between the loose connections burned through the wire nuts and finally separated the poorly twisted electrical wires. SOLUTION: Turned off power to the dishwasher, chopped off old, burned up wire ends, stripped some insulation off, twisted/spliced the electrical wires back toghether TIGHTLY and then tightly closed it all with quality wire-nuts. Power came right back on! :-) Yay! The only problem is, since the washer had been sitting/dead for a week or two, the lubricating water on the motor's ceramic bearing dried up, causing the motor to seize up. Had to replace the motor. :-( But everything is working fine now!
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
This is the correct solution. Just happened to my touchpad dishwasher. While I was waiting for it to reset I thought I'd go online to see if there were any other solutions should this one not work. After waiting 15 minutes I turned the breaker back on and Viola! Back in business.
BTW, workes for frozen televisions, too. :)
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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
SOURCE: GE Profile Dishwasher beeping
Mine was doing the same thing. It was eligible for a recall.
Free repair or rebate toward new purchase. 1-877-275-6840 or go to website geappliances.com
Posted on Jan 30, 2011
Possibly, but first, check the door switches and their cover to make sure they are OK. You will have to seperate the inner and outer halves of the door to get to them, located where the tub latch protrudes into the door.
Posted on Feb 06, 2011
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