Question about Dishwashers
If you have a fair amount of water in the bottom of most, if not all dishwashers then the problem solution involves one of several things to check.. First off.. is there a drain filter ( at the bottom of your dishwashere where the water gets drawn to the pump) that may be clogged up with waste material from the dishes? If that is clean... then the next thing I would check is for any kinks or clogs in the drain hose leading out to the drain system in your house.. ( many times the drain hose is attached to the side of the sink garbage disposal but it may have a direct attachement to the drain itself ( normally under the sink).. check that for obstructions.. and as a last resort.. if you do not see any kinks in that line.. you can detach it and cycle the dishwasher ( without dishes loaded) and run the dishwasher in a large bucket to see what kind of flow you get.. if you get a fairly good flow.. then you your pumping system is ok but your drain system in your home may be clogged ( improperly vented ) or restrictive to flow.. First things first.. check the drain screen, check the hose ... check the flow into a non restrictive bucket.. If the flow is weak.. then you may have a clogged or damaged pump.. Hope this helps you...
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
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There should be a screw on the top center where the door latch engages. You can just loosen it with a screwdriver and slide it back and re-tighten. If this doesn't solve the problem, it may be a problem with the water level float assembly. Go to the GE website to look up your model.
You may be getting too much water in the tub. The float assembly signals the system to stop adding more water. If this gets obstructed, the valve will continue to add water. Start a cycle and wait to hear when the water valve closes. Carefully open the door to see how much water is in the tub. It should not be up to the door. If it is clean up the float. Let me know how you made out or if you need more help.
I know how it is when a dishwasher breaks down. I've had my share of water damage. Not to mention the pain of washing dishes by hand.(We're so spoiled. I'm guilty as well.)
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