Question about GE 24 in. GSD2230Z Built-in Dishwasher

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Dishwasher Does Not Cycle

When I initiate the full cycle, nothing happens. There is power to the unit and at some point in time during the rotation of the timer switch, water must slowly enter the dishwasher, because the bottom if filled with water. However, it does not quickly fill, wash, or drain. The fact that the control dial rotates, but no cycles process leads me to believe it might be the timer switch. Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    Catriver, I have the same problem with my built in GE dishwasher. However, it is over 10 years old. water fills in but doesn't cycle. Also, after a couple minutes, I smell a mild burning. Sounds like motor is stuck ( I didn't use it for sometime. Had been working great before I let it sit unused.

    Tried looking for the motor by removing the bottm panel. Hiowever, I dont see the motor or pump. Only the wiring and connectors. Is it possible to access the motor so that I could try turning it around? Thanks

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    Addendum to previous post. The GE Dishwasher model # is Potscrubber GSD700G

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    I posted before but I am still looking for a solution to the problem. The GE Dishwasher moder is GSD700G. I located the back side of the motor and located the vanes, as seen in the picture posted by Catriver. They seem to rotate freely. So, what else could be wrong? Definitely motor/pump is stuck somewhere. Washer fills in, then I hear a bit of hum, the dial/knobs moves but no wash cycle. Then I smell a bit burning. If you have a solution, I shall be grateful if you could post it here. I am wondering if the pump is stuck/frozen because I did not use the washer for a few months.

    By th way, is "wanes" and fins" the same thing. I read in one other Post where they described the Motor as having a blade and "fins" that should move freely.


  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    ater it finishes the water collects at the bottom

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    clicks like it is trying to add water, or drain water, but nothing happens.



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IA, these GE pumps have a habit of sticking if the unit hasn't been run for a while. First you want to verify that the motor is in fact getting power, this will eliminate the timer. You can use a meter on the quik connect from the motor while in the wash cycle. If the motor is getting power, see if the pump is stuck by turning the motor vanes (Do this with the power off). If it's hard to turn and then frees up than this was more than likley your problem. You remove the bottom toe panel and will be able to check this out without removing the dishwasher. back

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    Ron Marek Dec 30, 2006

    The fingers pointing at the motor vanes. You will see the motor from the back side when you remove the toe panel.


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Adendum to previous Post. The model # of GE Dishwasher is Potscubber GSD700G

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Problem solved thanks for the advice, the vane was stuck rotated it now its fine.

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