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Why is my GE dishwasher drain solenoid continuously burning up?

I have had this issue multiple times on my property. The solenoid burns up, replace it and the unit still runs through wash while it drains. I started replacing timers with the solenoid and the issue still continues. Any suggestions?

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There could be a few reasons why your GE dishwasher drain solenoid keeps burning up:

  1. Overloading the dishwasher: Overloading the dishwasher can cause the motor to work harder, which in turn can cause the drain solenoid to burn out.
  2. Improper installation: If the drain solenoid is not installed correctly or there is a wiring issue, this can cause the solenoid to burn out.
  3. Clogs or blockages: If there are clogs or blockages in the dishwasher's drain line or garbage disposal, this can cause the motor to work harder and burn out the drain solenoid.
  4. Electrical issues: If there are electrical issues with the dishwasher, such as a short circuit, this can cause the solenoid to burn out.
To troubleshoot the issue, you may want to start by checking the dishwasher's drain line and garbage disposal for any clogs or blockages. You can also check the dishwasher's installation and wiring to ensure everything is properly connected. If the issue persists, you may need to consult a professional appliance repair technician to diagnose and fix the problem.

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