Question about Dishwashers
MY DISHWISHER WILL FULL UP WITH WATER AND THE DETERGENT DISPENSER WILL OPEN THEN IT CLICKS LIKE IT IS GOING TO START AND IT JUST HUMS.
HELP!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU DONNA
I have a Ge Potscrubber 1200. Fairly new I guess as I bought it with the house that I purchased 1 1/2 years ago. Sometimes it drains and sometimes it does not. Today there was two inches of water! About to remove the bottom panel. Sounds like the drain valve it blocked but not sure. Any thoughts?
Posted on May 06, 2009
Okay...my experience with this model, and the symptom you are describing, usually means the pump motor has seized up, or something has gotten stuck in the pump impeller. You can remove the spray arm assembly by unscrewing it and checking the wash pump sump and impeller to see if anything has gotten clogged in the pump intake area. An inspection mirror and flashlight may come in handy for this. I would not lean on the door as you may damage the springs. If you cannot see any obstructions from the top, the only other option is to check from the bottom. This usually involves turning off the main power at the breaker and removing the pump. I don't know if this is something you want to attempt. Removing the dishwasher from the cabinet may be required in some circumstance in order to provide better access. It's usually quite involved, even for someone experienced.
Repairclinic.com has an entire pump assembly for about $135 (item #820985). This is an upgraded pump assembly that GE is placing on all their dishwashers of this model. It may not look like the one you have, but this is an authorized substitution. Now...I'm not telling you at this point to replace the entire pump assembly. I'm giving you an option on where to look for parts if it comes to that, and to give you a view of the part without having to disassemble the dishwasher, first. Sometimes it helps to see what may be involved BEFORE you attempt a repair yourself to see if this is something you wish to tackle.
Searspartsdirect.com has another exploded view under the "Pump/Motor Assembly" heading, showing how the pump is assembled (a bit more pricey). Assembly instructions are provided from repairclinic. I'm assuming Sears does the same as many of their parts come form the same source.
I hope this is something simple and you don't have to go the route of replacing parts. Check the pump intake and clear any obstructions. Anything solid (i.e., chicken bones, lemon seeds, popcorn kernels, etc.) can stop the impeller and keep the pump from turning. I hope this is helpful to you. If you need further assistance let me know.
Posted on Apr 16, 2008
Hi. My GE Potscrubber 1200, Model GSD120055, stops mid-cycle and does not drain the water. It stops on Rinse and Hold.
I can nudge the dial and the dishwasher completes its cycle, so the drain and pump are okay. Is the problem with the timer or something else ? Please help, O Wizards of Washing.
Posted on Mar 27, 2010
"You can remove the spray arm assembly by unscrewing it and ..." Watch out - LEFT HANDED threads. I nearly ruined mine by assuming normal right handed threads.
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
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