Dishwasher wouldn't drain

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set


Jan 25, 2009

5 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Based on information gleaned from the internet, I suspected that the drain solenoid might have melted. I took apart the solenoid assembly and checked it out. I found that some of the plastic on the inside of the solenoid had indeed melted, making it impossible for the plunger that opens and closes the drain valve to move in and out smoothly and completely. I removed the old solenoid, replaced it with the new one, and the dishwasher worked perfectly.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Solenoid & Bracket Assembly (Now subbed to Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly)

Part Number: PS1481923

In Stock