Water not draining from dishwasher

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Mark From Morgan Hill, CA

Sep 17, 2009

157 out of 183 people found this instruction helpful

I had never done work on my dishwasher - I was a rookie in this area. Turns out the work itself was quite simple. Pulled the dishwasher out, turned it over, and was able to easily replace the motor and pump assembly. The drain tube was also an easy replace. A couple key notes:

1. I also purchased a new drain solenoid and impeller kit. Note that both of these items are already included in the Motor and Pump kit replacement. There is no need to by both, now I have extras.

2. The end of the drain tube has to be trimmed if you are routing the drain tube to an air gap mounted on your kitchen sink. You have to cut the large diameter end of the tube to get to the narrow portion that will fit on your air gap.

3. The first cycle you run with the new motor/pump assembly is noisy. When you first fire it up the components in the pump are all dry, and they squeal until the water gets to them. I initially thought I had done something wrong, but once the water started flowing all the peculiar sounds cleared up.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Impeller and Seal Kit

Part Number: PS259598

In Stock

Drain Solenoid Repair Kit

Part Number: PS260462

In Stock

Drain Hose

Part Number: PS260675

In Stock

Motor and Pump Kit

Part Number: PS260801

In Stock