Dishwasher would not pump to drain

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Valerie From Fairfield, OH

Jan 26, 2010

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We bought a used dishwasher that appeared to be in good shape. After installing I ran it through its cycle. It seemed to work fine but after the wash cycle it would not pump out to drain. I found there was a solenoid that controlled the pump direction (drain or to the washer). It tested to see if it was getting power when it was supposed to pump to drain and it was. When I manually actuated the valve the dishwasher pumped out as it was supposed to. With power to the solenoid and the valve working as it should the only peice left was the solenoid. I ordered it from and it arrived in 2 days. Installation was only 2 screws and a spring and all now works great.
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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Solenoid Kit

Part Number: PS260117

In Stock