dishwasher would not drain

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Murl From Hillsboro, MO

Mar 28, 2011

5 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First I looked for blockage and found none.I took the pump off and hooked power to it in my work shop and it did spin when powered up.We had broken a glass in the washer and thats when the problem started. I did find a few small pieces in the check valve assembly. It did not look bad but for cheap I ordered the part. Ran the washer and it drained on the wash but not on the final. Turned off the power.Slid the wash out where I could get to the power and not unhook the water. Turning off the power I disconnected the wires and carefully turned the power on and touched them to the pump and forced it to drain knowing that the pump worked I thought it would at least empty the water. I touched the wires to the pump and the board clicked the water drained. Hooked it back up. Ran it and has been working great since.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Check Valve Flapper

Part Number: PS258169

In Stock

Piston and Nut Assembly

Part Number: PS260690

In Stock