Dishwater would not start or reset and wiykd Beep reoeatedky

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

John From The Woodlands, TX

Dec 12, 2007

3 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

The replacement of the motor and pump assembly went smoothly and without difficulty however this did not fix the problem. It then appeared that the inlet water valve was not operating properly, so this part was ordered and instlled, a very simple proceedure that could be done witrhout removving fthe dishwasher from its cabinet. -- Again failure to run -- The timer assembly and electronic panel were then removed and examined. The control panel had no visible defects, so the timer assemblyand its cover was removed and examined . Uing a variable power supply the drive motor for the timer was energized and tested. As the motor ran properly the electrical switching contacts were then carfully checked, It was discovered that one contact set was heavily pitted and burned. These contacts were carefully cleaned and pollished with 1000 grit sanding paper. The actuator leaves were examined and two sets were found to be slightly out of alignment. The leaves on these sets were bent slightly to insure they were in line with the rest of the leaf serts. It was then noted that the rotating leaf('s) actuator had a home position indicated by a molded depression at one location and the motor was energized using approximately 5 volts ( A nine volt battery could also be used as a poer supply) observing prolper polarity to run the rotator until the home position was established and the actuator rods paul dropped into this depression. The assembly was then replaced in the diswasher using care to make sure that the actuation arm and spring were positioned properly weith the arrow end of the arm located in the recesss of of the rotating timer disk Use care in placing the assembly and do not lose the sping which attaches to a mounting post and the arm. You may want to take a picture of the spring and arm locations when you rwmove the timer assembly to properly re-assemble all components,

The repaired unit was placed back in its cabinet and a full cycle run to establish proper operation. and unit checked OK!
Some of these proceedures are not for the weak of heart. I am a retired engineer who has been repairing my own equipment since graduation..

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Motor and Pump Kit

Part Number: PS260801

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