Dishwasher would not drain completely

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Doug From Chesapeake, VA

Jan 03, 2013

Disconnected power at circuit breaker, removed lower spray arm, fine filter, inlet cover, and sump cap - manually drained water from inlet sump, then laid dishwasher on its side. Removed motor/pump housing, collection chamber, and associated hoses from inlet sump and extracted inlet sump from inside the dishwasher. Reversed process to install new inlet sump, paying careful attention to ensure a leak-free repair. The problem was damage to the part of the inlet sump that receives the feed from the fine filter - the inlet sump material had been damaged when I tried to clear some debris, resulting in a less than perfect seal when the motor/pump reversed and attempted to push water out of the dishwasher. New inlet sump, perfect seal, all the pressure is now pushing water out of the dishwasher during the drain cycle. PartSelect diagnostic app and parts diagrams were instrumental in being able to repair the dishwasher for less than $25.00 versus a service call costing hundreds. Thank you.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Inlet Sump

Part Number: PS1765981

In Stock


Part Number: PS4704215

In Stock