Dishwasher would not drain.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Jo From Herndon, VA

May 22, 2014

I cleaned all the drains in the dishwasher and the drain in the garbage disposal that leads from the dishwasher. I also removed the piston and nut assembly and tried cleaning it but the dishwasher still did not drain. I was using a wet vac to empty the standing water after the cycle completed. I bought the new piston and nut assembly. It arrived in 24 hours. I unscrewed the 4 screws in the back of the dishwasher that held the screen that covered the assembly, used my hand to unscrew the piston and nut assembly, screwed in the new part and replaced the screen and 4 screws. It completely fixed the problem.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Piston and Nut Assembly

Part Number: PS260690

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