My dishwasher would not drain. I checked the dreain lin and it was clear. In checking the solenoid I found it was not actuating. I checked the piston and found it deteriorated.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

David From Soddy Daisy, TN

May 27, 2014

Initial check I removed the four (4) screws holding the access panel on the bottom front of the dishwasher. This gave me access to the solenoid. I removed the two screws and the "C" clip allowing me to remove the solenoid bracket, solenoid and springs. I removed the defective solenoid by removing the two 1/4" hex screws on the back of the bracket and placed the new solenoid on the bracket, reconnected the springs and mounted the bracket back in place.The hardest part of the repair was replacing the "C" clip. If I would have removed the dishwasher from under the cabinet and laid it over it would have went a little easier but perserverance prevailed..

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Solenoid Repair Kit

Part Number: PS260462

In Stock

Piston and Nut Assembly

Part Number: PS260690

In Stock