dishwasher wouldn't drain.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Dennis From Gaylord, MI

May 02, 2008

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

First, I drained the water from inside the washer and removed it from under the sink. I wasn't sure if I had a clog in the drain line, so I dissasembled the drain under the sink and cleaned that as well. While cleaning under the sink my wife found her $4000 dollar ruby that fell out of her mothers ring a couple weeks earlier. It must have dripped out of the trap while I had water draining everywhere. Put drain back together and moved on to the dishwasher repair. Parts were easy to install after laying the dishwasher down on its front to access the bottom back side. Hooked everything back up and slid it back under the countertop and away it went. Had one small leak after running (water in line wasn't tight enough). A twist with a pair of pliers and that was resolved.
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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Valve Flapper (Now subbed to Check Valve Flapper)

Part Number: PS258167

In Stock

Piston and Nut Assembly

Part Number: PS260690

In Stock