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1481923-1-S-GE-WD21X10268        -Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
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Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly

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PartSelect Number PS1481923
Manufacturer Part Number WD21X10268
Manufactured by GE

This valve opens in order for the water to drain out of the dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not draining.
  • Leaking.

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Question:

There is a little lever just above the drain solenoid. If i switch positions on the lever the machine drain. I am assuming the solenoid activates this lever. Is that correct?

Duke for model number GSD3630F00WW
Answer:

Hi Duke, Thank you for your question. This part opens up the drain valve so that your machine can drain properly. It does sound like you will probably need to replace this part. I would suggest testing the part with a multi-meter first, just to be sure. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

I need part # 497 drain solenoid only as per the exploded parts view. Is part # 494 the same thing?

ron for model number GSD2220F00BB
Answer:

Hello Ron, thank you for contacting us. That part is no longer sold separately. You would have to purchase the bracket to get the solenoid. Good luck with the repair!

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38 of 48 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Hector from West Melbourne, FL

Dishwasher water will not drain.

Very easy about 5 min replacement, Checked electrical conductivity to verify I had a bad solinoid, after I received the new part. I removed and replaced part by only removing and re-installed 2 screws and spring. Dishwasher worked like new.

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14 of 16 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Matt from Summerfield, NC

Dishwasher solenoid overheated

If you are replacing an overheated solenoid that had the plastic melt, don't forgot to order a armature and link as well. I made this mistake and had to wait another week to fix the dishwasher. The repair wasn't too bad. The most time consuming part was putting the E-clip retainer ring back on the diverter shaft. Tipping the dishwasher back some really helped for me to have more room to see and work with.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Kirk from Graniteville, SC

The dishwasher did not drain

First we got all the water out of the bottom of the dishwasher. Removed the old, melted drain solenoid. Very important - DO NOT THROW ANYTHING AWAY. The solenoid that removed was melted; however I had to reuse the springs, brackets and plunger from the old solenoid. I had to scrape and clean (with a solvent) the metal plunger to reuse it. Once I got it cleaned up and re-used the old parts, mounting it was easy. However, getting that tiny lockwasher on the shaft was a real pain in the ass. Finally I got it together and it worked great.

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10 of 13 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: chris from Albany, OR

Dishwasher would not drain. Used air to confirm drain hose was clear. Traced problem to drain solenoid

After determining the drainage issue was caused by the solenoid, (by process of elimination; the hose was clear, drain opening clear, diverter moving freely, power to solenoid present during rinse cycle= bad solenoid. Solenoid showed signs of overheating upon internal inspection...) I transfered the bracket assembly to the new solenoid, re-attached bracket to diverter reservoir, connected spring and power and Did a test run. Solenoid works great! I did notice the shaft on which the diverter pivots leaking just a bit while moving the shaft. You might consider oredering a new gasket for it if you plan to replace the solenoid. Pretty easy repair. Especially considering the complexity of some other possible problems! Good luck!

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9 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: MICHAEL from YPSILANTI, MI

Dishwasher wouldn't drain

Based on information gleaned from the internet, I suspected that the drain solenoid might have melted. I took apart the solenoid assembly and checked it out. I found that some of the plastic on the inside of the solenoid had indeed melted, making it impossible for the plunger that opens and closes the drain valve to move in and out smoothly and completely. I removed the old solenoid, replaced it with the new one, and the dishwasher worked perfectly.

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Customer: Erik from Rockford, MI

Leaking from pump housing

Heard a noise in our dishwasher and ended up taking the entire pump and housing out and found a small sucker stick in the impeller along with a bunch of string and other material that needed to be cleaned out. Also found that the housing was leaking at the shaft that goes to the solenoid and dripping on the solenoid and had rusted the metal plunger that goes into the solenoid. Bought the housing and solenoid unit. 1 screw (bottom one) on the housing was rusted becaue of the water. Had to hacksaw the housing and then had to drill out that screw. Also, the pump housing screen is left hand thread and is tough to get out. Had to hacksaw that too. Be careful of the orientation of the metal ring in the impeller area. I did that backwards the first time and the motor would not move. Also, the electrical connector to the motor appears to be polarized so it can only go on 1 way-notice before you take it out. Be sure to screw the solenoid bracket back on tight and notice the spring orientation before you remove-the new one was different than the old. Bottom line is that it works fine, and for $40, it's fixed, rather than spending $800 for a new one.

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7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: gary from Farmington, NM

Dishwasher would not drain

replaced solenoid. worked properly after repair

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7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Michael from McDonough, GA

Dishwasher tub would not drain

Pulled unit out from counter (never had dishwasher issues before) to see if there was anything obvious with wiring or anything. Noticed that some little piece on the bottom looked to have melted (later discovered to be the drain solenoid). Removed the obviously defective part and looked it up on line. Found the name of it on Part Select's website then started shopping for best price. Came back to Part Select because the price was the cheapest I could find. Two - Three days later received part and put it back on and had the dishwasher back in place and in use within about 10-15 minutes. Marking my first ever dishwasher repair. :)

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS1481923
Manufacturer Part Number: WD21X10268
Brand Model Number Description
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Kenmore36314382000Dishwasher
Kenmore36314387000Dishwasher
Kenmore36314389000Dishwasher
Kenmore36314391993Dishwasher
Kenmore36314395993Dishwasher
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Kenmore36314471794Dishwasher
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Kenmore36314478795Dishwasher
Kenmore36314572000Dishwasher
Kenmore36314573000Dishwasher
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