Part Location Diagram of WD21X10268 GE Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
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Replacing your General Electric Dishwasher Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
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Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly WD21X10268

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PartSelect Number PS1481923
Manufacturer Part Number WD21X10268
Manufactured by GE
Product Description

Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly Specifications

This valve opens in order for the water to drain out of the dishwasher.
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Replacing your General Electric Dishwasher Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly

Replacing your General Electric Dishwasher Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly
Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not draining | Leaking | Will not fill with water
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
General Electric, Hotpoint, Kenmore.
Part# WD21X10268 replaces these:
AP3994907, 1263990, 165D5478P002, WD21X10071
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Water not pumping out of tub.
Repair was easy. However, this did not solve the problem.
  • Ray from LOUISVILLE, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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.
  • Kirk from Graniteville, SC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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.
  • Erik from Rockford, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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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.
  • Matt from Summerfield, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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. :)
  • Michael from McDonough, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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dishwasher would not drain
replaced solenoid. worked properly after repair
  • gary from Farmington, NM
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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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!
  • chris from Albany, OR
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
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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.
  • Hector from West Melbourne, FL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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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.
  • MICHAEL from YPSILANTI, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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David
March 4, 2018
My dishwasher won't drain properly. I disconnected tube drain tube and cleaned it out. I found that if I run past the rinse cycle to drain it will drain out slowly (gravity?), but the water pressure will not allow it to empty into the disposal. Is this the solenoid or another part that has failed? I see the motor spinning during other parts of the wash cycle, but not during the drain.
For model number GSD3360R15SS
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Hi David, Thank you for the question. You can try to replace the Drain Solenoid and Bracket Assembly, PartSelect Number PS1481923.This valve opens in order for the water to drain out of the dishwasher. Hope this helps!

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BRIAN
November 13, 2018
My dishwasher wasn’t draining. The drain solenoid moves when in the drain position but it makes a buzzing noise and gets real hot and still isn’t draining the water
For model number GSD3300N20BB
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Hello Brian, Thank you for the question. With the symptoms you have described, it sounds like the solenoid is defective and should be replaced.Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Duke
August 30, 2017
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?
For model number GSD3630F00WW
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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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William
January 24, 2022
I just replaced the drain solonoid for my neighbor who I directed to buy the part from you. The previous solonoid had melted. The replacement part worked, but also got TOO HOT to touch when running the dishwasher through it’s cycles. I am afraid of the new on causing a fire. Is there something else wrong or that should be checked?
For model number GSD2100V50WW
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Hello William, Thank you for your inquiry. We have researched the model number you have provided and it could be an issue with the wiring or with the dishwasher timer, which can cause the solenoid to stay powered up for too long and overheat. Check the wires for any visible damage, and check the timer with a multimeter. We hope this helps and if you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Anell
February 24, 2020
I tested the ohms on my dishwasher solonoid and it read 36...does that mean it is working and doesnt need to be replaced? and if so, how do i know/test if it is the sump that needs to be replaced?
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Hi Anell, Thank you for your question. When your multi-meter is set the R x 1 setting, place each of the meter's probes on one terminal each. When the probes touch the terminals, the reading should change from a reading of infinity to a reading of approximately 40 ohms. If you receive a reading of infinity, or a reading that is no where near 40 ohms, then you will need to replace the solenoid. Where the reading is near 40 ohms the drain solenoid and bracket assembly should be fine. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day.

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Ron
August 30, 2017
I need part # 497 drain solenoid only as per the exploded parts view. Is part # 494 the same thing?
For model number GSD2220F00BB
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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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Don
October 15, 2017
Does this part also act as a check-valve? I have water backing up from the drain.
For model number GSD4000N00WW
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Hi Don, Thank you for the question.This valve opens in order for the water to drain out of the dishwasher. If it is "stuck" open it can let water back in. Hope this helps!

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William
February 1, 2018
When the dishwasher goes into drain mode and the dishwasher drain valve plunger goes down there is water leaking from the solenoid. Does this indicated that the solenoid needs replacing.
For model number GSD3230F00WW
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Hello William, thank you for your question. Yes, I would recommend replacing the solenoid as the leak is coming from there. I hope this helps!

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Todd
March 13, 2019
I replaced the dishwasher drain solenoid because the old one looks like it over heated and melted. The replacement part seems to get very hot also. Is this normal?
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Hello Todd, thank you for contacting us, In order for us to locate the correct parts and repair information we will require the model number of the unit. Once you have located the model number please feel free to resubmit the question and we will be happy to help you. Look forward to hearing from you!

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Mike
December 9, 2019
Ran dishwasher at night. There was a bad electrical smell in am. Now dishwasher will not drain. What could this be?
For model number GSD2100V50WW
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Hello Mike and thanks for writing. It sounds like a faulty Solenoid PS1481923 test and replace if needed. We hope this helps. Please contact us anytime.

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