GE Dishwasher Not Draining

Jerry's Appliance
November 1, 2017
Dishwasher Repair

If your dishwasher is not draining efficiently, you’ll need to find the source of the problem. This repair guide is specifically for GE Dishwasher Model- GSD3300D35BB.

1. Food Debris. Check that there’s no food blocking the drain basket (inside/bottom of the dishwasher) or drain hose (located under the sink). You’ll need a screwdriver to unscrew the drain basket if needed to remove any other debris. This is one of the most common reasons for a dishwasher not draining. Any clogged food or grime will prohibit water from properly draining water.

2. Drain Solenoid. The drain solenoid opens the drain valve. This then allows water to exit the dishwasher. If the drain solenoid isn’t working properly, water cannot drain. Replace this part.

3. Drain Valve. The drain valve can also get blocked with debris, clean this out. If the valve still will not work, it’s defective. Replace this part.

4. Pump and Motor. The motor drives a pump that’s used to force water out of the drain hose. If the motor is still running during the drain cycle check for a blockage first. If the motor won’t run or hums when it should be running, the pump and motor will need to be replaced.

Keep your dishwasher clean by placing a cup of vinegar in the top rack and running a hot-cycle. By doing this every few months you will wash away debris to help ensure your dishwasher runs smoothly as it should.

For more information regarding dishwasher or other appliance repairs, contact Jerry’s Appliance Repair today, we’re ready to help you!


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