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Thread: GE dishwasher will not drain on last rinse cycle

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    I have a GE dishwasher approx. 4 yrs oldmodel # GSD5940D01SS that has water in the bottom of the tub (up to the heating element). I have checked for kinks in the drain hose and have cleaned out the sump entrance screenalong with replacing the nutand piston and flapper valve on the self cleaning body that are common to breaking down on this d/w.

    I hooked the dishwasher back up and watched the entire cycle by leaving off the bottom kick panel. I removed the drain hose and put it in abucket so I can see just how much water is coming out. This dishwasher has a prewash, main wash, and two post/rinse cycles. The first 3 wash cycles work normal I get approx. 2 gallons of water out of each cycle but on the last fill, it does not pumpall the water out of the d/w.

    I getabout 2 cups in the bucket and the rest stays in the bottom of the d/w. I noticed the plunger solenoid retracting and extending and the fan spinning on the motor when it was running during the 4 cycles.I have tried to press the ON buttontwice with in 5- 10 seconds to get the rest of the water pumped out as suggested byGE service but only get about 1/2 of cup to pump out. On the GE website it states the last fill does not use the dual pump system.

    I don't know why it will not pump water out on the last cycle.I have looked ata lot of other posts/forums but have not found anything yet so I signed up here hoping to resolve this problem.

    Thanks David

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    Hi,

    Very interesting,

    The drain flapper solenoid may be getting worn out/hot causing it to start sticking after the first serveral drains, causing it not to open up completely during the final drain.

    Thats about the only thing i can think would cause that.

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    Some pump designs have a rubber 'plug' in the center of the internal drain flapper valve. I have heard of one instance where that plug falling out caused improper drains.

    Sorry but I can't find any pictures showing it.

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    Thanks for the suggestions I will let you know what I find out in a few days

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    I found the rubber flapper valve broken/separated and lodged in the 90 degree black hose that connects to the smaller auxillary pump. The GE website shows a picture of it on the illustration but does not display the GE part #. Checked repairclinic.com and found the part for $8.00 now everything works great thanks for your help. I should of checked this part out also when I had the d/w out the first time, oh well.

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    I have model number GSD5940F00SS and this just starting happening to us two days ago. I will see if I find a similar thing. How long did it take to get the part?

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    Here is a Link:

    Valve Flapper




    You can ask them how long it will take if you click the link above.


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    Question more help

    I have a GSD5930D0WW. I believe this is the same family. I'm having the exact same issue. I'm going to need a bit more remedial help. I suppose I have to pull the dw out and turn it on its side to get to the valve?

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    Question Follow-up Question to GE Diswasher Not Draining

    Hi. I have a 2000 GE Profile (model #GSD4920Z04BB) that like the original poster, is not draining during the last cycle. I think I have narrowed it down to the "flapper valve" or "solenoid" (the solenoid appears to have "blown" as both the part and the tile underneath the part look fried). My question is, if it's the flapper valve and not the solenoid...where is this valve located on the dishwasher?? Is this a part I can get to without pulling out the dishwasher??

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    Hi,

    where is this valve located on the dishwasher??
    #2 area....piston inside #3 also gives problems...



    Is this a part I can get to without pulling out the dishwasher??
    Normally nope.

    http://www.applianceaid.com/gedishdrain.html

    http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html#drain

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