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.
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??
OK I would like to jump in on this one as I have a GE #GSD4030Y72WW that is not cleaning good and occasionally does not drain completely.
I see that the common culprits are the flapper valve and the nut & piston plunger.
The nut & piston being located inside the tub under the rear screen (not in the back). This part appears to be good however...
The flapper valve located on the back was stuck / deformed in the open position. This must not be good.
In the first post in this thread indicates flapper was replaced then later on indicates that he found the flapper valve had gotton stuck in black hose and replaced it ? Are these two different flapper valves?
I can't seem to find the part using my model #? It seems the ge web site site sells the entire check valve assembly for $8 +/-???
Last edited by typhoon55; October 2nd, 2005 at 08:51 PM.