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GLDL560N10SS GE Quietpower 3 does not start


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Apr 1, 2018
Arlington, TX
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Hello everyone,
I have a GE Quietpower 3 that will not fill with water after pressing start. I have attempted to reset and it does not even go into a drain cycle, so I am ruling out the water valve. The buttons and lights all seem to work, but just does not start. What would be the most likely part that needs replacing?

Thank you all in advance for your help.

Hi Oscar,

The most common parts to fail when this GE model does not start is the door switches and the door handle actuator.

I'd first check the door switches, if one or both are bad the dishwasher will not start. If the door switches are fine next check the door handle actuator.

Your model takes two door switches.

Here's the door switch for your model:
Interlock Switch WD21X10224

Watch this video to ohm test them: Dishwasher Won’t Start? Two Terminal Switch Testing

Here's the door handle actuator for your model:
GE WD13X10045 Handle Actuator

There is a "HOW TO" video in the part link.

Let us know what you find.

Jake, thank you for the response. I switched out both terminals and the dishwasher is now draining when I reset, but will still not fill with water, but will start attempting a wash cycle, so I am assuming I also have a bad water valve?

I did replace the water valve on this unit a few years back.

Thank you for any suggestions.
Lets first check the tub float, if that is stuck in the UP position it will never tell the water inlet valve to activate to fill your machine.

Here's the parts diagram for your model: Parts for GE GLDL560N10SS: Body Parts

#302 is your the cover that mounts over your float, just remove that cover then see if your float #305 moves up and down freely and if it does move up and down freely you should hear the clicking of your float switch.

Also what I do is use my volt meter to check for 120 volts at the fill valve when it should be filling, if you get 120 volts and the fill valve isn't opening up, then its a bad fill valve.

Here's the fill valve for this model you can order if needed:
WD15X10003 Water Inlet Valve


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