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GSD2100V55WW GE Dishwasher - Bad water inlet valve now it won’t drain

The other Joe

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Model Number
GSD2100V55WW
Brand
GE
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Hi all,

I am a new member. I have a question I hope someone can help me with.

We have a 2 year old basic ge dishwasher. Model GSD2100V55WW

The other night after starting the dishwasher I returned to the kitchen 15-20 minutes later and noticed a plastic burning smell. Traced it to the machine. Discovered it didn’t fill with water.

I tested the inlet water valve and it was bad. I installed a new valve and it’s filling fine now. So we did a load of dishes and now I find it isn’t draining.

My guess is that the drain pump might have burned out from lack of water when it didn’t fill? Is it likely that is what i was smelling?
Or am I off base here? (It wouldn’t be the first time)

The machine has been trouble free up to this point.

I hope that explanation made sense.

All advise appreciated very much

thanks,
Joe
 

Dan O.

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Ontario, Canada
The other Joe said:
My guess is that the drain pump might have burned out from lack of water when it didn’t fill?

The pump seals might have been damaged by lack of water. That could cause leaking or the pump to seize.

The other Joe5 said:
Is it likely that is what i was smelling?

Maybe but possibly not.

The other Joe said:
Or am I off base here?

Yes. There is only one pump in the machine, it is responsible for both washing and draining. If it is still washing (and not leaking) the pump is likely fine.

There is however a solenoid on the side of the motor that switches the pump from wash to drain. They often overheat and melt down (fail). If the machine still washes but just won't drain, check the drain solenoid's functioning.

LINK > GSD2100V55WW Drain Solenoid (w/repair video)

LINK > Appliance411 : How do I test a solenoid?


Its plunger should move in and out. When the solenoid overheats the plunger usually gets stuck in position. If it can't be removed, it may need to be replaced as well.

LINK > Drain Solenoid Plunger


Dan O.
 

The other Joe

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Thank you Dan O.

This Is exactly what I needed. Makes sense now that you explain it.
I will check the solinoid. I did see a mention of that in my research.
I should have time to check it in the morning.

appreciate the info.
thanks,
Joe
 

The other Joe

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I Checked the solenoid and the plunger is stuck. and the pump isn’t leaking. So I ordered a new one, should have it tomorrow. Hope that does it.

thanks again,
Joe
 
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