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How do you troubleshoot a GE dishwasher?

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Troubleshoot a GE dishwasher by checking for common problems such as clogged drain hoses, failed motors, door latch problems and washer leaks or overflows. Start by checking for obvious issues such as blockages in any areas or extremely dirty situations that can water flow.

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If a GE dishwasher does not drain, first check if the drain hose or pump is clogged. Clean out the drain hose and the sink drain. Check for obstructions at the garbage disposal. If that is clear, examine the pump and motor assembly. If the motor does not run during the drain cycle, consider replacing it with a new one.

If the dishwasher is leaking from the motor area, examine the shaft seal or pump gasket. A shaft seal normally consists of a spin seal pressed into the pump housing and washer impeller. If the shaft seal is defective, consider replacing it. Check if the pump gasket has deteriorated or cracked and replace it accordingly. If this does not fix the problem, check if the pump and motor assembly are working properly, and replace them if defective.

Inspect the water inlet valve if the GE dishwasher does not fill or overfills. If the water pressure is too low, replacing the water inlet valve may not solve the problem. Confirm that the door seal is tight and in good condition.

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