Thanks after the fact ;) GE dishwasher GSD3220Z05BB
Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:55 PM
Just wanted to say thanks after the fact.
I almost bought a Water inlet valve for my GE dishwasher. Luckily I found this message board that was saying that I needed 120 Volts to the solenoid for it to work properly. I was getting 6-12 volts and on some of the devices I have worked on in the past that is plenty/standard for a DC solenoid, so I almost dismissed it.
It happened to be a faulty "Heated Dry" switch. I had noticed that it seemed to be stuck in the middle. It's a 2 way switch on the front. I think it went faulty due to someone leaning on the front of the machine when it was running causing the switch to short out / fuse in position (half pressed between off and on). I have it temporarily bypassed in the off position, and it's working happily.
I'm used to working in the DC relay world and Computers. This sort of sent me off in the wrong direction.. Off on the "Heated Dry" switch is not actually a switch being off it simply activates another circuit, and 6 - 12 V is not enough to run one of these AC water inlet valves.
So thanks for the info on this message board. It was very helpful. It saved me from buying the wrong part.
Posted 04 July 2005 - 07:04 PM
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:25 AM
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