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#1 JoeSpark

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 03:54 AM

Hello

Let me explain my idea/repair…need help.
 

Mod : GMB6340KE119   Ser : LE531598

Volts 120     Amps 9.0     LR 5222

HZ 60                              Type DWP1

Camco Inc / Made in Canada

 

I have checked these number 5 times but still can’t seem to find

much info using those numbers. It seems to be a standard GE “90s” dishwasher. The overall performance was degrading slowly over time, and I have to say I was never overly impressed with the machine, even at the beginning.

Being my nature (Automotive Tech) I take this puppy apart, and clean and service all the usual spots, it gave the usual improvement, but still not very good. A quick search on Google and it seems that my machine is popular, but also not highly rated, performance wise.

Now I am ready to chuck it, but am scared of the “super deals” I am finding, scared to buy a real piece of junk, so I take mine apart again, and looked harder.

The pump and motor is a sealed assembly, I cut open the pump case to get a better look, not to much wrong there, can’t really  go wrong with that type of pump apart from leaks ? I open up the water solenoid/valve and had a look, the usual build up was found, nothing drastic.  Everything else was cleaned and rechecked from my first service (drains, levels,  heater,  propellers ).

So this is where I need some expert advice, I am expecting to replace the water valve and rebuild or replace the pump assembly. I would really like to upgrade this machine !. I have found some references in searches for an “updated” pump ass. But are these for real? I would like a better pump and am not bellow modifying this one, a replacement housing is listed. Maybe a bigger impellor? I was also wondering why there are so many different madels of fill valves? They all look the same, but if I beef the pump maybe I should increase the diameter of the feed line, and water valve.

Maybe I should explain, I am a Hodrod specialist in my area, I hop up everything, this unworthy dishwasher is getting a custom paint, with full air brush grafix ! Spare time.

I am hoping someone will give me advice on this, and maybe just a “scrap it, its not worth it”

Thanx 1000X in advance

Later

Joe

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 07:00 AM

If we could know what the problems are we might be able to help advise a solution. 
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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:59 AM

Long post but doesn't say anything-- must be a politician!

Less is more. How 'bout just a list of problems?

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 12:21 PM

Sorry guys, a little long winded I know :? I don't know why it came out in bold ?

My dishwasher new, was never a spectacular performer. My ex complaned that it wasn't as good as our old one. I installed it with the exsisting hotwater 3/8 inlet pipe. In the last 4 years the performance dropped slowly till it was almost unnusable. This summer I did the servicing, with minor improvements.

I did all the basic checks and confirmed that it cycles, fills, empties, and heats. It really looks like it is working propperly except for the dirty dishes it can't do and the dishes left uncleaned, soap not propperly disolved, heavy streaks. I have switched back and forth between soap brands, liquids, and pucks. All with the same result.

My guess is that the overall performance is gone, making me think that it could be the fill valve being stupid underpreasure (I check the ohms as per FAQ), and/or pump not working at 100%, I can't see the pump actually failing but the motor side of things...loosing RPM ?

I hate to pick your brains with this but if it was anything easy, I hope I would of found it be now.

Thanx again

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 12:31 PM

Sounds like the unit is not getting enough water, time to replace the fill valve assuming you have good water pressure to the fill valve.
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#6 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 07:00 PM

Common troublemakers for poor performers here:

http://fixitnow.com/...-dishwasher.htm

As Pegi said, low water fill is the prime suspect.

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Posted 09 September 2005 - 05:52 PM

Thanx !

Cool site...been looking around :poison:

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Posted 11 September 2005 - 02:09 AM

UPDATE

I overlooked the easy stuff. My hot water tank was replaced about 6 years ago.

I suspect when it was rusting out, the rust was slowly collecting in my feed valve, under the sink. It was commpletely blocked :yikes: I ended up scoring a friends dishwasher for free, and now it works like it should ...so far.

Thanx again





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