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#1 dr stu

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 04:46 PM

Hi,
My GE worked great for about a yr , then it would leave a sandy residue of gook on everything. Especially deep glasses.
Even if we put the in completely clean, they'd come out w/ stuff on them.

Recently I saw dirty water in the bottom that wouldn't drain out. I figured the drain hose was clogged and so I figured disconnect it and clean it out.
Your not supposed to put 'Drano" in there right?

I can only get it out 1/3 of the way. Something on the left side (Left side if your facing the dishwasher) seems to be hung up and holding it.
Now it seems some water is leaking from the fitting from some copper pipe where it connects to the dishwasher underneath.

1-How do I get it out of the counter? It had to be connected before they pushed it in so it should just slide out right?

2- Why was it not cleaning my dishes and instead baking gook on them?

3- why was dirty water pooling in the bottom of the dishwasher

what do i do now?




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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:19 PM

Have you already checked/cleared the piston check valve assembly that sits in the sump, under the strainer? If not, I'd start there before proceeding with removal. In accordance with the 10th Law of the Prophecy, "Never move an appliance to make a repair unless you absolutely have to."

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:22 PM

I tried to upload some pics but they were to big. I'll try again when the wife get's home.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

How do I open, expose, remove the the piston check valve assembly that sits in the sump, under the strainer?
How do I open the strainer. I've never been able to figure that out. No screws???


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:26 PM

200k max file size. That's plenty big for any 640x480 pic. We don't need 2400x1200 photos here.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:35 PM

Turns out your particular model variation doesn't have the piston check valve. However, the sump is still prone to getting clogged up and should be cleaned periodically. It's even easier on your model-- just pull the strainer cap and up. No tools required, it's s snap-in, snap-out kind of a deal. It's meant to be cleaned out regularly and easily by the end user.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:40 PM

The only thing with any kind of screw I can take out to access anything inside the dishwasher is some little float thing in the front left. That doesn't help me.
I can't look under the screen I can't open the bottom propeller to clean out the dried gunk in the blower holes. How do you access this stuff?


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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:46 PM

OK another dumb question.....What's the strainer cap?
There is a large strainer screen that lays on the bottom. I'd like to clean under there too.
The thing that looks like a strainer cap is under the propeller but won't come off . The white tube that runs along the back of the washer that brings water to the upper propeller is covering it too.
What do i do now?
Is there a pic in the manual of the strainer cap and how to remove?



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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

Here's a purdy pitcher for you...

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:54 PM

nothing i can find in the manual is helpful. Can you send me the link to a repair manual the explains how to disassemble / clean etc?

Thank you!!! Mind reader!

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:20 PM

How do I
1- open to clean the screen thing #451
2- open the propeller (#501) to clean the stuff caught inside
3- how do I open the cover / screen over the wash pump inlet? The hard white pipe that brings water up to the upper sprayer is on top of it (It's not pictured in your diagram)

4 what the heck is this pastey slime on my skin and how do I wash it off???


Does the screen 502 lift up somehow?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:31 PM

... Can you send me the link to a repair manual the explains how to disassemble / clean etc?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:48 PM

I opened the cover / screen over the wash pump inlet there's just a water filled hole down there.
How do I flush it out?



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Posted 29 May 2011 - 06:51 PM

I knew you'd figger it out.

Post a photo of the inside of your Dishwasher as it is with your disassembly so I can review your work.

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:07 PM

How so I remove the sump filter, should it be easily removable or is there a technique?

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 07:11 PM

Where's my photo?




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