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GE Nautilus filling and draining at the same time. GSC3430F00WW


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#1 bobjenkenson

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:36 AM

Hello, I have a GE Nautilus model number GSC3430F00WW. It is a portable apartment unit. A little over a week ago, the timer went out. The pump was leaking also (I tried to replace the o-ring by the solenoid where it was leaking, but it still leaked.) I decided to replace both at the same time. Now the dishwasher fills just fine on the initial fill, but after the solenoid turns on to drain, it stays open. So the next cycle when it is filling, the machine just drains back into the sink.

I thought maybe I had a defective timer, so I reinstalled my old one and manually moved it through the positions and it did the same thing. So, I thought maybe it was the new solenoid itself. Since the old one was working just fine (the pump was what was leaking) I switched them out. It had the same problem.

I am not sure what happened between then and now and how this problem started, but I am wondering what i am not checking. What could be a solution to this problem? Once the Solenoid is open, even directly unplugging it during the cycle (from under the machine) does not close it. The way I can get it to close is by unlatching the machine and re-latching it to go through the next cycle.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 01:05 AM

What did you replace besides the timer ? cause it sure sounds like a bad (sticking) flapper valve in the pump housing - solenoid is only energized for a few seconds (20 ?) at the drain interval, when the pump runs dry, the valve should "fall" back to closed position by gravity - if that isn't happening, you have pump issues.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:00 AM

It is a new pump as well. Maybe it is defective? Is there anything I can do to make it work, or should I ship it back for an exchange? I have tried to lift up on the valve while it is stuck down but it won't even budge then.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

Are both those little springs on the silinoid hooked up right?
All your wires plugged in correctly?
You need to test and see if theres voltage going to it persistently during this behavior..
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Once the Solenoid is open, even directly unplugging it during the cycle (from under the machine) does not close it.


If the flapper arm doesn't move up and down by hand, then there is either some debris (straw etc) inside the housing, or the pump mechanism is seized.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:24 PM

Depends what he means by open. see how the solenoid is in the pic, thats it at rest, with the pump flap closed. When voltage gets sent to it, the little cylinder gets pulled into the coil, which opens the flap.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

move up and down by hand,


Open, Close or Close, Open - call it what you will, but this needs to occur
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