I have a GE dishwasher model GSD2020F01. I am suspicious that certain rinse cycles are not working properly but would like to confirm this. Here is what I see:
When dial is started at the "hot start" position I hear strange gurgling throughout this cycle. The users manual indicates that the "hot start" cycle sequence is defined as "Rinse - Rinse start selected cycle" which lasts approx 30min and uses 3 gals of water. When I bypass the door lock mechanism so I can peek inside while the washer is running, all I see is an anemic bit of water bubbling out the top of the wash tower which is not extended due to the apparent low water pressure.
1. Is this normal?
2. Can someone explain what "Rinse - Rinse start selected cycle" actually means?
3. During the "rinse" portion of this cycle should the tower be fully extended with water spraying out the top along with the wash arm spinning?
4. Approximately how long should these 2 rinse "sub"-cycles be and how are they distributed within the 30min "hot start" cycle?
I performed the same bypass door lock experiment after turning the dial to the "heavy wash" cycle which is defined as:
It seems that I get the same gurgling anemic rinse cycles until the "main wash" cycle, I believe, kicks in. At this point the water is spraying at full blast, the wash tower is extended and the wash arm is spinning. And yeah I get a little wet! :)
In general the dishes do seem to get clean but I am basically trying to see if the washer is running sub-optimally due to the fact that the rinse cycles are not operating as they should. Any help would be greatly appreciated!