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GE Profile... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017


Well I'll try to help you get this opened. I don't know how much space you have at the top side edge of the dishwasher. You need a long stiff rod like a metal clothes hanger straightened so it can reach from the side to a little past the dishwasher middle. You need to push it in between the door top and the dishwasher body up at the latch area. What holds the door closed is a flat metal piece with a plastic hook on the end facing down towards the floor. You need to try and get the rod under the metal piece and lift it slightly, hopefully to unhook the the door. If you can't do that, the only alternative is to pull hard on the door handle and you should be able to break the plastic part of the latch which will then have to be replaced. The part that should break is the top hook which would be an easy replacement, but I can't be sure thats all the damage to the latch that will happen. It may do some damage to the part inside the door also. This is last resort. I'll try to attach a parts breakdown of the tub so you can see the latch hook. Look at item #50




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GE Profile... | Answered on Apr 10, 2015


Let it time out. Reading the manual helps a lot.



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GE Profile... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015


Open door and look for removable hole cover along left and right side, several inches down from the top. Use a wood screw to secure the side of the dishwasher to the cabinets there, then replace the hole covers.

GE Profile... | Answered on Dec 19, 2014


Hi.

The dishwasher is showing symptoms of overflow. If the dishwasher bottom looks dry either there is water trapped in the corners or in the bottom panel, or the drain hose is set incorrectly, and water is flowing back from the drain line, triggering the overflow device. If there is no water and drain hose is fine you will check the overfill device for faults.

Pull out the dishwasher and check the drain hose height and elbow. Ensure that settings are as specified in the user manual. Remove the drain hose and put it in a bucket, then try tilting the dishwasher 45 degrees backward, secure it safely (ask help if needed) and start cycle, so that water trapped at the bottom can be released. Put the drain hose to correct settings and put back the appliance if this solves the problem.

If that does not help, then parts must be tested.

Check the Sump Filter. open the housing, and remove water present in there (see p.508 in diag). The overfill switch (p.308 in diag) is connected to the float (p.305), and can be responsible of the problem. The switch itself (308) can be tested jumping its contacts or using a multimeter to read Ohms at switch contacts. With contacts jumped no overfill will be detected (stop cycle manually after machine begins filling). Alternatively, remove the part and read Ohms while operating the float arm. The switch must change from a couple of Ohms to infinity (overfill) while you manually operate the arm.

If that does not help, go for the rest. Do not replace parts without testing. If overfill is testing good check inlet valve and funnel (744, 576). Check inlet hose, empty funnel and test valve using the multimeter (if valve is showing Ohms infinity, then it is gone). Next step would be reading volts from CCU (central control module), usually this is not necessary a case like yours.

Try first tilting the appliance and checking the drain hose.

Disconnect power before performing any maintenance operation.

Here diagram, click on the picture to enlarge:

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Here parts and diagrams.

Regards.

Ginko

GE Profile... | Answered on May 05, 2011


Hi,



I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


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GE Profile... | Answered on Mar 03, 2011


Hi,



I have an older dishwasher also and recently my wife also complained about it not cleaning right... so me being the man I am tried in vain to clean the things... Bought new spray arms online and installed them in minutes...now the thing works like new... However I have also found that if the heating element goes bad then that also can mess things up bad... So I would buy new spray arms, and also check out the heating element to make sure it is working... Here is a tip that will help you with the online buying...


Dishwasher
Spray Arms not Spinning

How to Buy
Appliance Parts Online

A bad heating element causes many problems in dishwashers...

Dishwasher Problems The
Heating Element not Working

Dishwasher Maintenance



Dishwasher Residue and Film on Dishes



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GE Profile... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


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Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not draining problem...

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GE Profile... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011


Hi, W/D here.

Some arms are attached with caps, but usually the bottom arm attaches directly to the pump housing. I prefer to not remove the arm, as the "O" ring gasket that is part of the pump housing can be nearly impossible to get back in the grooves once it falls out.
There's still a good way of unstopping the various slots and nozzles. Use a paper clip, straightened into an "L", and use that to rake any debris out of the slots near the end of the arms. You can also use it to poke debris back through the nozzles. It may take a few times cleaning them to get it all. Several cycles should do it, however.
Best regards, --W/D--

GE Profile... | Answered on Feb 09, 2011


Hello,

Dishwashers are supposed to make life easier. But when they are not working properly, they can make life aggravating. Buying a new dishwasher or hiring a repair person can cost hundreds of dollars. With the proper know-how, anyone can fix most dishwasher problems and save money. One of the most common problems is a malfunctioning door latch.

Instructions material needed.

  • Hammer,Rag,WD40 or other lubricating spray
    Cleaning the Latch
  1. Inspect the latch for visible debris that may be caught in the components. This is a common reason a door is hard to open or close.
  2. Use a rag to clean debris from the latch components.
  3. Lubricate the latch components with WD40 or other lubricating spray.
  4. Test the door to see if it is working properly.
Good luck.

GE Profile... | Answered on Dec 24, 2010


check to make sure the water is turned on under the sink for the dishwasher. if water is on then there may be a blockage at the dishwasher water connection. this will require removing the lower panel so remember to turn off power first. if there are no blockages then check for power at the automatic valve. this is where the water connects under the washer.if there is power at the valve but no water flowing the you will need to replace the valve. if no power at valve then a tech. will need to check the main board.

GE Profile... | Answered on Dec 20, 2010


If you can unplugg it, do so and leave it unplugged for atleast an hour. If you cant unplug the unit flip off the breaker for an hour and then it will reset to factory settings.

GE Profile... | Answered on Dec 17, 2010


Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you with your dishwasher not draining problem...

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GE Profile... | Answered on Sep 29, 2010

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