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We have a 6 year old GE dishwasher (nothing fancy, just the basic
model) that has problems with rusty bits of rack getting into the
drain. I can clearly see bits of rust everywhere in the drain etc. We
also have problems with dishes not clean, spots etc. We want to
disassemble the pump and the drain, clean it out and re-assemble. The
way it's built, I can't remove the water spray arms from inside the
dishwasher and get to the pump from the inside (may be all dishwashers
are like this, I just didn't know that). I guess the only way is to
remove the kick plate and access the pump this way. Has anyone here
worked on a GE dishwasher and give me any tips on what to expect? The
manual doesn't have any assembly diagram. Any suggestions are
appreciated.

Thanks.

P.S: I have since got hold of new dishwasher racks so I won't be using
the rusty ones after this.
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On Apr 14, 10:53 am, wrote:
We have a 6 year old GE dishwasher (nothing fancy, just the basic
model) that has problems with rusty bits of rack getting into the
drain. I can clearly see bits of rust everywhere in the drain etc. We
also have problems with dishes not clean, spots etc. We want to
disassemble the pump and the drain, clean it out and re-assemble. The
way it's built, I can't remove the water spray arms from inside the
dishwasher and get to the pump from the inside (may be all dishwashers
are like this, I just didn't know that). I guess the only way is to
remove the kick plate and access the pump this way. Has anyone here
worked on a GE dishwasher and give me any tips on what to expect? The
manual doesn't have any assembly diagram. Any suggestions are
appreciated.

Thanks.

P.S: I have since got hold of new dishwasher racks so I won't be using
the rusty ones after this.


OP again. The model number is GSD2220F00BB. Does anyone know if it's
possible at all to remove the spray arm?
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On Apr 14, 6:34 pm, wrote:
On Apr 14, 10:53 am, wrote:



We have a 6 year old GE dishwasher (nothing fancy, just the basic
model) that has problems with rusty bits of rack getting into the
drain. I can clearly see bits of rust everywhere in the drain etc. We
also have problems with dishes not clean, spots etc. We want to
disassemble the pump and the drain, clean it out and re-assemble. The
way it's built, I can't remove the water spray arms from inside the
dishwasher and get to the pump from the inside (may be all dishwashers
are like this, I just didn't know that). I guess the only way is to
remove the kick plate and access the pump this way. Has anyone here
worked on a GE dishwasher and give me any tips on what to expect? The
manual doesn't have any assembly diagram. Any suggestions are
appreciated.


Thanks.


P.S: I have since got hold of new dishwasher racks so I won't be using
the rusty ones after this.


OP again. The model number is GSD2220F00BB. Does anyone know if it's
possible at all to remove the spray arm?


Bumping the thread. still looking for any suggestions.
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On Apr 15, 7:55 pm, wrote:
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On Apr 14, 10:53 am, wrote:


We have a 6 year old GE dishwasher (nothing fancy, just the basic
model) that has problems with rusty bits of rack getting into the
drain. I can clearly see bits of rust everywhere in the drain etc. We
also have problems with dishes not clean, spots etc. We want to
disassemble the pump and the drain, clean it out and re-assemble. The
way it's built, I can't remove the water spray arms from inside the
dishwasher and get to the pump from the inside (may be all dishwashers
are like this, I just didn't know that). I guess the only way is to
remove the kick plate and access the pump this way. Has anyone here
worked on a GE dishwasher and give me any tips on what to expect? The
manual doesn't have any assembly diagram. Any suggestions are
appreciated.


Thanks.


P.S: I have since got hold of new dishwasher racks so I won't be using
the rusty ones after this.


OP again. The model number is GSD2220F00BB. Does anyone know if it's
possible at all to remove the spray arm?


Bumping the thread. still looking for any suggestions.


Update to my own post.

We cleaned the drain pipe, spray arm and the insides of the pump. So
it now drains freely. We started the dishwasher to see how it will
run. We noticed that there's very little water coming in. We loaded
the lower rack with just two dishes facing up and there was hardly any
water in the dishes after 5 minutes of running. That's where we
stopped.

Tomorrow of course we'll check the water inlet pipe. The sink is right
next to the dishwasher and we don't have any issues with water
pressure or temperature in the sink faucet. Other than the inlet water
pipe what else should we check?

Any suggestions are appreciated.


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On Apr 15, 11:31 pm, wrote:
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On Apr 14, 6:34 pm, wrote:


On Apr 14, 10:53 am, wrote:


We have a 6 year old GE dishwasher (nothing fancy, just the basic
model) that has problems with rusty bits of rack getting into the
drain. I can clearly see bits of rust everywhere in the drain etc. We
also have problems with dishes not clean, spots etc. We want to
disassemble the pump and the drain, clean it out and re-assemble. The
way it's built, I can't remove the water spray arms from inside the
dishwasher and get to the pump from the inside (may be all dishwashers
are like this, I just didn't know that). I guess the only way is to
remove the kick plate and access the pump this way. Has anyone here
worked on a GE dishwasher and give me any tips on what to expect? The
manual doesn't have any assembly diagram. Any suggestions are
appreciated.


Thanks.


P.S: I have since got hold of new dishwasher racks so I won't be using
the rusty ones after this.


OP again. The model number is GSD2220F00BB. Does anyone know if it's
possible at all to remove the spray arm?


Bumping the thread. still looking for any suggestions.


Update to my own post.

We cleaned the drain pipe, spray arm and the insides of the pump. So
it now drains freely. We started the dishwasher to see how it will
run. We noticed that there's very little water coming in. We loaded
the lower rack with just two dishes facing up and there was hardly any
water in the dishes after 5 minutes of running. That's where we
stopped.

Tomorrow of course we'll check the water inlet pipe. The sink is right
next to the dishwasher and we don't have any issues with water
pressure or temperature in the sink faucet. Other than the inlet water
pipe what else should we check?

Any suggestions are appreciated.



Wonder why nobody seems to reply to my thread

Last night I checked the water pipe and it has good pressure so that's
not the problem. I also checked the float and it's bouncing without
any problem.

Today I'll check the inlet valve. Is there a difference between water
inlet valve and solenoid? I thought solenoid is nothing but an
electrically operated valve. So are these different or the same thing?

I'll take the inlet valve out, test continuity and clean it out. Also,
I'll take out the other tube that connects valve to the dishwasher and
clean that too. I hope this fixes it.
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Default GE dishwasher: Getting to the pump assembly

On Apr 17, 11:37*am, wrote:
On Apr 15, 11:31 pm, wrote:





On Apr 15, 7:55 pm, wrote:


On Apr 14, 6:34 pm, wrote:


On Apr 14, 10:53 am, wrote:


We have a 6 year old GE dishwasher (nothing fancy, just the basic
model) that has problems with rusty bits of rack getting into the
drain. I can clearly see bits of rust everywhere in the drain etc. We
also have problems with dishes not clean, spots etc. We want to
disassemble the pump and the drain, clean it out and re-assemble. The
way it's built, I can't remove the water spray arms from inside the
dishwasher and get to the pump from the inside (may be all dishwashers
are like this, I just didn't know that). I guess the only way is to
remove the kick plate and access the pump this way. Has anyone here
worked on a GE dishwasher and give me any tips on what to expect? The
manual doesn't have any assembly diagram. Any suggestions are
appreciated.


Thanks.


P.S: I have since got hold of new dishwasher racks so I won't be using
the rusty ones after this.


OP again. The model number is GSD2220F00BB. Does anyone know if it's
possible at all to remove the spray arm?


Bumping the thread. still looking for any suggestions.


Update to my own post.


We cleaned the drain pipe, spray arm and the insides of the pump. So
it now drains freely. We started the dishwasher to see how it will
run. We noticed that there's very little water coming in. We loaded
the lower rack with just two dishes facing up and there was hardly any
water in the dishes after 5 minutes of running. That's where we
stopped.


Tomorrow of course we'll check the water inlet pipe. The sink is right
next to the dishwasher and we don't have any issues with water
pressure or temperature in the sink faucet. Other than the inlet water
pipe what else should we check?


Any suggestions are appreciated.


Wonder why nobody seems to reply to my thread

Last night I checked the water pipe and it has good pressure so that's
not the problem. I also checked the float and it's bouncing without
any problem.

Today I'll check the inlet valve. Is there a difference between water
inlet valve and solenoid? I thought solenoid is nothing but an
electrically operated valve. So are these different or the same thing?

I'll take the inlet valve out, test continuity and clean it out. Also,
I'll take out the other tube that connects valve to the dishwasher and
clean that too. I hope this fixes it.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


This may or may not help you, I don't know a lot about dishwasher
innards. Maybe the arms have nothing to do with how much water comes
in. But did you check the spray arms to make sure they aren't clogged?
On my old dishwasher it wasn't cleaning well and the soap wasn't
dissolving, so on advice from here I removed the arm (mine unscrewed
from the bottom of the dishwasher), and sure enough, there was a
couple bits of twist ties stuck in there catching other stuff and
clogging up the holes! We don't use twist ties, must have been the
previous owners. Anyhow, with some tweezers and other implements I
managed to remove the blockages and it worked better.

Good luck!

KD
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