Having problems with your GE Nautilus 24" Built-in Dishwasher ?

Hi there, Just moved in to a new place and loaded up this dishwasher. First set it to "normal wash", dry "off", "start". Made noises but after a couple of minutes I heard no water and think I smelled the beginning of something overheating. Think I checked to see if the water was turned on under the sink (turned all the way to the right?). Still nothing but noise. What do you think? Lorraine


Answers :

Lorraine.. It sounds like the water valve under the washer is stuck or maybe partially shorted. It is a solenoid coil activated shut off valve. The coil may be overheating, and valve not opening.. so motor is running dry.
\012If you want to tackle it, you need to remove the kick plate at bottom of front, and see where the water pipe comes in to a plastic block with a couple wires attached.
\012
\012If you shut off the water under the sink, and cut off the power to machine, you can unscrew the pipe fitting from the block, with a wrench, unplug the wires, and remove the screw or bolt holding the valve on. sounds easy but you'll be working on the floor in a narrow space.
\012Take it to a hardware store and buy a replacement, or find one online.. When reconnecting the water pipe make sure to use some teflon tape (from hardware store) wrapped around the threads to get a water tight seal.
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