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Offline ryanbach

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GE dishwasher won't spin and drain
« on: March 31, 2011, 01:46:23 PM »

Hi all,

We haven't used this GE GSD2230Z02WW dishwasher for a quite. Today when we use it, the spraying arm won't spin even though there is power and water is filled. I also noticed that the water is not drained. I clean up the drain hole to see if it helps but it does not. Please advice.


Offline jumptrout51

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Re: GE dishwasher won't spin and drain
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 04:30:50 PM »
Remove the toe-kick panel from the lower front.
Turn off power to the dishwasher.(IMPORTANT)
Leave the door unlatched.
Lay on the floor and view the motor straight ahead and center.
Use 2 flat blade screwdriver to turn the motor cooling fins counter clockwise until the motor shaft breaks loose and turns freely.
The cooling fins are observed from the end you will be facing.
After it breaks free,resume power and start the D/W.
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Offline ryanbach

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Re: GE dishwasher won't spin and drain
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 11:38:26 AM »
I followed jumptrout51's suggestion and it works like a charm. I also found a youtube video suggesting the same fix. Thanks jumptrout51.


Offline appdoc

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Re: GE dishwasher won't spin and drain
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 09:27:42 AM »
sometimes u can boil some water and dump in dishwasher and let set for a while to loosen it up. I was amazed at such an easy fix for one that had been sitting for a while.   :)


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