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 Posted: Sun Mar 21st, 2010 12:03 pm
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Came across ge dishwasher model gsd3310c04aa where the motor is always running. It is in the wash cycle, because i put a bucket of water in it and it pumps through and washes. The fill valve wont work when the dial is manually turned on the timer, and it wouldnt drain when advanced either. I drained it by manually moving the linkage at the drain solenoid while it was running. The only time the motor stops is when the door is open or when the timer is advanced to the timed start setting.  Is this a timer problem? Tried different modes in the push button settings but it still doesnt change anything. I'm assuming the fill and drain valves aren't both bad and maybe just wont engage because of the motor stuck in the wash cycle. I did test for voltage at the fill valve and did get it at certain times when advancing the timer but i hear nothing and it doesnt fill. Will probably inst a new one unless there is an easy test for this

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If you getting voltage to the water inlet valve (accross the 2 terminal...not to ground) when your in the fill cycle then the water valve is bad. If you not getting voltage then the timer is bad. When you advance the time you should be able to hear the drain solinoid ingage (clunk) if you not hearing that you will need to test for voltage there too....same applies....voltage =bad solinoid and or linkage....no voltage = timer



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focus on the pushbutton switches. I find lots of bad heat dry switches on this model. Generally you will see discoloration of the wiring where it plugs into the switch. they sell the switch as a kit with all the witches and new wiring.



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I didnt check for voltage at the drain valve. I am getting voltage at the fill across both contacts but I was wondering if this constant motor running is a whole other problem. I also noticed when i manually tripped the drain valve there was a little dripping. It sounds like I may be just installing a new dishwasher but i  was trying to educate myself. If I knew it was both valves only I may just try to fix but if these push buttons or timer is causing the motor to be stuck on then that is going into the replace the unit diagnoses. It is a fairly old unit also. Thanks for the replies

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Normally on this dishwasher it should fill before the motor turns on...so if the motor is on the entire time then there are other issues as well as the leak...I think its time to go shopping



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ya, it's in a rental house so i dont know what went bad when. When the motor wouldnt stop and i had voltage at the fill valve and then saw the drip at the drain valve I was thinking the same. Thanks

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Yeah, that's an old unit...iz'd go with a Whirlpool this time ;)



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