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I have a GE Triton dishwasher model GSD6860J01SS

From reading, it notice that I might need a new assembly and/or need to check if a flapper is being jammed open. However, when I look at the photos of the inside of the triton dishwasher on your site, does not look the same. So I am unsure how to remove the screen over the bottom of dishwasher floor to access any of the parts.

Incidentally, my dishwasher overflowed in the rinse cycle because the water wasn't pumping out.

Also, when I reset the machine, some water was sucked out but it still has about an inch on the bottom.

Since I moved into this house and inherited the machine, I have no manual for it--on the bright side, if it is really broken (has to be non-functioning, I think) I have a home warranty that will pay for a new dishwasher.

Any help, please! Pretty handy, but flummoxed owner--read: I'm not even sure how to pull this thing out from under the cabinet to expose it--do I just give it a good pull?

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If it flooded during the rinse then the float assembly inside the tub isnt working, either it stuck or is broken..thats what its for to stop an overfill.

If it had that much water in it, it could be possible that the control timed out before all the water could be removed. Did you try to drain it again?

No it shouldn't just pull out,you should have to remove 2 screws and maybe disconnect the water and power lines to remove the diswasher depending on the install.



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Has it been Draining OK up till now ?

(how long have you lived in that house?)

Is the Drain System cleared ?

Is it connected to the Garbage Diposal OR to an Air-gap ?



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It is connected to a disposal which seems to be working fine. Don't know how to see if the drain system is cleared. Have lived in this house since fall of 2008 and the house was built in 2003 so I figure that gives you the age of the dishwasher.

Okay, so I did notice that the floor of the dishwasher would collect a little bit of water--I mean like a puddle seen when the cycle finished. I didn't worry about it (guess, I should have, huh???) since it would dry up or drain away by the time I did the next load (in a couple of days). I did try and see if there was a trap to clean but gave up after realizing I coldn't find any part that would come out to clean like on other dishwashers I had.

Regarding the first response: I did just try and reset it again but all it wants to do is start another wash cycle and I can't seem to get it to cancel. The water at the base of the unit is still there and the over flow started on Saturday.

I should also state that I had a tiny bit of soapy water on the floor that I thought was just a spill from the sink that I wiped up. In retrospect, I guess this was the wash cycle starting to over flow. . . .

I am starting to get my fortune out of "zoltran" on my chumby (an app) to see what I should do next.

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If I should pull it out to check on anything, I will, but I don't want to pull the thing out without a reason or being told what to look for. That would be like looking under the hood of my car and wondering what I'm under there for.

Obviously I have many years of study to get out of a grasshopper status!

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when you hit cancel it should drain..can you hear the drain pump?



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There is only a start/reset button. not a cancel button. When I hit start, the cycle starts; when I next hit (same button) reset, it stops and pauses--shows the time of the cycle and that's it. I can't seem to get it to cancel now.

Saturday when I stopped the thing, I opened the door. Then the door kept beeping at me (almost as maddening as cleaning up the water) so after an hour or so I closed the door and hit reset and I heard some water going out or something and then it stopped. On opening the door, I notice that the water level seems lower--but I can't swear to it.

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Oh wait, now I got it to go, I hear the pump going and water draining??? Or at least I guess that sucking whirling noise it the pump??? Anyway, the noise stopped now and I peeked in and there is still water in the bottom. Less than an inch covering the surface. Maybe 3/8"

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disconnect the drain hose from the disposal and see if you can get the rest of the water to pump into a bucket...may be gunked up at that connection.



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Oooh, I get to go under the sink, I love that!

Stay tuned.

Oh, and gunk is a cool thing--I work on prosthetic limbs, I know all about gunk.

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Uhhh, I just realized that we are hooked to a double sink. The disposal is in the other sink--so don't think the dishwasher is hooked into the disposal after all. I assume the connection is a white hose going up to some connector to where??? Is this what you call the airgap? I see the hose that goes into the plumbing, water source also. What shold I do first and at what connection should I unhook.

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Well, I checked the airgap at and there is no gook and there is no backedup water in the pipe so I guess that means something is wrong with the dishwasher ?? and not the external plumbing. Is that supposition correct?

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disconnect the D/W Hose where it connects to the Air-Gap, and put it into a bucket ...

try draining it again



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I already did that earlier--at least I think I did, it was a hose that comes out of the dishwasher and goes into a connector up near the top of the sink bottom into what I think is the air gap. There was no gunk in that and no water in the hose either.

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WEll, I didn't think there was any water in there. . . the hose is attached to the stack with a zip tie and so I couldn't actually invert the hose. I did try cutting the zip tie but 1) I didn't have scissors that would cut it and 2) using the knife, I was thinking that I might stab a hole into the stack by accident.

Then again, I'm a girl so maybe I just should have gone to work today and made my husband stay home and try and figure this out. . .

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did it Pump out of the D/W with good force into the bucket ?



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The water wasn't coming out fast like it was under extreme pressure but it came out fine--so pump is working.

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The water seems a little soapy though.

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JHLNewYork wrote: The water seems a little soapy though.
As in sudsy soapy???  If you see suds and they don't break up almost immediately there is a good chance you or someone in the household has introduced regular dishwashing soap to your automatic dishwasher.

Putting regular dishwashing soap into an automatic dishwasher is a NO NO.  You will get never ending suds overflowing out the door and the pump can't pump suds, only water.

Put a couple cap fulls of vegetable/cooking oil into the dishwasher and let it fill up with water and wash for a few minutes then drain it.



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Are you sure I should do that? The water definitely had a soapy top which would tell me there is a residue in it from your suggestion--it looks like cappucino foam. But it wouldn't have been anyone here that put dish soap in it and we've lived here a year. could that stuff last that long? We use the Method dishwasher tablets although when we first moved in, we were using the Palmolive dishwasher eco forumula gel stuff (Hated it).

Let me know what you think. Thanks. :P:

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