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 Posted: Wed Sep 14th, 2005 04:47 am
   
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well, it's out in the middle of the kitchen floor - so pulling the power to the drain should be easy...

I think I got the right one... 2 terminals plugged into a thing with a big black hose coming out of it... black hose goes into another little box (with no obvious wires) then out to the white drain hose.

Ran it - still drains - does this mean it's a problem with this flapper? Or did I unplug the wrong thing : )

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 Posted: Wed Sep 14th, 2005 05:35 am
   
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     Before we proceed any further must confirm we are talking about the same thing.  Is this a picture of your motor and pump assembly?



     If so did you remove the wires from the thing in the bottom right of the picture?  If the answer is yes then it is your drain flapper or possibly your drain solenoid and timer.   Make sure the plunger moves freely in and out of the solenoid and that it doesn't look or smell toasty to rule out the solenoid.   Unless Master Willie or some other Appliantologist has a part number for that flap you'll need a motor and pump assembly (WD26X10013).  

 

 

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 Posted: Wed Sep 14th, 2005 06:27 am
   
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doesn't look quite the same...

I managed a pic... screwed it up a bit reducing it, but I think it still makes sense (I musta lost my image tool today while messing around with some other stuff).

Attachment: dishwasher.jpg (Downloaded 39 times)

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 Posted: Wed Sep 14th, 2005 11:56 am
   
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Angella wrote:
doesn't look quite the same...

I managed a pic... screwed it up a bit reducing it, but I think it still makes sense (I musta lost my image tool today while messing around with some other stuff).




To start with, you hijacked someone elses discussion, You have never given a model# you only said:
Mine is a GE too (until I started reading on this site, I honestly didn't know - and I promise I won't buy another - and it's the only 'GE' appliance I have...). It's the Triton Quiet Power II.

Maybe you need to go back and check what brand and get the model# off the tag in the door opening before we go any further.

You picture doesn't look like a GE -- looks more like maybe a Frigidaire, that looks like the drain pump motor unless this is one of the newer GE's with an auxillary drain pump motor.

On second look at the picture it does look to be a new style GE with auxillary drain pump. Drain solenoid is the one you will see looking underneath from the front.



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Jedi Appliance Guy wrote:
Unless Master Willie or some other Appliantologist has a part number for that flap you'll need a motor and pump assembly (WD26X10013).
Jedi, as far as I know the internal drain flapper valve is not available seperate, pump doesn't come apart to remove drain flapper so no way to get old one out and install new one.



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it is a ge - around 5 years old... I didn't know they were a bad choice when I bought it : ) now I know better... tempting to go buy another one tonight, rather than deal with this

and I only hijacked the thread thinking we were addressing the same issue... I was under the impression it was helping the other individual (but if it's a problem, I can start my own, not an issue at all : )


I thought I had posted the model, but I guess I didn't... it's a triton GSD5130D01WW

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 Posted: Thu Sep 15th, 2005 03:52 am
   
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   The same flapper theory applies to your model.  You do have the same motor and pump assembly with an added auxiliary drain pump.  Re read my previous post and remove the wires from the drain solenoid.  Its number 497 in this picture.  If you end up needing a 100 dollar motor and pump assembly maybe now is a good time to replace that GE (Good Enough) Dishwasher.

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yep - those are the plugs I pulled...

I'll start pulling out bolts and see what I can find out... might be a couple days, but I'll check back... I'm working 2 jobs at the moment, with 3 dogs and an incompetent boyfriend sitting on the couch : )

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Keep the 3 dogs, and replace the dishwasher and boyfriend....;)



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I have an update... but can't get my pics (computer technical problem - that I at least have under control : )

I'm prepared to go buy a new dishwasher - anything but a GE. : ) Before running out to the store, I figured I'd go ahead and flip the dishwasher on it's side...

I took off the drain - and the drain 'check valve' (little piece of rubber with a thin 'washer' around it) was a little off kilter... but that didn't seem to be enough to cause this... maybe it is, I'm not the expert : )

While down there ripping apart (thinking I'm going to pitch it) I took off the pump part that pumps the water up into the sprayers... there is a little flapper (attached to the drain solenoid? http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=154&N=271344)

It's not closed... I have to pull on the little white plastic piece to make it close properly, but the flapper part doesn't actually look warped.

Could this be the problem? I took some decent shots of it, but haven't managed to pull them yet (I'll try another card reader).

Last edited on Tue Oct 4th, 2005 04:13 pm by Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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 Posted: Thu Nov 17th, 2005 07:30 am
   
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Hi was just nosing through and read this series of problems, don't know if it was resolved or not.  I'm working on a GE Nautilas(?) that has the same MO- I have noted that sometimes the drain solonoid remains activated when the fill begins, so it is filling and draining simultaneously-whew--

it doesn't always do it , but most of the time. Since the solonoid has to be energized to move, I believe this is a timer problem, maybe worn/loose shaft allowing solonoid contacts to keep touching to long.  Hope this is not too late to help. Timer is very affordable on my machine.

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