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August 14, 8:42 PM [GMT -5]

I did it! Great pictures and instructions.

There wasn't anything wrong with my dishwasher, that I know of. I happened to see this on PInterest and thought I'd give it a try. Good thing I did. It was pretty gross in there.

I didn't use the vacuum, though. Too much fluid sitting in there. Used paper towels to soak up fluid and wipe out the gunge.

I used a toothbrush and the sink sprayer to clean the removable pieces. Looks great, now.


June 08, 10:50 PM [GMT -5]

All this is well and often recommended, as I did the repair myself but still had the proble
The other possibility other than clogged water filters or clogged spray jets in the sprayer arm is this, one that I did not suspect nor find any help with online.

The old GE Potscrubber 640 washer I own, around 20 years old, had been leaking around the pump from the DRAIN SOLENOID. Over time, this corroded the solenoid plunger to the point that it would not raise or lower as needed to either drain or fill the washer. Yes, hard to believe but a simple flap acts as a diverter to BOTH drain or fill the washer. Your machine could be made differently of course.

If you have such a machine, the cure was to simply observe what the machine did underneith as you slowly rotate the control knob. I could see that something was stuck with the solenoid which I easily deduced was connected to that FLAPPer diverter as I looked down into the pump with sprayer arm and everything else easily removed.

I didn't take anything apart, but just scrapped the plunger going into the solenoid the best I could and sprayed WD40 liberly on the plunger. I worked the plunger up and down repeatedly to be assured of movement. Sure enough, there is still a slow drip down there, but the machine works great. I put a dinner plate under the drip until I decide to remove the entire DRAIN Solenoid with plunger from the pump and clean it up or buy new. SUCCESS and at no cost to me but my time but what a glorious day it was!

November 27, 7:53 PM [GMT -5]

Your photos and explanations were so easy to understand. We tried and successfully got the parts apart. Using wire in the arms and even a needle nose pliers and tweezers, we got everything out. Then we put it together again and it works great. Thanks so much,

January 23, 3:05 PM [GMT -5]

Great tip...

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