Dishwasher Not Draining DIY

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I am not particularly handy, but don’t like getting ripped off by home repair guys who know that. One morning, I noticed our GE dishwasher was not draining as murky water was standing in its basin. As you can see from the tag in the dish cleaning unit, it is a General Electric Model number GSD2101V35BB thermally protected which draws a maximum of 6.2 Amperes when operating full cycle.

We first checked the  drain hose thinking it might be clogged near the garbage disposer or dishwasher drainbranch tailpiece in the dishwasher itself. We found no occlusions or blockages there.

So, we Googled a You Tube video that showed us how to remove the spray arm(churns the water during cleaning cycle). The spray arm is secured by the spray wheel which has to be removed so one can access a non-removable mesh filter that you can clear out/clean with a tooth brush or just your finger. It was a little difficult/tricky to remove the spray arm from the plastic mount(spray wheel) it was attached to. The pictures below shows you, first the spray arm, and then second the plastic clip on spray wheel that sort of “spring releases” the spray arm. You have to do this blindly using a screw driver to press the clip  releasing the tension so spray wheel will come off easily. This  will be made much easier by looking at pictures below.

 

 

 

GE Dishwasher Spray Arm
GE Dishwasher Spray Arm
GE Dishwasher Spray Wheel
GE Dishwasher Spray Wheel

Note the plastic clip inside spray wheel which is what secures the the spray arm. The spray arm has to be removed to get to permanent filter just behind the spray wheel. It is normal for water to be standing in the area of the filter to keep seals from drying out.

 

Tag Inside GE Dishwasher

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