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GE Dishwasher Won't Drain

GSD4020Z02BB

The 7 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dishwasher won't drain are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Drain Solenoid Kit - Part # 2333 Mfg Part # WD21X802

Drain Solenoid Kit

RepairClinic Item # 2333

If the dishwasher won't drain, the drain solenoid kit might need to be replaced. The drain solenoid is an actuator that opens a flap to allow the water to drain.

$44.05

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Drain Valve - Part # 270153 Mfg Part # WD1X1316

Drain Valve

RepairClinic Item # 270153

The drain valve can get clogged with debris and should be cleaned out if the dishwasher won't drain. If it seems clear of debris but won't actuate, it will need to be replaced. The drain valve is not repairable.

$17.85

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Pump and Motor Assembly - Part # 820985 Mfg Part # WD26X10013

Pump and Motor Assembly

RepairClinic Item # 820985

If the dishwasher won't drain, the pump and motor assembly might be defective. If the motor runs during the drain cycle, check for a blockage in the drain line. If the motor won't run during the drain cycle or if it just hums when it should be running, the pump and motor assembly might need to be replaced.

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Other Causes and Conditions

Clogged or Improperly Installed Garbage Disposer

If the dishwasher won't drain and the garbage disposer was installed recently, the installer might have forgotten to knock out the drain plug from this disposer. All garbage disposers are sold with a solid plug in the drain tube for situations where a dishwasher isn't connected. However, if the dishwasher is connected, the plug will need to be removed. If the disposer wasn't replaced recently, remove the dishwasher drain hose from the disposer and clean out both the fitting on the disposer and the end of the drain hose. These are the most common places to find an obstruction if the dishwasher won't drain.

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Drain Hose - Part # 271907 Mfg Part # WD24X10003

Drain Hose

RepairClinic Item # 271907

If the dishwasher won't drain the drain hose might be clogged. Remove the drain hose from both the dishwasher and the sink drain to clean it out. The most common place for an obstruction is at the garbage disposer.

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Check Valve - Part # 821081 Mfg Part # WD24X10018

Check Valve

RepairClinic Item # 821081

If the dishwasher won't drain the check valve might be stuck closed. The check valve is a device which prevents water from returning to the dishwasher after it has drained. If the valve gets stuck closed, it will prevent the water from draining. The check valve is located in or at the outlet of the pump that the drain hose attaches to. Sometimes the check valve is accessed from the inside of the unit depending on the model.

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Check Valve - Part # 824346 Mfg Part # WD22X10024

Check Valve

RepairClinic Item # 824346

If the dishwasher won't drain the check valve might be stuck closed. The check valve is a device which prevents water from returning to the dishwasher after it has drained. If the valve gets stuck closed, it will prevent the water from draining. The check valve is located in or at the outlet of the pump that the drain hose attaches to. Sometimes the check valve is accessed from the inside of the unit depending on the model.

$13.40

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