GE Dishwasher Not Draining What Can I Do About It ?

Is your ge dishwasher not draining properly? If not, it may not be cleaning the dishes properly, not to mention a foul smell. It is normal for a little water to remain at the bottom of the washtub but if more than 2 cups remain or there is water spillage through the dishwasher’s door, you need to troubleshoot the dishwasher to correct the problem.

There are several factors that can prevent the dishwasher from draining including an improperly installed garbage disposal, a clogged sink drain, an improperly installed drain or an obstructed air gap. The following ge not draining repair guide will help you repair the dishwasher.

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What you will need

· A screwdriver

· Wire clothes hanger

· Hammer

· Tape measure

· Liquid drain cleaner

· A half inch woo

· I inch single hole pipe clamp

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Begin with switching off the circuit breaker that is dedicated to the GE dishwasher. The dishwasher connects to either a 15 or 20 single pole breaker. Try to start a wash cycle to make sure that you have turned off the correct breaker.

Now open the dishwasher door slid the lower rack to expose the bottom of the wash tub.

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Check for any debris such as papers, food particles or plastics at the bottom of the washtub and at the back of the dishwasher that may be blocking the drain.

· Correcting an improperly installed garbage disposal

An improperly installed garage disposal can make a gee dishwasher not to drain. To correct this, disconnect the garbage disposal from the electrical outlet on the wall under the sink. Using a screwdriver, loosen the hose clamp that holds drain hose to the disposal. Pull the hose to access the connections.

What About The Clogged Sink ?

The connection of the garbage disposal drain hose has a removable plastic plug. Insert the screwdriver into the drain connection on the disposal, if the installer did not remove a plug, the screwdriver will hit an obstacle. Leave the screwdriver in the position and use a hammer to tap it in order to remove the plug. Remove the plug from the disposal before reconnecting the dishwasher drain hose.

· Correcting a clogged sink drain

Clogged drain lines is another cause of the ge dishwasher not draining. If this is the case, pour liquid drain cleaner through the sink drain lines following the directions outlined on the cleaner. A clogged sink drain will prevent the dishwasher’s waste water from draining.

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Check under the sink to make sure that there are no twists in the drain line. If there are, loosen the hose clamp holding the garbage disposal or the sink drain using a screwdriver and pull it to straighten it then reconnect it.

· Checking for air gaps

Check for any air gaps at the back edge of the sink. Using your hands, grab the air gap cover and pull it to expose the diverter. Unscrew the diverter off the top of the air gap and check inside the air gap for any obstacles. Remove any obstacles then replace the diverter and slide the air gap cover back to position.

What Can I Do About The Drain Line ?

· An Improperly installed drain line

If there is no air gap, examine the dishwasher’s drain line under the sink. If the drain line does not pass through a clamp which is usually connected under the countertop, you should install one to raise the drain line. Measure the distance from under the counter to the kitchen floor to ensure that the counter top height is about 32 inches then insert the drain hose into a 1 inch clamp. The clamp should be attached under the countertop with a half inch wood screw taking care not to bend the drain hose anywhere between the sink drain and the dishwasher.

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