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GE dishwasher repair Miami

GE dishwasher repair Miami

If you’re like many people in Miami, you not only own a dishwasher, but you rely on your dishwasher more than you realize.  And chances are pretty good that it’s a GE dishwasher too, because it’s one of the most popular brands out there.  We know that because we work on GE dishwasher repairs nearly every day.  Not because GE appliances need more repairs than others, but simply because there are so many of them out there (not to mention that dishwashers with the brand name Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Roper and Kenmore are all basically the same as the GE brand).

So, have you noticed that your dishwasher has suddenly become very noisy, or maybe it’s not draining quite like it’s supposed to?  Well, before you go shopping for a whole new appliance, keep reading (and watching), because there’s a good chance that all you need is a dishwasher repair to replace the circulation pump motor and housing.

If you’re somewhat handy and a “DIY-er”, you can probably tackle this repair on your own just with the information we provide below.  On the other hand, if your not sure the difference between a Philips screwdriver and a flat head screwdriver… maybe you should leave this repair to the professionals.  The good news for you is that the technicians at Best Appliance Repair of Miami are just that – the Best!

We’ll be happy to send someone out to get your dishwasher repaired and working like it’s supposed to.  Most of the time we can send someone out on a service call the same day you call us (if not the same day, then early the next).  So don’t hesitiate – call us now at (305) 748-4223.  Or… watch the video below (followed by the written transcript to make things easier for you).  Either way, let’s get that dishwasher fixed!

Fixing A GE Dishwasher – Noisy and Not Draining

Your first step is to remove the lower dish rack.  Now pull the tab back on the water supply tube and rotate clockwise to release the lower wash arm assembly.  Your next step will be to uninstall the dishwasher.

To do this, turn off the power supply to your dishwasher and shut off the water supply valve. Remove the screws to release the lower access panel or panels disconnect the water supply line from the inlet valve. Be prepared for some water to spill out. Remove the screw to release the terminal block cover plate.  Please note the location of the wires.  Now un-twist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires and loosen the screw to release the grounding wire. Use a flat head screw driver to help remove the strain relief nut and pull the wires out of the junction box.

Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink or garbage disposal and feed it through the cabinet. Remove the mounting bracket screws and screw in the front leveling legs to make moving the appliance easier.

Now to avoid damage, very carefully pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet. Once removed, carefully tilt the dishwasher back so its rear panel rests on a towel or carpet.

Now, detach the drain hose from the soil sensor or pump housing, depending on your model.  Disconnect the wires to the soil sensor, remove the mounting screw and pull the sensor and shield off the pump outlet if applicable.  Disconnect the wires from the drain pump, depress the tabs and rotate the drain pump counterclockwise to remove.  Rotate the thermistor counterclockwise and pull it out, then detach the wire harness connected to the circulation motor.  Pull off the three sump tabs and return the dishwasher to its upright position and lift out the old circulation motor and pump assembly.

Install the new circulation motor and pump by first dampening the seal to soften it, then aligned the front tab on the assembly with the slot in the tank and set it into position.  Tilt the dishwasher back on its rear panel again.  Now, reinsert the three sump tabs into the slots in the sump housing to secure and seal the new assembly.  Be aware this may require some effort.  Reconnect the wire harness to the circulation motor reinsert the thermistor and rotate clockwise to lock into place.

Now align the flange on the drain pump with the tab on the sump housing and rotate clockwise to snap the pump into place.  Reconnect the wires, and if applicable reinstall the soil sensor and shield on the pump outlet and secure with the screw.  Reconnect the wires, reattach the drain hose to the pump outlet or the soil sensor if applicable.

Now carefully lift the dishwasher to its upright position.  Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall, then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.  Raise the leveling legs and secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.  Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connected to the sink drain or disposer and make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.

Feed the electric line back through the junction box and secure the strain relief nut.  Connect the wires using the wire nuts and secure the grounding wire.  Replace the cover plate, reconnect the water supply line, replace the lower access panel or panels and secure the screws.

Replace the lower wash arm assembly by setting it on the new circulation motor and pump assembly and rotate counterclockwise.  Connect the wash arm tube with the water supply tube and replace the lower dish rack.  Turn the water back on as well as the power supply to make sure you GE dishwasher repair worked and it’s now functioning properly.

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