GE dishwasher gdt535psj2ss not draining fully or circulating water.


GE dishwasher gdt535psj2ss not draining fully or circulating water.

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Hello everyone! I’ve been trying to solve this issue for over a week and I really don’t know what I’m doing. I wasn’t able to find too much online so I thought I’d ask here.

My dishwasher has been having issues going through a full cycle. At first, I thought the lack of draining was the issue. So I managed to take out the flood float and I cleaned it out. A bunch of gunk came out so I was very hopeful that had been the issue. The problem still exists though and I’m not sure how to proceed.

When I start any cycle, the dishwasher will fill with water, drain, click several times, do nothing for a few minutes, drain some more, fill with water again, click, and so on until I finally just end the cycle. Every once in a while I will hear water being sprayed around, but it doesn’t seem like the spray is coming from the top arm because things usually aren’t too wet up there. At one point when I thought the issue was a clog and did a baking soda and vinegar soak, the dishwasher seemed to be working and I heard water being sprayed but it kept going for 4 hours before I turned it off. There were also frequent pauses during this.

Any insight or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Good afternoon and thanks for posting! Smile 

Since the unit is filling with water and it seems like you've cleaned out the spray arms, I think you can rule out the water valve and the arms themselves as being the issue. 

I would recommend checking the Circulation Pump as this could be the cause of these symptoms. I was able to find this information about the pump :
The circulation pump uses a motor and impeller to force water up through the wash arms. If the circulation pump is defective, the dishes won’t be cleaned properly. If the motor isn’t making any noise or is just making a humming sound after the dishwasher has filled, the motor may be burned out. First, ensure that power is getting to the motor. Second, to ensure that the impeller can turn, check the pump housing for debris. If power is getting to the motor and the pump is clear of debris, the motor might need to be replaced.


The replacement pump listed for your appliance is MFG part # WD26X23258. 



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