GE Nautilus Dishwasher will not fill with water

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Old 04-21-13, 11:03 AM
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GE Nautilus Dishwasher will not fill with water

I have a GE Nautilus dishwasher which will not fill with water. we've read some info and have seen some possible causes. Checked the float (not the switch) and appears to be functioning. thought we could fill the bottom of the tub with water and run a cycle but the water keeps draining once door is closed and cycle is started. Does this help to pinpoint the malfunctioning part?
 
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Old 04-21-13, 11:27 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Is this an electronic model or mechanical timer.
Post a model number for your unit.

It may be programmed to empty tub before filling so that all cold, dirty water is removed.
Have you tried different cycles ?

It could very well be a fill valve or float switch problem.
Do you have a voltmeter and know how to use it ?
 
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thank you. GE3230f00ww. i think timer is mechanical - buttons & dial that you turn. we tried different cycles last night - hot start & normal wash. also we added water several times when it's in the beginning & middle of wash cycle. checking around neighborhood for voltmeter
 
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I can't find any unit associated with that model number.
Can you double check and repost it for me.
 
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GE Nautilus DW will not Fill w/Water

PJMax,
Thank you for your help. much appreciated.
This is a standard "Builders Grade" GE Dishwasher, about 11yrs old.
Very similar to all the other older models I have seen on your site.

GSD3230F00WW SN GA81948013

I purchased a Volt meter today. I need to know where the float switch is and if possible anything I can do to check the fill valve.

Regards,
Rich
 
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Old 04-22-13, 04:42 PM
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Below is a link to repair clinic. They have some excellent testing videos for appliances. You can watch the generic video and then if you click on a part, for example the float switch, you can watch a specific video for that part.

Post any questions you may have.

GE Dishwasher - Won't Fill - Model GSD3230F00WW - Repair Clinic
 
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we found out it was the solenoid. i'm trying to install the replacement. there is a plastic piece I'm must install first and I can't get the arm to line up with the hole in the plastic piece.
 
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Finally fixed my GE Dishwasher. Soleniod

Dear folks, especially PJMax,
Well I got a new solenoid but could not get the plastic part back on as I had it on backwards, (Idiot!) It's on and washer is working. Thank you for all your help.
Very much appreciated.
Rich Hartley (South Africa)
 
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Old 05-12-13, 12:32 AM
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Glad to be of service. Thanks for returning and sharing with us.
 
 

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