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GE 500 dishwasher does not clean dishes : hold on pleasr :

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GE 500 dishwasher does not clean dishes
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: hold on pleasr
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: QD500X 6AW
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I have home warranty but if minor then I might di it my self
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Joel and will be glad to help you today.

Whenever a dishwasher is not cleaning the dishes properly it means either there is not enough water in the unit or the water is not being circulated properly in the unit. When you start a cycle after it fills open the door and make sure the water level is just below the bottom of the float. If its not it needs a new water inlet valve installed.

If the water level is sufficient then it may not be circulating the water correctly because its stopped up and needs to be cleaned out so try cleaning the filters and spray arms, here is a video that shows how - click here

If everything is cleaned and there is plenty of water in the unit and it still is not cleaning the dishes, it may be that the circulation pump is bad and is no longer able to circulate the water properly in the unit. During a cycle open the door on the dishwasher and see if you can tell if water is being sprayed around pretty good, should see water dripping from top of dishwasher and off the tip rack etc; if not then the circulation pump will need to be replaced.

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
I was just getting back with you, I see the question is still open and I have not heard back from you is there something else I can help you with?