Ever had that moment when you’re all set to tackle a mountain of dishes, but your dishwasher is as dry as a desert? Frustrating, right? That’s what we’re going to help with today. We’re taking a deep dive into some of the common reasons for your GE dishwasher not getting water and, of course, how to get it back on track.
5 Troubleshooting Tips for a GE Dishwasher Not Getting Water
Alright, let’s get down to business and figure out what’s stopping your dishwasher from filling up. There are a few usual suspects that might be causing issues with your GE dishwasher not getting water. We’ll go over each one and give you the scoop on how to tackle them.
Kinked or Blocked Hose
Our first suspect when your GE dishwasher isn’t getting enough water, could be a kinked or blocked hose. This is the waterway from your home’s plumbing to your dishwasher. If it’s kinked or blocked, the water won’t be able to make its journey. If your GE dishwasher hums but no water enters, or if you notice leaking from the dishwasher, this is a likely problem.
Turn off your water supply before checking the hose at the back of your dishwasher. Straighten out any kinks and clear away any blockages. If it’s a stubborn kink or blockage, or if the hose is older than five to seven years, you might want to replace it. And of course, make sure the water valve is fully on.
Water Inlet Valve Damaged Or Clogged
A defective water inlet valve is another one of the most common causes of a GE dishwasher not filling with water. This little guy is like the gatekeeper, controlling the water flow into your dishwasher. If it’s clogged or damaged, your dishwasher might not be getting any water at all.
How do I know if my dishwasher inlet valve is clogged? If you’re hearing a squealing noise when your dishwasher fills, this is the likely culprit. To give it a once-over, turn off your water and power supply, then check the valve at the bottom of your dishwasher. If it’s looking a little worse for wear, it may be time for a replacement.
Why is my dishwasher not filling with water? Your dishwasher’s door switch is a safety feature, telling your dishwasher when the door is securely shut. If it’s not working, your dishwasher might think the door is ajar and won’t fill with water.
First, make sure the door is able to close fully and nothing is blocking it from giving you that click when you close it. If it’s still not working, it’s likely a defective door switch. You can find the door switch where the door latch is. If it’s not responding when you open and close the door, it might be time to switch out the switch.
Float Switch Malfunctioning
Next, we have the float switch, which is a bit like a water gauge for your dishwasher. If it’s not working right, it could be falsely signaling that your dishwasher is waterlogged when it’s really dry as a bone.
Find the float switch inside your dishwasher – it’s a small plastic piece that should be able to move freely up and down. Check to make sure there is nothing blocking it first, and if it’s stuck or broken, it may need to be replaced.
Last but definitely not least, we have the case of the clogged filter. Like a trusty goalie, this little guy’s job is to catch and hold onto the food particles and debris during a wash cycle. But if it gets too blocked up, it could stop the water from circulating around your dishwasher. If your GE dishwasher starts but no water is moving around, this could be the problem.
To investigate this issue, you’ll want to first locate the filter – it’s typically found at the bottom of your dishwasher. Carefully remove it and give it a good cleaning. If it’s too worn out or damaged, it might be time to install a fresh one.
And there you have it! If you’re still dealing with your GE dishwasher not getting water or some of these checks seem a little too ambitious, remember, it’s always okay to call in the cavalry. We’ve got the team over at Ortega’s Appliance Service standing by to help with all your dishwasher service needs.