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nazia  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:52:10 AM(UTC)
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Hi,

My dishwasher won't drain completely and now when I run the normal cycle. It seems that each time I run the dishwasher, there is a little bit more water left and time for the cycle is increase. Last night (runinng it for the 7th time after this problem started), time has changed progressively form 65 min to 120 min.

What do I do?

I read some posts about this issue... but none had the same model number as mine...
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denman  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, February 26, 2014 3:09:27 AM(UTC)
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Nothing comes up using the given model number.
Please check it.
Are you sure it is "PWD" and not PDW.

In any case you will have to check the drain line.
A common place for it to clog is where it attaches to the house plumbing.

I am not sure why it is making your cycles longer.
The fill level should not effect cycle times directly as it is not monitored.
What can make cycle times longer is the water temperature.
The unit does monitor this and will hold until a certain temperature is reached.
Perhaps the water in the unit is cool so it takes linger to reach that temperature.
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nazia  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:50:05 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Denman,

Yes you are right... it's a typing mistake. The model number is actually PDW7980P00SS - GE Profile dishwasher.

Last night I attempted to take it apart. As I took out each part, I cleaned it.... there was some slime/debris on almost all parts.

However I was unable to get the Inlet Sump (#505) or Filter Coarse (#502) out. (see diagram: 05-Motor-Pump Mechanism parts for GE PDW7880G00SS - AppliancePartsPros.com)

Which part do I take out first? I don't want to break anthing. Finally I gave up and poured some baking soda & vinegar down the Inlet Sump.
festeraddams  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:31:42 PM(UTC)
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Check in the vicinity of #328 the check valve before the drain pump. sometimes something lodges in the intake of the drain pump. If the pump is not running, the it may be jammed or bad, or even bad control.
nazia  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:43:53 PM(UTC)
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Do I need to take out the (built-in) dishwasher to get to the valve before the pump?
festeraddams  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:54:25 PM(UTC)
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It makes it easier, but it is not impossible to do with it installed...... Might put a shop vac on the drain hose and see if some suction will help.... If not, suck all the water out from the inside of the dishwasher, pull the cover off the drain in the bottom (like 2 1/4" screws) and suck the water out of the sump, this removes alot of water before messing with drain pump.
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