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Cleaned the inside of my Dishwasher. Now the dishwasher is off!

I have a GE Dishwasher GSD4000R00WW. I was able to do a great job cleaning all of the inside of the washer. I took everything else apart professionally and put it back looking great. Now it makes an odd noise when running and when it's done there is an inch or 2 of water left when it's done. Why is it not emptying? Do I need to open every tube to make sure it's not full? Like I said, the inside looks great, but I haven't looked underneath. Help!

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It's marvelous that it looks good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0RTD725...

Cause 1

Drain Pump

The drain pump uses an impeller to force water through the drain hose. If the drain pump motor is not working, the dishwasher won’t drain. To determine if the drain pump is defective, check the pump motor for continuity using a multimeter. If the motor does not have continuity, or if is getting power but won’t run, replace the drain pump. Drain pumps are not repairable—if the drain pump is defective, you must replace it.

Cause 2

Drain Impeller

The drain impeller pushes water through the drain hose and into the garbage disposer or drain line. If the impeller is broken, replace it.

Cause 3

Drain Solenoid Kit

The drain solenoid opens the drain valve to allow the water to exit the dishwasher. If the drain solenoid fails the valve will not open causing the dishwasher not to drain.

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Taking it apart "professionally" is one thing. Putting it back together "professionally" is another. You are most likely going to have to (one piece at a time) take it apart once again to find the issue. The "odd noise" is probably something that ended up in the drain pump that should not be there and is restricting the flow of the drain water. If the unit doesn't have a separate drain pump (as most G.E.'s do not), but rather a drain valve that is opened and closed by a solenoid and linkage (as most G.E.'s do), then you most likely have something that was left or fell into the pump sump that you didn't notice while you were reassembling things. That will cause noise pretty much whenever the pump is running. Whatever's in there is most likely blocking the drain valve open, allowing water in the drain line at the end of the wash to run right back into the machine.

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