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Old 06-07-2007, 08:44 PM   #1
Sligo the Druid
 
Default GE GSD3800 dishwaher overflows

Posted earlier on appliance newsgroup witn no answers.
Overflows in wash cycle. GE repair says change detergent. Did so
several times and still overflows.
Daughters have same machine and water softeners and have no problems.
My guess is water level in sump is too high.
Is there a water level adjustment in this model?
Is this model any good?
Thank yo
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #2
Randd01
 
Default Re: GE GSD3800 dishwaher overflows

Most washers have a water input valve and another water level type float to
shut the water off at the right level. It is not ajustable that I know of but
the level switch may be faulty. If the inlet valve was faulty the water would
never shut off.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #3
jeff
 
Default Re: GE GSD3800 dishwaher overflows

Sligo the Druid <sligo@cox.net> wrote in message news:<JK5Yc.39070$4o.11808@fed1read01>...

Hi,

> GSD3800


That is part of a full model#

> Overflows in wash cycle.


Really is overflowing?...or just leaking??


> GE repair says change detergent. Did so
> several times and still overflows.
> Daughters have same machine and water softeners and have no problems.


> My guess is water level in sump is too high.


The sump is down under the d/w....and it is full of water all the
time....even when no more water is comming out of the drain hose the
sump is still full.

> Is there a water level adjustment in this model?


Mots dishwashers do not, the fill is "timed" by the timer or
electronic control....dishwashers do have a float switch that will
shut off power to the fill valve if the level inside gets too high.

> Is this model any good?


Sure.

http://www.applianceaid.com/dishleaks.html
*Some* leaking trouble makers and helps.

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:48 PM   #4
Sligo the Druid
 
Default Re: GE GSD3800 dishwaher overflows

jeff wrote:
> Sligo the Druid <sligo@cox.net> wrote in message news:<JK5Yc.39070$4o.11808@fed1read01>...
>
> Hi,
>
>
>>GSD3800

>
>
> That is part of a full model#
>
>
>>Overflows in wash cycle.

>
>
> Really is overflowing?...or just leaking??
>
>
>
>>GE repair says change detergent. Did so
>>several times and still overflows.
>>Daughters have same machine and water softeners and have no problems.

>
>
>>My guess is water level in sump is too high.

>
>
> The sump is down under the d/w....and it is full of water all the
> time....even when no more water is comming out of the drain hose the
> sump is still full.
>
>
>>Is there a water level adjustment in this model?

>
>
> Mots dishwashers do not, the fill is "timed" by the timer or
> electronic control....dishwashers do have a float switch that will
> shut off power to the fill valve if the level inside gets too high.
>
>
>>Is this model any good?

>
>
> Sure.
>
> http://www.applianceaid.com/dishleaks.html
> *Some* leaking trouble makers and helps.
>
> jeff.
> Appliance Repair Aid
> http://www.applianceaid.com/


Thank you for kind reply. It is overflowing from the sump during wash
cycle, definitely not from underneath. Two daughters have same model
with same water softeners and have no overflow problems. Seems like
little control of water level if it is on timer rather than old style
mechanical level control. Surely each home has a different water
pressure supply.
Is the timer for water level adjustable?
Best and thank you,
Seamus j. Wilson
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:49 PM   #5
jeff
 
Default Re: GE GSD3800 dishwaher overflows

Sligo the Druid <sligo@cox.net> wrote in message news:<xTlYc.39569$4o.21247@fed1read01>...

Hi,

> Thank you for kind reply. It is overflowing from the sump during wash
> cycle, definitely not from underneath.


?? Leaking from the lower door area??

> Two daughters have same model
> with same water softeners and have no overflow problems. Seems like
> little control of water level if it is on timer rather than old style
> mechanical level control. Surely each home has a different water
> pressure supply.


Sure, fill valve will work with incomming pressure of 20-100 PSIG.
Lower pressure fills will fill for the whole amount of time, higher
pressure fills will stop filling once the water level control lifts up
to shut the power off for the fill valve.

> Is the timer for water level adjustable?


Nope.

jeff.
Appliance Repair Aid
http://www.applianceaid.com/
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
Sligo the Druid
 
Default Re: GE GSD3800 dishwaher overflows

jeff wrote:
> Sligo the Druid <sligo@cox.net> wrote in message news:<xTlYc.39569$4o.21247@fed1read01>...
>
> Hi,
>
>
>>Thank you for kind reply. It is overflowing from the sump during wash
>>cycle, definitely not from underneath.

>
>
> ?? Leaking from the lower door area??
>
>
>>Two daughters have same model
>>with same water softeners and have no overflow problems. Seems like
>>little control of water level if it is on timer rather than old style
>>mechanical level control. Surely each home has a different water
>>pressure supply.

>
>
> Sure, fill valve will work with incomming pressure of 20-100 PSIG.
> Lower pressure fills will fill for the whole amount of time, higher
> pressure fills will stop filling once the water level control lifts up
> to shut the power off for the fill valve.
>
>
>>Is the timer for water level adjustable?

>
>
> Nope.
>
> jeff.
> Appliance Repair Aid
> http://www.applianceaid.com/

Thank you.
Seamus J.
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