GE Profile Dishwasher Not Draining? Here’s How to Fix it

If your GE Profile dishwasher is not draining, don’t panic. There are a variety of reasons why this could be happening and I’ve outlined the most common causes along with solutions!

GE Profile Dishwasher Not Draining – Causes and Solutions

In many cases, the GE Profile dishwasher not draining issue is caused by a faulty drain pump impeller, less water pressure, air gap clogging, faulty solenoid valve, or an ineffective pump.

Dishwasher’s Pump Not Working Effectively

If you have put too many dishes in your GE Profile dishwasher, its pump might stop working. Another reason could be forceful vibration caused by harder items such as dishes with metal handles. This would also prevent soap from dissolving.

In order to fix this issue, you need to see if your dishwasher agitator is damaged or broken down, or if it can’t rotate properly.

If it is broken down, then you need to replace it immediately.

Drain Hose of Dishwasher Flooded because of Clogging

If your GE Profile dishwasher gets clogged, it won’t drain the water.

To fix this issue, you must unblock it first and then try to drain the water again.

In order not to have any issues with your dishwasher, you might want to clean up your drain hose regularly.

Faulty Drain Pump

When the drain pump is faulty, it won’t be able to drain the residual water.

Since this requires technical expertise, I would recommend calling a GE technician to replace the drain pump on your GE Profile dishwasher for you.

Faulty Drain Solenoid Valve

The drain solenoid valve malfunctioning can cause your GE Profile dishwasher to not drain the water.

Again, the replacement of the drain solenoid valve is not something that you should do yourself, and I would recommend calling a technician for this job!

Not Enough Water Pressure

Although every GE Profile dishwasher comes with a water inlet valve, still you should check whether there is enough pressure of water or not.

In order to fix the problem, you need to adjust the water pressure.

Drain Hose is Broken

If your GE Profile dishwasher drain hose is broken and ineffective for draining the water out from the dishwasher, it can cause draining problems.

Therefore, you should change the hose or fix it properly as soon as possible.

Filter is Full of Food Particles

If your dishwasher filter is full of food particles, it can cause the issue draining problems.

Therefore, you need to clean or replace the filter as soon as possible in order to get rid of this problem.


If your GE dishwasher is not draining, try the following troubleshooting methods to fix it:

  • Check your dishwasher’s pump
  • Clean drain hose
  • Check solenoid valve
  • Ensure water pressure is OK
  • Clean your dishwasher’s filter

If you still have issues with your GE dishwasher, contact GE dishwasher support or call them at +1-877-959-8688. They are available Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 7 PM EST.

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