dishwasher - old - referbish? potscubber 600

Have a GE dishwasher that's 15 years old now. Has worked great up until this last year. Things don't seem to get cleaned as well. I think it's just a worn out pump - and the subsequent weaker jet spray. It this a good assumption? Are motors commonly replaced in older units. Don't seem to hear the 'ssssssssssssss' of olden days. :-) Thanks
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Hi,

The motor and pump assembly can wear out :(
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/cgi-bin/promote-detail.cgi?affiliate_id=AppAid&item=WD26X10013&brand=GEH Motor and pump assy

http://www.applianceaid.com/drain_wash.html Some cleaning tips and helps. jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Could be a few things. Worn pump, spray arms getting clogged, filter clogged.
At 15 years, it is probably more beneficial and cost effective to replace. The cheapest of new models will out clean what you have now. Once you replace that stuff, the racks may deteriorate, the soap dispenser may go next month. It is a crap shoot.
If you price out some of the parts you'll agree.
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So ... I see GE dishwashers go from 250 to over $1000. What the model comparable to a potscrubber 600?
Edwin Pawlowski wrote:

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Beats me, but maybe someone else would know. I have a KitchenAid myself.
Generally, the best value is found in the middle priced models. They have good features that may be lacking on the lower priced, but will not have the extra features that you may never use anyway on the higher priced models. The new models are generally quieter than old ones, but the higher priced are even more quiet. If you want the stainless steel interior, figure on the $800 or so models.
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If much of anything has gone bad in a 16 yr old dishwasher, it's not cost effective to repair it, as it's at the end of it's life. Before you give up on it, I'd check and make sure water is getting pumped out. I recently had a problem with mine, where dishes suddenly weren't gettin cleaned well. Turned out to be a partial block in the drain line, so only part of the water was getting pumped out each cycle.
So, I went from figuring I was gonna spend $400 on a new dishwasher, to thinking I was home free. Then I found a corroded out brass drain pipe under the sink. While fixing that, I noticed the disposal was a little loose in the sink. Being 16 yrs old, the release nut wouldn't budge and I wound up breaking that, so now it's time for a new disposal. Then, I figured now that I've gone this far, I've never been crazy about the sink, so now's a good time to replace it. After a week in sink hell, I finally found the right Kohler cast iron one that I really like and it cost $400. So, the whole thing is now costing me $600+. I guess I would have been better if I had needed a new dishwasher! Then, after getting the sink special order from HD, I lug the 100lb behemoth home, put it in the counter and then notice it has a spider web cracking in one upper basin corner. Back it goes.....
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You got away cheap. To paper the kitchen walls ended up costing $4000 and three weeks of evenings and weekends to finish things. You soon learn not to even change the cover on a light switch unless you have the time and money to renovate three rooms bordering it.
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"You got away cheap. To paper the kitchen walls ended up costing $4000 and three weeks of evenings and weekends to finish things. You soon learn not to even change the cover on a light switch unless you have the time and
money to renovate three rooms bordering it. " Sounds like you're married and the reason I got off cheap is I'm not!
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