Entire dishwashers are disposable apparently.

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Dishwasher is probably 3-4 years old... came out of a friend's new house (installed by builder, friend upgraded to all stainless appliances. Got the range, dishwasher, and fridge as upgrades to old, mismatched appliances.) GE model but a nice one, three spinny arms, works well. Started making an awful noise this AM when pumping water internally but not draining. Looked the model up on Trible's - not a single mechanical part is still available! What the hell...
So, question for the group - let's say I take it apart and find that whatever is making the noise is something that cannot be fixed without replacement parts. What dishwasher, then, is reasonably priced but is likely to still be repairable for a reasonable amount of time?
thanks!
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What's Trible?
No, don't tell me, I don't want to know.
Go to google, search for "ge replacement parts".
There are many, many sources for parts.
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On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 9:57:33 AM UTC-4, net cop wrote:

+1
I can't imagine a GE dishwasher that's only 4 years old where there are no parts available. Sears parts is one place to look. They don't always have the best prices, but they have parts diagrams and parts for a whole lot of appliances, mowers, etc.
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On 09/10/2013 09:57 AM, Dan Espen wrote:

Mail order and B&M store that sells appliance parts, IME they're pretty good, usually have anything if it's available, and they also have a B&M location a long walk from me, which is convenient.
http://www.tribles.com/

Well, I found the "Mechanism Assembly" (which appears to be the pump and motor together) at geapplianceparts.com for $183.75 plus shipping; at that price it's still a throwaway dishwasher! Does not appear from the parts diagram that you can break it down any farther than that - can't just buy the motor or the pump separately, or any bearings, brushes, etc.
Fortunately I crawled underneath it and MOST of the noise was a plastic "flag" label on one of the wires that got sucked into the fan motor. BUT the thing is still noticeably louder than it was when installed...
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wrote:

Yes, there's one 2 miles from me in Baltimore. Nice folks.

Under these circumstances, It might be your imagination. I finished a 350 mile drive without stopping the last 2 hours, and when I stopped the car, the fuel pump in back was making a tremendous racket and I figured I'd need another one Lasted 4 more years with no trouble until the car died for other reasons. I'd figure the dishwasher is fine until it does something more than make this noise. Or mayvbe a corner of the label is bouncing around near the fan, and that will go away eventually.

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That depends on what it will cost to replace the dishwasher. I'm fixing my washing machine right now. Might end up spending 3 bills on parts. To replace it would cost at least 7 bills. Besides that, the new one might break down. And besides that, once you learn to disassemble/reassemble the machine, you basically don't worry about it anymore, because you can fix it. And you can always fix it much, much cheaper than buying a new machine that does the same thing. As long as parts are available anyway. It's kinda like a car. Unless it's rusted out, it's cheaper to repair it than buy a new one. With the machine I'm fixing the only thing that would stop me is extensive rust or if a truck ran over it. As others have said, repairclinic.com is an excellent site. Good repair videos. Made it real easy for my machine. Besides that, you can find that " $183.75 plus shipping" part on eBay for $135, free shipping. Or you can find it for +$200. Up to you. If you plug the GE part number into google you'll find wide price variance.
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Vic Smith wrote:

You're my kinda man. Our GE DW needed motor/pump assembly once in 20 years. I got replacement from eBay for less than 50 bucks including shipping. It is still running very well. No issues.
New units often uses less water and power per load but I am not sure of their reliability being all plastic, etc.
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wrote:

Good to hear there were parts available. My washer is a newer "efficient" model, about 6 years old. Basement flooded, that's what go it.
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On 9/10/2013 6:57 AM, Dan Espen wrote:

I've purchased replacement parts for dishwashers that were 6 years old or so (replacement racks). I have never heard of "Trible's" but all the parts I've needed for dishwashers, refrigerators, and stovetops have been readily available either on-line or from a traditional appliance parts store. I have found <http://www.partsdr.com/ to have good prices on some items and they are responsive when you ask about cross-references.
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On 9/10/2013 9:10 AM, Nate Nagel wrote:

For parts, I'd try Repairclinic.com or do a search by part number. Maybe they just don't carry GE parts?
I'd think that any of the major brands would have parts available for three years but, . . .
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I say B.S. that parts aren't available. What's the GE model number?????

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Nate Nagel wrote:

I just went to http://Tribles.com . Never heard of it before. It looks like the only way to search for parts is if you give a part number or model number. If you (or I) enter an invalid model number, all it says is no parts available for model number blah-blah-blah.
My guess is that you entered an invalid model number.
Post the model number here and we can do searches on http://RepairClinic.com etc and see what comes up.
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On 09/10/2013 10:31 AM, TomR wrote:

Model no. is GLD5600R00BB
as per my previous post however it appears that only the motor/pump assembly is available as a unit, no component parts... Also a lot of the noise was a "flag" wire tag that got sucked into the motor, but it still has a little bit of whine/howl to it that it didn't have before. So it'll get run until something actually stops working and then likely replaced. $200 to get rid of a little noise doesn't sound like a good deal.
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Nate Nagel wrote:

Okay. Got it.
Your first post just said that there were no parts available for your dishwasher through Tribles. I didn't realize that you were specifically looking for a pump or pump parts. But, repairclinic.com shows 126 parts for this model (including the $189 pump) at: http://www.repairclinic.com/GE-Dishwasher-Model-GLD5600R00BB-ID-851646-Parts?z 0 .
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On 09/10/2013 11:06 AM, TomR wrote:

Yeah, Trible's didn't have any mechanical parts at all for it which made me assume that they weren't available from any source, as literally everything I've ever tried to get from them they've had save for some parts for a very old Magic Chef (I think?) gas stove at my last place.
After looking elsewhere I find that there are some places that have the parts, but that it's just not worth fixing, as wherever the noise is it's somewhere in the pump, motor, or somewhere between the two.
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On 09/10/13 10:53 am, Nate Nagel wrote:

What's the make and model of the motor itself? It may very well be available from an electrical supply house. When I fixed our 10-yr-old (at the time) Frigidaire-made, Kenmore-branded clothes washer a couple of years ago, the bearings were not listed as a separate item, only as part of a several-hundred-$$$ drum assembly, but the bearings and seals were in fact available all over the place.
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On Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:11:54 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"

Absolutely. My girlfriend at the time had a broken fridge or stove and called a repairman who was a friend of mine. He couldn't find the part for sale at all, but she found the little switch inside the part that was the problem and bought it from the people whose name was on the switch. Something like that. Under 10 dollars. I think this was before the web too.
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On 9/10/2013 8:11 AM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:

That's true. And I know that for pool pump motors there are companies that specialize in stuff like bearing replacement but of course the pump manufacturer can't be bothered with selling small parts.
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The additional noise could be just that you are paying attention. You might have moved some of the sound deadening material, but I doubt it.
Parts coming in big expensive assemblies is nothing new. I think another poster said he found sub-assemblies, non-GE part sources might be better in that respect.
Anyway, sounds like you saved yourself some bucks. Good deal.
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On 9/10/2013 10:53 AM, Nate Nagel wrote:

Very common practice. Need a cotter pin? It comes attached to a $500 shaft and sheave.
Also a lot of

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