How to Clear Clogs From a GE Adora Dishwasher

The GE Adora dishwasher has features designed to clean dishes with a water system that includes three direct feed spray arms, six wash cycles and dual pumps.
If the dishwasher is not draining, the dishwasher likely has a clog. The clog may be present in the dishwasher pump or impeller as well as the water or drain hose. Regardless of the origin of the clog, most homeowners can usually clear the clog on their own.

Step 1

Disconnect the Adora dishwasher from power and pull out the bottom rack to get to the dishwasher tub.

Step 2

Unscrew the bottom spray arm and spray arm housing and pull up and out to remove.

Step 3

Look inside the spray tower for debris that may be blocking the pump and clean as needed.

Step 4

Return the spray arm housing and arm to position.

Step 5

Lift up on the filter cup handle and pull out to remove. Clean the filter, the filter cup and the fine filter in water with a soft brush and return to the dishwasher.

Step 6

Inspect the food grinder on the bottom of the dishwasher for large or hard items that may have gotten caught and remove as needed.

Step 7

Find the drain and water hoses, usually located in the rear or on the side of the dishwasher, and disconnect each hose. Clean out any debris and use a soft brush to clean out the inlet screens. Connect the hoses firmly and make each hose straight.

Things You Will Need

  • Soft brush
  • Clean cloth(s)

About the Author

Meredith Jameson writes early childhood parenting and family health articles for various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from San Francisco State University.