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Out Smarted By My Electric Diswasher! - Help

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by sayah, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. sayah

    sayah Guest

    Hi, this question is to the washing machine guru's out there.

    I have a GE dishwasher with a "brain" which uses a magnetic sensor outside
    the tub to read a magnetic inside the revolving arm under the dish rack
    inside the machine If the sensor does not get the signal it TURNS OFF
    EVERYTHING and sends an error message to the LCD on the door.

    Here is my dilemma. I can't get a new washer arm with the built magnet. A
    new arm came but and it was molded to fit a magnet inside, but alas no
    magnet. When the whole thing was installed it didn't trigger the "arm
    blocked switch" , which relies on a PULSING on/off signal to keep the washer
    going.

    What I would like is to just plug some circuit that relies on the
    electricity 110volt, to generate the on/of signal. My guess is that it
    pulses about once every second or so to keep the computer happy.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. I do not really want this to do
    anything other than this and would like to just forget it when it is in
    place. Other than this the dishwasher works great!!!!

    PS Thanks GE for this "error" message and your overthought computer logic.
     
  2. Baphomet

    Baphomet Guest

    Is there some reason why the magnet from the old arm can't be installed into
    the new arm? Defeating this feedback sensor should be a method of "last",
    not "first" resort.
     
  3. sayah

    sayah Guest

    Unfortunately, the magnet is sealed inside the arm. There is a molded space
    there but the arm cannot be seperated to put a magnet inside.

    Crazy.
     
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