GE dishwashers troubleshooting. When you open your dishwasher to load it with dishes, there are certain steps you should take before pressing the Start button.
For example, make sure your dishwasher has enough water and the correct amount of detergent to do a good job.
Check that the cycle is set correctly for what you prefer as well as the correct temperature so the dishes come out clean as well as dry, as this could be one reason why your dishwasher isn’t starting up.
GE dishwashers troubleshooting
How do you fix a GE dishwasher that won’t start? Finding the source of the problem can be accomplished by troubleshooting the most likely causes.
Despite the fact that some require repair, many have simple fixes that you can perform at home.
GE dishwasher doesn’t get power
Sometimes a GE dishwasher not starting can be attributed to house issues rather than dishwasher problems.
To check to see if the problem is an issue with your dishwasher, we first suggest checking your electrical outlets and making sure all connections are intact.
Look for blown fuses or tripped breakers in your home’s circuit breaker box. If necessary, reposition any tripped breakers or replace blown fuses.
Water Supply Problem
A dishwasher that won’t start may have a malfunctioning water inlet valve. This valve typically remains closed when the unit is not in use, allowing for draining.
When the dishwasher is switched on, it opens to allow for water to flow into the unit at various points in the cycle. If this valve has failed, no water will enter the dishwasher, and it will fail to start.
The best course of action involves replacing or repairing this valve as needed if you’re comfortable doing so yourself.
If not, we recommend reaching out to a plumber who can assess and repair or replace your faulty water inlet valve as needed.
The dishwasher door is not latching shut
The dishwasher won’t start if the door isn’t shut securely. Make sure nothing is blocking the door from closing. Loading dishes correctly will help the door close properly.
If you find your GE dishwasher not starting even when you’ve satisfied all of this, there’s a good chance that the latch is broken, in which case you need to replace it, or if it’s a switch problem, both require professional repair.
Dishwasher cycle setting incorrectly
When starting your dishwasher, be sure that you begin by selecting a cycle. The dishwasher will not start without choosing one first. If the dishwasher stalls during use, then it may be that certain settings are enabled.
You can check this by checking the control panel code with your provided code guide. To clear any selected cycles, hold down the Start button for three seconds until all indicator lights blink twice to indicate an auto-resume is in progress.
Some problems with the dishwasher control panel might happen if moisture or debris collects in them so we always recommend having a professional service assess for you or replace your panel if necessary.
GE Dishwasher won’t clean
The water inlet valve opens to allow water to enter the dishwasher. If it is defective or clogged, the dishwasher won’t get enough water to clean dishes properly.
To repair a defective or clogged valve, unscrew it from the dishwasher and replace it with a new one. Do not try cleaning it, as trying to clean a faulty valve can lead to even further issues.
Flashing or blinking GE Dishwasher lights
The heating element of the water heater gets hot enough to make sure that you get plenty of hot water whenever you need it. The thermostat makes sure that if your water isn’t getting quite hot enough for your needs.
It sends a signal to the heating element to start warming up the water more. If your water isn’t getting hot enough after some time, then little LEDs on the control panel might light up or start flashing.
When you see this happen, there are two potential issues that could be causing this – either an issue with the thermostat or with one of the parts connected to the circuit board responsible for collecting information from it.
It’s important to check whether or not these components are having trouble changing signals between each other smoothly before you decide if your problem is actually mechanical, so grab your multimeter and start testing.
GE Dishwasher won’t drain
The dishwasher won’t drain if the drain pump doesn’t work. Use a multimeter to check the drain pump for continuity. If the motor has no continuity, or if it gets power but doesn’t run, replace the drain pump.
The only two parts in a drain pump are an impeller and a motor—the impeller pushes water through the hose while the motor rotates the impeller—so replacing a faulty drain pump is simple.
The dispenser does not dispense soap
A bi-metal actuator is a metal loop that acts as a latch for the dispenser door. As electricity runs through it, it deforms and bends backward away from the latch, releasing the latch.
If the bi-metal is burned out, it won’t release the dispenser door. To determine if the bi-metal has burned out, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If there’s no continuity, replace it.
Verify that there’s enough water in the dishwasher also because if there isn’t enough water in there, then this may cause your washing motor not to draw enough current through the bimetal, which will prevent it from bending forward properly to allow you to open your dishwasher door.
Check the dishwasher detergent container for damage. You can replace the detergent container if it is broken. If a dispenser part is broken and you don’t want to disassemble the dispenser to replace the part, you can replace the entire dispenser.
GE dishwashers troubleshooting