Ge PDW1800 Series Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CauseWhat To Do
Dishes and flatware not cleanMain filter or fine filter is clogged
Low inlet water temperatureMake sure inlet water temperature is correct. Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, let run until the water temperature stops rising. Then start the dishwasher and turn off the faucet. This ensures the entering water is hot.
Water pressure is temporarily lowTurn on a faucet. Is water coming out more slowly than usual? If so, wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher.
Air gap or disposer is cloggedClean the air gap or flush the disposer.
No high drain loopVerify that you have a high drain loop.
Improper rack loadingMake sure large dishware does not block the detergent dispenser or the wash arms.
Poor performing detergentUse a highly rated detergent such as Cascade Platinum ActionPacs".
Spots and filming on glasses and flatwareExtremely hard waterUse rinse agents such as Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid™ to prevent spots and prevent new film build-up.
If water is extremely hard, a softener may be required.
Low inlet water temperatureMake sure water temperature is at least 120°F (49°C).
Overloading or improper loading of the dishwasherLoad dishwasher as shown in the Loading section.
Old or damp powder detergentMake sure detergent is fresh.
Rinse agent dispenser emptyRefill with rinse agent such as Cascade® Platinum Rinse Aid’’'.
Too little or low performing detergentMake sure you use the proper amount of highly rated detergent.
Cloudiness on glasswareCombination of soft water and too much detergentThis is called etching and is permanent. To prevent this from happening, use less detergent if you have soft water. Wash glassware in the shortest cycle that will get it clean.
Low performing phosphate- free detergent
Water temperature entering the dishwasher exceeds 150°F (66°C)This could be etching. Lower the water heater temperature.
Suds in the tubWrong detergentUse only automatic dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing. Cascade Automatic Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use in all GE Appliances dishwashers.
Rinse agent was spilledAlways wipe up rinse agent spills immediately.
Detergent left in dispenser cupsDishes or utensils are blocking the detergent cupReposition the dishes, so the water from the lower spray arm can flush the detergent cup.
Reposition the tall utensils or heavy silverware that may be keeping the dispenser cup door from opening.
Don't place large bowls or pots directly under the detergent dispenser.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum utensils have rubbed against dishesRemove marks with a mild, abrasive cleaner.
Dishes don’t dryLow inlet water temperatureMake sure inlet water temperature is at least 120°F. Select a cycle that includes heated dry such as HEAVY or NORMAL.
Rinse agent dispenser is emptyCheck the rinse agent dispenser and fill as required.
Control panel responded to inputs but dishwasher never filled with waterDoor may not be completely closedMake sure the door is firmly closed.
Water valve may be turned offMake sure water valve (usually located under the sink) is turned on.
Stained tub interiorWhite film on inside surface— hard water mineralsGE Appliances recommends Cascade Platinum Rinse Aid to help prevent hard water mineral deposits from forming.
Run dishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric acid (Part number: WD35X151) can be ordered through GE Appliances Parts.
Dishwasher won’t runFuse is blown or circuit breaker is trippedReplace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit.
Power is turned offIn some installations, the power to the dishwasher is provided through a wall switch, often located next to the disposer switch. Make sure it is on.
Reboot your controlTurn off power to the dishwasher (at circuit breaker or wall switch) for 30 seconds, then turn back on.
Control panel lights go off when you’re setting controlsTime too long between touching of selected padsIf the control panel lights go off, touch any pad again and continue setting controls.
Water standing in the bottom of the tubAir gap is cloggedClean the air gap.
High drain loop or air gap not installed
Water won’t pump out of the tubDrain is cloggedIf you have an air gap, clean it.
If the dishwasher drains into a disposer, run disposer clear.
Check to see if your kitchen sink is draining well. If not, you may need a plumber.

Ge DDT 575 Series Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Start status indicator light flashingThe door was opened or the cycle was interrupted.• Press the Start button once and close the door to start the dishwasher. Press the Start button a second time when the dishwasher is running only if you wish to cancel the cycle.
Dishwasher BEEPS once every minuteThis is a reminder that your dishwasher door has been left open during operation. It will continue beeping until you press Start and close the door.• Press Start and close the door.
Display shows "LEAK DETECTED”Possible leak is detected• Some models are equipped with leak detection and the cycle will be cancelled if a leak is detected. The display will show "LEAK DETECTED". Call for service.
Beeping at the end of the cycle Ion some modelslThis is normal. The dishwasher will beep twice at the end of the cycle.• To turn off the double beep indicator lor re-activate it if it was previously turned off), press the Heated Dry button 5 times within 3 seconds.
A triple beep will sound to indicate the end-of-cycle beep option has been turned on or off.
Dishes and flatware not cleanUltra Fine or Fine filter is clogged
Low inlet water temperature• Make sure inlet water temperature is correct. Turn on the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, let run until the water temperature stops rising. Then start the dishwasher and turn off the faucet This ensures the entering water is hot. Select Wash Temp Boost or Boost Temp if available.
Water pressure is temporarily low• Turn on a faucet. Is water coming out more slowly than usual? If so, wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher. Normal water pressure to the dishwasher should be 20-120 psi.
Air gap or disposer is clogged• Clean the air gap or flush the disposer.
Improper rack loading• Make sure large dishware does not block the detergent dispenser or the wash arms.
Poor performing detergent• Use a highly rated detergent such as Cascade Platinum Pacs
Spots and filming on glasses and flatwareExtremely hard water• Use rinse agents such as Cascade Rinse Aid to prevent spots and prevent new film buildup.
• If water is extremely hard, a softener may be required.
Low inlet water temperature• Make sure water temperature is at least 120°F I49°Q.
Overloading or improper loading of the dishwasher• Load dishwasher as shown in the Loading Place Settings section.
Old or damp powder detergent• Make sure detergent is fresh.
Rinse agent dispenser empty• Refill with rinse agent such as Cascade* Rinse Aid.
Too little or low performing detergent• Make sure you use the proper amount of highly rated detergent.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum utensils have rubbed against dishes• Remove marks with a mild, abrasive cleaner.
Dishes don't dryLow inlet water temperature• Make sure inlet water temperature is at least 120°F.
• Select Heated Dry.
• Use Wash Temp Boost or Boost Temp option.
• Select a higher cycle, such as Wash Temp Sani, Sanitize Temp or Heavy.
Rinse agent dispenser is empty• Check the rinse agent dispenser and fill as required.
Additional drying time is needed• Leave door closed after the Clean light appears to allow the fan to run an additional 90 minutes.
Note; If you open the door, this fan extension will be cancelled.
Water valve may be turned off• Make sure water valve (usually located under the sink) is turned on.
Flood float may be stuck• Remove Ultra-Fine filter and lightly tap the piece under the ultra fine filter that looks like a salt shaker. Replace the filter.
Stained tub interiorWhite film on inside surface- hard water minerals• GE recommends Cascade® Rinse Aid to help prevent hard water mineral deposits from forming.
• Run dishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric acid (Part number: WD35X151) can be ordered through GE Parts. See back cover for ordering information. Alternatively, purchase Lemi Shine and follow the directions on the label.
Dishwasher wont runFuse is blown or circuit breaker is tripped• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit
Power is turned off• In some installations, the power to the dishwasher is provided through a wall switch, often located next to the disposer switch. Make sure it is on.
Control panel is locked• Unlock control panel.
Possible leak is detected• Some models are equipped with leak detection and the cycle will be cancelled if a leak is detected. The display will show "LEAK DETECTED". Call for service.
Proper Start sequence was not followed

Ge Portable Stainless Steel Tub Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dishes and flatware not cleanLow inlet water temperatureMake sure inlet water temperature is correct
Water pressure is temporarily low Turn on a faucet Is water coming out more slowly than usual? If so, wait until pressure s normal before using your dishwasher.
Air gap is dogged Clean the air gap.
Improper rock loading Make sure large dishware does not block the detergent dispenser or the wash arms.
No air gap or high drain loop Verify that you have an air gap or a high drain loop.
Filter needs cleaning The filter assembly must be cleaned regular!/ to allow the filter to efficiently remove food particles from the wash water.
Spots and filming on glasses and flatwareExtremely hard water Use rinse agent to remove spots and prevent new film buildup.
Low inlet water temperature Make sure water temperature is at least 49°C (120°F).
Overloading the dishwasher /Improper loadingLood dishwasher as shown in the Loading the Dishwasher Racks section.
Old or damp powder detergent Make sure detergent is fresh.
Rinse ogent dispenser empty Too little detergentIf water is extremely hard, a water softener may be required.
Cloudiness on glasswareCombination of soft water and too much detergentThis is called etching and is permanent To prevent the from happening, use less detergent if you have soft water. Wash glassware in the shortest cycle that will get them clean.
Water temperature entering the dishwasher exceeds 65*C (150°F)Lower the water heater temperature.
Black or gray marks on dishesAluminum utensils have rubbed ogainst dishesRemove marks with a mid, abrasive cleaner.
Yellow or brown film on inside surfacesTea or coffee stains •Remove the stain by hand, using a solution of 1/2 cup bleach and 3 cups warm water.
A WARNING Before cleaning interior wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle for the heating element to cool down. Failure to do so can result in burns.
An overall yellow or brown film can be caused by iron deposits in waterA special filter in the water supply line is the only way to correct ths problem. Contact a water softener company.
White film on inside surfacesHard water minerals To clean the intenor, apply dishwasher detergent to a damp sponge. Wear rubber gloves. Do not use any type of cleanser other than dishwasher detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing.
Dishes don't dryLow inlet water temperature Make sure inlet water temperature is correct
Rinse ogent dispenser is empty Check the rinse agent dispenser.
Control panel responded to input but dishwasher never filled with waterDoor latch may not be properly seatedMake sure the door is firmty closed
Water vale may be turned offMake sure water valve (usually located under the sink) is turned on.

Ge 49-5215 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

Problem Solution
The Dishwasher Does Not Start- the plug is pushed into the socket correctly:
- the power is on in the house;
- the door is closed properly;
- the ON-OFF switch is on "ON";
- the water supply is turned on.
The Dishwasher Does Not Load Water- the water is turned on and the hose is connected properly;
- the water supply to the houses on and has sufficient pressure;
- the water supply hose is crimped or bent;
- the filter for the water supply hose is clogged
The Dishes Are Not Clean- the water is turned on and the hose is connected properly;
- the water supply to the house on and has sufficient pressure;
- the water supply hose is crimped or bent;
- the filter for the water supply hose is clogged
The Dishwasher Does Not Drain- the drain hose is crimped or bent
Lime Deposits or a White Film Form on the Dishes- the lid to the salt container is closed properly;
- the rinse aid dosage is correct

Ge GSC3200 Dishwasher Troubleshooting

ProblemPossible CausesWhat To Do
Dishwasher won't runFuse is blown, or the circuit breaker trippedReplace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit.
NoiseSome of the sounds you’ll hear are normalSoft food disposal shredding action.
Drain valve opening to pump water out.
• Timer control as cycle progresses.
Detergent cup opening.
The motor stopping during the drying period.
Utensils are not secure in the rack or something small has dropped into the rackMake sure everything is secured in dishwasher.
Motor humsDishwasher has not been used on a regular basis. If you do not use your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week. This will help keep the seal moist and the garbage disposer clear.
Water standing in the bottom of the tubThis is normal• A small amount of clean water around the outlet on the tub bottom at the back of the tub keeps the water seal lubricated.
Water won't pump out of the tubDrain is clogged• If you have an air gap, clean it
• Check to see if your kitchen sink is draining well. If not, you may need a plumber.
• If the dishwasher drains into a disposer, run disposer clear.
Suds in the tubCorrect detergent wasn’t used• Use only automatic dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing. Cascade® Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has been approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
• To remove suds from the tub, open the dishwasher and let suds evaporate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the dishwasher. Pump out water by slowly turning the Dial until a drain period is reached. Repeat if necessary.
Rinse agent was spilled• Always wipe up rinse agent spills immediately.