Last updated on October 1st, 2023 at 08:00 am
Okay, let’s get cracking. You’re having a problem with your GE Profile Dishwasher’s control panel. But don’t worry. You’re not alone. I’ve put together some easy steps to help you get your dishwasher working again.
Regarding the GE Profile Dishwasher Troubleshooting Control Panel, there could be a few reasons for acting up. The Control Lock may have been turned on by accident. Or the touchpad or the main control board isn’t working right. Sometimes, the dishwasher might not get power, or the thermal fuse (which stops it from getting too hot) might be blown. Whatever the problem is, we’ve got a fix for you.
So let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work. Remember, these fixes are pretty simple, but it’s always a good idea to call a professional if things get too tricky. Better safe than sorry!
|Control panel not starting||Reset the circuit breaker, check the power cord, and ensure the door is latched properly|
|Control panel locked||Deactivate the Control Lock feature, or reset the unit|
|Some buttons not working||Clean the ribbon cable or replace the control panel|
|Faulty control board||Replace the main control board, but only after other fixes have failed|
|Faulty touchpad||Replace the touchpad|
|Damaged thermal fuse||Check for a blown thermal fuse near the control panel and replace if needed|
1. Control Lock Activation: Every GE dishwasher has a safety feature – the control lock. It’s a nifty thing, but it can also put your dishwasher on the fritz if activated by mistake. So, if your control panel isn’t responding, this could be the culprit.
2. Faulty Touchpad: The touchpad might be fishy if the control panel light is on, but the buttons aren’t playing ball.
3. Faulty Main Control Board: Dishwashers are like well-oiled machines, but if the main control board is out of whack, you might need more time to start it.
4. Electricity Issues: Now, don’t put it on the back burner, but if your dishwasher is plugged in and still not receiving power, you might be dealing with an issue related to the power supply.
5. Damaged Dishwasher Thermal Fuse: Imagine a thermal fuse as a light at the end of a tunnel – when blown, it can leave your dishwasher in the dark, meaning the control panel won’t show any lights.
How to Fix a Non-Working GE Profile Dishwasher Control Panel
Reset Your Dishwasher:
- Hit the reset button once. This process should get things sorted in a jiffy of about 2 minutes.
Plug and Unplug the Main Feed to the Control Board:
- This is like going back to the nuts and bolts of the dishwasher. The main power feed, you see, powers the control board. Giving it a plug-unplug action might help reset things.
Deactivate the Child Lock:
- Hold the “Heated dry” pad for about 3 seconds. The lock light should go off like a charm, telling you it’s inactive.
- If the control lock still doesn’t deactivate, unplug the unit, take a breather for at least 60 seconds, and then try again.
Clean the Ribbon Cables:
- Always disconnect the dishwasher from the power source before you start. No need to be in hot water now!
- Clean the ribbon cables with a pencil eraser. (Pssst! Remember to clean the eraser first by running it against your clothes.)
Replace the Control Board:
- Just a reminder, always disconnect the dishwasher from power before you start this.
- The control board is snugly fitted between the inner and outer door panels. Separate them to reach it.
- Unplug any wires connected to the control board and replace the faulty one.
- Return the wires and screws to their original position and power the dishwasher again to check if the issue is resolved.
Check the Thermal Fuse:
- Look out for a blown thermal fuse near the control panel. It’s a small white or silver cylinder linked to two wires.
- Set your multimeter to the continuity setting and check if the fuse works.
- If the continuity test fails, replace the thermal fuse. You’re now cooking with gas!
Replace the Control Panel:
- Disconnect the power and water supply.
- Separate the door panels and disconnect the control panel and other wiring connections.
- After replacing the control panel, reattach the wiring and turn the power and water supplies back on.
Remember to call a professional if you’re uncomfortable doing any of these fixes. After all, we’re all in the same boat, and it’s better to be safe than sorry!
Troubleshooting your GE dishwasher doesn’t have to be as smooth as butter, but you can get it back in one piece with a little patience and the right guidance. Running the GE dishwasher diagnostic mode can help you quickly identify common problems. Just remember, it’s not about turning up the heat. It’s about being diligent and taking one step at a time. You got this!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reset the control panel of my GE dishwasher?
You might be wondering, “How do I give my dishwasher a fresh start?” Well, personally speaking, here’s what you need to do:
- For the PDW8000 series, just hit the reset button once and wait about 2 minutes.
- For the PDW9000 series, you’ll need to open the door, wait for the dishwasher to stop, and then hit the reset button to cancel the wash cycle and reboot the control panel.
- Alternatively, you can unplug the unit from the power button, wait for at least 120 seconds, and then plug it back in to reset the dishwasher.
How much does a GE Profile Dishwasher Control Panel cost?
From where I stand, the cost of a GE Profile dishwasher control panel can vary, depending on the model and the dealer. On average, you’re looking at spending between $45 and $150.