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Control panel lights go
Time too long between • Each pad must be touched within 30 seconds of the others. To relight,
off when you're setting
touching of selected
Control panel responded Door latch may not be
to inputs, but dishwasher properly seated
never filled with water
Dishwasher won't run
Fuse is blown, or the
circuit breaker tripped
Some of the sounds
you'll hear are normal
Utensils are not secure
in the rack or something
small has dropped into
Water standing in
This is normal
the bottom of the tub
Water won't pump
Drain is clogged
out of the tub
Suds in the tub
Stained tub interior
colorant was used
foods can stain
Dishes don't dry
Low inlet water
Rinse agent dispenser
What To Do
touch any pad again, or unlock and relatch the door.
• Call for service.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances
from the circuit.
• Try resetting the START/RESET pad.
• Soft 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.
• Water draining out of the tub immediately after you touch the
• Make sure everything is secured in dishwasher.
• Dishwasher 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.
• A small amount of clean water around the outlet on the tub bottom
at the back of the tub keeps the water seal lubricated.
• If you have an air gap, clean it.
• Check to see if your kitchen sink is draining well. If not, you may need
• If the dishwasher drains into a disposer, run disposer clear.
• Use only automatic dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing.
Complete and Electrasol
Detergents have 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 pressing the START/RESET pad; then
immediately press the START/RESET pad again. Repeat if necessary.
• Always wipe up rinse agent spills immediately.
• Some detergents contain colorant (pigment or dyes) that will discolor
the tub interior with extended use. Check the detergent cup for signs
of any discoloration. If cup is discolored, change to detergent without
any colorant. Cascade
Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use in all
• Use of the RINSE ONLY cycle (on some models) after adding the dish
to the load can decrease the level of staining.
• Make sure inlet water temperature is correct.
• Select HI TEMP RINSE and/or HEATED DRY .
• Check the rinse agent dispenser.
Complete and Electrasol