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TECHNICAL SERVICE GUIDE
Profile Dishwashers
MODEL SERIES:
PDW8200
PDW8260
PDW8400
PDW8480
PDW8500
PDW8600
PDW8680
PUB # 31-9102 02/03
GE Consumer Products

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  • Page 1 GE Consumer Products TECHNICAL SERVICE GUIDE Profile Dishwashers MODEL SERIES: PDW8200 PDW8260 PDW8400 PDW8480 PDW8500 PDW8600 PDW8680 PUB # 31-9102 02/03...
  • Page 2 If grounding wires, screws, straps, clips, nuts, or washers used to complete a path to ground are removed for service, they must be returned to their original position and properly fastened. GE Consumer Products Technical Service Guide Copyright © 2003 All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Active Vent ......................26 Bottom Door Seal ....................17 ® Calrod Heating Element ..................23 Circulation System ....................20 Component Locator Views ..................8 Control Module ..................... 14 Control Panel Features ..................5 Cycle Progression Chart ..................31 Detergent/Rinse Module ..................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    835 W when it is wet to heat the water faster and, during the drying cycle, drops to 700 W for gentler drying. The information on the following pages will help you service these new GE Profile Stainless Steel Dishwashers effectively and efficiently.
  • Page 5: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature Model Number P D W 8 6 8 0 G 0 0 W W Brand P = Profile E = General Electric - NATM Exterior Color G = General Electric BB = Black Product Type CC = Bisque CD - Counter Top DW = Dishwasher SS = Stainless Steel SD = Standard...
  • Page 6: Warranty

    Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During From the date of the this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service original purchase to replace the defective part.
  • Page 7: Control Panel Features

    Control Panel Features Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. TIME REMAINING Control Settings Status Indicator Lights The Status display tells you what’s happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash, indicating a malfunction (see page 6). The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of operation the dishwasher is in.
  • Page 8 COOK Heavy 11.4 gal., 95 min. WARE Medium 10.0 gal., 71 min. Light 10.0 gal., 66 min. This cycle is meant for heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. This cycle may not remove burned-on foods. Everyday dishes are safe to be used in this cycle. NORMAL WASH Heavy 9.9 gal., 74 min.
  • Page 9 DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 9 hours (on some models). Press the DELAY HOURS pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle, then press START/RESET .
  • Page 10: Component Locator Views

    Component Locator Views Door View (Door Panel and Escutcheon Keypad Assembly Removed) Vent Driver (Active Vent) Control Module Door Interlock Flapper (Active Vent) Switch Detergent/ Rinse Module Circulation Pump House Electrical Supply Junction Box Flood Switch – 8 –...
  • Page 11: Active Vent

    Door View (Door Panel Only Removed) Control Module Escutcheon Latch Handle Keypad Assembly Active Vent Bottom View Circulation Pump Flood Switch Junction Box Motor Front of Washer Water Valve Turbidity Sensor Drain Line Check Valve Back of Washer Sump Heating High Drain Loop Drain Pump Element...
  • Page 12 Inside View Upper Spray Arm Middle Spray Arm Water Supply Connection Main Conduit Calrod ® Lower Spray Arm Heating Element Fine Filter Inside Door View Detergent/Rinse Module Detergent Compartment Vent (Active Vent) – 10 –...
  • Page 13 Side View Drain Tube Assembly Fill Funnel Fill Hose Door Spring Water Valve Drain Line Check Valve – 11 –...
  • Page 14: Detergent/Rinse Module

    Dishwasher Components Shown with escutcheon keypad assembly and door Door Components panel removed. • Interlock Switch Assembly Control Module • Control Module Assembly Interlock Switch Assembly Assembly • Flapper (Active Vent) • Detergent/Rinse Module Flapper (Active Vent) • Harness Door Panel Detergent Module To Remove the Door Panel:...
  • Page 15 Escutcheon Keypad Assembly Control Module The keypad and 2 ribbon cables are a permanent part of the escutcheon and are replaced as a unit. To Remove the Keypad Assembly: Caution: After removing the screws from the escutcheon keypad assembly, the assembly is still attached to the control module by 2 ribbon cables.
  • Page 16: Control Module

    2 Tabs Single Screw Control Module To Remove the Control Module: 1. Remove the outer door panel (see Door Components). 2. Remove the escutcheon keypad assembly (see Escutcheon Keypad Assembly). 3. Unplug the connectors from the module. 4. Remove the single screw that secures the module to the right side of inner door panel.
  • Page 17: Stainless Steel Bowed Panel (On Some Models)

    Stainless Steel Bowed Panel (on some models) To Remove the Bowed Panel: 1. Open the dishwasher door to the fully open (89 degrees open) position. 2. Remove 8 screws (4 screws per side) which hold the outer panel to the door assembly. Be careful not to remove the 2 screws which hold Do not remove the escutcheon to the door assembly.
  • Page 18: Door Interlock Switch

    4. With the panel hanging over the escutcheon, rotate the bottom of the stainless steel outer panel back so it is flush with the door assem- bly. Make sure that the sides of the outer panel fit around the hinge arms. 5.
  • Page 19: Door Panel

    Bottom Door Seal The bottom door seal is located on the bottom of the inner door panel. It is secured to the inner door panel by three 1/8-in. pop rivets. NOTE: A pop rivet tool, an 1/8- in. drill bit, and a power drill are required to remove and install the door seal.
  • Page 20: Drain System

    Drain System Inlet Cover Main Conduit The drain system consists of the following compo- nents: Fine Filter • Inlet cover (sump filter is under inlet cover) • Sump • Drain pump (includes motor and one-way check valve) • Drain pipe •...
  • Page 21 Dishwasher Doesn’t Drain L1 Output from J2-5 DOOR DRAIN PUMP INTERLOCK J2-5 Attempt to activate drain pump using service mode (refer to Service Mode chapter). Pump activate? Check for clogged: inlet cover Is L1 sump voltage drain pump present at pump? drain pipe Note: Perform this test one-way check valve...
  • Page 22: Circulation System

    Circulation System The circulation system consists of the following components: • Inlet cover • Fine filter and sump filter • Sump • Circulation pump and motor • • Wash arm assemblies Circulation Pump and Motor The inlet cover prevents large particles from Sump entering the sump.
  • Page 23 Wash Arm Assemblies Middle 1. Check holes in spray arm for bits of china, Bearing Spray seeds, and other foreign matter. 2. Check spray arms for rotation. To Disassemble Midddle Spray Arm: Screw Bracket (Optional) Upper Rack 1. Pull upper rack all the way out. 2.
  • Page 24 No Water Circulation Attempt to activate circulation pump using service mode (refer to Service Mode chapter). Does pump activate? Does Check for clogged: the pump hub (remove lower wash arm) hum? inlet cover fine filter Pump is stalled/clogged. sump/sump filter Disconnect power and attempt to turn pump using cooling fins.
  • Page 25: Fill Funnel

    Fill Funnel To remove the fill funnel: 1. Disconnect the top section of the fill funnel. 2. Rotate fill funnel nut (located on the inside of the dishwasher) counterclockwise. There is an O-ring seal between the fill funnel and dish- washer tub.
  • Page 26 Turbidity Sensor Turbidity Sensor The turbidity sensor measures the amount of suspended particles in the wash water in the sump. As the sump water lays between the 1/4- to 3/8-in. gap between the LED transmitter and the receptor during the first fill, the base-line reading is taken.
  • Page 27: Water Valve And Flood Switch

    Water Valve and Flood Switch WATER VALVE AND FLOOD SWITCH The water valve is a 120 VAC (L1) solenoid valve L1 voltage from J2-2 that is switched on/off by the control module. The FLOOD DOOR WATER VALVE SWITCH INTERLOCK flood switch acts as a safety switch only and does J2-2 not control normal operation of the water valve.
  • Page 28: Escutcheon Keypad Assembly

    2. If the water valve is not operating properly or Float Float Dome water level is low, check the following: • Flood switch, flood switch float, and float stem - Flood switch should open when water level is approximately 1/4 in. above the base (bottom) of the float dome.
  • Page 29: Flashing Display Lights

    Flashing Display Lights The status display tells you what’s happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash, indicating a malfunction. The lights will come on indicating the sequence of operation the dishwasher is in. FLASHING DISPLAY LIGHTS Status Indicator Lights What It Means START/RESET Cycle has been interrupted by pressing the START/RESET keypad.
  • Page 30: Service Mode

    Service Mode FLASHING DISPLAY LIGHTS Status Indicator Lights What It Means START/RESET Cycle has been interrupted by pressing the START/RESET keypad. Light will quit flashing after the dishwasher automatically drains out the water. CLEAN Unit has no water. Check the water supply . If water is turned on call for service. THIS DISHWASHER IS PROGRAMMED WITH A SERVICE MODE TO AID THE TECHNICIAN IN TROUBLESHOOTING THE DISH- WASHER.
  • Page 31: Turbidity Sensor

    Factory Test Mode Factory test mode is the most accurate way to test the turbidity sensor circuit (circuit contains control module, wiring, and turbidity sensor). Factory test mode will test the thermistor (used for automatic temperature control) that is contained in the turbidity sensor and will test the transmitter that is contained in the turbidity sensor.
  • Page 32: Washability Complaints

    Washability Complaints Hot Water – Ample supply of water at a minimum temperature of 120 °F is necessary. Do not use Float Dome dishwasher soon after using clothes washer or filling bath tub. Loading - Consult Owner’s Manual on loading procedures.
  • Page 33: Cycle Progression Chart

    Cycle Progression Chart NORMAL WASH SPEED GLASSES CHINA COOK ANTI- RINSE (CLEAN) (DIRTY) CYCLE CYCLE CRYSTAL WARE BACTERIA ONLY 140 ˚F* 140 ˚F* 140 ˚F* 130 ˚F* 130 ˚F* 145 ˚F* 160 ˚F* fill time 49 / 70 sec 49 / 70 sec 50 / 71sec 50 / 71sec 50 / 71sec...
  • Page 34: Wiring Diagram

    Wiring Diagram WARNING: Power must be disconnected before servicing the appliance. 165D6131P001 WARNING: POWER MUST BE DISCONNECTED BEFORE SERVICING THE APPLIANCE. STRIP CIRCUITS TURBIDITY/ CONTROL CIRCUIT BOARD RECEIVER EMITTER TEMPERATURE DOOR DOOR TRANSMITTER SENSOR KEYPAD CATHODE J2-7 115V 60HZ NO COM 3-DIGIT DISPLAY POWER SWITCHING J2-8...
  • Page 35 Notes – 33 –...