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GE Consumer & Industrial
Technical Service Guide
June 2006
GE Built-In
Dishwasher
GLDA690
GLDA696
31-9138
GE Appliances
General Electric Company
Louisville, Kentucky 40225

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  • Page 1 GE Consumer & Industrial Technical Service Guide June 2006 GE Built-In Dishwasher GLDA690 GLDA696 31-9138 GE Appliances General Electric Company Louisville, Kentucky 40225...
  • 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 & Industrial Technical Service Guide Copyright © 2006 All rights reserved.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Bottom Door Seal ................................19 Component Locator Views ............................8 Control Assembly ................................12 Control Features ................................6 Control Panel ..................................11 Detergent/Rinse Module ..............................16 Diagnostics and Service Information ........................28 Dishwasher Components .............................. 11 Door Assembly ................................... 17 Door Latch and Release Assembly ...........................
  • Page 4: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature Model Number G L D A 6 9 0 M B B Product Type Exterior Color GLD = GE long door BB = Black CC = Bisque SS = Stainless Steel ADA Compliant WW = White Platform Model Year Designator...
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction GLDA690MWW GLDA696MSS FEATURES ADA Compliant Door Style Long door/Tall tub Long door/Tall tub Energy Star® Qualified Tub and Door Liner Stainless Steel Stainless Steel Control Type Electronic Light-Touch Electronic Light-Touch Automatic Temperature Control Automatic Temperature Sensing Dual Pumps and Motors Last Cycle Memory Wash Arms 3-Direct Feed...
  • Page 6: Control Features

    Control Features Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model. – 6 –...
  • Page 7 About the dishwasher control panel. Cycle Sequence Water Time Cycles (approx.) (approx.) Cycle Sequence POTS & PANS 7.4 gal. min. Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Rinse Wash Rinse Rinse NORMAL WASH 5.3 gal. min. Rinse Rinse Rinse Wash Rinse Rinse LIGHT WASH 4.2 gal.
  • Page 8: Component Locator Views

    Component Locator Views Front View Control Panel Insulation Door Spring Access Panel Control Panel View Door Latch Static Dry Vent Control Assembly (Continued next page) – 8 –...
  • Page 9 Interior View (With Racks) Top Rack Bottom Rack Detergent/Rinse Module Static Dry Vent Detergent/Rinse Module Compartment View Rinse Agent Outlet Sight Glass Detergent Compartment Rinse Agent Cap Compartment Lid (Continued next page) – 9 –...
  • Page 10 Interior View of Basin (With Racks Removed) Right Side View (Insulation Removed) Spray Arm Fill Funnel Heating Element Fill Hose Pressure Filter Assembly Switch Hose Clamp Nut Micro-Filter Bottom View (Looking Up) Front Pressure Water Inlet Valve Sump Switch Thermistor Drain Pump Wash Pump Assembly Capacitor...
  • Page 11: Control Panel

    Dishwasher Components Door Panel Control Panel The door panel covers the door to the dishwasher To remove the control panel: and must be removed to access the control panel, Remove the door panel. (See Door Panel detergent/rinse module, bottom door seal, and heating element.
  • Page 12: Static Dry System

    Static Dry System Control Assembly The static dry system operates through a vent The control assembly consists of the control circuit located in the control panel. The vent allows hot air board, control module, and module cover. to exit the dishwasher tub and gradually remove To remove the control assembly: moisture.
  • Page 13: Door Latch And Release Assembly

    Remove the 6 Philliips-head screws from the Door Latch and Release Assembly control module. The door latch is permanently mounted to the top Release the 2 top tabs and remove the control of the dishwasher and is not replaceable. When module from the bottom 3 retainers.
  • Page 14 Snap the latch block into the latch bracket Insert this latch assembly, including the handle, making sure the spring arm rests in the channel into the escutcheon cutout with the latch handle in the latch bracket. side toward the bottom of the escutcheon. Assure that the top rib of the handle is tucked under the top edge of the cutout and attach the assembly with 2 Phillips-head screws.
  • Page 15 Caution: When removing the plunger, the spring is Door Switch Assembly not secured and will pop off. To secure, place your hand over the spring when removing the plunger. The door switch assembly consists of 2 switches activated by a spring loaded plunger. One door Remove the plunger and the spring.
  • Page 16: Detergent/Rinse Module

    When deactivated, the lever returns down the left- Detergent/Rinse Module hand path and comes to rest under the notch (2) in the center of the connecting rod. The control panel must be removed to access the detergent/rinse module. (See Control Panel. The detergent/rinse module is connected by 2 wires and held in place by 6 Phillips head screws and 2 brackets.
  • Page 17: Door Assembly

    Note: The following describes the procedure to Door Assembly remove the right side of the door assembly from the hinge assembly. The procedure to remove the left To remove the door assembly: side is identical. Disconnect power. Mark the position of the spring bolt key in the Partially remove the dishwasher from its mounting bracket with a felt-tip marker.
  • Page 18: Door Panel

    Open the dishwasher door approximately 30 Tub Seal degrees. The dishwasher tub seal prevents water leakage. Lift the bottom hinge arm up from the bottom The seal is fi tted in a seal channel that lines the rim hinge, far enough to expose the hook. of the dishwasher tub.
  • Page 19: Door Switch Assembly

    Bottom Door Seal Heating Element The bottom door seal prevents water leakage. The heating element maintains water temperature The seal is fi tted in a pinched metal groove at the during the wash and rinse cycles and heats the air bottom of the dishwasher door.
  • Page 20 Remove the 6 Phillips-head screws and the front Remove the inner 8 mm nut, washer, and spacer brace from the dishwasher. that attaches the element to the bottom of the tub. Spacer Washer Inner Nut Locate the wires leading to the heating element terminals and pull down the 2 nylon terminal covers.
  • Page 21: Fill Funnel

    Note: Fill Funnel • Ensure the diverter is fully seated in the bottom The fi ll funnel is mounted on the right side of the of the fi ll funnel with the tab toward the bottom tub. Its purpose is to provide a method of supplying of the guides.
  • Page 22 Caution: The clamp is easily damaged during Water Inlet Valve removal and should not be reused. Use the screw- type hose clamp provided with the new valve. The water inlet valve is electronically controlled and solenoid operated. The fl ow of water is controlled Remove the clamp and the outlet hose from the by a rubber fl...
  • Page 23: Pressure Switch

    Remove the 6 Phillips-head screws and the front Pressure Switch brace from the dishwasher. The pressure switch is an overfi ll safety devise mounted on a bracket located under the tub near the right front corner. A clear plastic tube (the pressure switch hose) runs from the pressure switch, around the fi...
  • Page 24: Drain Pump Assembly

    Remove the rubber spacer and the 2 Phillips- Drain Pump Assembly head screws and lockwashers that attach the pump bracket to the pump. The drain pump assembly is located under the tub at the right rear corner. The drain pump operates on 120 VAC and is energized 90 seconds after the wash pump shuts down to remove any water in the dishwasher sump.
  • Page 25: Wash Pump Assembly

    Wash Pump Assembly Clamp Part Number Size WD01X10322 15/16" to 1-1/2" The wash pump assembly is located under the tub WD01X10323 1-3/16" to 1-3/4" behind the sump assembly. The motor utilizes a start capacitor rated at 10 µfd. The motor rotates WD01X10324 1/2"...
  • Page 26 To remove the wash pump capacitor: Lay the dishwasher on its back. Follow steps 1 through 4. (See Disconnect the thermistor wire harness. To remove the wash .) The capacitor is connected to the pump assembly motor with 2 wires and held in place with a 13-mm nut.
  • Page 27: Sump Assembly

    Caution: The clamps are easily damaged during Sump Assembly removal and should not be reused. The sump assembly consists of the fi lter assembly, Remove the 2 clamps, sump outlet hose, and micro-fi lter, sump clamping nut, sump gasket, and interconnect hose from the sump.
  • Page 28: Service Test Mode

    Diagnostics and Service Information Service Test Mode This dishwasher is programmed with a service test mode to aid the technician in troubleshooting. Certain components can be independently activated. To enter the service test mode, the dishwasher must be in the standby mode. Press the Light Wash and Delay Hours keypads simultaneously and hold for 3 seconds.
  • Page 29: Water Inlet Valve

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Chart Control Assembly Detergent/Rinse Module Door Switch Assembly Drain Pump Heating Element Keypad Wash Pump Pressure Switch Water Inlet Valve 2-Digit Display – 29 –...
  • Page 30: Schematics And Wiring Diagrams

    Schematics and Wiring Diagrams Electric Model WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing. Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Verify operation after servicing. Wire Colors BLACK WHITE PINK VIOLET BLUE YELLOW 1036 Ω 2.6K Ω...
  • Page 31: Warranty

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

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