GE makes a great range of dishwashers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t break down from time to time. One of the most common problems people have with their GE dishwashers is when they won’t start.
If this is happening with your GE dishwasher, follow the steps in this guide to find the cause of the problem and fix it. Please note that you will need to have a multimeter to carry out the majority of these steps; if you don’t have one or don’t know how to use one, you’ll need to get a qualified technician to come and inspect your dishwasher.
Where can I find a reset button for my GE dishwasher?
During a cycle, hit the Start or Reset buttons on your GE dishwasher to restart it. For top-loading dishwashers, you’ll need to open the top, hit the button, and then shut the top again. Then, wait for the dishwasher to pump out the water, which should take 2 minutes.
Repair guides common to all dishwashers
These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dishwasher.
If the dishwasher door doesnt click shut, a broken door latch is a likely cause. Follow these instructions to replace it yourself.
The user interface control houses the selection buttons and display. If it fails, you cant select the cycle and settings. Follow these instructions to replace it yourself.
A completely dead control panel often indicates that the thermal fuse on the electronic control board is blown; follow these steps to replace a blown thermal fuse in your dishwasher.
Step 1 – Check the power supply
The most obvious place to start is to check the power supply. If your dishwasher isn’t getting power, it won’t be able to start.
To check if the power supply is working:
Does a GE dishwasher have a thermal fuse?
How do you reset the thermal fuse on a dishwasher?
- Shut off electrical power. …
- Release the control panel. …
- Remove the thermal fuse from the control circuit board. …
- Install the new thermal fuse. …
- Reattach the inner door panel. …
- Restore electrical power.
Where is the reset button on a GE dishwasher?