GE  Dishwasher  Error Codes

These error code explanations can help you diagnose a problem with your GE model dishwasher. For DIY repair how-to help, visit the PartsDirect repair help section, which includes repair help for dishwashers, other major appliances, lawn and garden equipment, garage door openers, vacuum cleaners and more. You can also search for owner’s manuals and find dishwasher replacement parts.

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Error Code Condition Check/Repair Shop Parts
F2 Communication failure between the user interface control and the electronic control board Shut off the power to the dishwasher and check the wiring for the user interface control and the electronic control board. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring connections are okay, replace the user interface control. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.
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Wire harness, user interface control, electronic control board
F3 Inverter control board configuration error Shut off the power to the dishwasher and check the wiring on the inverter control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the inverter control board.
Invertor control board, wire harness
F5 Inverter control board communication failure Shut off the power to the dishwasher and check the wire harness connections on the inverter control board and the electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the inverter control board. If the problem continues, replace the electronic control board.
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Wire harness, inverter control board, electronic control board
F16 High water temperature Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the temperature sensor, which is located on the flood switch. Check the resistance of the temperature sensor. It should measure about 11,000 ohms at room temperature. Replace the flood switch if the temperature sensor is defective.
Flood switch
F33 Door switch failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the door switch wiring. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the door switch.
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Door switch, wire harness
F34 Water leak detected Shut off power to the dishwasher check the hoses and pumps for leaks. Tighten any loose hose connections. Replace any leaking components.
Hoses, pumps
F35 Diverter feedback error Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the diverter wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the diverter.
Diverter, wire harness
F48, F49 or F52 Turbidity sensor failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the turbidity sensor wiring. If the wiring is okay, replace the turbidity sensor.
Turbidity sensor, wire harness
F50 or F51 Temperature sensor failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the temperature sensor, which is located on the flood switch. Check the resistance of the temperature sensor. It should measure about 11,000 ohms at room temperature. Replace the flood switch if the temperature sensor is defective.
Flood switch
F50 or F51 Temperature sensor failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the temperature sensor, which is located on the flood switch. Check the resistance of the temperature sensor. It should measure about 11,000 ohms at room temperature. Replace the flood switch if the temperature sensor is defective.
Flood switch
F50 or F51 Temperature sensor failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the temperature sensor, which is located on the flood switch. Check the resistance of the temperature sensor. It should measure about 11,000 ohms at room temperature. Replace the flood switch if the temperature sensor is defective.
Flood switch
F64 Invertor error Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wire harness connections on the inverter control board and the electronic control board. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the inverter control board.
Invertor control board, wire harness
F65 No water detected by the inverter control board If the dishwasher didn't fill, make sure that your water supply cut-off valve is open. Replace the water inlet valve if defective. If the dishwasher did fill, shut off power to the dishwasher and check inverter control board wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the inverter control board.
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Water Inlet valve, invertor control board, wire harness
F80 or F96 No water detected by the turbidity sensor If the dishwasher didn't fill, make sure that your water supply cut-off valve is open. Replace the water inlet valve if defective. If the dishwasher did fill, shut off power to the dishwasher and check the turbidity sensor wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. If the wiring is okay, replace the turbidity sensor.
Turbidity sensor, turbidity sensor harness
F97 Heater failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the heating element wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the heating element. It should measure between 11 and 24 ohms. Replace the heating element if defective.
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Heating element, wire harness
F98 Not draining Shut off power to the dishwasher and then shut off water. Check the drain path for an obstruction. If the drain path is clear, check the wiring on the drain pump. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. The drain pump wire harness has an internal thermal cut-off fuse. Replace the wire harness if the thermal cut-off fuse is blown. If the wiring is intact, replace the drain pump.
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Drain pump, wire harness
F99 Minimum wash temperature not met Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the heating element wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. Check the resistance of the heating element. It should measure between 11 and 24 ohms. Replace the heating element if defective. If the heating element works, check the temperature sensor, which is located on the flood switch. Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring connections on the temperature sensor. Check the resistance of the temperature sensor. It should measure about 11,000 ohms at room temperature. Replace the flood switch if the temperature sensor is defective.
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Heating element, wire harness, flood switch
F112 Stuck key pad button Push and release each button to identify which one is stuck. If you're not able to free the stuck button, shut off power to the dishwasher and replace the user interface control.
User interface control
F128 Low rinse agent level Fill the rinse agent dispenser.
Rinse agent
F144 Inverter control board failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and replace the invertor control board.
Invertor control board
F145 Inverter control board not getting AC power Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the inverter control board wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. The inverter control board power wire harness has an internal thermal cut-off fuse. Check the continuity of the wire harness. If the thermal cut-off fuse is blown, replace the wire harness. If the inverter control board is getting AC power, replace the inverter control board.
Invertor control board, wire harness
F146 Circulation pump failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the circulation pump wiring. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. The circulation pump wire harness has an internal thermal cut-off fuse. Replace the wire harness if the thermal cut-off fuse is blown. If the wiring is okay, replace the circulation pump.
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Circulation pump, wire harness
F147 Drain pump failure Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the wiring on the drain pump. Reconnect any loose wires. Replace the wire harness if damaged. The drain pump wire harness has an internal thermal cut-off fuse. Replace the wire harness if the thermal cut-off fuse is blown. If the wiring is intact, replace the drain pump.
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Drain pump, wire harness
F148 Wire harness thermal cut-off fuse is blown The drain pump and circulation pump wire harnesses contain thermal cut-off fuses. Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the continuity of the drain pump and circulation pump wire harnesses. Replace the wire harness and associated pump if the thermal cut-off fuse is blown.
Drain pump wire harness, circulation pump wire harness, drain pump, circulation pump
F149 Inverter control board wire harness failure The inverter control board power wire harness contains a thermal cut-off fuse. Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the continuity of the power wire harness. If the wire harness and harness connections are okay, replace the invertor control board.
Wire harness, invertor control board