GE dishwasher error codes

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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. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dishwasher.

Error Code
Condition
DIY advice
F2

Communication failure between the user interface control and the electronic control board

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Wire harness, user interface control, electronic control board
F3

Inverter control board configuration error

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Invertor control board, wire harness
F5

Inverter control board communication failure

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Wire harness, inverter control board, electronic control board
F16

High water temperature

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Flood switch
F33

Door switch failure

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Door switch, wire harness
F34

Water leak detected

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher check the hoses and pumps for leaks. Tighten any loose hose connections. Replace any leaking components.

Possible parts
Hoses, pumps
F35

Diverter feedback error

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Diverter, wire harness
F48, F49 or F52

Turbidity sensor failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and check the turbidity sensor wiring. If the wiring is okay, replace the turbidity sensor.

Possible parts
Turbidity sensor, wire harness
F50 or F51

Temperature sensor failure

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Flood switch
F64

Invertor error

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Invertor control board, wire harness
F65

No water detected by the inverter control board

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Water Inlet valve, invertor control board, wire harness
F80 or F96

No water detected by the turbidity sensor

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Turbidity sensor, turbidity sensor harness
F97

Heater failure

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Heating element, wire harness
F98

Not draining

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Drain pump, wire harness
F99

Minimum wash temperature not met

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Heating element, wire harness, flood switch
F112

Stuck key pad button

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
User interface control
F128

Low rinse agent level

Check/Repair

Fill the rinse agent dispenser.

Possible parts
Rinse agent
F144

Inverter control board failure

Check/Repair

Shut off power to the dishwasher and replace the invertor control board.

Possible parts
Invertor control board
F145

Inverter control board not getting AC power

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Invertor control board, wire harness
F146

Circulation pump failure

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Circulation pump, wire harness
F147

Drain pump failure

Check/Repair

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.

How-to help
Possible parts
Drain pump, wire harness
F148

Wire harness thermal cut-off fuse is blown

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Drain pump wire harness, circulation pump wire harness, drain pump, circulation pump
F149

Inverter control board wire harness failure

Check/Repair

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.

Possible parts
Wire harness, invertor control board

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

Choose a symptom to see related dishwasher repairs.

Main causes: improper loading, low water temperature, improper detergent dosage, detergent dispenser failure, spray arm or pump problems
Main cause: damaged rack height adjuster
Main causes: water supply problem, stuck overfill float, clogged water inlet valve screen, water inlet valve failure
Main causes: not using rinse aid, rinse aid dispenser failure, broken heating element, malfunctioning vent, drying fan failure
Main causes: broken door spring, detergent dispenser failure, cabinet mounting brackets loose or broken
Main causes: light switch beside the sink turned off, lack of power, bad dishwasher door switch, control system failure, wiring problem
Main causes: damaged or stuck spray arm, leaking door seal, damaged door hinge, leaky heating element water seal, cracked water supply line
Main causes: broken door latch, tripped circuit breaker, broken heating element, faulty vent fan, sensor failure, control system problem
Main causes: clogged kitchen sink drain, clogged drain hose, drain check valve damaged, drain pump failure, control system problem

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