GE Dishwasher Error Codes – Electronic Models – How To Diagnose Fault Codes?

GE dishwasher displaying an error code? Newer style GE dishwashers have built in diagnostic systems. If your dishwasher detects a fault or error in the system, it will show an error or fault code. The error code will display where the usual numbers are on the display screen. When an error code is displayed, your dishwasher is telling you a specific fault. You can also search YouTube for GE dishwasher fix, or get advice from GE for troubleshooting your GE dishwasher when your GE dishwasher is showing an error code or not working properly. See below for the error codes your GE dishwasher may show and how to clear them.

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GE Dishwasher Error Code PF
Error Condition = Power Fail
Repair or Check = Power fail to the dishwasher. Power to your home may have gone out. Restart the dishwasher and try a wash cycle.

GE Dishwasher Error Code C1
Error Condition = Draining Time Has Gone Past 2 Minutes
Repair or Check = Remove any clogs from the sinks drain. Remove power to the dishwasher. Remove clogs from the dishwasher’s draining hose. Be sure the draining hose is not damaged and if so replace it with new. Examine the drain pump for any blockage. Clear any blockage if found. If you find the drain pump to be damaged then replace it with new.
Replacement Parts = Drain Hose and/or Drain Pump

GE Dishwasher Error Code C2
Error Condition = Draining Time Has Gone Past 7 Minutes
Repair or Check = Remove any clogs from the sinks drain. Remove power to the dishwasher. Remove clogs from the dishwasher’s draining hose. Be sure the draining hose is not damaged and if so replace it with new. Examine the drain pump for any blockage. Clear any blockage if found. If you find the drain pump to be damaged then replace it with new. Press RESET to stop the beep.
Replacement Parts = Drain Hose and/or Drain Pump

GE Dishwasher Error Code C3
Error Condition = Dishwasher Will Not Drain
Repair or Check = Remove any clogs from the sinks drain. Remove power to the dishwasher. Remove clogs from the dishwasher’s draining hose. Be sure the draining hose is not damaged and if so replace it with new. Examine the drain pump for any blockage. Clear any blockage if found. If you find the drain pump to be damaged then replace it with new.
Replacement Parts = Drain Hose and/or Drain Pump

GE Dishwasher Error Code C4
Error Condition = Dishwasher Has Over Filled
Repair or Check = Cancel the wash cycle. If the dishwasher will not drain after cancelling… Troubleshoot using the C3 error code above. If the dishwasher does drain after cancelling the wash cycle then check for somethign lodged underneath the overfill float. If nothing is lodged under the overfill float then remove power to the dishwasher and examine the overfill float switch for proper operation. If the overfill float switch is damaged then replace it with new.
Replacement Parts = Drain Pump and/or Drain Hose and/or Overfill Float Switch

GE Dishwasher Error Code C5
Error Condition = Dishwasher Is Not Filled With Enough Water (Drain Time Is Short)
Repair or Check = Be sure the water supply valve to the dishwasher is completely open. Be sure the overfill float switch is not stuck in the up position as this will prevent the dishwasher from filling with water. Remove the dishwasher from power and turn off the water supply valve. Remove the water fill line and check the water inlet valve. If the inlet screen is blocked or has clogs then replace the water inlet valve as only cleaning the screens is not enough and can cause flooding. Check the wiring harness on the water inlet valve to be sure there are no loose wires. If you find that the water inlet valve does not open when power is applied then replace it.
Replacement Parts = Overfill Float Switch and/or Water Inlet Valve

GE Dishwasher Error Code C6
Error Condition = The Water Temperature Is Too Low (Water Not Hot Enough)
Repair or Check = Turn the hot water on for the sink and run for 2 minutes. If the temperature of the water is under 120F then you may need to adjust the water heater thermostst. If the water supply to the dishwasher is over 120F then the temp sensor or electronic control board may be defective.
Replacement Parts = Water Temperature Sensor and/or Electronic Control Board

GE Dishwasher Error Code C7
Error Condition = Water Temp Sensor Faulty
Repair or Check = Remove power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes. Removing power is to try and reset the electronic control board. Plug the dishwasher back into power and see if the error code C7 reappears. If so, remove power to the dishwasher and check for any loose wire connections on the water temp sensor. If the wiring harness is secure then replace the water temp sensor. If the error comes back then replace the electronic control board.
Replacement Parts = Water Temperature Sensor and/or Electronic Control Board

GE Dishwasher Error Code C8
Error Condition = Detergent Dispenser Cover Blocked
Repair or Check = Remove what is blocking the dispenser cover. Shut the dispenser cover and restart a wash cycle on the dishwasher. After 20-30 seconds into the wash cycle check to see if the cover opened. If the detergent dispenser cover will not open as it should or the detergent dispenser itself is broken or has damage then remove and replace it.
Replacement Parts = Detergent Dispenser Assembly

The detergent cup has not been closed
Add detergent and latch the cup. When the problem occurs, the cycle will not start. You can override this by pressing the start pad again without opening the door.

Possible leak is detected
The cycle will be cancelled on models with leak detection.

NOTE: Disconnecting power to the dishwasher for 30 seconds may clear the fault, error or function code. Unplug your dishwasher for 30 seconds to 5 minutes to try and reset the control board. This may clear the error and reset the dishwasher.

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Do you have additional GE dishwasher error codes we have not mentioned? Are you having additional trouble with your GE dishwasher? Please leave a question or comment below and we can further assist you with troubleshooting your dishwasher problem. OR, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-432-2737.

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39 thoughts on “GE Dishwasher Error Codes – Electronic Models – How To Diagnose Fault Codes?”

  1. Dishwasher
    Model # GDT550PMR0ES

    I’m also getting a code that looks like fbd and beeps three times. Not sure if it’s “bd” it may just be a symbol since the “b” is a complete letter.

  2. GE profile dishwasher, new 11/21, code CFE along with an alarm, could not cancel or restart, water pouring in dishwasher and not draining! Do NOT shut off breaker as they recommend as that started it to pour water out- it went through my floor and ruined downstairs ceiling and floor!
    Customer service and owners manual do not have a CFE error code- no one knows what it means, or how to fix it!

  3. Darlene Dauzat

    I have what looks to be an Fbd code on my GE dishwasher and it beeps, can’t find the error code anywhere?

  4. ALLEN VETTER - DIY Repair Assistant

    A GE dishwasher with the FTD error code means FAILURE TO DRAIN.
    Check the filter area for blockages, the drain hose for clogs, and be sure the dishwasher pump is working as designed.

  5. I received the error code FTD on my GE dishwasher. I can’t find what that means anywhere.

  6. I have a GE model PBT660SSL0SS and i am getting code E3 at the end of the cycle. Cant find anything on what this error code actually is? Tried resetting but the code comes back up again at the end of every cycle

  7. Does anyone have a copy of that extra sheet that includes the installation troubleshooting codes? I have the “normal” codes but am very interested in the extra sheet that includes the code “Ftd”.

  8. On another sheet that came with your dishwasher same paper as the installation instructions it gives your code this paper says service information that’s what you would look for there’s not many papers other than that installation instruction that came with it the owners manual FTD failure to drain check for clog in airgap disposer the drain hoses and the drain pump checked at the disposal plug has been removed check drain hose routing to match install instructions I spoke this so overlook the punctuation

  9. Had a new dishwasher installed yesterday. Installers started to ensure worked. After they left I tried to run a cycle. After running for a few minutes Error code ‘ftd’ shows up and beeps.
    Model GDF 530PGM5CC
    Serial ZR806057B

  10. My GE dishwasher GDF640HFMODS runs but will not drain. It shows no codes and I made sure the drain line was clear through the garbage disposal. Why might be the issue?


    I have a GE Cafe CDT835 Dishwasher. The door was closed. When I press the Start button, it says “Close door To start cycle” then “Press start and Close door to start cycle” displayed on the screen.

    The display was in the “Select Cycle” mode. I pressed and hold the “Select Cycle” and “Start” button simultaneously for five seconds. The screen displayed “App: 8.16 data 8.18” after five seconds the screen displayed “Active F-Codes: None”

    I already disconnected power supplied for more two minutes and same scenario appeared.
    Someone can help me to resolve the issue.

    Thank you

  12. I have an e8 code showing on the panel of my ge dishwasher. Nothing else happens when I push the other buttons .can you help me please.

  13. I have a GE Profile Dishwasher. The display shows the number 111, but there is no error code in the manual to address this, can anyone give me some suggestions to resolve this error?

  14. I just purchased a new GE Profile Dishwasher August 2019 and I get an E3 error code at the end of the cycle and similarly the soap is not dispensing.

  15. GE Dishwasher GDT580SGF6BB – started last night and it ran for a while and then went dark – I checked the circuit breaker but it was ok. I pressed the start and select buttons and get an error code 888. There was water in the underneath pan which I believe is caused by the water line dripping. I dried out the pan but no luck restarting the machine. Any ideas what could be causing the problem and how to fix it?

    Thank you

  16. Hi I have a GE portable dishwasher model number GPF400SGF0WW serial number LF801761C and it overflowed. I ran the Diagnositic service mode and got the error code F0
    the service mode runs through 12 steps. When I run the test it stops at step 9: turn on main pump + heater. if you press the start/cancel button to move to the next step the dishwasher continues the test 10: turn on drain pump and continues on to set 12 to end the test cycle and you get the F0 code. I cannot find this error code anywhere on the web. I know its not the PC board because I replaced it and the problem persists. Then I changed the thermistor … no luck there either. please help!

  17. I have a GE dishwasher model 2800. Every few minutes during the cycle it stops and a “blocked arm” signal flashes. The arm is not blocked. If I move the off/on handle to the left(off) position, then back to the right(on), the cycle picks up where it left off. It runs a few minutes more, then stops again, flashing the blocked arm signal. The cycle finally completes, but I have made multiple trips to the dishwasher during the process.

  18. Barbara carver

    My power went out yesterday.
    We have reset breaker several times and held down start and select cycle.
    It will turn on and it will say error code F: none
    When you press another button, screen goes blank or eventually shuts off on own.
    Dishwasher : PDT750SMFAES

  19. Patrick vincent

    GE Dishwasher GDF630SGK0BB is flashing code E4.
    Looked online and said Water Switch Fault.
    Not finishing cycle.
    It’s brand new and this is the first time using it and yes I tried turning off power for a few minutes and when I turn back on still flashing the code E4.

  20. Power went out yesterday and no power is going to dishwasher.
    We have reset breaker and held down start and select cycle.
    Not have active error code: none.
    Dishwasher stillness won’t do anything.
    When you press another button, screen goes blank.

  21. What does E8 mean on my GE dishwasher (model PDT660SSF1SS)
    IT JUST STOPPED WORKING AND I cannot find anything online or in the manual.

  22. “OE” Drain error > Condition: The drain hose kinked or blocked. Wiring connections. The drain outlet of sump is blocked. The drain pump/motor or circuit is troubled. Remove kink. Check wiring. Measure the resistance of drain motor (20-40ohms) Replace the drain motor or repair the circuit.

  23. Every time I run my dishwasher, it runs and stops and gives me the PF (power failure) code. I have never had a power failure in my house when the PF code shows up. I checked the GFCI plug but the garbage disposal that is also plugged into it works and the dishwasher powers on and never seems to lose power. I checked the fuse box in the garage and the fuse is fine. I checked the other end of the power cord under the dishwasher and all of the wire nuts are on tight and the wires are good.

  24. I select a cycle the minutes will display in the cycle time window. A few seconds pass then “1H” displays in the window…..I can’t find out what this means.

  25. DIY Project Help Tips

    Robert Heatwole,
    Yes replacing the control module and POSSIBLY the flood switch should remedy you issue. If the heating element checks good, then the control module could be causing the element to not heat. Let us know what you find.

  26. Robert Heatwole

    I’m Having what appears to be two problems, I don’t think the dishwasher is filling with enough water and the heating element doesn’t seem to be working. I replaced the heating element only to find out the old one was still good by checking the continuity. I replaced the water fill valve and it fills for @ 70 seconds but I’m at the same water level as the old fill valve. The water fills to the very bottom of the flood switch, about a half inch or so below the heating coil, I don’t know how high its suppose to fill, I’m thinking deep enough to cover the heating coil and maybe activate the flood switch to turn the water off and stop the fill cycle. I checked the flood switch for continuity and it seems to be working, however in the past 2 months we noticed a little bit of water on the floor and I thought we may need a new flood switch but it stopped happening so I temporarily ruled it out, the water isn’t filling deep enough to activate it or cause a flood. I have a GE Profile PDW7880G00SS, it’s about 14 years old. It still cleans the dishes, I turned my water temp up a little at the hot water tank too make sure plenty of hot water goes into the dishwasher. so my question is, what should I do, maybe replace the control module and flood switch? I went into the built in service mode for the dishwasher with the bowed panel and 3L is suppose to activate the heating element, it doesn’t but the pump seems to start, that’s what the flat panel is suppose to do. I tried 4L to activate the heating element even though its suppose to be for the flat panel and I have the bowed panel as I said before, the heating element still doesn’t come on. I noticed one of the wires for the heating element goes to the control module, so I’m thinking the control module isn’t working properly and replacing it may solve the heating problem and possibly the not enough water problem if there is one. If you can answer any of these problems at least tell me how deep the water should be after filling for the wash cycle as I would very much appreciate any help you can give me. Like I said before, the dishwasher is still doing a good job of cleaning the dishes, but we use the sani cycle a lot and also the heated dry cycle. Thank you.

  27. Hi again and thank you so much for your help.
    This is the model number :
    and 14031029PQ0098
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    I wish you a happy Monday.

  28. DIY Project Help Tips

    Yes possibly a sensor is causing your issue. Can you give us the full model number once again as the GE PROFILE PLV1870XSS does not come up correctly in our database. This is a discontinued model by GE as it was as some say, problematic.

  29. Yes, Im sure.
    A Technician came and said it was some sensors. He said he exchanged them but the dishwasher is still not working. He charged me a lot and I doubt he replaced anything. The machine runs the whole cycle but when it stops it says error code E3 and the dishes are not clean and they’re also partially wet. Could it be the sensors and how much would it cost to buy those?
    The model of the dishwasher is a GE profile, PLV1870XSS.
    Thank you so much for your fast nice answer.

  30. DIY Project Help Tips

    Are you sure it is not the error code C3? This would indicate a draining issue. You have a GE dishwasher, correct? Either way, try disconnecting power to the dishwasher for 5 minutes and see if that MAY clear the error code. If not let us know and we can research further.

  31. I get an E3 error code on my GE dishwasher. I can’t seem to find any answer to what that is?
    Would anybody here know by chance? Thank you very much in advance.

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