GE Dishwasher Not Starting – 4 Things To Check

A common issue is a GE dishwasher not starting or turning on. What components should you check to get the dishwasher to start up? You will need to check some of the components on the dishwasher and ensure all are functioning normally.

4 main causes of a dishwasher that won’t start are power supply problems, a faulty door switch, inadequate water supply issues, and main control board fault. These 4 items will cause a dishwasher that won’t start.

1. Check Power Source

Examine the power source if your GE dishwasher won’t turn on. Make sure the dishwasher is turned on and that the GFCI outlet has power. If there is no electricity, you may need to reset the circuit breaker.

2. Check Door Switch

The switch is on the front of the dishwasher and controls whether or not the dishwasher turns on when the door is shut. If the switch is not working, it may stop the dishwasher from beginning its cycle and turning on. Open and close the dishwasher door several times to test the door switch. If the dishwasher doesn’t start, test the door switch with a meter. If your door switch is not working properly you will need to replace it.

3. Check Water Supply

Make sure to turn on the water supply valve and check that there is enough water pressure. If there is no water or insufficient water pressure, it’s possible that your dishwasher won’t start because of this.

4. Check Main Control Board

If the dishwasher won’t start and you’ve already checked the power, door switch, and water supply, inspect the control panel. The dishwasher’s control panel is located in the center of the machine. If the control panel is faulty, it will prevent the dishwasher from operating. To test the dishwasher control panel, press and hold down the start button for five seconds. If the dishwasher won’t start, inspect the control panel for any burns or damage. Test the control panel if you know what to look for and have a meter for testing control boards. If the main panel is damaged, replace it with a new panel.

If none of these measures resolve the problem, there may be a completely different problem with the dishwasher. If this is the case, you’ll need help from an expert. Check out some YouTube videos using the model number of your GE dishwasher as others have probably had the same issue and answers can be found there.

Let our team know of an issue you have with your GE dishwasher. We can help you troubleshoot the problem. The 4 items above are the most likely but there can be other factors. Just let us know the model number of your GE dishwasher in the comments below and we will find answers for you.


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