Fault Codes

 

There are not standardization of fault codes can and do vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, even between models from the same manufacturer these codes may well be different. This guide is designed only as a generalized guide and is not intended to replace your owners manual, if you have problems always check the owners manual first, it may well have the information you need and will be specific to your Appliance. Au web site assume no responsibility for any action you may undertake as a result of using this guide.

GE Dishwasher - Error, Fault or Function Codes

Fault codes were always for the technicians, just as they are to car mechanics, as being a service aid, not a replacement for the technician's diagnostic skills. The fault code comes up when the appliance encounters some form of error that it can detect, often a blinking series of lights or a code displayed in the LCD or LED display indicates the nature of the fault, what it does not do generally is pinpoint the actual failure or the failed component that has caused the alarm.

Sometimes disconnecting power to the dishwasher for 30 seconds will clear the fault, error or function code, however there are some cases when further service may be required.

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Code

Problems

          Causes            |            Remedies

  C1

The pump out during drain has exceeded 2 minutes.

Clean the air gap. Replace or reposition the hose. Run the disposer to clean it out. If problem persists, contact service.

  C2

The total pump out cycle exceeds 7 minutes.

Press RESET to stop the beep.

  C3

The dishwasher will not drain

Disconnect the power at the circuit breaker for about 30 seconds and then reset the dishwasher. If the problem persists, contact service.

  C4

Machine filled twice after a power failure. Float switch stuck or failed. Clogged drain or sump.

Touch start and then cancel/reset. Tap on the float cover to un-stick the float. This is the plastic cover that looks like an upside down cup in the front left corner of the floor of the dishwasher. Also, check the the sump area in the back bottom of the tub for debris. It looks like an upside down silverware basket and can become clogged.

  C5

The pump out time is too short.

Make sure that the water supply is turned on. Try the same cycle again. Tap on the float cover to un-stick the float. This is the plastic cover that looks like an upside down cup in the front left corner of the floor of the dishwasher.

C6

Water temperature is too low.

Water temperature coming into the dishwasher should be at least 120 degrees F. Run the faucet adjacent to the dishwasher prior to starting the dishwasher to purge any cold water from the line. Adjust the water heater temperature. Don't use the washing machine or take showers when using the dishwasher. Use options on the dishwasher to cause the machine to run longer and thus add more heat.

 C7

The dishwasher's water temperature sensor circuit has become inoperative.

Disconnect the power at the circuit breaker for about 30 seconds and then reset the dishwasher.

 C8

This display indicates that the detergent cup is blocked from opening fully.

Remove obstruction (i.e. silverware, pan). Relatch door & wait 30 seconds for cup to open.

PF code

Indicates that there has been a power failure to dishwasher.

Simply select the desired cycle and options, press the Start pad and the dishwasher will function normally.

Cup  Open

The detergent cup has not been closed. It's a reminder to add detergent and latch the cup closed.

When the problem occurs, the cycle will not start, but you can override by pressing the start pad again without opening the door.