Dishwasher Wouldn't Start

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Jay From Rockford, MI

Mar 15, 2011

31 out of 34 people found this instruction helpful

The original problem was that the dishwasher wouldn't start or respond to any button presses. The Clean light stayed on consistently, but nothing else would happen.

I replaced the main board and control board, which really just involved taking apart the door, unplugging three wires, replacing the boards, then plugging the three wires back in.

After I did that and plugged everything back in, the Clean light flashed, and the dishwasher started beeping. It wouldn't respond to any controls, aside from the fact that pressing the Start button stopped the beeping.

- Just replaced Control Board
- Clean light blinks
- Start button stopped beeps
- No other buttons did anything

Resolution: re-read the instructions that came with the board.

There's a step that says "Transfer model selector plug to the new control board". If you look on your old main board, right by the power connection is a plug that you're supposed to remove from the old board and put on the new board.

I had originally skimmed through the instructions thinking "this looks super easy", so I didn't look at it in detail until I had a problem.

Dishwasher works perfectly now.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Main and Tactile Board Kit

Part Number: PS1481914

In Stock