The dishwasher is fully loaded and ready to go, except for one problem. It just won’t start. Luckily, this is a common problem, and we’ve come up with the easiest ways to start your GE dishwasher. We also added a couple of things to look out for when your GE dishwasher does not start.
The dishwasher is fully loaded and ready to go, except for one problem. It just won’t start.
Luckily, this is a common problem, and we’ve come up with the easiest ways to start your GE dishwasher. We also added a couple of things to look out for when your GE dishwasher does not start.
Here is a guide to starting your dishwasher.
- Remove leftovers from your dishes.
- Load the dishes onto the racks of the dishwasher
- Add the detergent and rinse aid
- Choose the wash cycle desired
- Press Start
Why is my GE dishwasher not starting?
Your GE dishwasher might not start because power is not getting to it. Power problems might result from a spoilt fuse or a disconnected power source.
Check to confirm that the power switches are turned on. Also, look around and ensure that no fuse is blown or broken. Replace any spoilt fuse.
2.Water supply issue
Another reason your GE dishwasher might not be starting is that it is not getting the water supply it needs to run.
Typical water supply issues are a clogged or leaking hose or a disconnected water inlet valve.
Contact a professional for further assistance in finding out how to take care of this.
3.Arms, Floats, and Motors
Leaving the dishwasher for a long time without use might cause some problems with the motor. If the motor is faulty, it’s best to contact a professional technician.
Also, check the spray arms for any clog or fault. Make sure that the floats and motors are moving quite freely.
4.Child Lock is active
Child lock is a safety function on GE dishwashers that prevents children from accidentally starting or operating the dishwasher. It is usually activated by pressing the child lock button once.
To disable Child lock, press the button for three seconds, and it should return to its standard settings.
5.Dishwasher door is not closed properly
A common reason your dishwasher is not starting is that the door is not closed well. Ensure that you close the door well after loading the dishwasher with your dishes until it latches well.
If your GE dishwasher is not starting, open and close it again. That might do the trick.
6.Issue with the touchpad
If the Start button on your touchpad is not responding, there might be issues with the touchpad itself.
Confirm that the dishwasher is connected well to a power source.
If the issue persists, you can order a replacement. Reach out to an experienced technician or a professional to assist you in fixing this.
7.Dishwasher cycle settings
You may have entered the wrong settings that prevent the dishwasher from starting. To solve this, you can run a reset of the settings.
Press the reset button for some seconds to reset the dishwasher, and it should work the magic.
Resetting it cancels all already applied settings.
8.Demo mode active
Your dishwasher might not start when it is in demonstration mode. Demo mode especially happens with new dishwashers. However, it can happen with the old ones as well.
To disable the demo mode, locate the ‘start’ and the ‘heated dry’ buttons on the dishwasher, hold the two buttons down concurrently for five seconds.
Sometimes, the timer might be the reason why your dishwasher is not starting.
You may have turned on your dishwasher’s ‘delayed start’ feature (if you have). When this happens, the dishwasher does not start immediately. Instead, it delays for some minutes.
Deactivate the feature and see if it solves the problem.
Other methods to resolve the issue
1.General quick fixes
A quick way to get your GE dishwasher to start is to ensure it is correctly connected to its power source. Also, make sure that the water supply has been turned on. Though they seem little, power and water might be just the reason why your dishwasher has refused to start.
2.Reset all functions
To reset the dishwasher, look out for the Start/Reset button. Press it two times, which should trigger the dishwasher’s reset function.
When you reset it, it returns to its original settings. Resetting helps when the dishwasher is not starting because of a wrong setting.
3.Ask for professional help
If you get stuck or confused at any point during the repair, reach out to a professional or an experienced technician.
Be sure to have essential details, such as your model number at hand, to enable fast solutions.
You can also reach out to us; we’ll be happy to take all your questions.
This guide explores the common reasons why your GE dishwasher is not starting and how to get it to start.
If you have further questions about this or require professional assistance, be sure to get in touch with us. We are ready to take your questions and provide solutions.