GE dishwashers Troubleshooting and Error Codes

This article will help you narrow down your search and limit your troubleshooting if you focus on DIY repair for your appliances. Here is a table of few most common error codes that GE dishwasher will have in its life cycle. Remember that we do not recommend tweaking and checking electrical components by yourself unless you have experience and necessary tools. Those codes will help you estimate how serious your issue and if its worth trying to repair it yourself or call a technician.

Common GE dishwasher Error Code messages on LED display

Each model will have its own tech sheet with Error Codes related to that specific unit but they are more or less generic across all different GE models, however if you need to access diagnostics mode of your model try to find a user manual or tech sheet under a kick plate of your dishwasher or under the front cover.

CodeDefinitionSolution
number + HThe dishwasher is in Delay Start mode.Points to the delayed wash start mode. The feature is very useful when you want to take advantage of off-peak hydro rates, schedule the dishwashing to work when nobody in the house is using the shower, or simply want to have your dishes done by a certain time. You have to keep in mind that unlatching the door does not cancel the delayed start mode.
C1The 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.
C2The total pump out cycle exceeds 7 minutes.Press RESET to stop the beep.
C3The dishwasher will not drain.Disconnect power, reset the dishwasher.
C4Machine 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 unstick 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 sump area in the back bottom of the tub for debris. It looks like an upside down silverware basket and can become clogged. If the problem persists, contact service.
C5The 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 unstick 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.
C6Water 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.
C7The 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. If the problem persists, contact service.
C8This display indicates that the detergent cup is blocked from opening fully.Remove obstruction (i.e. silverware, pan). Relatch door and wait 30 seconds for cup to open.
PF codeIndicates 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 OpenThe 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. If this problem persists, contact service.
LEAK DETECTEDPossible leak is detected.The cycle will be cancelled on models with leak detection. If LEAK DETECTED is displayed, contact service.
999Possible leak detected on models with “Floor Protect with Alert” feature. All others: The unit’s control needs to be reset.The dishwasher will not start. contact service.
H2OIndicates a low water situation.If H2O only appears during 1-Hour Wash, schedule service. Feel free to run any other cycle until that update is done. If H2O appears during other wash cycles (AutoSense, Heavy, Normal or Light), then double-check that the inlet water hose is not kinked. If neither above apply, call for service.

GE Oven Troubleshooting and Error Codes

General Electric has a wide variety Ranges, Cooktops, Ovens and Stoves this article focus on electrical stoves and ovens only. Gas ranges are covered in a different section. Remember that we do not recommend tweaking and checking electrical components by yourself unless you have experience and necessary tools. Those codes will help you estimate how serious your issue and if its worth trying to repair it yourself or call a technician.

Common GE oven error codes

Each model will have its own tech sheet with Error Codes related to that specific unit but they are more or less generic across all different GE models, however if you need to access diagnostics mode of your model try to find a user manual or tech sheet inside bottom drawer of your oven or behind the back cover of the stove.

F0This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Most of the time, it means that the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F1This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Most of the time, it means that the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F2 or F20For an unknown reason, oven temperature has exceeded a preset threshold.
F3This code usually means that the oven sensor needs to be replaced.
F4This code usually means that the oven sensor needs to be replaced.
F5This code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
F6This code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
F7This code usually means that there is a problem with the keypanel. Many times, it means the keypanel needs to be replaced.
F8This code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
F9This code usually means that a component has failed somewhere in the door lock circuit.
FCThis code usually means that a component has failed somewhere in the door lock circuit.
FDThis code usually means that either the probe or the receptacle may need to be replaced.
FFThis code usually means that the electronic control needs to be replaced.
Bad LineThis code displays when power is applied to the unit, but it has not been wired correctly. Contact an installer or electrician to correct the mis-wire and the oven will function normally.
Unlock DoorThis code appears when the door will not unlock after a self clean cycle.
Loc DoorIf this code is flashing in the display of your range or oven, and the self-clean cycle has not been selected, reset your control.
LOCChild lockout is a feature on select “flush” wall ovens, free-standing, and slide-in range models that prevents the oven from being turned on accidentally.
ERRERR means that there has been an invalid entry, when setting the oven controls. Reset your control.
When a ⊃ (backwards “C”) is seen in the display, it means that your oven has been set for Sabbath Mode.
F7 E6Indicates problem with control panel buttons. Usually it comes on when a few buttons get stuck at the same time. The oven will not continue to function with the code on. To fix it the panel has to be dismantled, checked for connections and, in most cases, replaced.
F73Means that the oven temperature has exceeded the maximum threshold. Both the control panel and connection have to be examined
F76Reset the oven by unplugging. If the same code appears when the power comes back on, the control panel may be faulty.
F22Means that oven has overheated, often happens when both broiler and oven are on. If it keeps happening, the unit has to be checked for controls and also for the cooling fans operation. If they fail to work properly the issue will keep repeating.
F34This code means that the electronic control board cannot regulate temperature reliably.  When this error code comes on, it won’t let the unit work for safety reasons.
F7 E9Points to the stuck button on the panel. It is a common issue with the panel design with buttons.
F91Error during self cleaning. Try to disconnect the stove. The issue has to be addressed by professional if the error comes back on after the power is back.