GE Dishwasher Lights Flashing or Blinking


The 3 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Heating Element - Part # 274054 Mfg Part # WD5X71

Heating Element

RepairClinic Item # 274054

If lights are flashing on the control panel, the heating element might have burned out. The heating element heats the water up to operating temperature. After a set amount of time if the temperature isn't reached a light on the control panel might start flashing. The heating element can be checked for continuity with an Ohm meter.


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Other Causes and Conditions

Check Fault Codes

If the display lights are flashing and there is an error code in the display window, check the wiring diagram and tech sheet in the dishwasher that will provide information on the fault.

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Touchpad and Control Panel

RepairClinic Item # 272987

If the lights are flashing on the display the entire touchpad and control panel assembly might be defective. If the display works but the dishwasher functions are all out of synch, or some of the buttons don't respond properly the entire touchpad and control panel might need to be replaced.


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