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01 - GE Dishwasher Touchpad
First, confirm that the dishwasher display is working. If the display is still working, try pressing some of the touchpad buttons. If some of the buttons respond correctly but others don’t, it is likely that the touchpad is at fault. (Some manufacturers sell the touchpad separately from the control panel. Other manufacturers require that you purchase the touchpad and control panel together. If you cannot replace the touchpad individually, replace the touchpad and control panel.)
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02 - GE Dishwasher Touchpad and Control Panel
First, ensure that the display works. If the dishwasher display is working but the some of the button don’t respond correctly, the touchpad and control panel might need to be replaced. (Some manufacturers sell the touchpad separately from the control panel. Other manufacturers require that you purchase the touchpad and control panel together. If you cannot replace the touchpad individually, replace the touchpad and control panel.)
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Dishwasher Touchpad and Control Panel
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03 - Incoming Power Problem
If there are no indicator lights or any noise from the dishwasher when it is turned on, it is likely there is no power getting to the dishwasher. Check the circuit breakers or fuses. Since most dishwashers are hardwired (not plugged in), the junction box on the dishwasher should be checked for loose or burnt wires.
04 - GE Dishwasher Main Control Board
The main control board regulates nearly every function in the dishwasher. If there is a problem with the main control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher touchpad, causing the touchpad buttons not to work. Control boards are often misdiagnosed; make sure you test more commonly defective parts before replacing the main control board.
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Dishwasher Main Control Board
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05 - GE Dishwasher Control Board
The control board regulates nearly every function in the dishwasher. If there is a problem with the control board, it might not send voltage to the dishwasher touchpad, causing the touchpad buttons not to work. Control boards are often misdiagnosed; make sure you test more commonly defective parts before replacing the control board.
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Dishwasher Control Board
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06 - Check Fault Codes
If the dishwasher lights are flashing or blinking or there is a fault code in the display window, consult the wiring diagram, tech sheet, and/or user manual to find out more information about the error.

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