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01 - GE Dishwasher Heating Element
The heating element heats up the water to operating temperature. If the water doesn’t reach the proper temperature after a set amount of time, a light on the control panel might start flashing. To determine if the heating element has burned out, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the heating element does not have continuity, replace it.
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02 - GE Dishwasher Heating Element Assembly
The heating element assembly heats up the water to operating temperature. If the water doesn’t reach the correct temperature after a set amount of time, a light on the control panel might start flashing. To determine if the heating element assembly has burned out, use a multimeter to test the heating element for continuity.
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03 - GE Dishwasher Control Board
The control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. It's possible that the board has shorted and is causing the lights to flash or blink unexpectedly. Check the owner’s manual for possible fault codes as one of the components may have failed. If the control board is not sending power to one of the components, it's likely the control board is at fault and will need to be replaced.
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04 - GE Dishwasher Main Control Board
The main control board provides power to nearly every component of the dishwasher. It's possible that the board has shorted and is causing the lights to flash or blink. Check the owner’s manual for possible fault codes as one of the components may have failed. If the control board is not sending power to one of the components, it's likely the main control board is at fault and will need to be replaced.
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Dishwasher Main Control Board
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05 - 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.
06 - GE Dishwasher User Control and Display Board
The user control and display board is the component that allows the user to choose a dishwasher's wash and dry setting. If the control and display board is defective, it could be causing the lights to flash or blink unexpectedly. If the control panel buttons were working intermittently prior to the lights flashing, it's likely the user control and display board is at fault and will need to be replaced.
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Dishwasher User Control and Display Board
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