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GE Dishwasher Lights Flashing or Blinking

GSD4020Z02BB

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Dishwasher lights flashing or blinking

Cause 1Heating 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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Heating Element for your GEDishwasher
Heating Element - Part # 1475227 Mfg Part # WD05X10009

Heating element assembly

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Cause 2Check Fault Codes

If the dishwasher lights are flashing or blinking, and there is an error code in the display window, consult the wiring diagram, tech sheet, and dishwasher manual to find out more information about the error.

Cause 3Touchpad and Control Panel

First, confirm that the display is working. If the display is working, try pressing the touchpad buttons. If some of the buttons don’t respond correctly, it is possible that the entire touchpad and control panel 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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Touchpad and Control Panel for your GEDishwasher
Touchpad and Control Panel - Part # 272653 Mfg Part # WD34X10030

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Cause 4Touchpad

First, confirm that the 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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Touchpad for your GEDishwasher
Cause 5Touchpad

First, confirm that the 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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Touchpad for your GEDishwasher