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FIXED CDT835SSJ0SS GE CAFE dishwasher flashing orange light and beeping


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Jul 30, 2012
Model Number
6-10 years
GE CDT835SSJSS dishwasher: I set cycle then press start, get the "close door to start cycle" then it beeps and orange light flashes. Have power cycled several times.
Hi, If your absolutely sure the door latch is working good, then usually the problem is the machine control board located underneath the dishwasher.

Here's the machine control board for your model: Configured Mc Board WD21X31900

If you want to verify the door latch is working properly, You will need to ohm test the door latch switch to determine if its bad.

Here's the door latch switch for your model:
WD21X10490 Latch Switch

Follow the directions here:

Door closed: 0 ohms.
Door open: infinite ohms.

Let us know what you find. Make sure you disconnect power to the dishwasher before ohm testing.
HI Jake, I went ahead and replaced the door latch but still not working. If I want to replace the control board do you think it can be done without pulling the dish washer all the way out and putting it on it's back? My dish washer is not next to the sink and I'm not sure I can get to the connectors. Thanks, Laurie

You can replace the machine control board underneath the dishwasher WITHOUT pulling the dishwasher out. Just make sure you disconnect the power to the dishwasher first.

This video gives you the general idea of how to do it:

Jake, I replaced the control board and all is well. As always your help is right on target. Thanks, Laurie
Excellent LBE, glad to hear that.(y)

Thanks for the update!

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