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FIXED GDT635HSJ2SS Not starting. No sounds, blinking front amber light

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Nov 30, 2020
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1-5 years
I have tried GE tech support but they don't have any record of my model number. I have looked thru all the messages in this forum but can't find a solution that is similar to my problem.

Top controls all work. When I start it thinks for 3 seconds then the green start light and amber light on front of dishwasher blinks until I stop it by canceling the command by holding start for 3 seconds. There is no led light that comes on in the main control panel. When I hold cycle select and start all the lights blink regardless of door open or closed and 815 shows up. GE tech said that is not a valid error code. Please help.

--->Check your machine control board STATUS LED, Tell us how many times its FLASHING in a row, or if its STEADY ON or STEADY OFF.

--->Here's the machine control board for your model: WD21X24900

GE control 3.jpg

Restore Power, then make sure the door harness connector is attached to the bottom of the control board casing connector when you view the STATUS LED light, Also make sure the 120 volt connector to it in the front is still attached to it also.

D-GE control board status led.jpg

Thank you for the quick reply. I am now able to continue trying to fix this dishwasher and have done as you suggested and there is no STATUS LED. the 120 volt connector is also still attached.
Ok, If the STATUS LED is STEADY OFF, that indicates your machine control board is bad.

--->Here's the machine control board for your model you can order: WD21X24900

Let us know how it goes.

Thank you Jake!

I have replaced the machine control board this evening after I got home from work and just ran an entire cycle. I'm very pleased that this was all it took. I did take extra care in taking out the previous control board and the little plastic grommets that held it to the metal plate because I know if I broke those I'd have to order new parts again. I practiced by putting the bad control board back on the plate before putting on the new one so I wouldn't break the new one. :) I will leave a comment a month from now to let you know how it's going.
Excellent, glad to hear the new machine control board fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

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