GDT655SSJ0SS GE Dishwasher won't start

martindg

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GDT655SSJ0SS
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Hello,

When I try to start my dishwasher, I get a continuous blinking yellow light and a few beeps. I reset using the buttons and when that didn't work I turned off the breaker and waited till the next morning and that didn't work either. This model dishwasher, GDT655SSJSS, you push the start button and then close the door within 4 seconds to start.

I've looked at the manual and there's no description of this problem. I imagine it's telling me something, but how do I find out? Anyone have any ideas on what I need to do to get this working again?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Jake

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Hi,

Your missing a digit between the "J" and the "S". The model number tag is located inside the door on the tub frame.

Here's the results I get:
GDT655SSJ0SS
GDT655SSJ2SS
GDT655SSJ4SS
GDT655SSJ5SS

Jake
 

martindg

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GE Dishwasher serial number

Hi Jake.

IMG_20190605_214319541 - Edited.jpg

Ah, ok. I see GDT655SSJ0SS (see attached picture). Any ideas on what the problem could be?

Thanks,
Doug
 
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Jake

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Thanks Doug,

Check your machine control board Service LED, Tell us how many times its flashing in a row.

To view the machine control board Service LED, remove the lower access panel of your dishwasher.

--->Here's the machine control board for your model: WD21X24799 Machine Control

Here's the video that show you how to remove the cover to access the machine control board, and Service LED on it: Main control board access video

Jake
 

martindg

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Control Board Lights

Hello again Jake. Sorry for the slow responses. I'm having to wait till I get home from work before I can do the things you ask. So I just looked at teh control board and I'm getting 1 flashing light. It's in the middle of the board and it blinks continuously....2 blinks then a pause. The main light on the outside beneath the handle blinks yellow continuously. It also beeps continuously.....3 beeps then a pause.

The door looks aligned properly too and it looks like it's making good contact with the switch on the washer.
 

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If the Service LED is flashing 2x per 3 seconds=Unit is in delay start and is waiting to start a cycle. The cycle will begin once the delay expires.

Hold the Cycle Select and Start pads simultaneously for 5 seconds.

--->The first 10 seconds is a door status check.
If the door is closed all the LED's will be solid.<---Did you close the door to make sure the LED'S were solid?
If the door is open all the LED's will flash.

Does it do that?

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martindg

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Thanks Jake, but I got it. One of the buttons was stuck. When I took out the control board, I started pushing the buttons to try and reset (again) and lo and behold it started working.
I'm good to go now.

Thanks again.
Doug
 

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Sounds good Doug.:)

Your referring to the buttons on your user interface control board in the control panel?

Here's the user interface control board for your model: WD21X23462 Kit Svc Ui Top Logic

If that problem keeps happening, you'll need to order and replace it.:)

Jake
 

martindg

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Jake,

It was the user interface buttons on the top of the door. It's a fairly new dishwasher so I think it was a fluke. May happen more and more ad it gets older, but we'll see.
Thanks,
Doug
 
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