• Please note, some of the links on our site are affiliate links (Learn More)

GE dishwasher GDF520PGJ2BB 3 beeps which are 2 tone after pressing start button

Status
Not open for further replies.
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
3
Location
San Antonio texas
Model Number
GDF520PGJ2BB
Brand
GE
Age
1-5 years
3 beeps which are 2 tone after pressing start button, when I did the service check on door all lights on front panel are flashing. I replaced door latch and it is still doing the same thing. What should I try next.
 

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
37,663
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
OK, if the start button doesn't respond or makes a triple beep every time it's pressed and the other buttons work, the machine may be in demo mode. Press START and HEATED DRY simultaneously for 5 seconds
 
Joined
Jun 20, 2019
Messages
3
Location
San Antonio texas
OK, if the start button doesn't respond or makes a triple beep every time it's pressed and the other buttons work, the machine may be in demo mode. Press START and HEATED DRY simultaneously for 5 seconds
It was not demo mode, that is one 3 tone beep when trying to start in demo mode. The noises it is making is 3 beeps with each beep being 2 tone. They continue to repeat until you cancel the command.
 

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
37,663
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
With the dishwasher in Standby Mode (not running a cycle), press and hold the Cycle Select and Start buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. The control will report the door status for 10 seconds.

All LEDs are solidly illuminated, if the door is detected as closed.
All LEDs are flashing if the door is detected as open.

After the door check, the control will enter a mode to display any error codes that are currently detected by the control. If any of the following LEDs illuminate, it indicates a fault condition is present:

Lock – Always Illuminated in Error Code Display Mode
Start – Communications Failure
Heated Dry – Wash Temperature Error
Wash Boost - Thermistor Error
Clean - Turbidity Sensor Error

These fault displays cannot be cleared manually; they will be automatically cleared by the control when the fault condition is no longer present
 

ttalluto

Premium Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
3
Location
Fort Wayne, in
After holding start & cycle ALL LED’s are flashing and you’re saying it’s detecting the door is open, even though it isn’t?
Also, after that it then displays the lighted LED buttons START, AUTO SENSE & LOCK. What is that telling me?? Thank you for your help.
 

Attachments

rickgburton

Appliance Tech - Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 11, 2006
Messages
37,663
Location
Murray, Utah 84107, United States
ttalluto said:
... you’re saying it’s detecting the door is open, even though it isn’t?
Correct. The Start LED is a communication failure. The lock LED is always illuminated in service mode. I'm not sure about Auto Sense. Sounds like a bad board.
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
108,046
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Yes, I agree with Rick. I've been seeing a lot of these GE dishwashers doing the same thing, and its usually a bad control board.

You can also check to see how many times your control board Service LED is flashing.

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

Here's the video that shows you how to remove the cover to access the Service LED on it:

Jake
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
108,046
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Wait I just noticed something, Texoilfieldtrash started this thread back in June, and ttalluto posted yesterday in his thread, are you and Texoilfieldtrash one in the same? LOL

Because if you have a different GE model number than Texoilfieldtrash then you may have a different control board in your GE dishwasher.

What is you model number ttalluto? The model number tag is inside the door on the tub frame.

Jake
 

ttalluto

Premium Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
3
Location
Fort Wayne, in
We’re different people but had the same problem with the exact same model number.

How do I check to see if the service LED is flashing?
 

ttalluto

Premium Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2019
Messages
3
Location
Fort Wayne, in
So now, after doing the door check (which is flashing) indicating door open, only the LOCK led is lit. Do you think it’s the dishwasher door latch?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
108,046
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
When you close the door does it stop flashing and the lights stay STEADY ON? The LOCK LED just means its in service mode.

How do I check to see if the service LED is flashing?
To view the Service LED, remove the lower access panel of your dishwasher.

Here's the video link that shows you how to remove the cover to access the Service LED on it:

Jake
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
Staff member
Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
108,046
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Ok @Kaleidoscope we need to move your post to a new thread.:)

Here is your new thread:

Jake
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top