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GE dishwasher GLDL500N10BB (2 year old)began to run eratically 2 months ago. Would run a cycle then restart and continue like that for hours. Sometimes it would run a partiaal cycle and stop. Finally no start at all. Have dor off and no visible wiring issues, water, or other obvious issues

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  • lowfin1269 Aug 20, 2010

    I forgot to mention that sometimes it would work fine. Heating element was working each time it would run. There is not a visible mechanical timer. This is a solid state unit with a circuit board for the touch panel and a control panel.

  • lowfin1269 Aug 20, 2010

    Both panels are dry. I am going to order a main and tactile board kit.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. If the cycle doesn't complete, then the first thing that should be checked is the Timer and then the heating element. Timers don't often fail. But if every other part of the dishwasher seems to be working properly and the timer knob seems to be stuck in one place--doing one function continuously--the timer may be at fault. Dishwasher timers can't be repaired. If yours is defective, replace it. Many dishwashers heat the wash and/or rinse water to a higher temperature, as the cycle calls for it. In these cycles, the dishwasher pauses after it has filled with water, waiting for the water to reach the pre-set temperature. What happens next depends, as follows: On some units, the pause is timed and the unit continues after the allotted time. On others, the cycle can't continue until the water reaches the higher temperature. If you have this type of dishwasher and the water isn't being heated (say, because of a problem with the heating element or thermostat), after the unit stops at the heating cycle, it never continues. When you repair the heating-system problem, the "cycle problem" is fixed too. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Aug 20, 2010

    OK then the issue is with the control panel. However, before replacing the panel you take it off and try to blow air with the help of hair dryer so that if there is any moisture it blows it off.

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    Rylee Smith Aug 20, 2010

    OK, Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


    Thanks
    Rylee

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