When I initiate the full cycle, nothing happens. There is power to the unit and at some point in time during the rotation of the timer switch, water must slowly enter the dishwasher, because the bottom if filled with water. However, it does not quickly fill, wash, or drain. The fact that the control dial rotates, but no cycles process leads me to believe it might be the timer switch. Any thoughts?
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Re: Dishwasher Does Not Cycle
IA, these GE pumps have a habit of sticking if the unit hasn't been run for a while. First you want to verify that the motor is in fact getting power, this will eliminate the timer. You can use a meter on the quik connect from the motor while in the wash cycle. If the motor is getting power, see if the pump is stuck by turning the motor vanes (Do this with the power off). If it's hard to turn and then frees up than this was more than likley your problem. You remove the bottom toe panel and will be able to check this out without removing the dishwasher. Catriver..post back
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Hi dan76n - Typically PF appears in the display when the dishwasher is first installed, or when power has been interrupted. HI-TEMP WASH, SANITIZE and START/CANCEL backlighting will also flash. To clear, touch START/CANCEL pad. If it proves to be ineffective, once again try resetting the dishwasher by unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately ten minutes, restart unit and select a cycle. If the problem continues, the dishwasher could possibly be experiencing a wiring failure or faulty board. At this point I will highly recommend connecting with a certified technician for a further diagnosis and to accurately assist with the repair(s).
Welcome to FixYa. Can you explain more details, are you implying the unit fills with water, that it has power on the panel and you can select a cycle and nothing happens ? Just need a little more info so i can be specific to your dishwasher.
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Door latch. Open and close the door to make sure the door latch is securely fastened.
Check the dishwasher wiring for a possible loose connection where it connects to the house wiring.
Fuses or circuit breakers. Check your house fuses or circuit breakers to make sure you have power to the dishwasher.
A built-in dishwasher should be connected to a hot water line under your sink, usually on the same valve as the sink. It is normal to have the water turned on all the time as there is an electrically operated valve that will supply water into the dishwasher as needed during the wash and rinse cycles. If your model includes a "sani-heat" or other setting that ensures the water is hot enough to do a good job, then you may observe a period of no audible activity during which the water that was drawn into the dishwasher is heated with the electric element below the basket or drawer where your dishes are arranged. With the water turned on, run a full cycle using the pot-clean or heavy duty wash as the starting point. If you have only push-buttons then choose the one that sounds like a full cycle. Anytime during the operation you may open the door latch to see what is going on, then close it again to resume the cycle. If you are not getting water into the dishwasher then you should check the valve and the tubing... you can remove the tubing and try filling a small bucket if you are handy with plumbing and not prone to damaging small compression nuts on plastic or brass valve ports. If water is flowing check for power at the outlet -- where I live they all use a 3-prong plug under the sink to a GFCI outlet. If your unit is hardwired then check power carefully or with the help of a qualified repairman.
Please provide the model number and the approximate age of the dishwasher.
If this diswasher uses a turning dial to select the cycle, which turns as the dishwasher progresses, I strongly suspect that this timer has failed and needs replacement. Especially since the soap door never opens. Does the dishwasher drain during and at the end of the full cycle?
If you are sure there is power to the unit at all times then the fix is replacing the control board , it is the only part that can cause this to happen. Please let me know if you have any other questions.