General Electric Dishwasher Controller Fault Codes

Many failure codes are caused by a faulty timer (also known as the Electronic Range Control). Sometimes, even when the failure code implies that another component has failed this can actually be a timer problem (whereby the timer is not displaying the correct fault code). If you are not sure whether the code you are seeing is due to a problem with the timer please call us, or send us an email, since we can help you determine whether the failure code is likely a timer problem or a problem with some other component. We can repair most timers so if you are sure your problem pertains to the timer (or ERC) please fill out a repair service request and send us your timer to be repaired.

GE Dishwasher

Fault CodeCondition/DescriptionResolution
PFPower FailurePush cancel to clear. If code persists check electrical connections to dishwasher and electronic control
C1Partially restricted drain, pump-out not accomplished in the normal time of less than 95 secondsCheck drain line, if clear, check for a restricted drain valve in pump
C2Drain line totally blocked, pump-out not accomplished in the maximum time of 405 secondsCheck drain valve for restriction in pump, check drain line. Note: If a new garbage disposer was installed, remove knock out plug for dishwasher drain
C3Will not go into drainCall for service
C4Water over-fill faultCheck for high water pressure to unit, usually an indication of a bad water inlet valve
C5Low water fillCheck for low water pressure to unit, usually an indication of a bad water inlet valve
C6Water temperature too low after 20 minute extensionCheck heating element and thermostat, both should have continuity
C7Temperature sensor badReplace sensor (located inside door, remove door panel to access)
C8Detergent cup blockedKeep objects clear of cup when loading