GE’s latest dishwasher design is a very popular and dependable appliance. As with most appliances they can and will have minor and major functionality problems. In this case the dishwasher was not filling the tub with enough water to ensure proper functionality. Problems like this can be a great inconvenience to our Boise homeowners. When appliances break down, nobody is happy.
When I arrived I ran a diagnostic routine on the appliance and found that indeed, the tub was not filling completely with water – at least to it’s specified level. It would fill with water for about 10 seconds, stop, then fill again for a couple more seconds. Then, instead of the hearing the wash motor turning on, I would hear a clicking sound – repeatedly. It appeared the sound was coming from under the toe-kick area of the appliance. This is where the main control board is located. Although a problem like this should be verified by doing voltage checks at the control board connector this “clicking” sound is a tell-tale sign of a possible malfunction with control board. A faulty control board was verified by looking at a “switching” voltage at the water control valve and an absence of a control voltage at the dishwasher wash motor.
Well, long story short, I arrived today, installed a brand new control board, and the now the dishwasher functions great!
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