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Dishwasher - Causes of Blinking Lights and Beeping Sounds

Models equipped with an electronic control may display blinking lights or beeping sounds. This alerts the user that the dishwasher may need attention. Since the lights and sounds mean different things on different models, it is best to refer to your Owner's Manual for an explanation of the various blinking lights and beeping sounds.

The lights and sounds common to most electronic models are:
  • A beeping sound indicating the dishwasher door was unlatched during the cycle. To correct this condition, close dishwasher door to resume cycle and the beep will turn off. This beep will be heard approximately once every 30 seconds.


  • Blinking "Start/Reset" light. This indicates that the dishwasher has been reset and is in the process of turning off. This light will continue to blink for a time period between 75 to 90 seconds depending on the model.


  • Other blinking lights or beeping sounds may indicate a problem with the dishwasher caused by power surges. To correct the problem, try pressing the "Start/Reset" pad to reset the dishwasher. If the problem persists, reset (reboot) the control by turning off the circuit breaker supplying the dishwasher for 30 seconds. Turn the circuit breaker back on and the dishwasher should function normally.


View a short video about resetting your dishwasher:
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If the above suggestions do not resolve the issue, service may be needed. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Consumer Service at 1-800-432-2737 or schedule a service appointment on-line.