Discovering that you have an appliance that isn’t working can be a real headache. If you are having problems with your GE Triton dishwasher, we have compiled some troubleshooting tips that address common issues with this model.
Dishwasher Will Not Drain
This can be a very troublesome problem, and a smelly one too. The first place you will want to check is where the drain hooks up to your sink. This area can become clogged and can easily be cleaned out with a screwdriver.
Next, you will want to check the drain solenoid. This is a fairly common problem with GE dishwashers. Make sure power is disconnected and remove the bottom panel of the appliance. The solenoid is attached directly below the main pump. You want to push on the solenoid, if it goes down, this is most likely not the cause. If it won’t budge, it needs replacing.
If you are still having issues, you should inspect the drain hose and drain pump for any type of blockage. Remove the hose and look inside the pump for any obstruction. The drain hose can easily be cleaned with a high-pressure water hose.
Dishwasher is Making Loud Noise
There could be a couple of causes for noisy machines. Glass and foreign pieces sometimes find their way into the spray arms. You can try removing the arms and clearing them of any debris.
Another frequent cause is worn out bearings. You must dismantle the pump housing and try turning the pump and motor by hand. It should move easily if you have trouble the bearings will need to be replaced.
Blinking Lights and Sounds on Display
If you are hearing a beeping sound consistently every 30 seconds you must open and close the door to reset the dishwasher. This indicates that the door was somehow unlocked during the cycle.
Start/Reset button blinking means the dishwasher has been reset and is preparing to power off. This light normally blinks between 70 – 90 seconds.
If you are experiencing other blinking lights and beeps you have had a mechanical dysfunction, usually caused by power surges. Try holding down the start/reset button to see if this clears the problem. If not, try manually turning off the breaker for 30 seconds and see if the unit will power back up normally.
Dishwasher Is Leaking from Door
If you have a brand-new unit, it could take a couple of wash cycles for the door to seal properly.
Other causes can be faulty gaskets or seals. Check the door gaskets for any wear and replace if needed. Using large amounts or the wrong type of dishwashing detergent can cause water and suds to ooze out the door.
These are just a few troubleshooting tips for common problems with The GE Triton dishwasher.