When your GE dishwasher malfunctions, it may show an error code on the display to telling you what the problem is. This is a helpful feature, but only if you know what these GE dishwasher error codes actually mean. Let’s take a look at some of the most common codes and what causes them.

Common GE Dishwasher Error Codes

Nobody enjoys GE dishwasher troubleshooting, but it beats washing dishes by hand! Check to see if your code is listed below and get your appliance back to peak performance today.

Error Code F128

Not all errors relate to a broken part or a major malfunction. For instance, the F128 code relates to a low level of rinse agent in the dispenser.

What to Check
Modern GE dishwashers use rinse agent to clean dishes thoroughly, so check to see if the dispenser is low or has run out completely.

How to Fix
Simply fill the rinse agent dispenser until it’s full and the code should go away when you start another cycle.

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Error Code C6

Effective cleaning requires hot water, and your GE dishwasher temperature sensors which make sure the water coming into the unit is hot enough.

What to Check
The correct water temperature coming in should be 120°F. GE dishwasher error codes like this one will appear if the water isn’t hot enough, so make sure your water heater is turned up high enough.

How to Fix
Adjust the temperature on your water heater, run cold water in the sink before your cycle, and avoid using your shower or washer simultaneously with the dishwasher.

Error Code F34

The last thing you need is water damage to your kitchen floors, which is why the F34 code appears to inform you of a potential leak.

What to Check
Unplug the dishwasher and inspect all possible sources of the leak such as damages hoses, pumps, and valves.

How to Fix
Tighten the connections between the dishwasher and its inlet and drain hoses. If the leak continues, replace whichever part you find to be the source.

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Error Code F98

Dishwashers use a drain pump to remove dirty water after cleaning, and the F98 error code will appear if the unit fails to drain.

What to Check
Inspect the drain pump for obstructions, and make sure all harness wires are securely connected.

How to Fix
Remove anything blocking the pump and resecure all wire connections. If the code still appears, replace the drain pump.

If you’re still experiencing problems with your GE dishwasher or any other brand, call the repair professionals at ABC Appliance Service today!