I need your advice regarding GE profile dishwasher troubleshooting. The PF error code stands for power failure, whether an electrical fault or power outage. Hit the cancel button to try to clear it, and if that doesn’t work, call tech support to look at the control board. Replacing a control board costs almost as much as a new dishwasher.
If it gives you the C1 error, the drain is partially restricted, whether blocked due to food debris or a broken drain valve, I don’t know.
At least now I know something to check out without calling for service. C2 means the drain line is totally blocked, though checking the drain for blockage and drain pipe for kinks is messy. And check the garbage disposal. I’m getting errors on the dishwasher.
Why look at the garbage disposal?
If you have a new garbage disposal installed recently, that error might actually be due to a knock out plug left in place. Also known as, they installed the garbage disposal but left in place the plug blocking the dishwasher’s ability to drain to it. I do not have a new garbage disposal, it only sounds like I need one.
Food stuck in the drain pipe or valve controlling flow from the dishwasher to the garbage disposal stuck shut could cause it. All you need is a nut loose and sucked in, sealing it. A nut like a washer and nut or a nut like an almond?
Either one could cause the same error. Fortunately, that’s not the error I’m getting. In the manual, the C3 error means it will not go into the drain, call for service. And if the drain is clearly not covered in go, I say call for service.
It is amazing how much of this comes down to clean everything.
C4 is an over-fill fault, usually because the water inlet valve is broken. Turn off the water connection to the washer if turning off the washer doesn’t fix it. Fortunately, water pouring onto the floor is not my problem.
One of the benefits of the GE Profile dishwasher is that it has a leak detection light.
C5 is for low water fill, usually a valve that won’t stay open long enough. That would explain dishes not getting clean enough. If the dishes are not clean enough and you’re pre-rinsing them before putting them in, check for errors C6 and C7.
If the unit cannot dispense the detergent, you’re just getting a second rinse in the dishwasher. That’d make it a somewhat more expensive dishwasher than my kids on commission to hand wash the dishes.