If you’ve never used one before, figuring out how to start a GE dishwasher with dial controls can be daunting; but, it’s not as hard as it seems.
As in my case, I was unable to do this and was worried if I will be able to do this in the future.
But, after searching the internet, I was able to do this and also able to educate you guys. The GE dishwasher works much like any other appliance, but there are a few differences that you should keep in mind.
The following steps will show you how to use this type of dishwasher and get the best possible results. All dishwashers come with helpful manuals that you should read through before using them.
If you’re still unsure about how to start your GE dishwasher, follow these steps below.
Find the button on top of the dishwasher
First, locate your dishwasher’s door panel. There should be a small, oval button on top of it that reads OPEN or CLOSE. (It will look like a very small stop sign.)
If you find it, push it in; if not, consult your owner’s manual to see if your dishwasher has any other buttons on its door.
When you have located the correct button and pushed it all of the ways—don’t worry about pushing too hard. If you do this, you can start loading dishes into your machine.
The dishes will automatically cycle through during their next wash cycle. In some cases, you may need to select different settings from a control panel near your sink before pushing that OPEN or CLOSE button again to initiate a new cycle.
Press and hold Power until it starts blinking
Step 1 is to turn on your dishwasher. Press and hold Power until it starts blinking. (It will blink three times.) This feature may vary depending on your model, but in general, you’ll want to press and hold for about 5 seconds until it blinks.
Then release for about 2-3 seconds before pressing again. The Power button will blink green once, indicating that it has been programmed successfully.
Turn the dial to select your desired wash cycle
First, turn your dial to select your desired wash cycle, then press and hold your Delay Start button until you see your selected cycle light up.
Next, set your dial to reflect how many minutes into your wash cycle you want to start, then turn the knob all of the way clockwise or counterclockwise to confirm that setting.
Finally, press and hold your Delay Start button again until all of your cycles are displayed on the screen. Confirm that all lights illuminate correctly before starting.
You can also adjust settings using an LCD remote control if necessary.
Like many dishwashers, your GE Appliances dishwasher has a start button, which is operated by turning a dial.
At first glance, it may seem like you need to press down on and hold that dial to turn on your dishwasher; but if you look closely at your dishwasher control panel and user manual, you’ll find that it’s not necessary.
In fact, pressing down too hard on that dial can cause you to reset your entire cycle or prevent your dishwasher from running at all! Here are some steps for operating a GE appliances dishwashing with a dial.
Also read: Fix GE Dishwasher Start Button Not Working
So, you’ve got a dial control dishwasher. Do you want to start it but can’t find any information about how to do so in your owner’s manual?
No problem. Just use these simple steps: Put your hands on either side of the dial and twist it as far as it will go, which should be clockwise.
Once you’ve done that, turn it in just one more notch, which should be counterclockwise.
Then, put your hands back on either side of the dial and twist until you hear a click inside or see a light flash, depending on what kind of model you have.
Congrats, you have successfully started your GE dishwasher with the dial. Do let me know in the comments section if you have any query related to the article. You can also contact GE support.