How to Reset a GE Profile Dishwasher

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According to the GE Owner's Manual for the PDW9000 series only: If the "start/reset" light is flashing, close the door until the water pumps out (this takes approximately 2 minutes) and the light stops flashing. When the light stops flashing, the dishwasher can be reprogrammed and restarted.

The GE Profile dishwasher is a sleek, modern dishwasher equipped with high-tech gadgetry — like the SmartDispense II system that ensures sparkling dishes and a DeepClean cycle that will remove crusted-on food. According to the owner's manual, "reset" is used to change a cycle during washing. The "reset" button will sometimes refuse to respond, displaying 888 on the panel and necessitating a couple of quick tricks to ease it back into action.


Resetting the machine

Step 1

PDW8000 series: press the reset button once. This will cancel the washing cycle and pump the water out of the machine.

PDW9000 series: open the door an inch and wait for the machine to stop. Touch the reset button to cancel the washing cycle and reboot the panel.

Step 2

If the machine is unresponsive, kill the power to the machine by turning it off on the wall switch (if applicable) or turning the circuit breaker off.

Step 3

Leave the power off for 30 seconds, then turn the power back on.



Stephanie Ellen

Stephanie Ellen teaches mathematics and statistics at the university and college level. She coauthored a statistics textbook published by Houghton-Mifflin. She has been writing professionally since 2008. Ellen holds a Bachelor of Science in health science from State University New York, a master's degree in math education from Jacksonville University and a Master of Arts in creative writing from National University.