How to Troubleshoot a GE Potscrubber Dishwasher GSD650

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How to Troubleshoot a GE Potscrubber Dishwasher GSD650
The GE Triton XL dishwasher tackles baked-on residue on heavy duty pots and pans. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The GE Triton XL dishwasher model GSD6900 includes a Cook Ware setting that performs heavy duty "potscrubber" duties. This setting cleans the heavily soiled pots and pans, even if they have baked- or dried-on food. While the GSD6900 dishwasher packs a punch in cleaning dirty dishes, it may on occasion experience operational errors that negatively affect your kitchen routine. Rather than scrubbing dirty dishes by hand, troubleshoot the dishwasher so you can use it to its fullest potential.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Fuse, if necessary
  • Citric acid
  • Rinse aid

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  1. 1

    Push "Start/Reset" at the beginning of a cycle, rather than during the cycle. You can cancel the cycle if you push it while the dishwasher is running. Wait for the dishwasher to drain and restart the cycle if this happens.

  2. 2

    Verify that the door is shut and locked if the machine starts to make a beeping sound every 30 seconds. If you didn't get the door shut properly after opening it during a cycle, this reminder alerts you to that fact.

  3. 3

    Check your home's hot water temperature if the "Sanitized" light does not operate, dishes aren't entirely clean or dishes do not dry completely. GE recommends an incoming water temperature of 48.8 to 60.0 degrees C for these functions to operate properly. Follow instructions in your hot water heater's user manual for changing the temperature of the hot water.

  4. 4

    Turn on your kitchen sink's water faucet, then turn on your garbage disposal to clear it if your dishwasher drains into the disposal and holds standing water.

  5. 5

    Increase your speed when setting a cycle if the lights go dark while you're doing so. If you wait longer than 30 seconds between touching each control pad, the control panel shuts down and you must unlock, then relatch, the door to start over.

  6. 6

    Make sure the dishwasher is receiving power if it does not work at all. Check your fuse box or circuit breaker and replace blown fuses or reset the breaker, if necessary. Flip the wall switch off that controls power to the dishwasher, if yours is connected in this manner, then turn it back on.

  7. 7

    Add citric acid to the detergent compartment and run a cycle to remove any mineral deposits from the inside of the machine.

  8. 8

    Check the water valve that supplies the dishwasher if the machine does not fill with water. It is located underneath the sink. The valve should be open to allow water to flow into the dishwasher.

  9. 9

    Fill the rinse agent dispenser if dishes aren't fully dry or glassware is spotted. Open the door, then unscrew the lid to the rinse aid compartment. Pour rinse aid into the compartment until the attached window appears full. Screw the lid back on.

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