How to Reset a GE Profile Dishwasher


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

Tips & Warnings

  • 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.

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