Dishwashers are becoming a necessity in the kitchen as they help clear the mess in no time. Like any equipment, your dishwasher is prone to hitches, resulting in inconveniences. If you have a GE dishwasher and it beeps three times, it indicates an underlying problem. 

GE dishwasher may beep if there’s an issue with the control panel or the door wasn’t latched during the cycle. Another reason for the beeping sounds could be a power surge, which you can solve by resetting the dishwasher. Also, freeing the spray arm to have it spin freely can help.

Here is an in-depth explanation of why your GE dishwasher beeps three times and how to fix it. 

GE Dishwasher Needs a Reset

If you haven’t reset your GE dishwasher for some time, you may hear the beeping sound. One of the best solutions to the problem is to reset your GE dishwasher. Press the start or reset button to have it reset. But if this doesn’t work out, consider unplugging the machine out of the socket. Unplug the dishwasher for about ten minutes, plug it back, and test if the problem is over.

If your dishwasher doesn’t start immediately, it could be that you pressed the start or reset button more than once. If you press twice, you’re trying to reset it again. So, press it once to have the cycle start.

Check If There’s a Power Surge

If the three beeps are because of a power surge, you need to reset the dishwasher. Press on the start button, then waits for 3 minutes, after which it should start working well. But if the issue comes back after that, you should unplug the equipment from the power source for 30 seconds to 10 minutes. After that, your dishwasher should work normally.

Close The Dishwasher’s Door Well

Opening the dishwasher’s door before the process is complete will cause beeping sounds. Your dishwasher will, in this case, memorize the cycle status and won’t start another cycle the next day.

You can close the door immediately you realize it’s a problem and continue with the wash cycle. Ensure you also slide the lower and top rack into the dishwasher cavity to reposition any utensil that may block it from closing well, interfering with the cycle. However, if the problem continues the next day, it’s best to restart your dishwasher.

It Could Be the GE Model Control Panel

If you have GE dishwasher model numbers like GDT580 or CDT725SSF, it’s prone to beep whenever you press the control panel or the start button. You can stop this by pressing the ‘Heated Dry Button’ or the ‘Power Dry Button’ 5 times. Press the button in quick succession to turn off the beeping.

However, if your GE dishwasher LCD model experiences this issue, press the heated dry button seven times within 5 seconds. Doing this will stop the beeps and allow your dishwasher to work usually.

Check If Your Dishwasher Is Restarting Itself

Sometimes the dishwasher will produce the beeping sounds as it restarts itself. This is after power interruptions while it was running. When it starts to work after that, the cycle will also begin to drain water at the bottom. Your dishwasher can take about 2 minutes to drain the water, and as it does this, it will beep while the light at the start button also flashes. Give it time and see what happens next.

Check The Beep Code on Your User Manual

If your GE dishwasher beeps three times, it will show a beep code. Check what the beep code means in the manual to know the problem. Search the manual of your GE model by entering the model number to get the exact problem.

Free the Spray Arm

You’re likely to stack your utensils whenever you want to wash them. They’ll block the spray arm when you pile them higher, making it not rotate as it should. This will make your dishwasher stop working and start beeping. Look how you’ve stacked your plates or cups, and ensure the spray arm can spin freely.

Bottom Line

Your GE dishwasher will save you from the tedious task of manually washing the dishes after every meal.  But if it beeps three times, it means there’s a problem. Check what the beep code means in your user manual. Also, consider restarting the machine. Closing the door well and ensuring the spray arm is free to spin can also help.