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WORKING GSD2800 Dishwasher Control Panels available
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Post# 861266   1/11/2016 at 18:37 (468 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I have TWO working GE GSD2800 electronic control panels available. One is from model year 1984, one from 1988.

VERY nice condition cosmetically, perfect displays. One shown in photo here.

Only reason I'm offering them up is that I got completely tired of messing about with problematic detergent cups on the units. Let me know if you are interested in either panel--they can be sent out with just the guts/wires OR still installed in the framework (which means heavy weight and higher shipping cost).

Not exactly sure of the value on these--they are rarely available, and the last one I saw on ebay at least was over $125….my bigger concern is that someone wishing to keep their 2800 going a long time has access to what I have here. I do have other 2800 items of possible interest but need to know early-ish as I have to get the machine outta the house. It's in my living room now……! I'd prefer not to list on ebay, but will do if it is a must.

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Post# 861958 , Reply# 1   1/15/2016 at 06:59 (464 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Two more days...

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'til I part the lot out on ebay…!

Post# 861984 , Reply# 2   1/15/2016 at 08:51 (464 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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I'm thinking this would be a neat addition to the machine I'm currently using the kitchen.  If the panels could be grafted onto the mechanical control machine I currently have.  What problems were you having with the dispensers?  I'm guessing the trip mechanism for the det. dispenser needs to be electric since there is no timer to actuate it.



Post# 862046 , Reply# 3   1/15/2016 at 15:27 (464 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Gansky1…re dispensers--

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The dispenser problem isn't one of activation, but the plastic gears do not always allow the cups to fully open. I simply got tired of opening up the door liner every week to put things right. They just always jammed 1/4 to 1/2 way open and it got really tedious!

As I mention--the vac fluorescent displays are nice, and all functions on the boards work as designed.

Post# 862887 , Reply# 4   1/19/2016 at 16:50 (460 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
Detergent dispenser mayhem

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That's what killed my joy with the 2800s. I stick to the 1200s/1250s these days.

The 2800 used a clock motor and large gear arrangement to trip the detergent dispenser electronically. Remember the drain motor on that spin-tube we found? Déjà vu.

It's a funky arrangement for preserving the functionality of the big cam that trips the dispenser mechanically on the electromechanical GEs. As the machine aged, you either got stuck cups, or on our machine, sometimes-stuck cups, but a perpetual "CUP OPEN" warning on the control panel. Sometimes the cup opened normally. If it was a good day, you bought a lottery ticket.

Too many electronics turns appliances into guacamole sometimes. ;-)

Post# 863049 , Reply# 5   1/20/2016 at 10:19 (459 days old) by william637 (Damp pants? Not a chance. )        
I think I would like one of these

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Can you email me off-line? I am thinking I may be interested in keeping one e od in my spare parts bin.


Post# 863102 , Reply# 6   1/20/2016 at 17:37 (459 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Nate…I SWEAR you wrote up an in-depth

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tutorial specific to GSD2800 detergent cups a long time back. Sort of a guide to getting those gears aligned properly once the door liner was removed. Coulda sworn I bookmarked it…and cannot find it now. Did I dream?? I've had that door liner off more times than I wanna mention. Much faffing about would get them working properly for awhile…but eventually back to problems again. The cup mechanism always trips as it should, but the damned cups sometimes only open 1/2 way. I'm pretty sure I managed to get something out of alignment or out of synch with all my messing. Is there a trick to setting the gearing back to what it would have been from factory?

Post# 863104 , Reply# 7   1/20/2016 at 17:39 (459 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Mark--re; GSD 2800 Control panel availability

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Look for email from me this evening--heading will be GSD 2800 CONTROL PANEL, sending from address, so check your trash/spam folder in case you don't see it in your inbox~thx!

Post# 863118 , Reply# 8   1/20/2016 at 18:23 (459 days old) by roto204 (Tucson, AZ)        
In-depth tutorial

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If it was to actually resolve the issue, it was probably someone else--I posted to bitch about it :-)


I never did get mine sorted completely.  It started mostly-working, after I went in and dinked around with the gear alignment once.  I never went back in there again, and the cup open/closed sensor never did work properly.


A world of magnets and miracles, indeed.

Post# 863120 , Reply# 9   1/20/2016 at 18:26 (459 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
Thanks Nate--

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It is super tedious searching every single article up here trying to find past solutions….but I may have a go again. Thought I might give one last shot at getting those things working right before I decide to part ways with the machine. It really kills me to even consider getting rid of it :(

Post# 896018 , Reply# 10   8/28/2016 at 08:32 (238 days old) by jalexa3088 (Cortlandt Manor)        
gsd 2800

do you still have 2800 control panels?

Post# 896303 , Reply# 11   8/29/2016 at 20:45 (237 days old) by funktionalart (Phoenix, AZ)        
They are still available...

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email me if interested.

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