Dishwashers
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . 2–4
Owner’s Manual
Operating Instructions
GSC3500
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Dial Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Loading the
Dishwasher Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Loading Place Settings . . . . . . . . . .10
Unicouple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Troubleshooting Tips . . . 12, 13
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial # ____________________
You can find them on a label on the
tub wall just inside the door.
165D4700P359
49-55034-1
06-07 JR
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING —
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire,
explosion, electric shock, and to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
WARNING! WATER HEATER SAFETY
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used
for two or more weeks. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
Operating Instructions
If the hot water has not been used for two or more weeks, prevent the possibility of damage or injury
by turning on all hot water faucets and allow them to run for several minutes. Do this before using any
electrical appliance connected to the hot water system. This simple procedure will allow any built-up
hydrogen gas to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke, use an open flame, or use the appliance
during this process.
PROPER INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
This dishwasher must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation
Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet with
your dishwasher, you can receive one by visiting our website at ge.com.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Connect the dishwasher/appliance to a grounded
metal, permanent wiring system; or run an
equipment-grounding conductor with the circuit
conductors and connect to the equipmentgrounding terminal or lead of the appliance.
■ Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or service
representative if you are in doubt whether the
appliance is properly grounded.
■ Dispose of discarded appliances and shipping
or packing material properly.
■ Do not attempt to repair or replace any part
of your dishwasher unless it is specifically
recommended in this manual. All other servicing
should be referred to a qualified technician.
■ To minimize the possibility of electric shock,
disconnect this appliance from the power supply
before attempting any maintenance.
NOTE: Turning the dishwasher off does not
disconnect the appliance from the power supply.
We recommend having a qualified technician
service your appliance.
CAUTION: To prevent minor injury and property damage
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■ Using a detergent that is
not specifically designed
for dishwashers will cause
the dishwasher to fill with
suds.
■ If your dishwasher is connected to a
wall switch, ensure that the switch is
on prior to use.
■ Non-Dishware Items: Do not wash items
such as electronic air cleaner filters,
furnace filters and paint brushes in your
dishwasher. Damage to the dishwasher
and discoloration or staining of the
dishwasher may result.
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■ Close supervision is necessary if this appliance
is used by or near children.
■ Load light, plastic items so they do not
become dislodged and drop to the bottom of
the dishwasher—they might come into contact
with the heating element and be damaged.
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Safety Instructions
CAUTION:
For personal safety:
DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR AN ADAPTER PLUG WITH THIS APPLIANCE.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR REMOVE THE THIRD GROUNDING PRONG
FROM THE POWER CORD.
WARNING!
Improper connection of the equipment/grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric
shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the
dishwasher is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance; if it
will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Operating Instructions
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS—This appliance must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction
or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least
resistance for electric current. This dishwasher is equipped with a cord having a grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is installed and grounded in accordance with the NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE, ANSI/NPFA
NO. 70.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
■ Your dishwasher circuit should not be used for
any other appliance while the dishwasher is in
operation as the dishwasher requires the full
capacity of the circuit.
■ If the wall receptacle you plug the dishwasher’s
power cord into is controlled by a switch, turn on
the switch.
Ensure proper ground
■ If the electric supply
exists before use.
provided does not meet
the above specifications, it is recommended that a
licensed electrician install an approved outlet.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ This appliance must be
supplied with 120V, 60 Hz,
and connected to an
individual, properly
grounded branch circuit,
protected by a 15 or 20
amp circuit breaker or
time-delay fuse.
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Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING —
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE DISHWASHER
Junked or abandoned dishwashers are
dangerous…even if they will sit for “just a few
days.” If you are getting rid of your old
dishwasher, please follow the instructions below
to help prevent accidents.
Operating Instructions
Before You Throw Away Your Old
Dishwasher:
■ Take off the door of the washing compartment
or remove the door latch keeper (as shown).
Door latch keeper
WARNING!
When using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Use this appliance only for its intended purpose
as described in this Owner's Manual.
■ Do not operate your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
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■ Do not tamper with controls.
■ Use only powder, tabs, liquid detergents or rinse
agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and ■ Do not abuse, sit on or stand on the door or dish
keep them out of the reach of children. Cascade®,
rack of the dishwasher.
Cascade® Complete and Electrasol® Automatic
■ Do not allow children to play around the
Dishwashing Detergents, and Jet-Dry® and
dishwasher when opening or closing the door due
Cascade Crystal Clear® rinse agents have
to the possibility of small fingers being pinched in
been approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
the door.
■ Locate sharp items so that they are not likely
■ Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing
to damage the door seal.
the door of the washing compartment or the latch
■ Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce
keeper.
the risk of cut-type injuries.
■ Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline
■ Do not wash plastic items unless marked
or other flammable vapors and liquids in the
dishwasher safe or the equivalent. For plastic
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
items not so marked, check the manufacturer's
■ Do not allow children to play with, on or inside this
recommendations.
or any discarded appliance.
■ Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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You can locate your model number on the left tub wall just inside the door. Throughout this manual,
features and appearance may vary from your model.
Operating Instructions
Control Settings
Cycles
CYCLES are selected using a combination of timer dial setting and pad selection. An indicator above the selected pad will be ON to
indicate which pad has been selected.
POTS & PANS
NORMAL/
NORMAL WASH
LIGHT WASH
RINSE ONLY
HOT START
For heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. Everyday dishes may be included.
This cycle will not remove burned-on foods.
For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with medium soils. NOTE: Many dishes have lighter
soil than normal.
For dishes with light soils. NOTE: Pad must be set to NORMAL WASH.
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent.
For warming clean dishes and serving plates. This cycle will take approximately 30 minutes.
Preheats wash water to improve wash performance.
Options
An indicator above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which pad has been selected.
RESET OPTION
HEATED DRY
ON
Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes air dry naturally and energy is saved. Open the dishwasher door
to speed drying.
Turns the heater on for fast drying. This cycle will extend the time to your wash cycle by 30 minutes.
DO NOT use with RINSE ONLY cycle.
Troubleshooting Tips
DRYING
PLATE WARMER
Safety Instructions
About the dishwasher control panel
Cycle Chart
Cycle
Water Usage (gal.)
2.5
7.0
5.7
4.5
2.2
0.0
Cycle Time (min.)
12
118
118
114
53
40
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Hot Start Option
Pots & Pans
Normal Wash
Light Wash
Rinse Only
Plate Warmer
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Safety Instructions
Operation of models with cycle dial
Rinse Only
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent.
1 Make sure HEATED DRY is not selected.
2 Be sure the door is unlatched.
3 Slowly turn the Dial to RINSE ONLY.
4 Latch the door to start the cycle.
Plate Warmer
For warming clean dishes and serving plates. This cycle will take approximately 39 minutes.
Operating Instructions
1 Load clean dishware to be warmed.
2 Select HEATED DRY ON.
3 Be sure the door is unlatched.
4 Slowly turn the Dial to PLATE WARMER.
5 Latch the door to start the cycle.
Hot Start
Preheats wash water prior to the NORMAL or POTS & PANS cycle.
1 Be sure the door is unlatched.
the NORMAL pad or the
2 Press
POTS & PANS pad.
3 Slowly turn the Dial to HOT START.
4 Latch the door to start the cycle.
Light Wash
Troubleshooting Tips
For quickly washing loads of everyday dishes with light to medium soils that have not dried on.
1 Be sure the door is unlatched.
2 Slowly turn the Dial to LIGHT WASH.
3 Press the NORMAL pad.
4 Latch the door to start the cycle.
Start
For NORMAL or POTS & PANS cycles selected by push button.
1 Be sure the door is unlatched.
the NORMAL pad or the
2 Press
POTS & PANS pad.
3 Slowly turn the Dial to START.
4 Latch the door to start the cycle.
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There is a time delay between start-up and water fill so you will not hear any wash action
right away.
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Before Operating the Dishwasher the First Time
Attach the faucet adapter. The special faucet adapter supplied with your dishwasher must be
assembled to the sink faucet before you can use your dishwasher.
The faucet adapter is designed to fit standard spouts having internal or external threads. You will find
the adapter and two washers in the faucet adapter packet in your dishwasher.
To install faucet adapter, first remove the old aerator or trim ring on your faucet spout.
If faucet has external threads: Insert the thinner of the two washers into the faucet adapter and
attach it to the faucet spout.
Safety Instructions
About the unicouple
Tighten with pliers.
If faucet has internal threads: Insert both of the washers into the faucet adapter and attach it to
the faucet spout.
If the faucet adapter threads do not match your faucet spout, your local hardware or plumbing
supply store normally has additional fittings to adapt your faucet spout to the special faucet
adapter.
NOTE: A sink spray attachment hose can burst if it is installed on the same sink with your dishwasher.
We suggest that you disconnect the sink spray attachment if your sink has one and plug the hole.
How to Connect the Unicouple
the hot water faucet to purge cold
1 Run
water from the hot water line. The hot water
must be between 120°F and 150°F for best
wash performance.
Unicouple and its hoses completely out
2 Pull
from storage compartment located at rear
the Unicouple connector to the
3 Attach
faucet adapter by depressing the collar at
the top of the connector. When Unicouple is
all the way up onto the adapter, release the
collar. It will then snap into position to lock
the Unicouple in place.
Pressure
release
button
hot water fully on before starting the
4 Turn
dishwasher.
the dishwasher power cord into the
5 Plug
outlet.
How to Disconnect the Dishwasher
the Unicouple from the faucet by
5 Release
depressing the collar at the top of the
excess water from the unicouple hoses
6 Drain
(see below). Push the hoses back into their
storage location.
CAUTION:
To protect yourself and
the room from severe splashing, relieve water
pressure prior to disconnecting the unicouple.
Unicouple connector.
How to Drain Excess Water From Unicouple Hoses
If the sink is 34″ or higher from the floor, the excess water in Unicouple hoses cannot be drained
directly into the sink. It will be necessary to drain excess water from hoses into a bowl or suitable
container that is held outside and lower than the sink.
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1 Unplug the dishwasher.
2 Push the cord back into its storage location.
3 Turn off the hot water.
the water pressure by depressing
4 Release
the pressure release button.
Troubleshooting Tips
of dishwasher.
The Unicouple’s small hose carries water
from the faucet to the dishwasher. Its large
hose carries drain water to the sink. Be sure
Unicouple is pointing toward the sink bowl
drain opening and the sink drain is open for
water that will drain from your dishwasher.
If your dishwasher drains into a disposer,
operate the disposer until it is completely
empty before starting the dishwasher.
Operating Instructions
Tighten with pliers.
Safety Instructions
Using the dishwasher
Check the Water Temperature
The entering water must be at least 120°F and
not more than 150°F, for effective cleaning and to
prevent dish damage. Check the water temperature
with a candy or meat thermometer. Turn on the
hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, place
the thermometer in a glass and let the water
run continuously into the glass until the temperature
stops rising.
Adjust the maximum/minimum temperature of the
water heater if necessary to deliver water at the
proper temperature.
Use Jet-Dry ® Rinse Agent
Jet-Dry® or Cascade Crystal Clear® rinse agents remove spots and prevent new film buildup on dishes,
glasses, flatware, cookware and plastic.
Operating Instructions
Filling the Dispenser
Fill the rinse agent dispenser until it reaches the bottom of
lip inside the opening. Replace cap.
To check if rinse agent is needed, remove the cap and look
into the dispenser.
A full dispenser should last about one month.
If the rinse agent spills, wipe up the excess.
Proper Use of Detergent
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Troubleshooting Tips
Use only detergent specifically made for use in
dishwashers. Cascade® and Electrasol® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use
in all GE dishwashers. Keep your detergent fresh and
dry. Don’t put powder detergent into the dispenser
until you’re ready to wash dishes.
The amount of detergent to use depends on whether
your water is hard or soft. With hard water, you need
extra detergent. With soft water, you need less
detergent.
Protect your dishes and dishwasher by contacting
your water department and asking how hard your
water is. Twelve or more grains is extremely hard
water. A water softener is recommended. Without it,
lime can build up in the water valve, which could
stick while open and cause flooding. Too much
detergent with soft water can cause a permanent
cloudiness of glassware, called etching.
Use the information in the table below as a guideline
to determine the amount of automatic dishwasher
detergent to place in the dispenser.
Number
of Grains
Detergent Cups to Fill
Less than 4
Fill to 1/3 of main cup
4 to 8
Fill to 2/3 of main cup
8 to 12
Fill main cup
Greater than 12
Fill main cup and open cup
You’ll find two detergent dispensers on the inside door
of your dishwasher. All wash cycles require detergent
in the main cup. When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tabs, simply place one tab in the main cup
and close.
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Be sure the Dial is OFF before adding detergent.
Otherwise, the detergent cup will not close and latch
properly. Add detergent then close the main cup.
Open cup
Main cup
NOTE: To open detergent cup after it has been
closed, simply turn the detergent cup handle
counterclockwise until it releases. A snapping
sound may be heard.
DO NOT USE HAND DISH DETERGENT
NOTE: Using a detergent that is not specifically
designed for dishwashers will cause the dishwasher
to fill with suds. During operation, these suds will spill
out of the dishwasher vents, covering the kitchen floor
and making the floor wet.
Because so many detergent containers look alike,
store the dishwasher detergent in a separate space
from all other cleaners. Show anyone who may use
the dishwasher the correct detergent and where it
is stored.
While there will be no lasting damage to the
dishwasher, your dishes will not get clean using
a dishwashing detergent that is not formulated
to work with dishwashers.
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For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and appearance of racks and silverware
baskets may vary from your model.
Upper Rack
The upper rack is for glasses, cups and
saucers. Cups and glasses fit best along
the sides. This is also a secure place for
dishwasher-safe plastics. The upper rack is
good for all kinds of odd-shaped utensils.
Saucepans, mixing bowls and other items
should be placed face down.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over
two fingers when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so
they can’t fall onto the heating element.
When loading the lower rack, do not load
large platters or trays in the front right
corner. They may prevent detergent from
circulating during the wash cycle.
Wash Tower
Keep the center area clear in the lower
rack.
The lower rack is best used for plates,
saucers and cookware. Large items such as
broiler pans and racks should go along the
sides. Load platters, pots and bowls along
the sides, in corners or in the back. The
soiled side of items should face the center
of the rack.
Don’t block the wash
tower or load tall things
next to it.
Be sure items don’t fall
through rack and block
rotation of the spray arm.
Also, be careful not to
let a portion of an item
such as a pot or dish
handle extend through
the bottom rack. This
could block the wash
arm and cause poor
washing results.
Troubleshooting Tips
The wash tower rises through the
center of the lower rack during the
wash and rinse portions of the cycle.
Operating Instructions
Lower Rack
Silverware Basket
DON’T LET ANY ITEM EXTEND THROUGH
BOTTOM OF SILVERWARE BASKET AND
RACK, TO ENSURE PROPER FUNCTION
OF SPRAY ARM.
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Put flatware in the removable basket with
fork and knife handles up to protect your
hands. Place spoons in the basket with
handles down. Mix knives, forks and spoons
so they don’t nest together. Distribute
evenly. Small plastic items, such as
measuring spoons and lids from small
containers, should go in the bottom of the
silverware basket with silverware on top.
Safety Instructions
Loading the dishwasher racks
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Follow these guidelines for loading 10 place settings. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets
may vary from your model.
Upper Rack—10 place settings
Upper Rack—10 place settings
Lower Rack—10 place settings
Upper Rack—12 place settings
Upper Rack—12 place settings
Lower Rack—12 place settings
Forget to Add a Dish?
A forgotten dish can be added any time before the main wash.
1 Push the door latch to the left.
2 Once the water calms, open the door. Steam may rise out of the dishwasher.
3 Add forgotten dish.
4 Close the door and push the latch to the far right.
Tips for Loading and Good Wash Performance
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Troubleshooting Tips
Loading place settings...
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■
Don’t block the lower rack wash tower.
■
Don’t let items fall through rack and
block spray arms.
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To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly. To clean the exterior, use a good appliance
polish. Never use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the dishwasher.
Protect Against Freezing
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place
during the winter, ask a service technician to:
Unplug the dishwasher from the wall outlet.
1
the Unicouple from the faucet.
2 Remove
Disconnect the hose from the water valve.
Sump cover screws
water from the inlet line and water
3 Drain
valve. (Use a pan to catch the water.)
the water inlet line to the
4 Reconnect
water valve.
Safety Instructions
Caring for the dishwasher
the plastic sump cover in the tub
5 Remove
bottom and use a sponge to soak up water
in the rubber boot.
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Instructions
Before you call for service...
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on
the following pages, or visit ge.com. You may
not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible Causes
Dishwasher won’t run
Fuse is blown, or the
circuit breaker tripped
Operating Instructions
Noise
Troubleshooting Tips
Water standing in
the bottom of the tub
Suds in the tub
Stained tub interior
What To Do
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances
from the circuit.
• Try pressing the START/RESET pad (Electronic models) two times.
Power is turned off
• In some installations, power to the dishwasher is provided through a wall
switch, often located next to the disposer switch. Make sure it is on.
Some of the sounds
• Soft food disposal shredding action.
you’ll hear are normal • Drain valve opening to pump water out.
• Timer control as cycle progresses.
• Detergent cup opening.
• The motor starting and stopping during the cycle.
Utensils are not secure • Make sure everything is secured in dishwasher.
in rack or something small
has dropped into rack
Rattling dishes when
• Make sure dishes are properly loaded. See the Loading the
the spray arm rotates
dishwasher racks section.
Motor hums
• Dishwasher has not been used on a regular basis. If you do not use
your dishwasher often, set it to fill and pump out once every week.
This will help keep the seal moist.
This is normal
• A small amount of clean water around the outlet on the tub bottom
at the back of the tub keeps the water seal lubricated.
Wrong detergent
• Use only automatic dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing.
was used
Cascade®, Cascade® Complete and Electrasol® Automatic Dishwashing
Detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
• To remove suds from the tub, open the dishwasher and let suds
dissipate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the
dishwasher. Pump out water by slowly turning the Dial until a drain
period is reached. Repeat if necessary.
Rinse agent was spilled • Always wipe up rinse agent spills immediately.
Some tomato-based
• Use of the RINSE ONLY cycle after adding the dish to the load
foods can cause reddish can decrease the level of staining. GE recommends Cascade®
stains
Plastic Booster to help remove these types of stains.
Tea or coffee stains
• Remove the stain by hand, using a solution of 1/2 cup bleach
and 3 cups warm water.
WARNING
Before cleaning the interior, wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle for the
heating elements to cool down. Failure to do so can result in burns.
• A special filter in the water supply line is the only way to correct
this problem. Contact a water softener company.
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An overall yellow or
brown film can be
caused by iron deposits
in water
White film on inside
• GE recommends Jet-Dry ® or Cascade Crystal Clear® to help
surface—hard water
prevent hard water mineral deposits from forming.
minerals
• Run dishwasher with citric acid to remove mineral deposits. Citric
acid (Part number: WD35X151) can be ordered through GE Parts.
See back cover for ordering information.
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Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dishes don’t dry
Low inlet water
temperature
• Make sure inlet water temperature is at least 120°F.
• Select HEATED DRY.
• Use HOT START option.
• Select a higher cycle, such as POTS & PANS.
Rinse agent dispenser
is empty
• Check the rinse agent dispenser and fill as required.
Dishes and flatware
not clean
Safety Instructions
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Inlet water temperature • Run hot water faucet prior to connecting the Unicouple to purge cold
is below 120°F.
water from the hot water line.
• Use HOT START and POTS & PANS.
• Raise the water heater temperature to 120°F.
• See Using the dishwasher section, refer to Proper Use of Detergent for
detergent recommendations.
Old or damp powdered • See Using the dishwasher section, refer to Proper Use of Detergent for
detergent
detergent recommendations.
• Turn on a faucet. Is water coming out more slowly than usual? If so,
wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher.
Improper rack loading
• Make sure large dishware does not block detergent dispenser or wash arm.
Spots and filming
on glasses and
flatware
Extremely hard water
Low inlet water
temperature
Overloading the
dishwasher
Improper loading
Old or damp powder
detergent
Rinse agent dispenser
empty
Too little detergent
• Use Jet-Dry® or Cascade Crystal Clear® rinse agents to remove spots
and prevent new film buildup.
• To remove stubborn spots and pre-existing film from glassware:
1 Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher.
2 Do not add detergent.
3 Select the longest cycle.
4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run until the detergent cup opens.
Dishwasher will now be in the main wash.
5 Open the door and pour 2 cups (500 ml) of white vinegar into the
bottom of the dishwasher.
6 Close the door and allow to complete the cycle. If vinegar rinse
doesn’t work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml) of citric
acid crystals instead of vinegar.
Cloudiness on
glassware
Combination of soft
water and too much
detergent
• This is called etching and is permanent. To prevent this from
happening, use less detergent if you have soft water. Wash glassware in
the shortest cycle that will get it clean.
Water temperature
• Lower the water heater temperature.
entering the dishwasher
exceeds 150°F.
Detergent cup lid
won’t latch
Timer dial is not in the
OFF position
Detergent left in
dispenser cups
Dishes are blocking the • Reposition the dishes.
detergent cups
Steam
This is normal
Black or gray
marks on dishes
Aluminum utensils have • Remove marks with a mild, abrasive cleaner.
rubbed against dishes
Troubleshooting Tips
Water pressure is
temporarily low
Operating Instructions
Too little detergent
• Turn the timer dial to OFF.
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• Steam comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and
when water is being pumped out.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes
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All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule
service, on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at ge.com, or call
800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have serial number and
model number available when calling for service.
For The Period Of:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
GE Will Replace:
Safety Instructions
GE Dishwasher Warranty
Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During
this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service
to replace the defective part.
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the
drain line.
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit
breakers.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for
home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not
available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE
Service location. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know
what your legal rights are, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Troubleshooting Tips
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited
Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
Operating Instructions
What Is Not Covered:
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
Consumer Support
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Consumer Support
GE Appliances Website
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Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day,
any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals,
order parts or even schedule service on-line.
Schedule Service
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Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service
at your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal
business hours.
Real Life Design Studio
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GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by
people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and
mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas
for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322).
Extended Warranties
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Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty
is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.
GE Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories
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Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes
(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at
800.626.2002 during normal business hours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing
generally should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper
servicing may cause unsafe operation.
Contact Us
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If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
In Canada write to:
Director, Customer Relations, Mabe Canada Inc.
Suite 310, 1 Factory Lane
Moncton, N.B. E1C 9M3
Register Your Appliance
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Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow
for enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material.
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