Dishwashers
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . 2, 3
Owner’s Manual
Operating Instructions
EDW5000 Series
EDW6000 Series
GHDA450 Series
GHDA650 Series
GLD4100 Series
GLD4200 Series
GLD4300 Series
GLD5500 Series
GLD5800 Series
GLD6200 Series
GLD6300 Series
GLD6500 Series
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Control Panel and Settings . . . 4–7
Loading Place Settings . . . . . . . . 11
Loading the Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . .8, 9
Troubleshooting Tips . . 13, 14
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . . .Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # __________________
Serial # __________________
You can find them on the tub wall
just inside the door.
165D4700P325
49-55005
11-05 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
or 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 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
Operating Instructions
If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more, 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 which is connected to the hot water system. This simple procedure will allow any builtup hydrogen gas to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or 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 to a grounded metal, permanent wiring
system; or run an equipment-grounding
conductor with the circuit conductors and
connect to the equipment-grounding 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.
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CAUTION: To prevent minor injury or property damage
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■ Contents washed in Anti-bacterial mode, if
available, may be hot to the touch. Use care
before handling.
■ 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.
■ On dishwashers with electronic controls,
if you choose to turn the switch off
between wash cycles, allow 5-10
seconds after turning the switch on before
touching START/RESET to allow the control to
reboot.
■ Non-Dishware Items: Do not wash items such
as electronic air cleaner filters, furnace filters and
paint brushes in your dishwasher. Damage to
dishwasher and discoloration or staining of
dishwasher may result.
■ Close supervision is necessary if this appliance
is used by or near children.
■ Load light, plastic items so they will not
become dislodged and drop to the bottom
of the dishwasher—they might come into
contact with the heating element and be
damaged.
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.
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Before You Throw Away Your Old
Dishwasher:
WARNING!
Door latch keeper
When using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
■ 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.
■ Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
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READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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 dishwasher
Dishwashing Detergents, and Jet-Dry® and
when opening or closing door due to the possibility
®
Cascade Rinse Aid rinse agents have been
of small fingers being pinched in door.
approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
■ Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing
■ Locate sharp items so that they are not likely
the door of the washing compartment.
to damage the door seal.
■ Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline
■ Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce
or other flammable vapors and liquids in the
the risk of cut-type injuries.
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
■ Do not wash plastic items unless marked
■ Do not allow children to play with, on or inside this
dishwasher safe or the equivalent. For plastic
appliance or any discarded appliance.
items not so marked, check the manufacturer's
recommendations.
Operating Instructions
■ Take off the door of the washing compartment
or remove the door latch keeper (as shown).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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About the dishwasher control panel. (For models with sensor: EDW6000 Series,
Safety Instructions
GHDA650 Series, GLD6200 Series, GLD6300 Series, and GLD6500 Series)
You can locate your model number on the tub wall just inside the door. Throughout this manual, features and
appearance may vary from your model.
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Operating Instructions
Control Settings
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Status Indicator Lights
The Status display tells you what’s happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash, indicating a
malfunction (see page 8). The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of operation the dishwasher is in.
SENSING
Displayed while the sensor is measuring the amount of soil and temperature of water.
(on some models) The dishwasher will adjust the selected cycle to achieve optimal performance.
WASHING
Displayed during prewash and main wash periods.
(on some models)
RINSING
Displayed during rinse periods.
(on some models)
DRYING
Displayed during HEATED DRY.
(on some models)
SANITIZED
Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions. Light remains ON until door is opened.
Troubleshooting Tips
CLEAN
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Displayed when a wash cycle is complete. The light stays ON as a reminder that the dishes are
clean until the door is relatched or until another cycle is selected.
Time Remaining Display (on some models)
During operation, the display shows the minutes remaining until the cycle is complete. The display may adjust the
remaining time while the sensing light is on. The time displayed at the start of each cycle may change from the
factory setting as the unit customizes itself to home use. During a delay start, the display will show hours of time
remaining until the cycle starts.
Cycles
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which cycle has been selected.
This dishwasher is equipped with a dirt and temperature sensor. Cycle length and time will vary depending on the
soil level and temperature.
ANTI-BACTERIA
or SANI WASH
Heavy 8.5 gal., 84 min.
Medium 7.3 gal., 78 min.
Light 6.1 gal., 75 min.
This cycle raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware. The cycle
length will vary depending on the temperature of your inlet water.
NOTE: The Anti-Bacteria cycle is monitored for sanitization requirements. If the cycle is
interrupted during or after the main wash portion or if the incoming water temperature is so low
that adequate water heating cannot be achieved, the sanitizing conditions may not be met. In
these cases, the sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle.
NOTE: NSF certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.
POTS
& PANS
Heavy 10.9 gal., 102 min.
Medium 8.5 gal., 78 min.
Light 7.3 gal., 73 min.
This cycle is meant for heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils.
Everyday dishes are safe to be used in this cycle.
NORMAL WASH
Heavy 8.5 gal., 65 min.
Medium 7.3 gal., 60 min.
Light 4.9 gal., 49 min.
This cycle is for medium/heavily soiled dishes and glassware.
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SPEED CYCLE
7.3 gal., 35 min.
or
This cycle is for everyday dishes and glassware.
SPEED WASH
(on some models)
CHINA CRYSTAL 7.3 gal., 48 min.
(on some models) This cycle is for lightly soiled china and crystal.
RINSE ONLY
2.5 gal., 12 min.
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent with this cycle.
NOTE: Only the Anti-Bacteria cycle has been designed to meet the requirements of Section 6, NSF 184 for
soil removal and sanitization efficacy.
Options
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which option has been selected.
PRE SCRUB
For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option MUST be selected PRIOR to
(on some models) starting the cycle. This option adds 16 minutes to the cycle time. NOTE: Cannot be selected with
RINSE ONLY cycle.
Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes air dry naturally and energy is saved. For faster air dry,
you can prop the door open after the CLEAN light illuminates.
HEATED DRY
Light ON
Turns the heater on for fast drying. This will extend the total run time by 8 minutes for the SPEED
CYCLE, 38 minutes for NORMAL and POTS/PANS, and 30 minutes for all other cycles.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
LOCK
You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock the controls
after you have started a cycle.
Children cannot accidentally start dishwasher by touching pads with this option selected.
To LOCK the dishwasher control, touch and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The light
below the HEATED DRY pad will turn on. To UNLOCK the dishwasher control, touch and hold the
HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The LOCK light will turn off.
ADDED
HEAT
When selected, the cycle will run longer with the heating element on to improve both wash and
dry performance. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
DELAY HOURS
You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 9 hours. Touch the DELAY HOURS pad to choose
the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle; then touch START/RESET one time.
The dishwasher will count down and start automatically at the correct time. Touching
START/RESET a second time will cancel the DELAY START selection.
RESET
To change a cycle after washing starts, touch the START/RESET pad to cancel the cycle. The
START/RESET light will flash while the water is pumped out if needed. This takes approximately
90 seconds. When the light stops flashing, the dishwasher can be reprogrammed and restarted.
Troubleshooting Tips
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HEATED DRY
Light OFF
Operating Instructions
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Start
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Close and latch the dishwasher door and select the cycle and desired enhancements. Touch the START/RESET pad
once to begin the cycle. Water begins to fill the dishwasher, and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action
begins. Touching the START/RESET pad a second time will cancel the cycle and cause the water to drain out. This will
take approximately 2 minutes.
NOTE: The dishwasher remembers your last cycle so you don’t have to reprogram each time. When the dishwasher
door is fully closed, the control panel lights will display the last settings you selected.
If you don’t want to change any of the settings, simply touch the START/RESET pad once to begin the cycle.
If the door is closed, the indicator lights will turn off if the START/RESET pad is not pressed within two minutes.
To activate the display, open and close the door or touch any pad.
Also, if a power failure occurs, NORMAL and HEATED DRY will automatically be programmed.
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About the dishwasher control panel. (For models without a sensor: EDW5000 Series,
Safety Instructions
GHDA450 Series, GLD4100 Series, GLD4200 Series, GLD4300 Series, GLD5500 Series and GLD5800 Series)
You can locate your model number on the tub wall just inside the door. Throughout this manual, features and
appearance may vary from your model.
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2
3
Operating Instructions
Control Settings
1
Status Indicator Lights
The Status display tells you what’s happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash,
indicating a malfunction (see page 8). The lights will come ON indicating the sequence
of operation the dishwasher is in.
SANITIZED
CLEAN
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Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions. Light remains ON until
door is opened.
Displayed when a wash cycle is complete. The light stays ON as a reminder that
the dishes are clean until the door is opened or until another cycle is selected.
Cycles
Troubleshooting Tips
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which cycle has been selected.
SANI WASH
7.3 gal., 97 min.
This cycle raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware.
The cycle length will vary depending on the temperature of your inlet water.
NOTE: The SANI-WASH cycle is monitored for sanitization requirements. If the
cycle is interrupted during or after the main wash portion or if the incoming water
temperature is so low that adequate water heating cannot be achieved, the
sanitizing conditions may not be met. In these cases, the sanitized light will not
illuminate at the end of the cycle.
NOTE: NSF certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food
establishments.
POTS
& PANS
8.5 gal., 89 min.
This cycle is meant for heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or bakedon soils. Everyday dishes are safe to be used in this cycle.
NORMAL WASH 5.9 gal., 56 min.
This cycle is for medium/heavily soiled dishes and glassware.
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LIGHT WASH
(on some
models)
6.1 gal., 36 min.
This cycle is for everyday dishes and glassware.
CHINA CRYSTAL 6.1 gal., 39 min.
(on some
This cycle is for lightly soiled china and crystal.
models)
RINSE ONLY
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1.2 gal., 6 min.
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent with
this cycle.
NOTE: Only the SANI-WASH cycle has been designed to meet the requirements of Section 6,
NSF 184 for soil removal and sanitization efficacy.
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Options
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected.
HEATED DRY
Light OFF
Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes air dry naturally and energy is saved.
For faster air dry you can prop the door open after the CLEAN light illuminates.
HEATED DRY
Light ON
Turns the heater on for fast drying. This will extend the total run time by 38 minutes.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
LOCK
You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock
the controls after you have started a cycle.
Children cannot accidentally start dishwasher by touching pads with this option
selected.
To LOCK the dishwasher control, touch and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The light below
the HEATED DRY pad will turn on. To UNLOCK the dishwasher control, touch and hold the HEATED
DRY pad for 3 seconds. The LOCK light will turn off.
HOT WASH
When selected, the cycle will run longer with the heating element on to improve both
wash and dry performance. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
DELAY HOURS
You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 8 hours. Touch the DELAY HOURS
pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle; then
touch START/RESET one time. The dishwasher will count down and start automatically
at the correct time. Touching START/RESET a second time will cancel the DELAY START
selection.
RESET
To change a cycle after washing starts, touch the START/RESET pad to cancel the
cycle. The START/RESET light will flash while the water is pumped out if needed. This
takes approximately 90 seconds. When the light stops flashing, the dishwasher can be
reprogrammed and restarted.
Start
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Close and latch the dishwasher door and select the cycle and desired enhancements. Touch the
START/RESET pad once to begin the cycle. Water begins to fill the dishwasher, and approximately 60
seconds later the wash action begins. Touching the START/RESET pad a second time will cancel the
cycle and cause the water to drain out. This will take approximately 2 minutes.
NOTE: The dishwasher remembers your last cycle so you don’t have to reprogram each time. When
the dishwasher door is fully closed, the control panel lights will display the last settings you selected.
If you don’t want to change any of the settings, simply touch the START/RESET pad once to begin
the cycle.
If the door is closed, the indicator lights will turn off if the START/RESET pad is not pressed within two
minutes. To activate the display, open and close the door or touch any pad.
Also, if a power failure occurs, NORMAL and HEATED DRY will automatically be programmed.
Troubleshooting Tips
For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option MUST be
selected PRIOR to starting the cycle. This option will improve both wash and dry
performance. This option adds 20 minutes to the cycle time.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
Operating Instructions
HOT START
(on some
models)
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Safety Instructions
Using the dishwasher.
Check the Water Temperature
The entering water should 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.
Use Jet-Dry ® or Cascade Crystal Clear ® Rinse Agent
Jet-Dry® or Cascade Crystal Clear ® rinse agents remove spots and prevent new film buildup on
your dishes, glasses, flatware, cookware and plastic.
Filling the Dispenser
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1 Turn the dispenser cap to the left and lift it out.
2 Add rinse agent until the indicator window looks full. Do not overfill.
3 Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a damp cloth to prevent foam.
4 Replace the dispenser cap.
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Indicator
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Operating Instructions
The rinse agent dispenser holds 3.5 oz. of rinse agent. Under normal
conditions, this will last approximately one month. Refill when rinse agent
is not visible in the indicator. Do not overfill.
Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open.
Adjustable setting dial
Dispenser cap
Rinse Aid Setting
The amount of rinse agent released into the final wash can be
adjusted. The factory setting is at the midpoint. If there are rings of
calcium (hard water) spots on dishes, try a higher setting. If you
observe foam in the final rinse, try a lower setting.
Troubleshooting Tips
To adjust the setting
Remove the dispenser cap, then turn the adjustable setting dial
counterclockwise to increase the amount of rinse agent or clockwise
to reduce the amount of rinse agent dispensed.
Dish Preparation Prior to Loading
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■ No pre-rinsing of normal food soil is required.
■ Scrape off hard soils, including bones,
toothpicks, skins and seeds.
■ Remove large quantities of any remaining
food.
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■ Remove leafy vegetables, meat trimmings
and excessive amounts of grease or oil.
■ Remove acidic food soils that can discolor
stainless steel.
Using the dishwasher.
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Proper Use of Detergent
Detergent Cups to Fill
Less than 4
15 cup or fill cup to first line
4 to 8
25 cup or fill cup to second line
8 to 12
15 and 25 cups or fill main wash cup
Greater
than 12
15, 25 cups and the open cup or fill
both Main Wash and Pre Wash cup
(on some models)
For heavily-soiled loads, use the Pots and Pans or
Heavy Wash cycle and add a little extra detergent.
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.
(on some models)
Soft
Medium
Soft
Medium
Hard
Extremely
Hard
PRE
WASH
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MAIN WASH
(on some models)
Forget to Add a Dish?
A forgotten dish can be added any time before
the main wash.
Squeeze the door latch to release the door.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Number
of Grains
Open
cup
Operating Instructions
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.
Do not open the door until the water spray
action stops. Steam may rise out of the
dishwasher.
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Add forgotten dishes.
Close the door.
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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
Although the upper rack is for glasses, cups
and saucers, pots and pans can be placed
in this rack for effective cleaning. Cups and
glasses fit best along the sides. This is also
a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics.
The utility shelf (on some models) may be
placed in the up or down position to add
flexibility. A wine glass holder (on some
models) secures wine glasses for best
washability. Because wine glasses come
in various sizes, after loading, slowly push
in the rack to make sure they will clear
the top of the dishwasher.
The upper rack is good for all kinds of
odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing
bowls and other items should be placed
face down. Fold-down tines (on some models)
provide flexibility for extra-large and hardto-fit items.
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Loading the dishwasher racks.
Check to make
sure that no
items will block
rotation of the
wash arms.
Lower Rack
The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers
and cookware. Large items such as broiler
pans and baking racks should go along the
left-hand side. 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. If necessary, oversized glasses and
mugs can be placed in the lower rack to
maximize loading flexibility.
Single basket (on some models)
One-piece basket (on some models)
Three-piece basket (on some models)
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Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over
2 tines when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so
they can’t fall onto the heater.
Be sure that items do not protrude through the
bottom of the rack and block rotation of the
middle spray arm. This could result in poor
wash performance for items in the upper rack.
Don’t let any
item extend
through
bottom.
Silverware Basket
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable
handle to either side (on some models). 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 the
silverware on top.
The one-piece silverware basket (on some
models) can be placed in the front, right side
or back of the lower rack.
A variety of options is available regarding
the three-piece silverware basket (on some
models) in your dishwasher. The complete
basket is designed to fit on the right side
of the lower rack. Additionally, each end of
the basket is removable to add loading
flexibility to accommodate flatware and
lower rack capacity needs.
To remove end baskets, grasp the basket
at opposite corners and slide apart.
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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.
Fold-down tines (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items.
The tines may be left in the up position or
folded down to customize the lower rack.
The lids of both end and middle baskets (on
some models) can be closed to contain small
items. Long items can be placed on the utility
shelf in the upper rack.
The accessory
basket (on some
models) can hold
small items such
as: baby bottle
nipples, plastic lids,
corn cob holders, etc.
Loading place settings…
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Lower Rack—10 place settings
Lower Rack—10 place settings
Follow these guidelines for loading 12 place settings. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets
may vary from your model.
Troubleshooting Tips
Upper Rack—12 place settings
Lower Rack—12 place settings
Optional accessories.
You can change the appearance of your
dishwasher by adding a custom panel trim kit.
Wood panel trim kit—This accessory contains
trim and instructions for you to supply and install
a 1/4″ thick decorative wood door:
Trimless wood panel kit—This accessory
contains parts and instructions for you to supply
and install a 3/4″ thick decorative wood door:
Non-wood countertop bracket kit—This is for
installations which have non-wood countertops
and includes side-mounting brackets and
instructions for securing the dishwasher.
■ GPF65
These accessories are available at extra cost from
GE. Call 800.626.2002 to order. Visa, Mastercard
or Discover cards are accepted.
Specify accessory number when ordering.
■ GPF575
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■ GPF525B (Black)
■ GPF525W (White)
■ GPF525C (Bisque)
Operating Instructions
Upper Rack—10 place settings
Safety Instructions
Follow these guidelines for loading 10 place settings. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets
may vary from your model.
Safety Instructions
Caring for the dishwasher.
Operating Instructions
Cleaning the Door Panel
Before cleaning the front panel, make sure
you know what type of panel you have.
Refer to the last two letters of your model
number. You can locate your model
number on the left-hand tub wall just
inside the door. If your model number ends
with BB, WW or CC, then you have a
Painted Door panel. If your model number
ends with SS, then you have a Stainless
Steel Door panel. If your model number
ends with CS, then you have a CleanSteel
Door panel.
Stainless Steel Door Panel (model
numbers ending in SS)
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned
with Stainless Steel Magic or a similar
product using a clean, soft cloth. Do not
use appliance wax, polish, bleach or
products containing chlorine on Stainless
Steel doors.
Follow the instructions below for cleaning
the door panel for your specific model.
CleanSteel Door Panel (model numbers
ending in CS)
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth,
then dry thoroughly. Do not use appliance
wax, polish or any chemical agent on
CleanSteel doors.
Painted Door Panel (model numbers
ending in BB–black, WW–white or
CC–bisque)
Use a clean, soft, lightly dampened cloth,
then dry thoroughly. You may also use a
good appliance wax or polish.
You can order Stainless Steel Magic
#WX10X15 through GE Parts by calling
800.626.2002.
Do not wipe the dishwasher with a soiled
dish cloth or wet towel. These may leave
a residue. Do not use scouring pads or
powdered cleaners because these
products can scratch the finish.
Cleaning the Control Panel
Troubleshooting Tips
To clean the control panel, use a lightly
dampened cloth. Then dry thoroughly.
Protect Against Freezing
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated
place during the winter, ask a service
technician to:
water from the water inlet line
3 Drain
and water valve. (Use a pan to catch
off electrical power to the
1 Cut
dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip
the water inlet line to the
4 Reconnect
water valve.
the water.)
circuit breaker.
off the water supply and
2 Turn
disconnect the water inlet line from
Consumer Support
the water valve.
Air gap
Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap?
An air gap protects your dishwasher
against water backing up into it if a drain
clogs. The air gap is not a part of the
dishwasher. It is not covered by your
warranty. Not all plumbing codes require
air gaps, so you may not have one.
Check the air gap any time
your dishwasher isn’t draining
well.
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The air gap is easy to clean.
off the dishwasher and lift off the
1 Turn
cover.
the plastic cap and clean with
2 Remove
a toothpick.
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Error Messages
Possible Causes
What To Do
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dishes and flatware
not clean
Low inlet water temperature
• Make sure inlet water temperature is correct (see page 8). Turn on
the hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, let run until the water
temperature stops rising. Then start the dishwasher and turn off
the faucet. This insures the entering water is hot.
Operating Instructions
START/RESET status You have pressed the
• Press the START/RESET pad only when you want to restart the
indicator light flashing START/RESET pad while the
dishwasher.
dishwasher is running. This will
cancel the cycle. The light will stop
flashing after the dishwasher drains
(about 90 seconds).
Dishwasher BEEPS
This is a reminder that your
• Close and latch the door after opening it mid-cycle.
once every 30 seconds dishwasher door has been left
open during operation. It will
continue beeping until you close
the door.
Water pressure is temporarily low • Turn on a faucet. Is water coming out more slowly than usual?
If so, wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher.
Air gap or disposer is clogged
• Clean the air gap or flush the disposer.
Improper rack loading
• Make sure large dishware does not block the detergent dispenser
or the wash arms. See the Loading the dishwasher racks section.
No air gap or high drain loop
• Verify that you have an air gap or a high drain loop. Refer to
the Installation Instructions.
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 POTS & PANS cycle.
4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 22 minutes. 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Spots and filming
on glasses and
flatware
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
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.
Suds in the tub
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 them clean.
Water temperature entering
the dishwasher exceeds 150°F
• This could be etching. Lower the water heater temperature.
Correct detergent
wasn’t used
• Use only automatic dishwasher detergents to avoid sudsing.
Cascade® 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. Close and latch the dishwasher. Pump out water
by touching the START/RESET pad once; then 30 seconds later,
touch the START/RESET pad again. Repeat if necessary.
Rinse agent was spilled
• Always wipe up rinse agent spills immediately.
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Consumer Support
Cloudiness on
glassware
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Before you call for service…
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Detergent left in
dispenser cups
Black or gray
marks on dishes
Dishes don’t dry
Dishes are blocking the
detergent cup
Aluminum utensils have
rubbed against dishes
Low inlet water temperature
• Reposition the dishes, so the water from the lower spray arm can
flush the detergent cup. See the Loading the dishwasher section.
• Remove marks with a mild, abrasive cleaner.
Rinse agent dispenser is empty
Control panel responded Door latch may not be properly
to inputs but dishwasher seated
never filled with water Water valve may be turned off
Stained tub interior
Some tomato-based foods can
cause reddish stains
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Dishwasher won’t run
Make sure inlet water temperature is at least 120°F.
Select HEATED DRY.
Use HOT START, HOT WASH or ADDED HEAT options.
Select a higher cycle, such as ANTI-BACTERIA, SANI WASH or POTS & PANS.
• Check the rinse agent dispenser and fill as required.
• Make sure the door is firmly closed.
• Make sure water valve (usually located under the sink) is turned on.
• Use of the RINSE ONLY cycle after adding the dish to the load
can decrease the level of staining. GE recommends Cascade®
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 interior, wait at least 20 minutes after a cycle for the
heating elements to cool down. Failure to do so can result in burns.
An overall yellow or brown film can • A special filter in the water supply line is the only way to correct
be caused by iron deposits in water this problem. Contact a water softener company.
White film on inside surface—
• GE recommends Jet-Dry ® or Cascade Crystal Clear® to help
hard water minerals
prevent hard water mineral deposits from forming.
• 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.
Fuse is blown or circuit breaker
• Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from
is tripped
the circuit.
Power is turned off
• In some installations, the power to the dishwasher is provided through a
wall switch, often located next to the disposer switch. Make sure it is on.
Control panel is locked
• Unlock control panel. See page 5 or 7.
Reboot your control
• Turn off power to the dishwasher (circuit breaker or wall switch) for
30 seconds; then turn back on.
• Each pad must be touched within 30 seconds of the others.
To relight, touch any pad again, or unlock and relatch door.
Control panel lights
go off when you’re
setting controls
Water standing in
the bottom of the tub
Water won’t pump
out of the tub
Time too long between
touching of selected pads
Steam
This is normal
Sanitized light does
not illuminate at the
end of the cycle
(Anti-Bacteria
cycle only)
Noise
The door was opened and the
cycle was interrupted during
or after the main wash portion
The incoming water
temperature was too low
Normal operating sounds
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•
•
•
•
This is normal
Drain is clogged
• A small amount of clean water around the outlet on the tub
bottom at the back of the tub keeps the water seal lubricated.
• If you have an air gap, clean it. See page 12.
• If the dishwasher drains into a disposer, run disposer clear.
• Check to see if your kitchen sink is draining well. If not, you
may need a plumber.
• Warm, moist air comes through the vent by the door latch during drying
and when water is being pumped out. This is necessary for drying.
• Do not interrupt the cycle anytime during or after main wash.
• Raise the water heater temperature to between 120°F and 140°F.
•
•
•
•
Rattling dishes when the spray •
arm rotates
Detergent cup opening.
Water entering dishwasher.
The motor stops and starts at various times during the cycle.
Drain pump sounds during the pump out.
Make sure dishes are properly loaded. See the Loading the
dishwasher racks section.
GE Dishwasher Warranty.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
For The Period Of: GE Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Safety Instructions
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.
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 related service to
replace the defective part.
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ 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.
■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the
drain line.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
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 for service. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty. 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 GE Will Not Cover:
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Consumer Support.
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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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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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(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.
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including your phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
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