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Dishwashers
GE Appliances
Owner’s Manual
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GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000
Part No. 165D4700P194 Pub. No. 49-5869
6-99 JR
Congratulations!
You Are Now Part of the GE Family.
Welcome to the GE family.
We’re proud of our quality
products and we are
committed to providing
dependable service. You’ll
see it in this easy-to-use
Owner’s Manual and you’ll
hear it in the friendly voices
of our customer service
department.
Best of all, you’ll experience
these values each time you
use your dishwasher. That’s
important, because your
new dishwasher will be part
of your family for many
years. And we hope you will
be part of ours for a long
time to come.
We thank you for buying
GE. We appreciate your
purchase, and hope you
will continue to rely on us
whenever you need quality
appliances for your home.
Important!
Fill out and return the Consumer Product
Ownership Registration card that is packed
with this product. If you cannot find it,
please send in the duplicate card printed in
the back of this manual.
Write the model and serial
numbers here.
#
#
You can find them on the tub wall just
inside the door.
Staple sales slip or cancelled check
here.
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Proof of the original purchase date is
needed to obtain service under the
warranty.
Safety Information . . . . . .4–7
Safety Information
GE & You,
A Service Partnership.
Ask any GE appliance owner and they will
tell you we stand behind our products with
unmatched quality service. However, did
you know that most questions result from
simple problems that you can easily fix
yourself in just a few minutes? This
Owner’s Manual can tell you how.
Operating Instructions
Inside you will find many
helpful hints on how to use and
maintain your dishwasher
properly. Just a little preventive
care on your part can save you a
great deal of time and money
over the life of your dishwasher.
Troubleshooting Tips
Before You
Call For Service . . . . . . . . 19–23
You’ll find many answers to
common problems here.
If you review our chart of
Troubleshooting Tips first,
you may not need to call for
service at all.
If You Need Service
Customer Service
Product Registration . . . . . . . .30
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Service Telephone
Numbers . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
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Customer Service
If you do need service, you can
relax knowing help is only a
phone call away. A list of toll-free
customer service numbers is
included in the back section.
Or you can always call the
GE Answer Center® at
800.626.2000, 24 hours a day,
7 days a week.
Troubleshooting Tips
Review the Section on
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Read this Manual
Control Panel and Settings . .8, 9
Using the Dishwasher . . .12–13
Loading the Racks . . . . . .14–16
Optional Accessories . . . . . . .17
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . .18
Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be
followed to minimize the risk of fire, explosion, electric
shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury,
or loss of life.
Operating Instructions
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.
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Troubleshooting Tips
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 built-up hydrogen gas
to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open
flame or appliance during this process.
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Safety Information
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as
described in this Owner’s Manual.
PROPER INSTALLATION
AND MAINTENANCE
■ Connect to a grounded
metal, permanent wiring
system; or run an equipmentgrounding conductor with
the circuit conductors and
connect to the equipmentgrounding terminal or lead
of the appliance.
■ 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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.
Operating Instructions
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 calling
us toll-free at the GE Answer Center ®, 800.626.2000.
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■ 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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Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
WARNING!
DO NOT…
■ Do not tamper with controls.
Operating Instructions
■ Do not abuse, sit on, or stand
on the door or dish rack of
the dishwasher.
■ Do not discard a dishwasher
without first removing the
door of the washing
compartment.
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Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not store or use
combustible materials,
gasoline or other flammable
vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
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■ Do not allow children to play
inside, on or with this
appliance or any discarded
appliance.
Safety Information
WHEN USING YOUR DISHWASHER
■ Locate sharp items so that they
are not likely to damage the
door seal.
■ Load sharp knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk
of cut-type injuries.
■ Do not touch the heating
element during or
immediately after use.
■ Do not operate your
dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly
in place.
■ Close supervision is necessary
if this appliance is used by or
near children.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Do not wash plastic items
unless marked dishwasher safe
or the equivalent. For plastic
items not so marked, check
the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
■ 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.
Operating Instructions
■ Use only powder, tabs or
liquid detergents or wetting
agents recommended for use
in a dishwasher and keep them
out of the reach of children.
Cascade® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergent has
been approved for use in all
GE dishwashers.
■ 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.
Read and follow this
Safety Information carefully.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Safety Information
About the dishwasher control panel.
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.
Operating Instructions
NORMAL
POT
SCRUBBER
LIGHT
WASH
CLEAN
OPTIONS
CYCLE SELECTIONS
RINSE
& HOLD
HI TEMP
RINSE
HI TEMP
WASH
HEATED
DRY
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
2 4 6
DELAY
START
START
RESET
Control Settings
Cycle Selections
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which CYCLE
SELECTION has been selected.
NORMAL For loads of everyday dishes, glasses and cookware with
medium soils. NOTE: Many dishes have lighter soil than
normal. Choosing a cycle other than NORMAL will save energy
and water.
Troubleshooting Tips
POT SCRUBBER 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.
CHINA CRYSTAL For lightly soiled china and crystal.
(on some models)
LIGHT WASH For dishes with light soils.
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RINSE & HOLD For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use
detergent with this cycle.
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Safety Information
Options
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected.
Operating Instructions
HI TEMP RINSE Turns on the heater in all prerinse and final rinse cycles to help prevent
spotting on dishware. This option may be turned ON or OFF during the
wash cycle.
HI TEMP WASH Energizes the heater in all prewash fill cycles. Recommended for use with
heavily soiled dishes. Option may be turned ON or OFF during the wash cycle.
HEATED DRY Shuts off the drying heat options. Dishes air dry naturally and energy is
OFF saved. You can prop the door open after the light goes ON below the word
CLEAN.
HEATED DRY Turns the heater on for fast drying. This option will extend the time to your
ON wash cycle by 30 minutes. NOTE: This cannot be selected with RINSE &
HOLD cycle.
LOCK When the LOCK pad is touched twice within three seconds, all pads become
inoperative. You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made.
Or you can lock the controls after you have started a cycle or selected DELAY
START so the cycle or DELAY START is not interrupted.
Children cannot accidentally start dishwasher by touching pads with
this option selected.
To unlock the pads after they have been locked, touch the LOCK pad twice
within three seconds. The light above the LOCK pad will turn off.
DELAY START You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to six hours (up to eight
hours on some models). Press and hold the DELAY START pad to choose
the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle. The machine
will count down and start automatically at the correct time. NOTE: If you
forget to latch the door, a reminder signal will beep until you do so.
Troubleshooting Tips
Start
The light above the START/RESET pad will be ON to indicate that it has been selected.
Touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. There is a time delay between
start-up and water fill so you will not hear any wash action right away.
The cycle is complete when the light is ON below the word CLEAN.
NOTE: The dishwasher remembers your last cycle so you don’t have to
reprogram each time. When the dishwasher is loaded and door latch is in
the locked position, the control panel lights will be ON and will display the
last settings you selected. If you don’t want to change any of the settings,
simply touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle.
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Also, if a power failure occurs, NORMAL and HEATED DRY ON will
automatically be programmed. Make any new selections and touch the
START/RESET pad to begin the cycle.
Reset
To change a cycle after washing starts, touch the START/RESET pad to
cancel the cycle. After water is pumped out and motor stops, you can
reprogram and restart the dishwasher.
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Safety Information
About the dishwasher cycle sequence.
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.
Cycle Sequence
Water
Time
(approx.) (approx.)
Operating Instructions
Cycles
Cycle Sequence
NORMAL
8.0 gal.
62 min.
Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
POT SCRUBBER
9.4 gal.
64 min.
Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
CHINA CRYSTAL
6.0 gal.
34 min.
Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
LIGHT WASH
6.7 gal.
56 min.
Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
RINSE & HOLD
1.5 gal.
4 min.
Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
Drying Options:
HEATED DRY ON. Available on all wash cycles except RINSE & HOLD.
Add approximately 32 minutes to the cycle.
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Troubleshooting Tips
HEATED DRY OFF. Drying heater is turned off. Dishes dry naturally.
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Safety Information
Flashing control panel lights.
Flashing Lights
Lights
CLEAN
This is normal. The
START/RESET pad
has been pressed.
Allow the dishwasher to
drain and reset before
you start a new wash cycle.
Control error
Press the START/RESET
pad to turn off the beeper.
If the CLEAN light continues
to flash, call for service.
Control error
Press the START/RESET
pad to turn off the beeper
and the dishwasher will
attempt to reset. Then
restart the wash cycle. If
this error continues, call
for service.
PLUS A
BEEPING
SOUND
NORMAL
PLUS A
BEEPING
SOUND
Troubleshooting Tips
What to do
Operating Instructions
START
RESET
What it means
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Safety Information
Using the dishwasher.
Check the Water Temperature
Operating Instructions
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.
Use Jet-Dry ® Rinse Agent
Jet-Dry® rinse agent removes spots and prevents new film build-up
on your dishes, glasses, flatware, cookware and plastic.
Fill the rinse agent dispenser
until it reaches the bottom of lip
inside the opening. Replace cap.
Troubleshooting Tips
To check if rinse agent is needed,
remove the cap and look into the
dispenser. On some models, the
dispenser can be checked by pressing the clear center of the fill cap
2 or 3 times. If rinse agent fills the center of the fill cap, you have
enough.
A full dispenser should last about one month.
If rinse agent spills, wipe up the excess.
Dish Preparation Prior to Loading
■ 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 Door
■ The door must be closed and locked into place to select a
CYCLE SELECTION or an OPTION.
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■ If the door is opened during a cycle and left open, the dishwasher
will beep once every minute until the door is closed and latched into
place.
Safety Information
Proper Use of Detergent
Use only detergent specifically made for use in dishwashers. Cascade®
Automatic Dishwashing Detergent has 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.
Operating Instructions
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
You’ll find two detergent dispensers on the
inside door of your dishwasher. All wash cycles
require detergent in the main cup. Wash cycles Open cup
with two washes will also use the open cup. When
using automatic dishwashing detergent tabs,
simply place one tab in the main cup and close.
Main cup
Be sure the control panel lights are not lit
before adding detergent. Otherwise, the
detergent cup will not close and latch properly.
Add detergent then close the main cup.
NOTE: To open detergent cup after it has
been closed, simply turn the detergent cup
handle counter-clockwise until it releases.
A snapping sound may be heard.
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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.
not open the door until the water spray action stops. Steam
2 Do
may rise out of the dishwasher.
3 Add forgotten dishes.
4 Close the door and push the latch to the far right.
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Safety Information
Loading the dishwasher racks.
For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and
appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model.
Upper Rack
Operating Instructions
The cup shelf may be placed in the up or down
position to add flexibility.
Troubleshooting Tips
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 Wash Tower
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.
Keep the center area clear in the lower rack.
The wash tower rises through the center of the lower
rack during the wash and rinse portions of the cycle.
Appearance of upper rack and lower rack wash
towers will vary
A second wash tower is located in the upper rack.
Water from the wash tower in the lower rack
shoots up into this wash tower and out the
openings at the top. When loading items around this
wash tower do not block the top openings.
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Don’t block it or load tall things next to it.
Also, be careful not to let a portion
of an item such as a pot or dish
handle extend through the lower
rack. This could block the wash
arm and cause poor washing results.
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Safety Information
Lower Rack
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.
Operating Instructions
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.
Silverware Basket
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
To increase the flexibility of the lower rack, the
Don’t let any
silverware basket may be split. Grasp the basket at
item extend
through bottom. opposite corners and slide apart. The basket
sections should be placed in the lower rack by
hanging them on the top hoop.
A cover can be lowered to
either side to secure
lightweight items from the
effects of the vigorous wash
action.
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The accessory basket (on some models) can hold
small items such as: baby bottle nipples, plastic
lids, corn cob holders, etc. It can hang from the top
hoop of the upper rack along the right side or it can
also hang on the right or left side of the lower rack.
When hanging the accessory basket on the right side in
the upper rack, make sure the top is closed and nothing
is sticking out.
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Safety Information
Loading 10 place settings…
Operating Instructions
Follow these guidelines for loading 10 place settings. Features and
appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model.
Customer Service
Troubleshooting Tips
Upper Rack—10 place setting
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Lower Rack—10 place setting
Safety Information
About optional accessories.
You can change the door and lower access panel appearance of your
dishwasher by ordering one of these optional accessories:
■
Color Panels
■
1/4” Wood Panel Trim Kit
■
3/4” Trimless Panel Kit
Operating Instructions
These accessories are available at extra cost (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover
cards accepted) by calling 800-626-2002.
Specify accessory number when ordering.
Descriptions of Optional Accessories
Color panels— Replacement door panels and lower access panels
are available in the following colors:
■ GPF400A (Almond)
■ GPF400B (Black)
■ GPF400W (White)
Troubleshooting Tips
■ GPF400S (Stainless Steel)
NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit will be included with
the stainless steel color panel and must be installed with it.
Wood panel trim kit— This accessory contains trim and instructions
for you to supply and install a 1⁄4″ thick decorative wood door and
lower access panel:
■ GPF425A (Almond)
■ GPF425B (Black)
■ GPF425W (White)
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NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit must also be ordered
and installed when the door panel weighs four lbs. or more.
Trimless panel kit— This accessory contains parts and instructions
for you to supply and install a 3⁄4″ thick decorative wood door and
lower access panel:
■ GPF475
NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit will be included with
the trimless panel kit and must be installed with it.
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Safety Information
Caring for the dishwasher.
To clean the control panel use a lightly dampened cloth then dry
thoroughly. To clean the exterior use a good appliance polish wax.
Never use sharp objects, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any
part of the dishwasher.
Protect Against Freezing
Operating Instructions
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during
the winter, ask a service technician to:
Troubleshooting Tips
Sump cover screws
Two types of
air gaps
1
Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove
fuses or trip circuit breaker.
2
Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water
inlet line from the water valve.
3
Drain water from the water inlet line and water
valve. (Use a pan to catch the water.)
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5
Reconnect the water inlet line to the water valve.
Remove the plastic sump cover in the tub
bottom and use a sponge to soak up water in the
rubber boot.
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.
The air gap is easy to clean.
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Check the air gap any time
your dishwasher isn’t
draining well.
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1
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the chrome
cover.
2
Unscrew the plastic cap and clean with a toothpick.
Safety Information
Before you call for service…
Troubleshooting Tips
Review the charts on the following pages first and you may not
need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Control panel lights go
off when you’re setting
controls
Time too long between
touching of selected pads
• Each pad must be touched
within 30 seconds of the
others. To relight, touch
any pad again, or unlock
and relatch door.
Noise
Some of the sounds
you’ll hear are normal
• Soft food disposal
shredding action.
Operating Instructions
Problem
• Drain valve opening to
pump water out.
• Timer control as cycle
progresses.
• Detergent cup opening.
• The motor stopping during
the drying period.
Troubleshooting Tips
• Water draining out of the
tub immediately after you
touch START/RESET pad.
Detergent cup lid
latched accidentally
by user
• Make sure everything is
secured in dishwasher.
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 and
the garbage disposer clear.
Dishes are blocking the
detergent cups
• Reposition the dishes.
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Detergent left in
dispenser cups
Utensils are not secure
in the rack or something
small has dropped into
the rack
• Open the door and press
the START/RESET pad
three times within two
seconds. The detergent
cup will trip.
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Safety Information
Operating Instructions
Before you call for service…
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Water standing in
the bottom of the tub
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.
Water won’t pump
out of the tub
Drain is clogged
• If you have an air gap,
clean it.
• Check to see if your kitchen
sink is draining well. If not,
you may need a plumber.
• If the dishwasher drains into
a disposer, run disposer clear.
Suds in the tub
Correct detergent
wasn’t used
• Use only automatic dishwasher
detergents to avoid sudsing.
Cascade® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergent has
been approved for use in all
GE dishwashers.
Troubleshooting Tips
• To remove suds from the tub,
open the dishwasher and let
suds evaporate. Add 1 gallon
of cold water to the tub. Close
the door until it locks into
place. Pump out water by
pressing START/RESET, then
immediately press START/RESET
again. Repeat if necessary.
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Stained tub interior
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Rinse agent
was spilled
• Always wipe up rinse agent
spills immediately.
Detergent with
colorant was used
• Some detergents contain
colorant (pigment or dyes)
that will discolor the tub
interior with extended use.
Check the detergent cup
for signs of any discoloration.
If cup is discolored, change to
detergent without any colorant.
Cascade® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergent has
been approved for use in all
GE dishwashers.
Some tomato-based
foods can stain
• Use of the RINSE & HOLD cycle
(on some models) after adding
the dish to the load can
decrease the level of staining.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dishes and flatware
not clean
Inlet water temperature
is below 120°F
• Raise the water heater
temperature to 120°F.
Safety Information
Problem
• Use HI TEMP WASH.
• 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 is clogged
• Clean the air gap.
Improper rack loading
• Make sure large dishware
does not block the
detergent dispenser or the
wash arm.
Extremely hard water
• Use Jet-Dry® rinse agent to
remove spots and prevent
new film build-up.
Low inlet water
temperature
Overloading the
dishwasher
Old or damp powder
detergent
Rinse agent dispenser
empty
Too little detergent
• To remove stubborn spots
and pre-existing film from
glassware:
Troubleshooting Tips
Improper loading
Operating Instructions
Spots and filming
on glasses and
flatware
Water pressure is
temporarily low
1 Remove all metal utensils
from the dishwasher.
2 Do not add detergent.
3 Select the POT
SCRUBBER cycle and
HEATED DRY option.
4 Start the dishwasher and
allow to run for 26
minutes. Dishwasher will
now be in the main wash.
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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.
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Safety Information
Operating Instructions
Before you call for service…
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
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 them clean.
Water temperature
entering the dishwasher
exceeds 150°F
• Lower the water heater
temperature.
Black or gray
marks on dishes
Aluminum utensils have
rubbed against dishes
• Remove marks with a mild,
abrasive cleaner.
Yellow or brown film
on inside surfaces
Tea or coffee stains
• Remove the stain by hand,
using a solution of 1/2 cup
bleach and 3 cups warm
water.
Troubleshooting Tips
WARNING
Before cleaning interior
wait at least 20 minutes
after a cycle for the
heating element to cool
down. Failure to do so can
result in burns.
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White film on inside
surfaces
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An overall yellow or
brown film can be caused
by iron deposits in water
• A special filter in the water
supply line is the only way
to correct this problem.
Contact a water softener
company.
Hard water minerals
• To clean the interior, apply
dishwasher detergent to a
damp sponge. Wear
rubber gloves. Do not use
any type of cleanser other
than dishwasher detergent
because it may cause
foaming or sudsing.
Cascade® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergent has
been approved for use in
all GE dishwashers.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dishes don’t dry
Low inlet water
temperature
• Make sure inlet water
temperature is correct.
Safety Information
Problem
• Select HI TEMP RINSE
and/or HEATED DRY.
• Check the rinse agent
dispenser.
Control panel
responded to inputs
but dishwasher never
filled with water
Door latch may not be
properly seated
• Call for service.
Dishwasher won’t run
Fuse is blown, or the
circuit breaker tripped
• Replace fuse or reset
circuit breaker. Remove
any other appliances from
the circuit.
Operating Instructions
Rinse agent dispenser
is empty
• Try resetting the
START/RESET pad.
Steam
This is normal
Troubleshooting Tips
• Steam comes through
the vent by the door latch
during drying and when
water is being pumped out.
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Safety Information
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Safety Information
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GE Service Protection Plus™
GE, a name recognized worldwide for quality and dependability,
offers you Service Protection Plus ™—comprehensive protection on
all your appliances — No Matter What Brand!
Benefits Include:
• Backed by GE
• All brands covered
• Unlimited service calls
• All parts and labor costs included
• No out-of-pocket expenses
• No hidden deductibles
• One 800 number to call
We’ll Cover Any Appliance.
Anywhere. Anytime.*
You will be completely satisfied with our service protection or you may request your money
back on the remaining value of your contract. No questions asked. It’s that simple.
Protect your refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer, range, TV, VCR and much more—
any brand! Plus there’s no extra charge for emergency service and low monthly financing is
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knowing that all your valuable household products are protected against expensive repairs.
Place your confidence in GE and call us in the U.S. toll-free at 800-626-2224
for more information.
*All brands covered, up to 20 years old, in the continental U.S.
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General Electric Company
Warranty Registration Department
P.O. Box 34070
Louisville, KY 40232-4070
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Consumer Product Ownership Registration
Dear Customer:
Thank you for purchasing our product and thank you for placing your
confidence in us. We are proud to have you as a customer!
Follow these three steps to protect your new appliance investment:
1 2 3
Complete and mail
your Consumer
Product Ownership
Registration today.
Have the peace of
mind of knowing we
can contact you in
the unlikely event of
a safety modification.
After mailing the
registration below,
store this document
in a safe place. It
contains information
you will need should
you require service.
Our service number
is 800-GE-CARES
(800-432-2737).
Model Number
Read your Owner’s
Manual carefully. It
will help you operate
your new appliance
properly. If you
have questions,
or need more
information call the
GE Answer Center®
800.626.2000.
Serial Number
Important: If you did not get a registration card with
your product, detach and return the form
below to ensure that your product is registered.
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Consumer Product Ownership Registration
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Model Number
First
Name
Mr. ■
Ms. ■
Mrs. ■
Miss ■
Last
Name
Street
Address
Apt. #
City
State
Date Placed
In Use
Month
Phone
Number
Zip
Code
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GE Appliances
General Electric Company
Louisville, Kentucky 40225
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Year
Day
_
Serial Number
Safety Information
GE Dishwasher Warranty
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. For service,
call 800-GE-CARES.
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in
materials or workmanship. During this full one-year
warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor
and in-home service to replace the defective part.
Second Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in
materials or workmanship. During this second-year
limited warranty, you will be responsible for any labor or
in-home service costs.
Five Years
From the date of the
original purchase
The dishwasher rack, if it should rust, or the electronic
control module if it should fail due to a defect in
materials or workmanship. During this five-year limited
warranty, you will be responsible for any labor or in-home
service costs.
Twenty Years
From the date of the
original purchase
The PermaTuf ® tub or door liner, if it fails to contain
water due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this full twenty-year warranty, GE will also
provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service
to replace the defective part.
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GE Will Replace:
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ 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.
■ Incidental or consequential damage to
personal property caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Replacement of house fuses or
resetting of circuit breakers.
■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap
device in the drain line.
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■ Failure of the product if it is
abused, misused, or used for other
than the intended purpose or used
commercially.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased
for home use within the USA. 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.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Safety Information
Service Telephone Numbers.
GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000
The GE Answer Center® is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In-Home Repair Service 800-GE-CARES (800-432-2737)
Operating Instructions
Expert GE repair service is only a phone call away.
Special Needs Service 800.626.2000
TDD 800-TDD-GEAC (800-833-4322)
GE offers, free of charge, a brochure to assist in planning a barrierfree kitchen for persons with limited mobility.
Service Contracts 800-626-2224
Troubleshooting Tips
Purchase a GE service contract while your warranty is still in effect
and you’ll receive a substantial discount. GE Consumer Service will
still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories 800-626-2002
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts
or accessories sent directly to their homes (VISA, MasterCard and
Discover cards are accepted).
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.
Customer Service
Service Satisfaction
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, follow
these steps. First, contact the people who serviced your appliance.
Next, if you are still not pleased, write all the details—including your
phone number—to: Manager, Customer Relations, GE Appliances,
Appliance Park, Louisville, KY 40225.
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