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Owner’s Manual
GSD5610
GSD5620
GSD5630
GSD5640
GSD5650
GSD5720
GSD5730
GSD5750
GSD5910
GSD5920
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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
Registration Card. There are two easy ways
to register your appliance.
■ Through the Internet at
www.geappliances.com.
■ Complete and mail the enclosed card.
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 . . . . .29–30
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8–11
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.
Customer Service
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.
Customer Service
■ 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
CAUTION
Contents washed in
SaniWash cycle may be hot to
the touch. Use care before
unloading.
■ Locate sharp items so that
they are not likely to damage
the door seal.
■ Do not wash plastic items
unless marked dishwasher
safe or the equivalent. For
plastic items not so marked,
check the manufacturer’s
recommendations.
■ 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
■ Load sharp knives with the
handles up to reduce the risk
of cut-type injuries.
Operating Instructions
■ Use only powder, tabs,
liquid detergents or rinse
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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
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Read and follow this
Safety Information carefully.
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.
LOAD SELECTIONS
STATUS
SENSING
OPTIONS
CLEAN
Clean Sensor
WASHING
2 4 8
SANI
WASH
RINSING
POTS
& PANS
NORMAL
CHINA
CRYSTAL
SPEED
WASH
RINSE
ONLY
POWER
PRESOAK
SPEED
DRY
DRYING
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
DELAY
START
5
START
RESET
SANITIZED
Operating Instructions
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2
3
4
Control Settings
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The Status
The Status display tells you what’s happening while the dishwasher is in operation
and also any malfunctions if they occur (see page 10). The lights will come ON
indicating the sequence of operation the dishwasher is in.
SENSING Displayed during periods using CleanSensor technology to measure the amount of soil
in the load and decide if another prewash is needed. The SENSING light is displayed
only during NORMAL and POTS & PANS cycles.
Troubleshooting Tips
WASHING Displayed during prewash and main wash periods.
RINSING Displayed during rinse periods.
DRYING Displayed during SPEED DRYING.
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SANITIZED Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions. Light remains ON until door is
opened.
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Safety Information
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Load Selections
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which LOAD SELECTION has
been selected.
SANI WASH
8.5 gal., 56–101 min. Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Final rinse
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.
POTS & PANS
Operating Instructions
NOTE: The SaniWash 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 will not be met. In these cases, the
sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle.
Heavy 11.5 gal., 70–85 min. Prewash Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Final rinse
Medium 9.9 gal., 65 min. Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Final rinse
Light 8.2 gal., 61 min. Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Final rinse
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.
NORMAL
Heavy 11.5 gal., 64 min. Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
Medium 9.9 gal., 59 min. Prewash Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
Light 8.2 gal., 55 min. Prewash Main wash Prerinse Prerinse Final rinse
For loads of everyday dishes and glassware with medium soils.
CHINA CRYSTAL
6.6 gal., 34 min. Prewash Main wash Prerinse Final rinse
Troubleshooting Tips
For lightly soiled china and crystal.
SPEED WASH
8.3 gal., 39 min. Prewash Prewash Main wash Prerinse Final rinse
For lightly soiled dishes and glassware.
RINSE ONLY
1.6 gal., 5 min. Rinse
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent with
this cycle.
Customer Service
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Safety Information
About the dishwasher control panel.
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Options
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected.
POWER For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option MUST be
PRESOAK selected PRIOR to starting the cycle. This option adds 16 minutes to the
cycle time.
SPEED DRY Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes air dry naturally and energy is saved. You
OFF
can prop the door open after the CLEAN light illuminates.
Operating Instructions
SPEED DRY Turns the heater on for fast drying. This cycle will extend the time to your wash
ON
cycle by 23 minutes for the NORMAL cycle and 30 minutes for the SANI WASH
cycle. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
LOCK When the LOCK pad is touched twice within 3 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 dishwasher after it has been locked, touch the LOCK pad twice within
3 seconds. The light above the LOCK pad will turn off.
DELAY START You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 8 hours. Press 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. Pressing the
START/RESET button will cancel the DELAY START selection.
NOTE: If you forget to latch the door a reminder signal will beep until you do so.
Troubleshooting Tips
RESET To change a cycle after washing starts, touch the START/RESET pad to cancel
the cycle. After water is pumped out and the motor stops, you can reprogram
and restart the dishwasher. This will take approximately 90 seconds.
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Start
Close and latch the door. Touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. Water
fill begins, and approximately 40 seconds later the wash action begins.
NOTE: The dishwasher remembers your last cycle so you don’t have to reprogram
each time. When the dishwasher is loaded and the door latch is in the locked
position, the control panel lights will be ON and 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 SPEED DRY will automatically be
programmed. Make any new selections and touch the START/RESET pad to begin
the cycle.
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Clean
This light is illuminated when a wash cycle is complete. The light will stay ON
until the door is opened.
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Status Lights
STATUS
What It Means
What To Do
CLEANSENSOR Error
If the sensing light doesn’t come on
during the NORMAL or POTS & PANS
cycles, the CLEANSENSOR is not
working. Call for service. The
dishwasher will continue to work
without the CLEANSENSOR.
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
Safety Information
Flashing display lights.
STATUS
SENSING
WASHING
START/RESET pad has
been pressed
Allow dishwasher to drain and reset
before selecting a new cycle.
Control Error
Press the START/RESET pad to turn
off the beeper. But the RINSING
light will continue to flash. If this
continues 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.
Operating Instructions
NOTE: This light will not stay on the
entire cycle.
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
STATUS
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
Troubleshooting Tips
SANITIZED
PLUS A
BEEPING
SOUND
STATUS
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
PLUS A
BEEPING
SOUND
Customer Service
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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. Do not overfill
the dispenser. Replace cap.
To check if rinse agent is needed,
press the clear center of the fill cap 2 or 3 times. If rinse agent fills
the center of the fill cap, you have enough.
Troubleshooting Tips
A full dispenser should last about one month.
If rinse agent is spilled, 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.
■ Remove leafy vegetables, meat trimmings, and
excessive amounts of grease or oil.
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■ Remove acidic food soils that can discolor stainless steel.
Using the Dishwasher Door
door must be closed and locked into place to select a LOAD
1 The
SELECTION or an OPTION.
If the door is opened during a cycle and left open, the dishwasher
2 will
beep once every minute until the door is closed and latched
into place.
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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 detergent
into the dispenser until you’re ready to wash dishes.
Operating Instructions
You’ll find two detergent dispensers on the
inside door of your dishwasher. All wash cycles
except RINSE ONLY require detergent in the main Open cup
cup. Wash cycles with a pre-wash and a main
wash will also use the open cup. The amount of
detergent to use depends on whether your
water is hard or soft. With hard water, fill the
Main cup
main cup and open cup completely. With soft
water, fill both cups halfway. When using automatic dishwashing
detergent tabs, simply place one tab in the main cup and close.
Troubleshooting Tips
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.
NOTE: To open detergent cup after it has
been closed, unlatch the door. Press the
START/RESET pad three times within two
seconds and the detergent cup will release.
You may also turn the detergent cup handle
counter-clockwise until it releases. A snapping sound may be heard.
Forget to Add a Dish?
A forgotten dish can be added any time before the main wash.
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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
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.
Operating Instructions
The cup 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 at an angle 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 fingers
(on some models) provide flexibility for
extra-large and hard-to-fit items.
Troubleshooting Tips
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over two fingers
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.
Check to make sure that tall items will not block rotation of
the top wash arm.
The Wash Tower
Keep the center area clear in the lower rack.
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The wash tower rises through the center of the lower
rack during the wash and rinse portions of the cycle.
The wash tower shoots water into the mid-level wash
arm located under the upper rack. Blocking the
wash tower could result in poor wash performance
for items in the upper rack.
Don’t block or load tall things next to the
Wash Tower.
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Safety Information
Lower Rack
Operating Instructions
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.
The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and
cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and
racks should go along the right-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.
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 fingers (on some models) provide
flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items.
The fingers may be left in the up position or
folded down to customize the lower rack.
Silverware Basket
Troubleshooting Tips
A variety of options is available regarding the
three-piece silverware basket in your dishwasher.
The complete basket is designed to fit on the
right side or back of the lower rack. Additionally,
each end of the basket is removable to better
accommodate flatware and lower rack capacity
needs.
To load flatware, simply push the adjustable handle
Don’t let any
to either side. Put flatware in the basket with knife
item extend
through bottom. 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 for small containers, should go in
the bottom of the silverware basket with silverware
on top.
The lids of both end baskets can be closed to
contain small items. Long items can be placed
on the cupshelf in the upper rack.
To remove end baskets, grasp the
basket at opposite corners and slide
apart. The basket sections should be
placed in the lower rack by hanging
them on the top hoop.
Customer Service
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Safety Information
Loading 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Upper Rack—10 place settings
Lower Rack—10 place settings
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Follow these guidelines for loading 12 place settings. Features and
appearance of racks and silverware baskets may vary from your model.
Upper Rack—12 place settings
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Lower Rack—12 place settings
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)
■ GPF400C (Bisque)
NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit is included with the
stainless steel color panel kit and must be installed with it (GPF400S).
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)
■ GPF425C (Bisque)
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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 is 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:
1
2
Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker.
3
Drain water from the water inlet line and water valve. (Use a pan to catch
the water.)
4
Reconnect the water inlet line to the water valve.
Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet line from the
water valve.
Does Your Dishwasher Have an Air Gap?
Troubleshooting Tips
Two types of
air gaps
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.
1
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the chrome
cover.
2
Remove the plastic cap and clean with a toothpick.
The Stainless Steel Panels
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned with Stainless Steel Magic or a
similar product using a clean, soft cloth.
You can order Stainless Steel Magic # WX10X15 through GE Parts by
calling 800-626-2002.
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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
• Hard 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.
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
Troubleshooting Tips
• Water draining out of the
tub immediately after you
touch START/RESET pad.
• Unlatch the door. 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 dissipate. 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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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 ONLY cycle
after adding the dish to the
load can decrease the level of
staining.
What To Do
Dishes and flatware
not clean
Low inlet water
temperature
• Make sure inlet water
temperature is correct
(see page 12).
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 is clogged
• Clean the air gap.
Improper rack loading
• Make sure large dishware
does not block the
detergent dispenser or the
wash arms.
Extremely hard water
• Use Jet-Dry® rinse agent to
remove spots and prevent
new film buildup.
Spots and filming
on glasses and
flatware
Low inlet water
temperature
Overloading the
dishwasher
Improper loading
Rinse agent dispenser
empty
Too little detergent
• To remove stubborn spots
and pre-existing film from
glassware:
1 Remove all metal utensils
from the dishwasher.
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Old or damp powder
detergent
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Problem
2 Do not add detergent.
3 Select the longest 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.
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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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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.
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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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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
(see page 12).
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Problem
• Select SPEED 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.
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Rinse agent dispenser
is empty
• Try resetting the
START/RESET pad.
This is normal
• Steam comes through
the vent by the door latch
during drying and when
water is being pumped out.
Sanitized light does
not illuminate at the
end of the cycle
The door was opened
and the cycle was
interrupted during or
after the main wash
portion
• Do not interrupt the cycle
anytime during or after
main wash.
The incoming water
temperature was too low
• Raise the water heater
temperature to 120°F.
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Steam
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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.
Lifetime of Product
The PermaTuf ® tub or door liner, if it fails to contain
water due to a defect in materials or workmanship.
During this full 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:
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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. Proof of the 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.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
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Service Telephone Numbers.
GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000
The GE Answer Center® is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
OR
Visit our Website at: www.geappliances.com
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.
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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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