Dishwashers
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . 2, 3
Owner’s Manual
Operating Instructions
GLDA690
GLDA696
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9–10
Control Panel and Settings . . . . . . . 4–5
Loading the Racks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . . . . . . .6–7
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . . 11–12
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.
165D4700P346
49-55027
07-07 JR
Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION.
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING —
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire
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 wall
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 to help prevent accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old Dishwasher
Take off the door of the washing compartment or
remove the door latch (as shown).
Operating Instructions
Screw
(on some
models)
WARNING!
When using your dishwasher, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
■ Do not touch the heating element during or
immediately after use.
■ 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®,
Cascade® Complete and Electrasol® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergents, and Jet-Dry® and
Cascade Crystal Clear® rinse agents have been
approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
■ Do not operate your dishwasher unless all
enclosure panels are properly in place.
■ Do not tamper with controls.
■ Do not abuse, sit on or stand on the door or dish
rack of the dishwasher.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION
CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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■ Do not allow children to play around dishwasher
when opening or closing door due to the possibility
■ Do not mix any chlorine bleach-based automatic
of small fingers being pinched in door.
dishwashing detergent with any dishwashing
■ Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing
detergent containing enzymes as this could
the door of the washing compartment or the door
cause the detergents to congeal and lead to
latch.
blockage of the SmartDispenseTM system.
■ Do not store or use combustible materials, gasoline
■ Locate sharp items so that they are not likely
or other flammable vapors and liquids in the
to damage the door seal.
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
■ Load sharp knives with the handles up to reduce
■ Do not allow children to play with, on or inside this
the risk of cut-type injuries.
appliance or any discarded appliance.
■ Do not wash plastic items unless marked
dishwasher safe or the equivalent. For plastic
items not so marked, check the manufacturer's
recommendations.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Use this appliance only for its intended purpose
as described in this Owner's Manual.
Safety Instructions
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About the dishwasher control panel.
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
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Operating Instructions
Control Settings
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Wash Cycles
POTS & PANS 7.4 gal., 85 min.
This cycle is meant for heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils.
This cycle may not remove burned-on foods. Everyday dishes are safe to be used in this
cycle.
NORMAL WASH 5.3 gal., 56 min.
This cycle is for medium/heavily soiled dishes and glassware.
LIGHT WASH 4.2 gal., 33 min.
This cycle is for lightly soiled dishes and glassware.
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RINSE ONLY 2.1 gal., 7 min.
This cycle is for rinsing partial loads that will be washed later.
DO NOT use detergent or HEATED DRY Option with this cycle.
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Options
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which OPTION has been selected.
HEATED DRY Turns the heater on for fast drying. This will extend the total cycle time by approximately
Light ON 38 minutes for a NORMAL WASH cycle.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
HEATED DRY Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes will air dry naturally to save energy.
Light OFF
HOT WASH When selected, the cycle will run a little longer with heated elements on to improve
both wash and dry performance. Adds approximately 15 minutes to the cycle.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
HOT START For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option MUST be selected
PRIOR to starting the cycle. This option adds approximately 22 minutes to the cycle and
two additional rinses to the cycle.
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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 unlock the dishwasher controls, press and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds.
The light above the lock pad will turn off. To lock the dishwasher, press and hold the
HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The light above the LOCK pad will turn on.
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Start/Reset
Close and latch the dishwasher door and select the cycle and desired enhancements. Touch the
START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. The water fill begins immediately, and approximately 60 seconds later
the wash action begins.
When the dishwasher door is fully closed and latched, the control panel lights will display the last settings
you selected. If you don’t want to change any of the settings, siimply touch the START/RESET pad to begin
the cycle.
If the door is closed, the indicator lights will turn off if the START/RESET pad is not selected within 5 minutes.
To activate the display, open and close the door or press any pad.
The machine will count down and start automatically at the correct time.
NOTE: To cancel the DELAY START selection before the cycle begins, repeatedly press the
DELAY START pad until the display is blank.
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 2 minutes.
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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.
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Clean
Troubleshooting Tips
The CLEAN light is illuminated when the selected cycle and enhancements are complete. The light will
stay ON until a pad is pressed or the door is opened and then closed.
Operating Instructions
DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 6 hours. Press the DELAY START
pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle; then
press START/RESET.
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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
Turn the dispenser cap to the left and lift it out.
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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.
1 Make sure the dishwasher door is fully open.
Add rinse agent until the indicator window looks full. Do not overfill.
Clean up any spilled rinse agent with a damp cloth to prevent foam.
Replace the dispenser cap.
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.
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Safety Instructions
Proper Use of Detergent
Detergent Cups to Fill
Less than 4
15 cup
4 to 8
25 cup
8 to 12
15 and 25 cups
Greater
than 12
15, 25 cups and the open cup
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Number
of Grains
For heavily-soiled loads, use the Pots and Pans or
Heavy Wash cycle and add a little extra detergent.
Button
Consumer Support
To open the wash cover, press the button and the cover will
flip back.
Forget to Add a Dish?
A forgotten dish can be added any time before
the main wash.
1 Squeeze the door latch to release the door.
2
Do not open the door until the water spray
action stops. Steam may rise out of the
dishwasher.
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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.
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 dishwashersafe plastics.
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 hard-to-fit items.
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Loading the dishwasher racks.
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.
Lower Rack
Troubleshooting Tips
Three-piece basket
Don’t let any
item extend
through
bottom.
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To remove end baskets, grasp
the basket at opposite corners
and slide apart.
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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.
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.
Silverware Basket
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.
To load flatware, simply push the
adjustable handle to either side. 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.
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 of the
lower rack. Additionally, each end of
the basket is removable to add loading
flexibility to accommodate flatware
and lower rack capacity needs.
Caring for the dishwasher.
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Safety Instructions
Cleaning the Exterior 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.
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.
Operating Instructions
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.
Cleaning the Control Panel
To clean the control panel, use a lightly
dampened cloth. Then dry thoroughly.
Troubleshooting Tips
Stainless Steel Interior—Tub and Inner Door
The stainless steel used to make the
dishwasher tub and inner door provides
the highest reliability available in a GE
dishwasher. If the dishwasher tub or inner
door should be scratched or dented during
normal use, they will not rust or corrode.
These surface blemishes will not affect
their function or durability.
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Safety Instructions
Caring for the dishwasher.
Spray Arms and Filters
The dishwasher will flush away all
normal food soils. However, objects (fruit
pits, bones, etc.) may collect in openings
and should be removed occasionally to
avoid clogging the drain system.
CAUTION:
Operating Instructions
Personal
injury hazard. Before cleaning the
interior, wait at least 20 minutes after
a cycle for the heating element to
cool down. Failure to do so could
result in burn injuries.
Cleaning the Spray Arms
Because hard water chemicals will
clog the spray arm jets and bearings,
it is necessary to clean the spray arms
regularly. To remove the spray arm, twist
the retaining nut 90 degrees and pull the
spray arm off the shaft.
Wash the arms in soapy, warm water and
use a soft brush to clean the jets. Replace
them after rinsing thoroughly.
Cleaning the Filters
For best performance and results, the
filter assembly must be cleaned regularly.
The filter efficiently removes food particles
from the wash water, allowing water to
be recirculated during the cycle. For this
reason, it is a good idea to remove the
large food particles trapped in the filter
frequently by rinsing the main filter and
cup under running water. To remove the
filter assembly, pull up on the cup handle.
The entire filter assembly should be
cleaned at least once a month. To clean
the main filter and fine filter, use a cleaning
brush. Then, reassemble the filter parts
as shown in the illustration and reinsert
the entire assembly in the dishwasher,
positioning it in place and pressing
downward. The dishwasher must
never be used without the filters.
Improper replacement of the filter
may reduce the performance level
of the appliance and may damage
dishes and utensils.
Retaining
nut
Main filter
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Troubleshooting Tips
Cup
Washer
Fine filter
Upper rack
Retaining nut
Protect Against Freezing
Air gap
Check the air gap any time
your dishwasher isn’t draining
well.
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If your dishwasher is left in an unheated
place during the winter, ask a service
technician to:
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Drain water from the water inlet line
and water valve. (Use a pan to catch
the water.)
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Cut off electrical power to the
dishwasher. Remove fuses or trip
circuit breaker.
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Reconnect the water inlet line to the
water valve.
2
Turn off the water supply and disconnect
the water inlet line from the water valve.
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.
1
Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the
cover.
2
Remove the plastic cap and clean with
a toothpick.
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Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following
pages, or visit ge.com. You may not need to call for service.
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dishes and flatware
not clean
Low inlet water temperature
• Make sure inlet water temperature is correct (see page 6). 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.
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
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.
• 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.
Operating Instructions
Spots and filming
on glasses and
flatware
Air gap or disposer is clogged
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
6 Close the door and allow to complete the cycle. If vinegar rinse doesn’t
work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml) of citric acid crystals
instead of vinegar.
Cloudiness on
glassware
Suds in the tub
• 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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Combination of soft water and
too much detergent
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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
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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 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 4.
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 10.
• 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.
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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.
Safety Instructions
Notes.
Operating Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
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Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Notes.
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All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule
service, on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at ge.com, or call
800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737). Please have serial number
and model number available when calling for service.
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
GE Dishwasher Warranty.
Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and 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.
Operating Instructions
What GE Will Not Cover:
■ 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.
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.
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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Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
ge.com
Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GE Appliances Website 24 hours a day,
any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service, you can now download Owner’s Manuals,
order parts or even schedule service on-line.
Schedule Service
ge.com
Expert GE repair service is only one step away from your door. Get on-line and schedule your service at
your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) during normal business hours.
Real Life Design Studio
ge.com
GE supports the Universal Design concept—products, services and environments that can be used by
people of all ages, sizes and capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and
mental abilities and impairments. For details of GE’s Universal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas
for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. For the hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC
(800.833.4322).
Extended Warranties
ge.com
Purchase a GE extended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty
is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.
GE Consumer Home Services will still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories
ge.com
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessories sent directly to their homes
(VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone at
800.626.2002 during normal business hours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user. Other servicing
generally should be referred to qualified service personnel. Caution must be exercised, since improper
servicing may cause unsafe operation.
Contact Us
ge.com
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KY 40225
Register Your Appliance
ge.com
Register your new appliance on-line—at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for
enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty, should the need arise.
You may also mail in the pre-printed registration card included in the packing material, or detach and
use the form in this Owner’s Manual.
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