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GE EDW3000G User's Manual
Dishwashers
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Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . 2, 3
Owner’s Manual
Operating Instructions
EDW3000G Series
GSD5400G Series
GSD5500G Series
GSD5800G Series
GSD5900G Series
Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . .11
Control Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Flashing Display Lights . . . . . . . .6
Loading the
Dishwasher Racks . . . . . . . . . .8, 9
Loading Place Settings . . . . . . .10
Optional Accessories . . . . . . . . .12
Using the Dishwasher . . . . . . .6, 7
Troubleshooting Tips . . . . 13, 14
Consumer Support
Consumer Support . . . Back Cover
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model # ____________________
Serial # ____________________
You can find them on a label on the
tub wall just inside the door.
165D4700P284
49-5960-1
10-03 JR
Safety Instructions
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
or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death.
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 built-up hydrogen gas to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an
open flame or appliance during this process.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner’s Manual.
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 GEAppliances.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 equipmentgrounding 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.
■ Use supply conductors rated at least 75°C
(167°F).
■ 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.
WARNING!
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DO NOT…
■ Do not tamper with controls.
■ 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.
■ 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 around dishwasher
when opening or closing door due to the
possibility of small fingers being pinched in door.
■ Do not allow children to play with, on or around
this appliance or any discarded appliance.
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Safety Instructions
WARNING! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT
PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE DISHWASHER
Junked or abandoned dishwashers are
dangerous…even if they will sit for “just a few
days.” If you are getting rid of your old dishwasher,
please follow the instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
Before You Throw Away Your Old Dishwasher:
■ Take off the door of the washing compartment
or remove the door latch keeper (as shown).
Operating Instructions
Door latch keeper
WHEN USING YOUR DISHWASHER
■ Using a detergent that is not specifically
designed for dishwashers will cause the
dishwasher to fill with suds.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ 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.
■ Load sharp knives with the handles up to
reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.
READ AND FOLLOW THIS SAFETY INFORMATION CAREFULLY.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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■ Locate sharp items so that they are not likely
to damage the door seal.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ 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 Rinse
Aid® rinse agents have been approved for
use in all GE dishwashers.
Safety Instructions
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.
Model Series EDW3000
CLEAN SENSOR SELECTIONS
STATUS
OPTIONS
CLEAN
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
2 4 8
SANI
WASH
POTS
& PANS
NORMAL
CHINA
CRYSTAL
SPEED
WASH
RINSE
ONLY
POWER
PRESOAK
SPEED
DRY
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
DELAY
HOURS
DRYING
START
RESET
Operating Instructions
SANITIZED
Model Series GSD5400
CLEAN SENSOR SELECTIONS
STATUS
OPTIONS
CLEAN
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
2 4 8
SANI
WASH
POTS
& PANS
NORMAL
CHINA
CRYSTAL
SPEED
WASH
RINSE
ONLY
SPEED
DRY
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
DELAY
HOURS
DRYING
SANITIZED
Model Series GSD5500
CLEAN SENSOR SELECTIONS
STATUS
OPTIONS
CLEAN
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
2 4 8
SANI
WASH
POTS
& PANS
NORMAL
CHINA
CRYSTAL
LIGHT
WASH
RINSE
ONLY
HEATED
DRY
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
DELAY
HOURS
DRYING
Troubleshooting Tips
START
RESET
START
RESET
SANITIZED
Model Series GSD5800
CLEAN SENSOR SELECTIONS
STATUS
OPTIONS
CLEAN
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
2 4 8
SANI
WASH
POTS
& PANS
NORMAL
CHINA
CRYSTAL
LIGHT
WASH
RINSE
ONLY
POWER
PRESOAK
HEATED
DRY
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
DELAY
HOURS
DRYING
START
RESET
SANITIZED
Model Series GSD5900
CLEAN SENSOR SELECTIONS
STATUS
OPTIONS
CLEAN
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SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
4
2 4 8
SANI
WASH
POTS
& PANS
NORMAL
CHINA
CRYSTAL
SPEED
WASH
RINSE
ONLY
POWER
PRESOAK
SPEED
DRY
LOCK
(2 TIMES)
DELAY
HOURS
START
RESET
Control Settings
The Status
The Status display tells you what is happening while the dishwasher is in operation and also any malfunctions if they occur (see page 6).
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.
WASHING Displayed during prewash and main wash periods.
RINSING Displayed during rinse periods.
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DRYING Displayed during SPEED DRY/HEATED DRY.
SANITIZED Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions. Light remains ON until door is opened.
Load Selections
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which LOAD SELECTION has been selected.
POTS & PANS Heavy 13.1 gal., 101 min., Medium 11.5 gal., 79 min., Light 9.9 gal., 55 min.
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 9.9 gal., 72 min., Light 8.2 gal., 43 min.
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.
SPEED WASH/ Heavy 9.9 gal., 37 min., Medium 8.2 gal., 34 min., Light 6.6 gal., 25 min.
LIGHT WASH For dishes with light soils.
Operating Instructions
SANI WASH Heavy 11.5 gal., 99 min., Medium 9.9 gal., 93 min., Light 8.2 gal., 93 min.
This cycle raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware. The cycle length will vary depending on the temperature
of your inlet water.
NOTE: The 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.
CHINA CRYSTAL Heavy 9.9 gal., 52 min., Medium 8.2 gal., 39 min., Light 6.6 gal., 35 min.
For lightly soiled china and crystal.
RINSE ONLY Heavy 3.3 gal., 7 min., Light 1.6 gal., 4 min.
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent.
Troubleshooting Tips
NOTE: The dishwasher is equipped with Clean Sensor technology; therefore, cycle length and time may vary depending on soil and temperature conditions.
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 selected PRIOR to starting the cycle.
PRESOAK 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 can prop the door open after the CLEAN light
HEATED DRY illuminates.
OFF
SPEED DRY/ Turns the heater on for fast drying. This cycle will extend the time to your wash cycle by 40 minutes for the CHINA CRYSTAL and
HEATED DRY POTS & PANS cycle and 24 minutes for the NORMAL, SPEED WASH/LIGHT WASH and SANI WASH cycle.
ON 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.
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.
Start
Close and latch the door. Touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. Water fill begins, and approximately 60 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.
Also, if a power failure occurs, NORMAL and SPEED DRY/HEATED DRY will automatically be programmed. Make any new selections
and touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle.
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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DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 8 hours. Press the DELAY HOURS pad to choose the number of hours you want to
delay the start of the cycle, then press START/RESET. The machine will count down and start automatically at the correct time. Pressing
START/RESET a second time will cancel the DELAY START selection. NOTE: If you forget to fully close the door, a reminder
signal will beep until you do so.
Safety Instructions
Flashing display lights.
Status Lights
STATUS
SENSING
What It Means
What To Do
CLEANSENSOR Error
If the sensing light doesn’t come on during the first part of the cycle,
the CLEANSENSOR is not working. Call for service. The dishwasher will
continue to work without the CLEANSENSOR.
NOTE: This light will NOT stay on the entire cycle.
START/RESET pad
has been pressed
Allow up to 90 seconds for the dishwasher to drain and reset before selecting
a new cycle.
Control Error
Press the START/RESET pad to turn off the beeper. Turn off power at the circuit
breaker for 10 seconds, then restore power. If the rinsing light continues to
flash, then 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.
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
STATUS
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
STATUS
Operating Instructions
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
PLUS A
BEEPING
SOUND
STATUS
SENSING
WASHING
RINSING
DRYING
SANITIZED
Troubleshooting Tips
PLUS A
BEEPING
SOUND
Using the dishwasher.
Check the Water Temperature
The entering water must be at least 120°F and
not more than 150°F for effective cleaning and to
prevent dish damage. Check the water temperature
with a candy or meat thermometer. Turn on the
hot water faucet nearest the dishwasher, place
the thermometer in a glass and let the water run
continuously into the glass until the temperature
stops rising.
Use Jet-Dry ® or Cascade Rinse Aid ® Rinse Agent
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Jet-Dry® or Cascade Rinse Aid® rinse agent removes spots and prevents new film buildup on your dishes,
glasses, flatware, cookware and plastic.
Filling the Dispenser
Fill the rinse agent dispenser until it reaches the bottom
of lip inside the opening. Replace cap.
To check if rinse agent is needed, press the clear center
of the fill cap 2 or 3 times. If rinse agent fills the center
of the cap, you have enough.
A full dispenser should last about one month.
If rinse agent spills, wipe up the excess.
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Using the Dishwasher Door
1 The door must be closed and locked into place to select a LOAD SELECTION or an OPTION.
the door is opened during a cycle and left open, the dishwasher will beep once every minute until the
2 Ifdoor
is closed and latched into place.
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Proper Use of Detergent
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.
You’ll find two detergent dispensers on the inside
door of your dishwasher. All wash cycles—except
RINSE ONLY—require detergent in the main cup.
Wash cycles 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.
Open cup
Main 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.
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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.
the water calms, open the door. Steam
2 Once
may rise out of the dishwasher.
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. A snapping sound
may be heard.
Operating Instructions
Use only detergent specifically made for use in
dishwashers. Cascade®, Cascade® Complete 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.
3 Add forgotten dishes.
the door and push the latch to the far
4 Close
right.
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Safety Instructions
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.
The cup shelf (on some models) may be placed in the up or down position
to add flexibility.
The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans,
mixing bowls and other items should be placed face down.
Operating Instructions
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over two 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.
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.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Don’t block or load tall things next to the Wash Tower.
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.
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.
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Also, be careful not to let a portion of an item such as a pot or dish handle
extend through the bottom rack. This could block the wash arm and result
in poor wash performance.
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.
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Put flatware in the removable basket with 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.
Don’t let any
item extend
through bottom.
Lids can be assembled to either end of the silverware basket to contain small
items. To assemble an end lid, place the outer lid stud into the hole on the
outside of the silverware basket. Then place the inside lid stud into the inner
hole in the silverware basket. Repeat for other side if desired. Long items
can be placed on the cupshelf in the upper rack.
The accessory basket (on some models) can hold small items such as: baby
bottle nipples, plastic lids, corn cob holders, etc. 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.
Operating Instructions
The silverware basket can be placed in the front, side or back of the
lower rack.
Safety Instructions
Silverware Basket
Troubleshooting Tips
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Safety Instructions
Follow these guidelines for loading 10 place settings. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets
may vary from your model.
Upper Rack—10 place settings
Lower Rack—10 place settings
Follow these guidelines for loading 12 place settings. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets
may vary from your model.
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Loading place settings.
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Upper Rack—12 place settings
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Lower Rack—12 place settings
Caring for the dishwasher.
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Never use sharp object, scouring pads or harsh cleaners on any part of the dishwasher.
Protect Against Freezing
If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place
during the winter, ask a service technician to:
Sump cover screws
water from the inlet line and water
3 Drain
valve. (Use a pan to catch the water.)
the water inlet line to the
4 Reconnect
water valve.
off the water supply and disconnect
2 Turn
the water inlet line from the water valve.
the plastic sump cover in the tub
5 Remove
bottom and use a sponge to soak up water
in the rubber boot.
Two types of
air gaps
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.
off the dishwasher and lift off the
1 Turn
chrome cover.
the plastic cap and clean with
2 Unscrew
a toothpick.
Operating Instructions
off electrical power to the dishwasher.
1 Cut
Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker.
Safety Instructions
To clean the control panel, use a lightly dampened cloth, then dry thoroughly. To clean the exterior,
use a good appliance polish.
Check the air gap any time your
dishwasher isn’t draining well.
Troubleshooting Tips
The Stainless Steel Panels
The stainless steel panels can be cleaned with
Cerama Bryte® or a similar product using a
clean, soft cloth.
You can order Cerama Bryte® Stainless Steel
Appliance Cleaner through GE Parts by calling
800.626.2002.
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Safety Instructions
About optional accessories.
You can change the door and lower access
panel appearance of your dishwasher by
ordering one of these optional accessories:
■
1/4” Wood Panel Trim Kit
■
3/4” Trimless Wood Panel Kit
These accessories are available at extra cost
(VISA, MasterCard or Discover cards accepted)
by calling 800.626.2002.
Specify accessory number when ordering.
Operating Instructions
Descriptions of Optional Accessories
Wood panel trim kit—This accessory contains
Trimless wood panel kit—This accessory
trim and instructions for you to supply and install
a 1⁄4″ thick decorative wood door and lower
access panel:
■ GPF425B (Black)
■ GPF425C (Bisque)
■ GPF425W (White)
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
must also be ordered and installed when the
door panel weighs 4 lbs. or more.
NOTE: The GPF100 dishwasher door spring kit
will be included with the trimless wood panel kit
and must be installed with it.
Baby Bottle Holder
Part Number: WX69X200
For best results, the
Baby Bottle Holder
should be installed
on the upper rack
of the dishwasher.
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Troubleshooting Tips
About rack accessories.
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■ Prevents movement of baby bottles during the
dishwasher cycle
■ Snaps easily onto any dishwasher upper rack
■ Eliminates hand washing
■ Fits all baby bottles
You can order a package of 5 Baby Bottle Holders,
at extra cost, by calling 800.626.2002, or through the
Internet at GEAppliances.com (Visa, MasterCard or
Discover cards accepted).
Before you call for service…
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Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Control panel lights go
off when you’re setting
controls
Time too long between • Each pad must be touched within 30 seconds of the others. To relight,
touching of selected
touch any pad again, or unlock and relatch the door.
pads
• Try resetting the START/RESET pad.
• 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.
• Try resetting the START/RESET pad.
Noise
Some of the sounds
you’ll hear are normal
• Soft food disposal shredding action.
• Drain valve opening to pump water out.
• Timer control as cycle progresses.
• Detergent cup opening.
• The motor stopping during the drying period.
• Water draining out of the tub immediately after you touch the
START/RESET pad.
Operating Instructions
Control panel responded Door latch may not be
to inputs, but dishwasher properly seated
never filled with water
Utensils are not secure • Make sure everything is secured in dishwasher.
in the rack or something
small has dropped into
the rack
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®, Cascade® Complete and Electrasol® Automatic Dishwashing
Detergents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers.
• To remove suds from the tub, open the dishwasher and let suds
evaporate. Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub. Close and latch the
dishwasher. Pump out water by pressing the START/RESET pad; then
immediately press the START/RESET pad again. Repeat if necessary.
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®, Cascade® Complete and Electrasol® Automatic
Dishwashing Detergents have been approved for use in all
GE dishwashers.
Some tomato-based
foods can stain
• Use of the RINSE ONLY cycle (on some models) 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.
Low inlet water
temperature
• Make sure inlet water temperature is correct.
• Select SPEED DRY or HEATED DRY.
Rinse agent dispenser
is empty
• Check the rinse agent dispenser.
Dishes don’t dry
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Consumer Support
• 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.
Troubleshooting Tips
Motor hums
Stained tub interior
Safety Instructions
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages,
or visit GEAppliances.com. You may not need to call for service.
Consumer Support
Troubleshooting Tips
Operating Instructions
Safety Instructions
Before you call for service…
Problem
Possible Causes
What To Do
Dishes and flatware
not clean
Inlet water temperature • Raise the water heater temperature to 120°F.
is below 120°F
• Use HI TEMP WASH.
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.
Spots and filming
on glasses and
flatware
Extremely hard water
Low inlet water
temperature
Overloading the
dishwasher
Improper loading
Old or damp powder
detergent
Rinse agent dispenser
empty
Too little detergent
• Use Jet-Dry® or Cascade Rinse Aid® rinse agent to remove spots and
prevent new film buildup.
• To remove stubborn spots and pre-existing film from glassware:
1 Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher.
2 Do not add detergent.
3 Select the longest cycle.
4 Start the dishwasher and allow to run 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.
6 Close the door and allow to complete the cycle. If vinegar rinse
doesn’t work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup (60 ml) of citric
acid crystals instead of vinegar.
Cloudiness on
glassware
Combination of soft
water and too much
detergent
• This is called etching and is permanent. To prevent this from
happening, use less detergent if you have soft water. Wash glassware
in the shortest cycle that will get them clean.
Water temperature
• Lower the water heater temperature.
entering the dishwasher
exceeds 150°F
Yellow or brown film
on tub
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 element to cool down. Failure to do so can result in burns.
An overall yellow or
• A special filter in the water supply line is the only way to correct this
brown film can be
problem. Contact a water softener company.
caused by iron deposits
in water
White film on inside
surfaces
Hard water minerals
Detergent cup lid
latched accidentally
by user
• GE recommends Jet-Dry® or Cascade Rinse Aid® to help remove some
hard water mineral stains.
• For extreme staining, clean the interior by applying dishwasher
detergent to a damp sponge. Wear rubber gloves. DO NOT use any
type of cleaners other than those recommended or hand dishwashing
detergent because it may cause foaming or sudsing. Cascade®,
Cascade® Complete and Electrasol® Dishwashing Detergents have
been approved for all GE dishwashers.
• Unlatch the door. Press the START/RESET pad three times within two
seconds. The detergent cup will trip.
Detergent left in
dispenser cups
Dishes are blocking the • Reposition the dishes.
detergent cups
Steam
This is normal
Black or gray
marks on dishes
Aluminum utensils have • Remove marks with a mild, abrasive cleaner.
rubbed against dishes
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• Steam comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and
when water is being pumped out.
GE Dishwasher Warranty.
Staple your receipt here.
Proof of the original purchase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
GE Will Replace:
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 Water Distribution System which fails due to a defect in materials or
workmanship. Associated inlet and drain plumbing parts are not covered by this warranty.
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 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.
Ten 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 warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and
in-home service to replace the defective part.
What Is Not Covered:
■ 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.
■ 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.
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.
Troubleshooting Tips
■ Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commercially.
Operating Instructions
For The Period Of:
Safety Instructions
All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care® technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a day, visit us at GEAppliances.com, or call
800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
Consumer Support
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Consumer Support.
GE Appliances Website
GEAppliances.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, catalogs, or even schedule service on-line. You can also “Ask Our Team of Experts™”
your questions, and so much more...
Schedule Service
GEAppliances.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
GEAppliances.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
GEAppliances.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
GEAppliances.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
GEAppliances.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
GEAppliances.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.
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