GE Appliances

General Electric Company
Louisville, Kentucky 40225
31-9137
GE Profile
TM

Dishwasher
Technical Service Guide
February 2006
GE Consumer & Industrial
PDW8900 Series
PDW9700 Series
PDW9900 Series
– 2 –
IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The information in this service guide is intended for use by
i ndi vi dual s possessi ng adequate backgrounds of el ectri cal ,
electronic, and mechanical experience. Any attempt to repair a
major ap pli ance may result in personal injury and property
damage. The man u fac tur er or seller cannot be responsible for the
in ter pre ta tion of this in for ma tion, nor can it assume any liability in
connection with its use.
WARNING
To avoid personal injury, disconnect power before servicing
this prod uct . If electrical power is required for diagnosis or test
purposes, disconnect the power immediately after performing the
necessary checks.
RECONNECT ALL GROUNDING DEVICES
If grounding wires, screws, straps, clips, nuts, or washers used to
complete a path to ground are removed for service, they must be
returned to their original position and properly fastened.
GE Consumer & Industrial
Technical Service Guide
Copyright © 2006
All rights reserved. This service guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part
in any form without written permission from the General Electric Company.
– 3 –
Table of Contents
Active Vent ........................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Circulation Pump and Motor ....................................................................................................................................... 30
Component Locator Views ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Control Features ................................................................................................................................................................ 6
Control Module ................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Customer Purge of the Bulk Dispenser Tank ....................................................................................................... 18
Demo Mode ......................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Detergent/Rinse Module ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Dishwasher Components. ............................................................................................................................................. 12
Door Interlock Switch. ..................................................................................................................................................... 19
Door Panel ............................................................................................................................................................................ 12
Door Spring Installation. ................................................................................................................................................ 31
Drain System ...................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Factory Test Mode ............................................................................................................................................................ 33
Factory Test Mode ............................................................................................................................................................ 33
Fan (PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series) ..................................................................................................................... 28
Fill Funnel .............................................................................................................................................................................. 21
Heating Element ................................................................................................................................................................ 22
Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 5
Keypad Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................. 13
Lower Spray Arm, Fine Filter, and Inlet Cover ...................................................................................................... 21
Main Conduit ....................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Middle Spray Arm ............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Nomenclature. ................................................................................................................................................................... 4
Schematics and Strip Circuits ..................................................................................................................................... 34
Service Mode ...................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Single Rack Wash
TM
.......................................................................................................................................................... 29
SmartDispense
TM
............................................................................................................................................................... 15
Smart Fill System. ............................................................................................................................................................. 24
Turbidity Sensor ................................................................................................................................................................ 23
Upper Spray Arm .............................................................................................................................................................. 21
Using the Dishwasher with the Upper Rack Removed .................................................................................... 20
Warranty for 2005 Product .......................................................................................................................................... 36
Warranty for 2006 and Later Product .................................................................................................................... 37
Wash Cycles ........................................................................................................................................................................ 26
Water Hardness Test and Calibration ..................................................................................................................... 14
Water Valve and Flood Switch .................................................................................................................................... 25
Water Valve Test ............................................................................................................................................................... 25
Wax Motor and Magnet. ............................................................................................................................................... 30
– 4 –
Model Designator
Designates features – the higher
the number, the more features.
P D W 9 9 8 0 L 0 0 S S
Brand
P = Profile
E = General Electric - NATM
G = General Electric
Product Type
CD = Counter Top DW = Dishwasher
SD = Standard SC = Convertible
SM = Spacemaker SS = Compact (18 in.)
RF = Retrofit HD = Home Depot Derivative
Exterior Color
BB = Black
II = Requires Custom Panel
and Handle
SS = Stainless Steel
WW = White
Model Year Designator
Engineering Model Suffix
Model Number
The serial plate of your dishwasher
is lo cat ed on the tub wall just inside
the door jam.
The mini-manual is located behind
the toe plate.
Nomenclature
Nomenclature
The letter des ig nat ing
the year re peats every
12 years.
Example:
T - 1974
T - 1986
T - 1998
Serial Number
The first two characters of the serial number
identify the month and year of manufacture.
Example: AL123456S = January, 2006
A - JAN 2006 - L
D - FEB 2005 - H
F - MAR 2004 - G
G - APR 2003 - F
H - MAY 2002 - D
L - JUN 2001 - A
M - JUL 2000 - Z
R - AUG 1999 - V
S - SEP 1998 - T
T - OCT 1997 - S
V - NOV 1996 - R
Z - DEC 1995 - M

– 5 –
Introduction
The new GE Profile PDW8900 Series, PWDW9700 Series, and PDW9900 Series dishwashers incorporate the
following new features for 2005:
SmartDispense
TM
- A bulk liquid detergent dispense assembly is introduced with this dishwasher.
It consists of a dispense reservoir mounted within the inner door panel, a liquid level sensor con-
nected to a Low Detergent LED on the control panel, and a positive displacement pump to inject
the optimal amount of detergent into the dishwasher during each cycle. A water hardness selec-
tion mode permits the calibration of the location's water hardness.
Single Rack Wash
TM
- In addition to the two rack wash cycles, this GE Profile dishwasher has a
Single Rack Wash which bypasses the lower spray arm, directing the cleaning power to the up-
per rack only. Water is dispensed from the middle and upper wash arms only.
Smart Fill - The wash system has been changed to a low flow design. The wash, dry, and noise
performance have all been improved. Smaller jets on the spray arms require less water to keep
the pump primed. Less water allows the Calrod to heat the water to a higher temperature, im-
proving both wash and dry performances.
Angled Rack Dry - A new top rack features two adjustable-angle dividers. This prevents rinse
water from puddling, allowing it to run off the bottoms of stemware, glasses, and cups.




– 6 –
Throughout this manual, features and appearance may vary from your model.
Control Features
Control Settings
Status Indicator Lights (Indicators vary by models)
The Status display tells you what is happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash,
indicating a malfunction. The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of the dishwasher operation.
LOW DETERGENT Displayed when the SmartDispense needs to be refilled with liquid or gel automatic dishwasher
detergent.
SENSING Displayed while the Clean Sensor

is measuring the amount of soil and temperature of water.
The dishwasher will adjust the selected cycle to achieve optimal performance.
WASHING Displayed during prewash, main wash and rinse periods.
DRYING Displayed during HEATED DRY.
SANITIZED Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions.
CLEAN Displayed when a wash cycle is complete.
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.
2
1
1 2
3 4 5
6
PDW8900 Series
LOW DETERGENT
Smart Dispense
SENSING
WASHING
DRYING
SANITIZED
CLEAN
RINSE ONLY
SINGLE RACK WASH
PLASTIC CYCLE
CHINA CYCLE
SPEED CYCLE
NORMAL
COOKWARE
ANTI-BACTERIAL
5
6 2 4 3
1
PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series
– 7 –
p y g y
Selections
PDW8900 Series: Press the pad for the desired wash cycle.
PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series: Use the Arrow Pads to scroll through the wash cycles.
NOTE: All cycle times and water usage information contained in the following section are approximate values only. Actual
results will depend on several factors, including but not limited to, inlet temperature, household water pressure, and turbidity
of the wash water.
The light above or next to the selected pad will be ON to indicate which WASH CYCLE has been selected.
ANTI-BACTERIA Heavy 7.8 gal., 105 min.
Medium6.7 gal., 95 min.
Light 5.6 gal., 85 min.
This cycle raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware. The cycle length will
vary depending on the temperature of your inlet water.
NOTE: The Anti-Bacteria cycle is monitored for sanitization requirements. If the cycle is interrupted
during or after the main wash portion or if the incoming water temperature is so low that adequate
water heating cannot be achieved, the sanitizing conditions may not be met. In these cases, the
sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle.
NOTE: NSF-certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments.
3
COOKWARE Heavy 8.9 gal., 80 min.
(POTS &PANS) Medium 7.8 gal., 70 min.
Light 6.7 gal., 60 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 Heavy 7.8 gal., 75 min.
Medium6.7 gal., 65 min.
Light 4.5 gal., 50 min.
This cycle is for medium/heavily soiled dishes and glassware.
SPEED CYCLE 6.7 gal., 35 min.
This cycle is for everyday dishes and glassware.
CHINA CRYSTAL 6.7 gal., 35 min.
This cycle is for lightly soiled china and crystal.
PLASTICS CYCLE Heavy 6.7 gal., 160 min.
Medium5.6 gal., 150 min.
Light 4.5 gal., 130 min.
The longer time for this cycle includes a built-in drying portion that is specifically designed to reduce
the risk of melting plastic items and improve plastic drying. For removing red tomato-based stains,
GE recommends the use of Cascade
®
Plastic Booster

.
SINGLE RACK WASH Heavy 6.1 gal., 45 min.
Medium5.1 gal., 35 min.
Light 4.1 gal., 30 min.
This cycle washes lightly soiled dishes on the upper rack only.
RINSE ONLY 2.3 gal., 10 min.
For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later. Do not use detergent with this cycle.
NOTE: On the PDW8900 Series models, the CHINA CRYSTAL/PLASTICS selector is a toggle pad; toggle the pad until
the desired cycle is indicated.
NOTE: This dishwasher is equipped with a CleanSensor

with automatic temperature control; therefore, cycle length and
time may vary depending on soil and temperature conditions.
NOTE: Only the Anti-Bacteria cycle has been designed to meet the requirements of Section 6, NSF 184 for soil removal
and sanitization efficacy.
– 8 –
Enhancements
The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which ENHANCEMENT has been selected.
DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 24 hours (depending on model). Press the
DELAY START pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle; then
press START/RESET.
After closing the door, the machine will count down and automatically start at the correct time.
NOTE: To cancel the DELAY START selection before the cycle begins, press the DELAY START
pad until the display shows the estimated cycle time for the selected cycle in minutes.
4
ADDEDHEAT When selected, the cycle will run longer with heating element on to improve both wash and dry
(EXTRA HOT WASH) performance.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
PRE WASH For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on, baked-on soils. This option MUST be selected PRIOR to
(on some models) starting the cycle. This option adds 15 minutes to the cycle time.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
HEATED DRY Shuts off the drying heat option. Dishes will air dry naturally (PDW8900 Series) or
Light Off fan dry (PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series) to save energy.
HEATED DRY Turns the heating element on for fast drying. This will extend the total cycle time by 15 minutes for
the ANTI-BACTERIAL cycle, 8 minutes for the SPEED cycle, 15 minutes for the PLASTICS cycle,
30 minutes for the CHINA CRYSTAL cycle, and 38 minutes for all other cycles.
NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle.
LOCK You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. Or you can lock the controls
after you have started a cycle.
Children cannot accidentally start dishwasher by touching pads with this option selected.
To unlock the dishwasher controls, press and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. To lock the
dishwasher, press and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. The light above the LOCK pad
will turn off.
RESET To change a cycle after washing starts…
PDW8900 Series: 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.
PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series: Open the door slowly to prevent splash-out. Touch the
START/RESET pad to cancel the cycle. If the START/RESET light is flashing, close the door
until the water pumps out (this takes approximately 2 minutes) and the light stops flashing.
When the light stops flashing, the dishwasher can be reprogrammed and restarted.
– 9 –
Clean
PDW8900 Series
The CLEANlight is illuminated when the selected cycle and enhancements are complete. The light will stay ONuntil
a pad is pressed or the door is opened and then closed.
PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series
The CLEANlight is illuminated and a double beep will sound when the selected cycle and enhancements are complete.
You may remove the dishes at any time. Note the high-efficiency fan will run quietly for 30 minutes to 4 hours (depending
on selected cycle) after the CLEANlight is illuminated to continue drying the dishes. The fan can be turned off by opening
the door and pressing any keypad.
NOTE: To turn off the audible end-of-cycle signal (or re-activate it if it was previously disengaged), press the HEATED
DRY pad 5 times within 3 seconds. A triple beep will sound to indicate the end-of-cycle beep option has been toggled.
NOTE: If you are not using the SmartDispense and you want to turn the LOW DETERGENT LED light off, press the
ADDED HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds. You will hear three beeps, then the light will go off. You can turn the light
back on by pressing the ADDED HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds.
6
Start
PDW8900 Series
Close the dishwasher door and select the cycle and desired enhancements. Touch the START/RESET pad to begin the
cycle. Water fill begins immediately, and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins.
When the dishwasher door is fully closed, the control panel lights will display the last settings you selected. If you don’t
want to change any of the settings, simply touch the START/RESET pad 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.
PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series
After selecting the cycle and desired enhancements, touch the START/RESET pad to ready the dishwasher to begin the
cycle. Close the door to start the cycle or begin the DELAY START countdown. When the cycle starts, the water fill
begins and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins.
The dishwasher will always display your last selection and enhancements. If you don’t want to change the settings,
simply touch the START/RESET pad to ready the dishwasher and close the door to begin the cycle.
Also, if a power failure occurs NORMAL and HEATEDDRY will automatically be programmed. Make any new selections
and touch the START/RESET pad to begin the new cycle.
If the door is opened, 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 touch any pad.
5
– 10 –
1
2
3
5
6
7 4
8
Component Locator Views
Door View
(Door Panel and Eschtcheon Keypad
Assembly Removed)
Inside Cabinet View
1 - Upper Spray Arm, 2 - Middle Spray Arm , 3 - Lower Spray Arm, 4 - Hub,
5 - Filter Screen, 6 - Heating Element, 7 - Float, 8 - Smart Dispense Cap
Left Side View
Fill Funnel
Water Valve
Fill Hose
Door Spring
PDW8900 Series Shown
PDW8900 Series Shown
Detergent Rinse Module
Flood Switch
Junction Box
Flapper (Active Vent)
Control Module
Positive Displacement Pump
SmartDispense
TM
Reservoir
Liquid Level Sensor
Door Interlock Switch
Circulation Pump
Active Vent Motor
– 11 –
Bottom View
Flood Switch
Drain Pump
Turbidity Sensor
Sump
Heating Element
Drain Line Check Valve
Water Valve
Front of Dish wash er
Rear of Dish wash er
Circulation Pump Motor
Ball
Junction Box
Wax Motor
PDW9000 Series Shown
PDW8900 Series Shown
Door View (Door Panel Removed)
Flapper (Active Vent)
Control Module
Fan Motor
Door Interlock Switch
Detergent Rinse Module
Liquid Level Sensor
SmartDispense Reservoir
Positive Displacement Pump
Active Vent Motor
Fan Conduit
– 12 –
PDW8900 Series
The door panel covers the main control board,
detergent cup, wire harness, Smart Dispense bottle,
Smart Dispense detergent sensor, and Smart
Dispense pump.
The outer door panel is held in place by 12 screws
(5 Phillips head screws per side and two
1
/
4-in. hex
head screws at the bottom). The esutcheon keypad
is held on by 4 screws.
Note: When removing the outer door panel, be
careful not to remove the 4 screws (2 per side)
holding the escutcheon to the door assembly.
Remove these only to gain access to the control
module, active vent, flapper, and door interlock
switch.
Dishwasher Components
Door Panel
PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series
Note: For top control dishwashers, there must be
1
/2-inch clearance between the top of the door and
the counter top.
The door panel covers the main control board,
detergent cup, vent fan, motor, louver, wire harness,
Smart Dispense bottle, Smart Dispense detergent
sensor, Smart Dispense pump, and door-interlock
switch.
The outer door panel is held in place by 12 screws
(5 Phillips head screws per side and two
1
/4-in. hex
head screws at the bottom).
Note: A ribbon cable connects the keypad
membrane (3-digit display on some models) to the
control circuit board. Due to the ribbon length, care
must be taken when removing the door panel to
ensure that the ribbon cable is not damaged.
Escutcheon Keypad
Assembly Screws
– 13 –
Keypad Assembly
PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series
Top control models have a membrane keypad that is accessed by removing the door panel. (see Door Panel.)
• When removing the membrane keypad, peel the keypad from right to left.
• When installing, make sure the membrane button areas and lights align with the keypad.
• On models with an LED display, the display is held in place by 2 Phillips head screws.
Note: When replacing the keypad membrane, always run the Factory Test Mode to calibrate the keypad
membrane to the control board.
1
PADS CONNECTOR PINS
13 & 15
12 & 17
12 & 16
12 & 15
11 & 15
11 & 16
11 & 17
Note: When troubleshooting, always check resistance between pins 18 and 19. The
membrane should read approximately 22K Ω.
When a control pad is pressed, continuity is present on the corresponding pins.
(See chart.) Example: If the HEATED DRY pad is pressed, you should have continuity
between pins 12 and 17. To locate pin numbers, note location of pin 1 for reference
point. (See illustration.)
PDW8900 Series
The keypad and ribbon cable are a permanent part
of the escutcheon and are replaced as a unit. To
remove the escutcheon keypad assembly, remove
the outer door panel and the 4 screws securing
the escutcheon keypad assembly. (See Door Panel,
PDW8900 Series.)
IMPORTANT: When assembling, the active vent
flapper must be closed before the escutcheon
keypad assembly is installed. Close the active vent
flapper by turning the worm gear clockwise by
hand. Failure to do so will cause a misalignment and
an increase in noise level.
Active Vent Worm Gear
– 14 –
Water Hardness Test and Calibration
Test Water Hardness
The automatic liquid dishwashing detergent
dispenser (SmartDispense
TM
) dispenses the optimum
amount of detergent to clean the dishes. This
amount of detergent introduced during each cycle
is based on the soil level of the dishes and the
hardness of the water. Therefore, the correct water
hardness setting is very important for both optimum
cleaning of dishes and detergent usage.
Prior to the first use, this dishwasher must be
calibrated for water hardness. This process requires
the use of a water hardness test strip (part #
WD01X10295). This part can by shipped by mail.
The 4 light green stripes will change color. The
harder the water, the more stripes will change from
green to red.
Water hardness should be tested following the
instructions on the test strip package shown above.
Note: If all stripes remain green after the test, the
outcome is "0 RED". The value to be entered into the
dishwasher is "1".
Convert the test reading according to the table
below.
Water Hardness Test Strip Indication
Red Stripes on Strip Value to Enter into Dishwasher
0 1
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 5
Note: 1 grain per gallon = 17.1 parts per million.
SmartDispense
TM
Calibration
The calibration process will differ slightly depending
on whether the dishwasher is front mount control
(PDW8000 series) or top mount control (PDW9000
series).
Front Mount Control (PDW8900)
Dishwasher must be in standby mode. Close and
latch the door. Press normal wash to illuminate the
lights on the control panel.
Press Cookware pad and Delay Hours pad
together and hold for 3 seconds.
The current hardness setting will be shown on
the Time Remaining display.
Enter the value from the test strip using the
Cookware pad to increase the value or the
Normal Wash pad to decrease the value.
Press the Start/Reset pad to return the
dishwasher to normal operation. The last
displayed value will be saved as the water
hardness value.
Top Mount Control (PDW9700, PDW9900)
Dishwasher must be in standby mode. Press up
arrow to wake up control and illuminate the lights
on the control panel.
LOW DETERGENT
Smart Dispense
SENSING
WASHING
DRYING
SANITIZED
CLEAN
RINSE ONLY
SINGLE RACK WASH
PLASTIC CYCLE
CHINA CYCLE
SPEED CYCLE
NORMAL
COOKWARE
ANTI-BACTERIAL
Press the up arrow pad and Delay Hours
together and hold for 3 seconds.
The current hardness setting will be shown on
the Time Remaining display.
Enter the value from the test strip using the up
arrow pad to increase the value or the down
arrow pad to decrease the value.
Press the Start/Reset pad to return the
dishwasher to normal operation. The last
displayed value will be saved as the water
hardness value.
1.
2.
3.
4.
1.
2.
3.
4.
– 15 –
To remove the reservoir:
Note: Removing the reservoir access collar causes
structural damage to the collar. It must be replaced
with a new part # WD35X10059.
Remove the door panel. (See Door Panel.) Insert a
small flat-blade screwdriver into the slot in the side
of the retaining collar and push the screwdriver
handle counterclockwise while turning the reservoir
access collar counterclockwise a quarter turn.
Remove the retaining collar. Unplug the tube from
the reservoir outlet and disconnect the sensor from
the control module.
Note: The dispenser tank comes as an assembly.
It includes the sensor with wire harness, gasket,
and retaining collar. The complete assembly part
number is WD35X10058.
SmartDispense
TM
SmartDispense
TM
is a bulk liquid detergent dispense
assembly consisting of the following components:
Detergent Reservoir - Mounted within the inner
door panel
Detergent Level Sensor - Connected to a Low
Detergent LED on the control panel
Positive Displacement Pump - Injects
the optimal amount of detergent into the
dishwasher during each cycle.
Detergent Reservoir
Note: The SmartDispense
TM
system can only be
used with liquid or gel automatic dishwasher
detergent.
To fill the reservoir, push down on the cap covering
the reservoir to engage the ratchet, then turn it
counterclockwise to open.
Position the door at a 30 to 45 degree angle. Fill
the reservoir with a liquid automatic dishwasher
detergent until the detergent reaches the threads
of the reservoir access. The dispenser will hold
approximately 45 ounces of liquid dishwasher
detergent (about 1 to 2 months supply).
Place the cap on the reservoir access threads, push
down, then turn clockwise until the cap is tight.



– 16 –
Tank
Sensor and Gasket
Control 5 VDC to Sensor
The routing of the DC wiring from the tank is very
important. The 3 tape points on the tank keep the
DC wiring perpendicular to the AC harness wiring
running down across the front of the tank. (See tank
photo.)
Note: The dispenser tank, sensor with wire harness,
and gasket are only available as a complete
assembly (part # WD35X10058). They are shipped
with a new dispenser tank retaining collar.
Detergent Level Sensor Strip Circuit
BRN/YELLOW RED
DETERGENT
SENSOR
J4-3
J4-1
Tape Point
Tape Point
Tape Point
Detergent Level Sensor
The SmartDispense
TM
detergent level sensor consists
of a single level detection continuity sensor and
includes the following components:
a grommet seal
a low detergent LED indicator light
a wire harness.
When the detergent in the reservoir drops below
the continuity sensor, a signal is sent to the control
board and the low detergent LED indicator light is
turned on. The light indicates 3 to 7 wash cycles left
before the detergent reservoir is completely empty.
Note: The Low Detergent LED may look like it is
illuminated when in fact it is not. An indicator that is
illuminated will be a bright red.
Note: If the SmartDispense
TM
system is not being
used, the low detergent light can be turned off (or
on) by pressing the Added Heat pad 5 times within
3 seconds. There will be 3 audible beeps when the
light goes off.
The sensor is similar to the type used in several
automotive applications such as the windshield
wiper fluid reservoir.
The control takes a reading of the detergent level at
power up (when power is restored from an outage)
and each time the door is closed and latched.
The control outputs a pulsing 5 VDC analog signal
to the sensor and monitors the return voltage.
Changes in the quantity of detergent in the tank
change the amount of current drawn by the sensor.



LOW DETERGENT
SmartDispense
SENSING
WASHING
DRYING
SANITIZED
CLEAN
Light will
turn on
when time
to refill
– 17 –
From
Detergent
Reservoir
To Detergent
Outlet
Pump
Housing
Impeller
1 2 3 4
1 33 41 49 57
2 35.4 43.4 51.4 59.4
3 37.8 45.8 53.8 61.8
4 40.2 48.2 56.2 64.2
5 42.6 50.6 58.6 66.6
Smart Dispense Bottle Duration
1 2 3 4
1 10.3 8.3 6.9 5.9
2 9.6 7.8 6.6 5.7
3 9.0 7.4 6.3 5.5
4 8.4 7.0 6.0 5.3
5 8.0 6.7 5.8 5.1
Dosage (ml)
H
a
r
d
n
e
s
s
Soil Level
H
a
r
d
n
e
s
s
Bottle Duration (wks)
Soil Level
Smart Dispense Dosage Amount
Positive Displacement Pump
The SmartDispense
TM
positive displacement pump
consists of a continuous flexible tube running from
the detergent reservoir to the inner door detergent
outlet. The tube runs around the inside edge of the
pump housing. A 3-roller impeller fits tightly into
the center of the pump housing with each of the
3 rollers squeezing the sidewall of the tube. As the
impeller is driven counterclockwise by the motor, it
squeezes out a predetermined amount of detergent
for each 1/3 revolution of the impeller.
The dispenser pump operates on 120 VDC. During
each pre-wash cycle, the pump is energized for 5
seconds, dispensing 4ml of detergent.
The electronic control uses two inputs to determine
the total amount of detergent dispensed during the
main wash cycle:
• Soil Level determined by the turbidity sensor
• Water Hardness as calibrated for the location
A water hardness selection mode permits the
calibration of the water hardness for the location
at installation. (See Water Hardness Test and
Calibration.)
To determine the amount of detergent to dispense
during the main wash, the control uses the following
formula:
4ml x Number of Pre-washes
+ 25ml + Additional Quantity for Hardness
The additional quantity is a predefined quantity
of detergent based on the water hardness level
programmed into the control.
Approximate Detergent Use
To remove the pump
Remove the door panel. (See Door Panel.)
Remove 2 Phillips head screws from the lower
right side of the door edge to release the pump
bracket.
Remove the grommet from the inner door panel
and unplug the tube from the reservoir outlet.
Disconnect the wires and remove the pump.
Positive Displacement Pump Strip Circuit
ORANGE
BULK DETERGENT
PUMP
J2-1 M
WHITE
875 Ω
1.
2.
3.
4.
– 18 –
Customer Purge of the Bulk Dispenser Tank
When to Purge the Bulk Dispenser Tank
Only liquid or gel automatic dishwashing detergent
can be used in the bulk dispenser. The dispenser
must be purged if the consumer puts hand
dishwashing detergent or a rinse agent in the
dispenser. These products will produce copious
amounts of suds, and water leaks will result every
time the dishwasher is run until the tank is emptied.
The dishwasher must also be purged if a liquid
dishwasher detergent containing chlorine
(like Cascade Pure Rinse Formula) and a liquid
dishwasher detergent containing enzymes (like
Cascade Complete) have been mixed in the
dispenser. When this happens, the chlorine destroys
the enzymes resulting in poor wash performance.
You can tell if the detergent contains chlorine
or enzymes by reading the content label on the
container.
A chemical reaction also takes place between the
chlorine detergent and the enzyme detergent which
causes the two liquids to coagulate and buildup
around the detergent level sensor. This build up may
prohibit the sensor from sending the low detergent
signal to the control board and the low detergent
light will not be illuminated when the bulk dispenser
is empty.
Consumer Purge Cycle
The consumer must enter Service Mode to activate
the purge cycle. The purge cycle fills the dishwasher
for 57 seconds, then energizes the dispenser pump
(instead of the main motor) continuously to drain
the bulk dispenser tank .
The purge cycle deselects all other options and
runs for 65 minutes. The consumer should run the
purge cycle 3 times, filling the dispenser tank with
water for the second and third cycles. Total time is
approximately 3 hours.
Follow these steps carefully to have a successful
purge run.
Front Mount Controls (PDW8900)
Top Mount Controls (PDW9700, PDW9900)
LOW DETERGENT
Smart Dispense
SENSING
WASHING
DRYING
SANITIZED
CLEAN
RINSE ONLY
SINGLE RACK WASH
PLASTIC CYCLE
CHINA CYCLE
SPEED CYCLE
NORMAL
COOKWARE
ANTI-BACTERIAL
Make sure Pre-wash, Added Heat, and Heated
Dry LEDs are off.
Press Heated Dry pad and Cookware pad
(down arrow pad on Top Mount Control models)
together for 3 seconds. All LEDs illuminate.
Press Added Heat pad and Normal pad (up
arrow pad on Top Mount Control models)
together for 3 seconds. The Anti-bacterial LED
illuminates.
Press Start pad one time.
Press Normal Wash pad and make sure Pre-
wash, Added Heat and Heated Dry LEDs are off.
Press Start pad. Dishwasher will run a complete
cycle without the main motor running. Cycle is
complete when the clean light illuminates. This
should take approximately 60 minutes.
Open door and wipe up the excess detergent
from the door and tub.
Pour water on the door and tub where there is
detergent residue.
Remove SmartDispense
TM
cap and fill tank with
water. Replace cap.
Repeat steps 1 through 9 one time.
Repeat steps 1 through 6. When the Clean LED
illuminates, the system is purged and ready to
be refilled with the correct detergent.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
– 19 –
Door Interlock Switch
The door interlock switch opens the L1 circuit when
the door is open. The switch is replaced as an
assembly.
The door panel and escutcheon must be removed to
access the door latch switch. (See Door Panel.)
The door latch switch is held in place by 2 Phillips
head screws.
If the door is unlatched while running a wash cycle,
the cycle countdown will pause and the vent will
open. If unlatched for more than 15 seconds during
a wash cycle, the control will beep once every 15
seconds until the door is relatched.
Door Interlock Switch Strip Circuit
J2-10
DOOR
INTERLOCK
NO COM
BLK/WHITE
BLK/WHITE
BLK
J2-11
3
1
2
Detergent/Rinse Module
The door panel must be removed to access the
detergent/rinse module. (See Door Panel.)
The detergent rinse module is held in place by 6
Phillips head screws and 2 brackets.
At the second activation (3), the lever lifts the
con nect ing rod by the notch. This action lifts the
rinse dispenser plunger and re leas es the rinse
agent. When deactivated, the lever returns to its
original start ing position.
The detergent/rinse mod ule au to mat i cal ly
dis pens es both the de ter gent and the rinse agent
at the ap pro pri ate times. The module is activated 2
times during a wash cycle. Detergent is dispensed
at the beginning of the main wash cycle and
rinse agent at the beginning of the final rinse. The
detergent/rinse module can be activated using the
Service Mode.
The first time the module is activated:
The lever slides up the right-hand path of the
connecting rod (1). This action releases the
de ter gent cover.
When deactivated (2), the lever returns down the
left-hand path and comes to rest under the notch in
the center of the connecting rod.
Door Interlock Switch Strip Circuit
1200 - 2800 Ω
DETERGENT MODULE
RED/YELLOW WHITE
J2-9
Disconnect
Bracket
– 20 –
Middle Spray Arm
1. Check holes in spray arm for bits of china, seeds,
and other foreign matter.
2. Check spray arms for rotation.
Removal and Replacement
1. Pull upper rack all the way out.
2. Remove plastic screw on bottom of middle
spray arm. This will allow the middle spray arm
and bearing to be removed.
Note: Install middle spray arm with spray jets facing
the upper rack. Place bearing between spray arm
screw and bottom of the middle arm.
Note: If the upper rack experiences poor cleaning
problems, ensure the middle spray arm is turning
freely. If not, disassemble the middle spray arm and
clean the bearing surface, then reassemble.
Using the Dishwasher with the Upper Rack
Removed
1. Unsnap and remove the end cap on each side of
the rails.
2. Pull the rack straight out and off the rails.
3. Replace the end caps.
4. Push the rails all the way back into the
dishwasher.
5. Slide the shower nozzle attachment over the
spout.
6. The dishwasher is now ready for use.
Note: Always use the shower nozzle when the upper
rack is removed.
– 21 –
Fill Funnel
The top section of the fill funnel separates from the
main body. The fill funnel body is held in place by a
nut (located on the inside of the dishwasher). Rotate
the nut counterclockwise to remove the main body.
There is a gasket seal be tween the fill funnel and
dish wash er tub. Make certain the gasket is seated
when reinstalling.
Lower
Spray Arm
Nut Hub
Cover Inlet
Hub
Float Dome
Coarse Filter
Fine Filter
Drain Port
Fine Filter
Assembly
Main Conduit
Mounting Screw
Main Conduit
Drain For
Fine Filter
Main Conduit
Tab
Main Conduit
The main conduit supplies water to the middle and
upper spray wash arms.
Removal and Replacement
1. Pull upper rack all the way out.
2. Push the tab on the outer slide cap in and
remove the slide cap.
3. Remove the upper rack.
4. Release the bottom conduit tab.
5. Release 2 center conduit tabs and remove the
main conduit.
Upper Spray Arm
Check the holes in spray wash arm for bits of china,
seeds, and other foreign matter. Also, check the
spray wash arms for rotation.
To remove the upper spray wash arm, remove the
upper rack (see Middle Spray Arm), then remove the
screw and upper spray wash arm.
Lower Spray Arm, Fine Filter, and Inlet Cover
Check the holes in spray arm for bits of china, seeds,
and other foreign matter. Also check the spray wash
arms for rotation. If soil is present, clean fine filter
screen.
The lower spray wash arm can be removed by
gently lifting and rotating it coun ter clock wise.
The nut hub can be removed by rotating it
counterclockwise.
Caution: Use care to avoid breaking the clip on the
hub when removing the main conduit from hub.
Note: When installing the fine filter, make sure the
drain port of the filter is engaged with the drain for
the fine filter.
Gasket
Nut
– 22 –
Heating Element
The heating element can be activated using Service
Mode.
The dual-wattage heating element produces 875
watts during wash, to help heat the water, and an
effective wattage due to cycling of 700 watts during
the dry cycle.
It is normal for the heating element to cycle during
Heated Dry cycle. The control energizes the heating
element continuously for the first 6 minutes. The
control then cycles the heating element on for 60
seconds, and off for 60 seconds for the remainder of
the Heated Dry cycle.
Selecting Added Heat will energize the heater for
the entire time during the last prewash cycle and
the final rinse cycle. Circulation time during the
final rinse is increased 2.8 times the normal with this
option. If selected after the wash cycle has started,
the feature will not take effect until the beginning of
the next fill. This option is not available for the Rinse
Only cycle.
Water inlet temperature must be at least 120°F
for proper drying. Low water inlet tem per a ture
will pre vent proper con vec tion air move ment and
increase drying time sub stan tial ly.
If the problem is that the dishes are not drying
cor rect ly, don’t overlook the rinse agent. A rinse
agent will improve the water sheeting action and
drying performance.
It is normal for the stainless steel tub and the inner
door panel to retain water droplets even though the
dishes are dry.
Heating Element Strip Circuit
The heating element nuts are located on the
underside of the washer, near the back. Ample
force is required to remove the nuts. Removing the
dishwasher from installation may be required.
Tub
Nut
Heating Element
Support
Heating
Element
Heater
Grommet
PURPLE
PURPLE
WHITE
HEATING ELEMENT
J2-6
J2-7
– 23 –
Turbidity Sensor
The turbidity sensor is located on the side of the
sump.
The turbidity sensor measures the amount of
suspended particles in the wash water in the sump.
The control sends the turbidity sensor a pulse width
modulated 5-volt signal for calibration and usage
during operation.
The control then receives an analog signal of
the sensed turbidity, which is processed by the
microprocessor.
The baseline reading is taken during the first fill
when the sump water level is between the
1
/4- to
3
/8-in. gap between the LED transmitter and the
receptor. Successive tur bid i ty mea sure ments
are sup plied to the control module and used to
de ter mine whether any prewash or rinse cycles can
be skipped. The sensing LED is on during all prewash
cycles and during the final rinse.
Decisions are based on a com par i son of clean
water mea sure ments at the beginning of the first
fill, mea sure ments taken at selected fills, and water
tem per a ture. By measuring the turbidity level, the
control module can conserve energy on lightly
soiled loads by skipping un nec es sary cycles.
Note: If the turbidity sensor circuit fails to open or
is shorted, the sensing LED on the control panel will
not light, and the unit will operate for the maximum
amount of time, using the maximum number of
wash and rinse fills for the selected cycle.
The turbidity sensor also contains the thermistor
for automatic temperature controlTurbidity Sensor
Test
Turbidity Sensor
Key
The thermistor’s resistance has a negative
temperature coefficient. As the temperature
increases, the resistance goes down. At 75°F, the
resistance is approximately 9.9K Ω. At 140°F, the
resistance is approximately 2.8K Ω.
Note: When installing the turbidity sensor, align the
key on the sensor with the keyway on the sump.
The Service Mode is the most accurate way to test
the turbidity sensor circuit. The turbidity sensor
circuit con tains the control module, wiring, and the
tur bid i ty sensor.
Turbidity Sensor Strip Circuit
Calibrating the Turbidity Sensor
When replacing the turbidity sensor, or if it has been
disconnected, always calibrate the turbidity sensor
to the control board.
Note: The calibration cycle MUST be entered within
2 minutes of power up.
Press the Normal pad (the up arrow pad on Top
Control Models) and the Cookware pad (the down
arrow pad on Top Control Models) for 3 seconds or
until all LEDs turn on.
The dishwasher will then perform a series of steps.
Once the drain cycle starts, calibration is complete
and the Start/Reset pad can be pressed to end the
calibration cycle. The dishwasher will continue to
pump out remaining water and cycle of.
NTC
1
2
3
4
YELLOW/BLK
DK. BLUE
GRAY
ORANGE
– 24 –
High Drain Loop
Air Gap
Water Level
Smart Fill System
The Smart Fill system consists of a new silent fill
hose design and electronicly controlled cavitation
sensing (adaptive fill).
The new fill hose design uses a rigid plastic tube
with rubber over mold at both ends. This smaller
diameter reduces water flow rate and fill noise. The
required water line pressure is still 20 to 120 psi.
The cavitation sensing controls the amount of water
for each fill. The dishwasher fills for 57 seconds,
then the pump motor starts. The load on the motor
changes as water enters and exits the sump. The
electronic control monitors this change as motor
current fluctuation and continues to fill the tub until
the fluctuations are stable, assuring the sump is full.
Note: The maximum amount of time the electronic
control will energize the water valve is 95 seconds.
During a normal wash cycle, the water level in the
tub will cover the sump screen or be just to the rear
edge of the heater bracket. The dishwasher will fill
with approximately 1.2 gal. of water.
Depending on the wash cycle selection, a complete
wash cycle will use between approximately 2.5 gal.
(Rinse Only) to 10.9 gal. (Cookware - heavy soil level).
Fill Hose
Drain System
The drain system consists of the following
com po nents:
• Auxiliary drain pump (includes motor and one-
way check valve)
• Drain tube
• Check valve (in line with drain tube)
• Drain hose
The inlet cover prevents large particles from entering
the sump. Water entering the drain pump is not
filtered by the fine filter (metal) or by the sump filter
(plastic). The drain pump is mounted on the sump
and contains a one-way check valve. The drain
pump is controlled by the control module and can be
activated using Service Mode.
Auxiliary Drain Pump strip Circuit
The drain pump utilizes a 120V AC motor. The motor
should read approximately 30 Ω.
IMPORTANT: The drain system of this dishwasher
requires either a high drain loop or an air gap.
Installations without either a high drain loop or an
air gap will not perform properly.
J2-8
30 Ω
RED WHITE
M
DRAIN PUMP
18"
32"
Min.
Min.
– 25 –
Note: To prevent leaks after installation, ensure that
hose-to-valve connection is good and that clamp is
in place.
Water Valve and Flood Switch
The water valve is a 120 VAC solenoid valve that is
switched on/off by the control module. The flood
switch acts as a safety switch ONLY and does not
control normal operation of the water valve. The
flood switch opens the L1 side of the water valve
circuit.
The switch is normally open. The weight of the
flood switch float holds the switch closed. The flood
switch will not stop the flow of water if the valve
sticks open from a mechanical failure.
The water valve can be replaced with the
dish wash er installed.
WARNING: Disconnect power to dishwasher before
servicing water valve and flood switch.
The flood switch is held in place by 2 Phillips head
screws.
The water valve is secured to the frame by 2 hex
head screws.
Water Valve
Flood Switch
Water Valve Test
Note: The detergent pump will also operate during
the water valve test.
1. Attempt to activate water valve using Service
Mode. Pump out water as necessary using
Service Mode. If an in ter mit tent failure is
suspected, activate water valve 5 times using
Service Mode. Water valve should stay on for 75
to 95 seconds per ac ti va tion and should not turn
on and off during the 75 to 95 second activation
time. A normal fill will be approximately 1.2
gallons.
2. If the water valve is not operating properly or
water level is low, check the following:
• Water valve, flood switch, flood switch float
and stem, transorb, and then main control.
The flood switch should open when the
water level is approximately
1
/4-in. above the
base (bottom) of the float dome.
• Resistance through the water valve so le noid
coil is 725 Ω to 1200 Ω.
• Clogged screen in water valve.
Water Valve Strip Circuit
PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series
PPDW8900 Series
J2-5
PINK YEL.
WHITE
WATER VALVE
FLOOD
SWITCH
C NO 725 - 1200 Ω
J2-5
PINK YEL.
WHITE
WATER VALVE
FLOOD
SWITCH
C NO 725 - 1200 Ω
– 26 –
Demo Mode
• Demo mode is entered by pressing the Cookware pad (down arrow pad on Top Control models) and
Added Heat pad simultaneously for 5 seconds.
• When entered, the Normal and Added Heat LEDs blink for 3 seconds, and the active vent will close.
• Pressing a pad will light the corresponding LED.
• Pressing the Start/Reset pad will activate the main pump for 20 seconds, and each cycle LED will be lit in
sequence for 3 seconds (left to right).
• The display will sequence 999, 888, 777, 666, 555, etc., before running the main pump.
• The cycle will end after the main pump stops. The drain cycle will not be energized.
• To exit the demo mode, the dishwasher must be disconnected from power.
Wash Cycles
MIN MAX MIN MAX HEATED DRY W/O HEATED DRY
Normal Wash 3 1 3 36 99 137
2
145
2
38+5 158 240
Speed Wash 3 1 2 23 53 130
3
150
3
8 128 240
Glasses
2 1 3 26 61 130
3
135
3
30 150 240 China Crystal
4 1 3 60 12 150
2
140
2
38
30
38
158
150
158
240 Pots & Pans
3 1 3 36 115 130
3
158
3
15+15 150 240 Sani Wash
3 1 2 76 136 140
2
145
2
45/60
5
4
180 240
240
Single Rack Wash 3 1 3 145
140
240
Plastics
2 0 0 9 11
96
_ _ _ _
240
Time is in minutes
Temperature is in degrees Fahrenheit
1.) Cycle times do not include water fill and drain
2.) Heater on in main wash and final rinse
3.) Heater on in all pre-washes, main wash, and all rinses
4.) Heated dry time and cool down time
5.) 45 minutes without heated dry, 60 minutes with heated dry
6.) Fan running time after cycle has completed
FAN ON TIME
6
WASH TEMPERATURE WASH TIME
1
CYCLE
MAX # OF
PRE-WASH
CYCLES
WASH
CYCLE
MAX #
RINSE
CYCLES
HEATED
DRY TIME
Rinse Only
2 1 3 6 2
36
1
61 130
3 3
137
2 2
– 27 –
Control Module
The door panel must be removed to access the control module. (See Door Panel.) The main control is
considered a “smart” control, capable of learning the water temperature and turbidity characteristics of the
home.
It is normal for the cycle times to vary over a period of time from the factory default settings due to
temperature and water quality.
The control module is held in place by a single screw that secures the module to the right side of the inner
door panel. (The screw is located on the outside of the inner door panel.)
The module cover is held in place by 5 tabs (see arrows).
Screw
Control Module Board
Note: When replacing
the control module,
always run the Factory
Test Mode to calibrate
the keypad membrane
and turbidity sensor to
the control board.
J1 - Power Supply X
J2 - Heating Element, Circulation Pump, Drain Pump, Fan, Water Valve,
Detergent Module, Wax Motor, Bulk Detergent Pump
J3 - Turbidity/Temperature Sensor
J4 - Detergent Sensor
J5 -Active Vent
J7 - Keypad
J8 - 3-Digit Display
J10 - PQA
J1
J2
J10
J5
J4
J7
J8 J3
– 28 –
Active Vent
The active vent consists of the fan, motor, housing,
and vent louver motor.
The active vent helps to reduce the noise level and
heat loss when in the closed position. The control
module supplies +/- 12 VDC to the vent louver
motor. The control module reverses polarity to drive
the motor in a clockwise or counterclockwise (open
or closed) direction.
The vent closes 8 seconds after the main pump
is switched on during the first fill cycle and opens
during the drying cycle (heated and non-heated).
The vent is open during cooldown periods or when
the unit is not in use.
If the vent is closed and the door is opened during
the wash cycle, the vent will open. When the door
is closed again, the vent will remain open for 8
seconds, then close again to finish the cycle.
It is normal for water vapor to come through the
active vent during the dry cycle. The active vent can
be opened and closed using the Service Mode.
The vent louver is held in place by a single screw.
Remove the motor from the mount by rotating the
motor 90° in the mount and sliding it out between
the tabs.
Note: The gear in the mount is held in place with the
motor.
Vent Motor Strip Circuit
J5-2
RED BLK
M J5-1
Note: Foam with double-sided tape holds the
conduit in place. The foam tears easily if pulled
during removal of the housing.
Six Phillips head screws hold the fan and motor to
the vent housing.
Fan Motor Strip Circuit
65 W
FAN
DK. BLUE/RED
M
WHITE
J2-3
Note: This also applies to the Rinse Only cycle.
Since heated dry is not an option with Rinse Only,
the fan will run for approximately 4 hours before
turning off.
To access the vent fan and motor, remove the door
panel (see Door Panel).
The vent fan and motor housing are held in place
by:
• 4 long, silver Phillips head screws.
• 2 short, brass Phillips head screws (see photo).
Fan (PDW9700 AND PDW9900 Series)
During natural dry, the fan runs for approximately
4 hours after the last drain cycle is completed
(clean light on). During heated dry, the fan runs for
approximately 2 hours after the last drain cycle is
completed. If the door is opened, the fan stops and
the control stops counting down. When the door is
relatched, the fan will start again and the control will
continue to count down. Touching any key will turn
off the fan.
– 29 –
Single Rack Wash
TM
The Single Rack Wash
TM
bypasses the lower spray
arm, directing the water flow only to the upper
rack. A plastic-covered steel ball, released by a wax
motor-controlled magnet, is forced by the water
flow to block the venturi for the lower spray arm.
Cleaning power is directed to the top basket ONLY
through the middle and upper spray arms. In Single
Rack Wash
TM
, the tub fills with approximately 0.1 to
0.2 gals. less than a normal wash cycle.
Normal Wash Cycle: The pump fills with water
to the level indicated. The magnet on the end of
the wax motor holds the ball out of the water flow
path. The impeller spins counterclockwise to a high
velocity. Water flowing from the impeller outward,
fills all chambers.
Wax Motor Magnet
Ball
Water Fill Line
Normal Wash Cycle Single Rack Wash
TM
Cycle
Water Fill Line
Wax Motor Magnet
Ball
Single Rack Wash
TM
Cycle: The pump fills with water
to the level indicated. At the same time, the wax
motor energizes and pulls the magnet away. This
releases the ball from its position at the bottom of
the guide rail.
The impeller spins counterclockwise to a high
velocity. The water flows from the impeller and
carries the ball up the guide rail. The ball wedges
into the low-arm channel restricting the flow from
the lower spray arm. The water flow is now diverted
to only the upper and middle spray arms.
– 30 –
Circulation Pump and Motor
The dishwasher has a new pump design that
includes a wax motor, magnet, and a steel ball used
for Single Rack Wash
TM
. This pump must be replaced
with the same pump design (kit # WD26X10029).
The pump housing contains a molded channel to
direct the movement of the ball towards the venturi.
The plastic shell which encases the stainless steel
ball has ribs to prevent the ball from sticking in the
venturi.
The dishwasher must be removed from its
in stal la tion to gain access to the circulation pump
and motor. The circulation pump can be activated
using Service Mode. Refer to sche mat ic or strip
circuit for motor resistance value.
Before removing the circulation pump, remove the
water from the sump with a syringe.
It is important to remember that the motor does
not start immediately when the dishwasher cycle
has started (60 seconds after water begins to fill).
If the motor hums but will not start, make certain
the pump impeller is free from obstruction and the
motor shaft turns freely.
The terminals on the induction motor are labeled L1
and N. The motor is thermally protected (internally)
through the L1 side. The wiring connector is blue to
match the wire leading to the motor. It is designed to
fit only one way on the terminals. Make certain the
connector is fully seated when installing.
The replacement motor pump assembly contains a
new ball.
Caution: Be sure the ball is in place and held by the
magnet before reassembling the unit.
Note: It is important that the hex-head motor-
hanger screw is tightened securely when reinstalling
the circulation pump.
Circulation Pump and Motor Strip Circuit
10 W
M
CIRCULATION
PUMP
J2-4
DK. BLUE WHITE
Wax Motor and Magnet
The wax motor and magnet (part # WD21X10235)
are an assembly and are held to the pump housing
by 2 Phillips screws. The wax motor operates on
120 VAC. It takes approximately 45 seconds for the
magnet to retract far enough to release the steel
ball when the wax motor is at room temperature.
The wax motor is energized for approximately 1
minute.
If the dishwasher door is opened during the Single
Rack Wash
TM
, the ball will once again be held by the
magnet until the wax motor retracts the magnet
from the steel ball (approximately 45 seconds).
Wax Motor Strip Circuit
1200 - 2800 W
J2-2
GRAY WHITE
WAX MOTOR
(CIRCULATION PUMP)
Motor-Hanger Screw
– 31 –
Door Spring Installation
The PDW8900 Series all have black door springs.
They are hooked in the END hole of the door cable.
The PDW9700 Series all have black door springs.
They are hooked in the MIDDLE hole of the door
cable. Black springs with white painted markings are
packaged with the dishwasher for use with heavy
door panels.
The PDW9900 Series has 1 black door spring hooked
in the MIDDLE hole of the door cable and 1 black
door spring with white painted markings hooked in
the END hole.
White Paint
– 32 –
PDW8900 Series
To enter service mode, press and hold the Cookware and Heated Dry keypads simultaneously for 3 seconds.
To exit service mode, press the Start/Reset keypad at any time.
Service Mode
7-8011DN 1DP CDN1RDL PAN£L
12-8011DN fLA1l8DW£D PAN£L*
*8DW£D PAN£L SHDWN
*Note: Service mode may be used for 30 minutes maximum. After 30 minutes, the service mode will
automatically turn off.
PAD Description Time
1L Not Used
2L Activates/Deactivates Auxiliary Pump Variable
3L Activates/Deactivates Main Pump and
Single Rack Wash Motor (Wax Motor)

Variable
1R Activates/Deactivates Detergent Cup Variable
2R Activates/Deactivates Water Valve and
Smart Detergent Dispenser

Variable
3R Not Used
4R Activates/Deactivates Heater 6 min.
PAD Description Time
1L Activates/Deactivates Heater and Fan Test times out after 6 minutes.
2L Not Used
3L Activates/Deactivates Water Valve and
Smart Detergent Dispenser

Variable
4L Activates/Deactivates Detergent Cup Variable
5L Activates/Deactivates Auxiliary Pump Variable
6L Activates/Deactivates Main Pump and
Single Rack Wash Motor (Wax Motor)

Variable
PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series
To enter service mode, press and hold the "Down" arrow and Heated Dry keypads simultaneously for 3
seconds. To exit service mode press the Start/Reset at any time.
This dishwasher is programmed with a service mode to aid the technician in troubleshooting the dishwasher.
Each component may be cycled to detect if it is functioning correctly. Components are cycled by pressing
keypads to the right or the left of the Start/Reset keypad.
– 33 –
Always run the factory test mode to calibrate when replacing the turbidity sensor, control module
board, and membrane key panel.
The factory test mode is the most accurate way to test the turbidity sensor circuit, which contains the
control module, wiring, and turbidity sensor. Factory test mode will test the thermistor (used for automatic
temperature control) that is contained in the turbidity sensor and will test the transmitter that is contained in
the turbidity sensor.
Entering Factory Test Mode
Note: This mode can only be entered within the first 2 minutes after power-up. After 2 minutes, factory test
mode is unavailable.
Disconnect power from dishwasher. Wait 10 seconds and connect power to dishwasher. Press the Normal
and Cookware ("Up" and "Down" on Top Control Models) keypads simultaneously for 3 seconds. (This step
must be performed within 2 minutes of power-up.) The control will step through the test cycle for the preset
amount of time. Press Delay/Hours to advance to the next step.
TEST CYCLE
1. All LEDs illuminate for 10 seconds.
2. Vent fan energizes for 5 seconds, then the active vent closes.
3. Detergent module is activated. Water valve energizes for 60 seconds.
4. Main pump is energized. Water valve continues filling for an additional 10 seconds.
5. Heater is energized and main pump continues to run for an additional 60 seconds.
6. Dishwasher pauses for 40 seconds. During this time the turbidity sensor, control module board, and
membrane keypad are being calibrated.
a. The control module will beep continuously and the lock icon LED will light if:
1) The temperature sensor check does not fall between the limits (42°F to 199°F).
2) The control receives an analog signal outside the expected range for the turbidity sensor.
3) The EEPROM was not read correctly.
7. Drain pump energizes for 75 seconds.
8. The detergent module is energized for 60 seconds and the water valve is energized for 70 seconds.
9. The heater and main pump are energized for 60 minutes. (Press DELAY/START DELAY/HOURS on some
models to advance to the next step before control times out.)
10. Active vent opens, drain pump is energized for 75 seconds, then active vent closes.
Note: If the calibration test fails, check the following:
• Make certain the dishwasher is not located on a non-insulated outer wall where the temperature at the
turbidity sensor may be below 42°F.
• The turbidity sensor may be dirty. Run a rinse only cycle with one cup vinegar or use citric acid crystals
(WD35X151) to clean the sensor.
Factory Test Mode
– 34 –
PDW8900 Series
WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing.
Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation.
Verify operation after servicing.
Schematics and Strip Circuits
l
2
3
J
4
C
/
R
×
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T
$
L
N
$
0
R
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T
$
L
N
$
0
R
K L / l ^ 0
C
0
N
T
R
0
L

C
l
R
C
U
l
T

3
0
^
R
0
3
-
0
l
C
l
T

0
l
$
l
L
^
/
l
^
C
T
l
v
L
v
L
N
T
l
0
T
0
R
3
×
R
×
J
7
K
L
/
l
^
0
l
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
l
0
l
2
3
l
2
3
4
5
6
l
0
l
l
7
8
9
l 2
J
5
^
C
T
l
v
L
v
L
N
T
3
-
0
l
C
l
T

0
l
$
l
L
^
/
J
8
l
0
^
J
l
0
l
0
v
L
R

$
v
l
T
C
¬
l
N
C
J
2
l 2 3 l 2 3 4
T
U
R
3
l
0
l
T
/
/
T
L
l
l
L
R
^
T
U
R
L
$
L
N
$
0
R
J
3
-
-
-
T
¬
l
$

C
l
R
C
U
l
T

N
0
T

l
N
^
L
L

l
0
0
L
L
$
J
l
l
0
v
L
R
$
U
l
l
L
/
l 2 3 4
N
T
C
R
L
C
L
lv
L
R
L
l
lT
T
L
R
T
R
^
N
$
l
lT
T
L
R
C
^
T
¬
0
0
L
v
c
c
/
3
N
×
$
×
0
×
l
3
v
N
0
C
0
l 3
×
0
0
0
R
l
N
T
L
R
L
0
C
K
N
0
C
0
l v
×
0
0
0
R
l
N
T
L
R
L
0
C
K
v
R
v
R
v
R
v
R
/ C
N
L
l
× v
× 3
l
×
/
×
f
L
0
0
0
$
v
l
T
C
¬
C
N
0
v
^
T
L
R

v
^
L
v
L
7
2
5
-
l
2
0
0
v
×
¬
L
^
T
l
N
C

L
L
L
l
L
N
T
R
×
0
R
^
l
N

l
U
l
l
$
T
R
l
l

C
l
R
C
U
l
T
$
C
3
×
3
v
3
v
3
×
N
0
C
0
l
J
2
-
l
0
J
2
-
l
l
J
l
-
3
J
l
-
l
N
0
C
0
l
v
×
0
0
0
R
v
R
0
0
0
R
l
l
5
v

6
0
¬
¿
v
^
T
L
R

v
^
L
v
L
0
0
0
R

l
N
T
L
R
L
0
C
K
J
2
-
5
l
×
f
L
0
0
0
$
v
lT
C
¬
v
^
T
L
R

v
^
L
v
L
v
R
7
2
5
-
l
2
0
0
C
N
0
l
U
l
l

l
0
T
0
R
J
2
-
4
l
l
U
l
l
v
R
N
×
l
0
¬
L
^
T
l
N
C

L
L
L
l
L
N
T
J
2
-
6
J
2
-
7
v
×
v
R
¬
L
^
T
l
N
C

L
L
L
l
L
N
T
v
L
N
T

l
0
T
0
R
J
5
-
2
J
5
-
l
l
R
×
3
×
0
R
^
l
N

l
U
l
l
J
2
-
8
l
R
×
v
R
J
2
-
9
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
0
0
U
L
L
R
/
v
R
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
8
7
5
8
7
5
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
0
0
U
L
L
l 2 3 4
/
3
N
×
$
×
0
×
N
T
C
T
U
R
3
l
0
l
T
/

$
L
N
$
0
R
J
4
-
l
J
4
-
3
C
/
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

$
L
N
$
0
R
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T
$
L
N
$
0
R
R
×
/
×
l
9
.4
-
l
9
.8
C
0
L
0
R

C
0
0
L
L
L
T
T
L
R
$
C
0
L
0
R
L
L
T
T
L
R
$
C
0
L
0
R
T
¬
L

'
×
'

l
N
0
l
C
^
T
L
$

0
N
L

$
0
L
l
0

C
0
L
0
R
-

N
0

T
R
^
C
L
R
.

v
l
R
L
$

v
l
T
¬

T
R
^
C
L
R

$
¬
0
v
3
0
T
¬

C
0
L
0
R
$
.
L
×
^
l
l
L
L

-
v
R

l
$

v
¬
l
T
L
v
l
T
¬

R
L
0

T
R
^
C
L
R
.
^
×
3
×
C
×
N
×
0
×
l
×
L
T
.
3
L
U
L
3
L
^
C
K
3
R
0
v
N
0
K
.
3
L
U
L
0
R
^
N
C
L
l
l
N
K
R
×
$
×
T
×
v
×
v
×
/
×
R
L
0
C
R
^
/
T
^
N
l
U
R
l
L
L
v
¬
l
T
L
/
L
L
L
0
v
3
0
3
0
l
N
×
$
×
0
×
v
R
v
R
v
R
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N
l
U
l
l
l
0
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
0
0
U
L
L
R
/
v
R
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
$
×
v
R
v
^
×

l
0
T
0
R
|
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N

l
U
l
l
|
v
^
×

l
0
T
0
R
|
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N

l
U
l
l
|
3
U
L
K

0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
U
l
l
v
^
×

l
0
T
0
R
J
2
-
2
0
×
v
R
3
U
L
K

0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
U
l
l
3
U
L
K

0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
U
l
l
J
2
-
l
l
l
– 35 –
PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series
WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing.
Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation.
Verify operation after servicing.
K L / l ^ 0
C
0
N
T
R
0
L

C
l
R
C
U
l
T

3
0
^
R
0
3
-
0
l
C
l
T

0
l
$
l
L
^
/
l
^
C
T
l
v
L
v
L
N
T
l
0
T
0
R
3
×
R
×
J
7
K
L
/
l
^
0
l
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
l
0
l
2
3
l
2
3
4
5
6
7
l
0
l
l
8
9
l 2
J
5
^
C
T
l
v
L
v
L
N
T
3
-
0
l
C
l
T

0
l
$
l
L
^
/
J
8
l
0
^
J
l
0
l
0
v
L
R

$
v
l
T
C
¬
l
N
C
J
2
l 2 3 l 2 3 4
T
U
R
3
l
0
l
T
/
/
T
L
l
l
L
R
^
T
U
R
L
$
L
N
$
0
R
J
3
-
-
-
T
¬
l
$

C
l
R
C
U
l
T

N
0
T

l
N
^
L
L

l
0
0
L
L
$
J
l
l
0
v
L
R
$
U
l
l
L
/
l 2 3 4
N
T
C
R
L
C
L
lv
L
R
L
l
lT
T
L
R
T
R
^
N
$
l
lT
T
L
R
C
^
T
¬
0
0
L
v
c
c
/
3
N
×
$
×
0
×
l l
3
v
N
0
C
0
l 3
×
0
0
0
R
l
N
T
L
R
L
0
C
K
v
×
v
×
v
×
v
×
N
×
$
×
$
×
0
×
0
×
v
×
v
×
v
×
v
×
v
×
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N
v
^
×

l
0
T
0
R
|
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N

l
U
l
l
|
v
^
×

l
0
T
0
R
|
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N

l
U
l
l
|
3
U
L
K

0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
U
l
l
3
U
L
K

0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
U
l
l
v
^
×

l
0
T
0
R
3
U
L
K

0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
U
l
l
l
U
l
l
/ C
N
L
l
× v
× 3
l
×
/
×
f
L
0
0
0
$
v
l
T
C
¬
C
N
0
v
^
T
L
R

v
^
L
v
L
7
2
5
-
l
2
0
0
v
×
¬
L
^
T
l
N
C

L
L
L
l
L
N
T
R
×
0
R
^
l
N

l
U
l
l
l 2 3 4
/
3
N
×
$
×
0
×
N
T
C
T
U
R
3
l
0
l
T
/

$
L
N
$
0
R
$
T
R
l
l

C
l
R
C
U
l
T
$
C
l
0
3
×
3
v
3
v
N
0
C
0
l
J
2
-
l
l
J
2
-
l
0
0
0
0
R
l
N
T
L
R
L
0
C
K
v
^
T
L
R

v
^
L
v
L
0
0
0
R

l
N
T
L
R
L
0
C
K
J
2
-
5
l
×
f
L
0
0
0
$
v
lT
C
¬
v
^
T
L
R
v
^
L
v
L
v
×
7
2
5
-
l
2
0
0
C
N
0
l
U
l
l

l
0
T
0
R
J
2
-
4
l
C
l
R
C
U
L
^
T
l
0
N
l
U
l
l
v
×
N
×
l
0
¬
L
^
T
l
N
C

L
L
L
l
L
N
T
J
2
-
6
J
2
-
7
v
×
v
×
v
×
¬
L
^
T
l
N
C

L
L
L
l
L
N
T
f
^
N
J
2
-
3
l
N
R
v
×
0
R
^
l
N

l
U
l
l
J
2
-
8
l
R
×
v
×
J
2
-
l
J
2
-
2
J
2
-
9
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
0
0
U
L
L
R
/
v
×
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
0
0
U
L
L
0
R
^
l
N

l
U
l
l
f
^
N
/
×
C
0
L
0
R

C
0
0
L
L
L
T
T
L
R
$
C
0
L
0
R
L
L
T
T
L
R
$
C
0
L
0
R
T
¬
L

'
×
'

l
N
0
l
C
^
T
L
$

0
N
L

$
0
L
l
0

C
0
L
0
R
-

N
0

T
R
^
C
L
R
.

v
l
R
L
$

v
l
T
¬

T
R
^
C
L
R

$
¬
0
v
3
0
T
¬

C
0
L
0
R
$
.
L
×
^
l
l
L
L

-
v
R

l
$

v
¬
l
T
L
v
l
T
¬

R
L
0

T
R
^
C
L
R
.
^
×
3
×
C
×
N
×
0
×
l
×
L
T
.
3
L
U
L
3
L
^
C
K
3
R
0
v
N
0
K
.
3
L
U
L
0
R
^
N
C
L
l
l
N
K
R
×
$
×
T
×
v
×
v
×
/
×
R
L
0
C
R
^
/
T
^
N
l
U
R
l
L
L
v
¬
l
T
L
/
L
L
L
0
v
3
0
6
5
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
8
7
5
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
8
7
5
3
0
v
L
N
T

l
0
T
0
R
J
5
-
2
J
5
-
l
l
R
×
3
×
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

l
0
0
U
L
L
R
/
v
×
l
2
0
0
-
2
8
0
0
l
f
^
N
N
R
v
×
6
5
l
l
l
2
3
J
4
C
/
R
×
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T
$
L
N
$
0
R
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T
$
L
N
$
0
R
J
4
-
l
J
4
-
3
C
/
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T

$
L
N
$
0
R
0
L
T
L
R
C
L
N
T
$
L
N
$
0
R
R
×
– 36 –
Warranty for 2005 Product
What GE Will Not Cover (for customers in the United States):
For The Period Of: GE Will Replace:
One Year Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During
From the date of the this full one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service
original purchase to replace the defective part.
Second Year Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
From the date of the second-year limited warranty, you will be responsible for any labor or in-home service costs.
original purchase
Five Years The dishwasher racks and the electronic control module if they should fail due to a defect in
From the date of the materials or workmanship. During this five-year limited warranty, you will be responsible
original purchase for any labor or in-home service costs.
Lifetime of Product The Stainlesstub 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.
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ 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.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the
drain line.
■ Damage caused after delivery including damage from
items dropped on the door.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA.
Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping
or service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local or
state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
What Is Not Covered (for customers in Canada):
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem, contact your
dealer or installer. You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, exhausting and other connecting
facilities.
■ 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.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Damage caused after delivery including damage from
items dropped on the door.
WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Warrantor: CAMCO INC.
– 37 –
Warranty for 2006 and Later Product
What Is Not Covered (for customers in Canada):
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem, contact your dealer
or installer. You are responsible for providing adequate
electrical, exhausting and other connecting facilities.
■ 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.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Damage caused after delivery.
What GE Will Not Cover (for customers in the United States):
For The Period Of: GE Will Replace:
One Year Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During
From the date of the this limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and in-home service
original purchase to replace the defective part.
Five Years The dishwasher racks and the electronic control module if they should fail due to a defect
From the date of the in materials or workmanship. During this five-year limited warranty, you will be responsible
original purchase for any labor or in-home service costs.
Lifetime of Product The Stainlesstub or door liner, if it fails to contain water due to a defect in materials or
workmanship. During this limited warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and
in-home service to replace the defective part.
■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use
the product.
■ Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
■ 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.
■ Product not accessible to provide required service.
■ Damage to the product caused by accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible
defects with this appliance.
■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the drain line.
■ Damage caused after delivery, including damage from
items dropped on the door.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the
USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip
charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service. Proof of original purchase date
is needed to obtain service under the warranty. In Alaska, the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local
or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General.
Warrantor: General Electric Company. Louisville, KY 40225
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within Canada.
In home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed reasonable by Camco to provide.
WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Warrantor: CAMCO INC.
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.
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.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
The information in this service guide is intended for use by individuals possessing adequate backgrounds of electrical, electronic, and mechanical experience. Any attempt to repair a major ap pli ance may result in personal injury and property damage. The manufacturer or seller cannot be responsible for the interpretation of this information, nor can it assume any liability in connection with its use.

WARNING
To avoid personal injury, disconnect power before servicing this prod uct . If electrical power is required for diagnosis or test purposes, disconnect the power immediately after performing the necessary checks.

RECONNECT ALL GROUNDING DEVICES
If grounding wires, screws, straps, clips, nuts, or washers used to complete a path to ground are removed for service, they must be returned to their original position and properly fastened.

GE Consumer & Industrial Technical Service Guide Copyright © 2006
All rights reserved. This service guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part in any form without written permission from the General Electric Company.

–2–

Table of Contents
Active Vent ........................................................................................................................................................................... 28 Circulation Pump and Motor .......................................................................................................................................30 Component Locator Views ...........................................................................................................................................10 Control Features ................................................................................................................................................................ 6 Control Module................................................................................................................................................................... 27 Customer Purge of the Bulk Dispenser Tank ....................................................................................................... 18 Demo Mode ......................................................................................................................................................................... 26 Detergent/Rinse Module................................................................................................................................................ 19 Dishwasher Components.............................................................................................................................................. 12 Door Interlock Switch...................................................................................................................................................... 19 Door Panel............................................................................................................................................................................ 12 Door Spring Installation. ................................................................................................................................................ 31 Drain System ...................................................................................................................................................................... 24 Factory Test Mode............................................................................................................................................................ 33 Factory Test Mode............................................................................................................................................................ 33 Fan (PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series) ..................................................................................................................... 28 Fill Funnel .............................................................................................................................................................................. 21 Heating Element................................................................................................................................................................ 22 Introduction ......................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Keypad Assembly ............................................................................................................................................................. 13 Lower Spray Arm, Fine Filter, and Inlet Cover ...................................................................................................... 21 Main Conduit ....................................................................................................................................................................... 21 Middle Spray Arm ............................................................................................................................................................. 20 Nomenclature. ................................................................................................................................................................... 4 Schematics and Strip Circuits .....................................................................................................................................34 Service Mode ...................................................................................................................................................................... 32 Single Rack WashTM.......................................................................................................................................................... 29 SmartDispenseTM ............................................................................................................................................................... 15 Smart Fill System. ............................................................................................................................................................. 24 Turbidity Sensor ................................................................................................................................................................ 23 Upper Spray Arm .............................................................................................................................................................. 21 Using the Dishwasher with the Upper Rack Removed.................................................................................... 20 Warranty for 2005 Product..........................................................................................................................................36 Warranty for 2006 and Later Product .................................................................................................................... 37 Wash Cycles........................................................................................................................................................................ 26 Water Hardness Test and Calibration ..................................................................................................................... 14 Water Valve and Flood Switch....................................................................................................................................25 Water Valve Test ............................................................................................................................................................... 25 Wax Motor and Magnet. ............................................................................................................................................... 30

–3–

NATM G = General Electric Product Type CD = Counter Top SD = Standard SM = Spacemaker RF = Retrofit DW = Dishwasher SC = Convertible SS = Compact (18 in. Example: T .H 2004 .1998 The serial plate of your dishwasher is located on the tub wall just inside the door jam.JAN D .V 1998 .JUN M . the more features.AUG S .Z 1999 .DEC 2006 .JUL R .F 2002 .M The letter designating the year repeats every 12 years.G 2003 .APR H .T 1997 . 2006 A .FEB F .Nomenclature Model Number P D W 9 9 8 0 L 0 0 S S Brand P = Profile E = General Electric .L 2005 .) HD = Home Depot Derivative Exterior Color BB = Black II = Requires Custom Panel and Handle SS = Stainless Steel WW = White Engineering Model Suffix Model Designator Designates features – the higher the number.MAR G .NOV Z .MAY L . Model Year Designator Nomenclature Serial Number The first two characters of the serial number identify the month and year of manufacture. –4– . Example: AL123456S = January. The mini-manual is located behind the toe plate.SEP T .R 1995 .D 2001 .1986 T .S 1996 .OCT V .1974 T .A 2000 .

PWDW9700 Series. allowing it to run off the bottoms of stemware. A water hardness selection mode permits the calibration of the location's water hardness. dry. and a positive displacement pump to inject the optimal amount of detergent into the dishwasher during each cycle.Introduction The new GE Profile PDW8900 Series. this GE Profile dishwasher has a Single Rack Wash which bypasses the lower spray arm. glasses. It consists of a dispense reservoir mounted within the inner door panel. This prevents rinse water from puddling. Smart Fill . and cups. Angled Rack Dry . a liquid level sensor connected to a Low Detergent LED on the control panel.The wash system has been changed to a low flow design. directing the cleaning power to the upper rack only. improving both wash and dry performances. Smaller jets on the spray arms require less water to keep the pump primed.A bulk liquid detergent dispense assembly is introduced with this dishwasher. and noise performance have all been improved. Less water allows the Calrod to heat the water to a higher temperature. The wash. and PDW9900 Series dishwashers incorporate the following new features for 2005: • SmartDispenseTM .A new top rack features two adjustable-angle dividers. Water is dispensed from the middle and upper wash arms only. • • • –5– . Single Rack WashTM .In addition to the two rack wash cycles.

During a delay start. main wash and rinse periods. SENSING Displayed while the Clean Sensor™ is measuring the amount of soil and temperature of water. the display will show hours of time remaining until the cycle starts.Control Features Throughout this manual. features and appearance may vary from your model. SANITIZED Displayed when cycle has met sanitization conditions. LOW DETERGENT Displayed when the SmartDispense needs to be refilled with liquid or gel automatic dishwasher detergent. PDW8900 Series 1 6 2 3 PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series ANTI-BACTERIAL COOKWARE NORMAL SPEED CYCLE CHINA CYCLE PLASTIC CYCLE SINGLE RACK WASH RINSE ONLY 5 4 1 Smart Dispense LOW DETERGENT 5 DRYING SANITIZED CLEAN SENSING WASHING 2 3 4 6 Control Settings 1 Status Indicator Lights (Indicators vary by models) The Status display tells you what is happening while the dishwasher is in operation and may flash. –6– . The dishwasher will adjust the selected cycle to achieve optimal performance. The time displayed at the start of each cycle may change from the factory setting as the unit customizes itself to home use. CLEAN Displayed when a wash cycle is complete. indicating a malfunction. 2 Time Remaining Display (on some models) During operation. The lights will come ON indicating the sequence of the dishwasher operation. the display shows the minutes remaining until the cycle is complete. DRYING Displayed during HEATED DRY. The display may adjust the remaining time while the Sensing light is on. WASHING Displayed during prewash.

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 longer time for this cycle includes a built-in drying portion that is specifically designed to reduce the risk of melting plastic items and improve plastic drying..7 gal. 95 min. 30 min. 85 min.7 gal. 35 min. NOTE: The Anti-Bacteria cycle is monitored for sanitization requirements. 105 min. Medium 5.5 gal. –7– . For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later.. 65 min..1 gal.. Do not use detergent with this cycle. Medium 6. NSF 184 for soil removal and sanitization efficacy. Light 6.8 gal. 45 min... 150 min. GE recommends the use of Cascade® Plastic Booster™ .. ANTI-BACTERIA Heavy 7. PLASTICS CYCLE Heavy 6. inlet temperature. This cycle washes lightly soiled dishes on the upper rack only. 160 min.5 gal. NOTE: On the PDW8900 Series models. the CHINA CRYSTAL/PLASTICS selector is a toggle pad. therefore. toggle the pad until the desired cycle is indicated.8 gal.8 gal. the sanitized light will not illuminate at the end of the cycle. 70 min. 60 min...7 gal.3 gal. For removing red tomato-based stains. the sanitizing conditions may not be met. PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series: Use the Arrow Pads to scroll through the wash cycles. RINSE ONLY 2..9 gal. NOTE: This dishwasher is equipped with a CleanSensor™ with automatic temperature control. including but not limited to..6 gal. This cycle is meant for heavily soiled dishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils. CHINA CRYSTAL 6. This cycle may not remove burned-on foods. Light 4. The light above or next to the selected pad will be ON to indicate which WASH CYCLE has been selected. Light 4.p y g y 3 Selections PDW8900 Series: Press the pad for the desired wash cycle. SPEED CYCLE 6. Medium 6. cycle length and time may vary depending on soil and temperature conditions. 35 min. 75 min. In these cases. 10 min. and turbidity of the wash water. 50 min.. Light 4. (POTS & PANS) Medium 7.7 gal.1 gal. household water pressure.7 gal.. Actual results will depend on several factors. COOKWARE Heavy 8.. 35 min. 80 min. This cycle raises the water temperature in the final rinse to sanitize your dishware.. Medium 5. NORMAL WASH Heavy 7. Light 5..7 gal.6 gal. This cycle is for everyday dishes and glassware. This cycle is for lightly soiled china and crystal. The cycle length will vary depending on the temperature of your inlet water. NOTE: Only the Anti-Bacteria cycle has been designed to meet the requirements of Section 6. SINGLE RACK WASH Heavy 6. 130 min.. NOTE: NSF-certified residential dishwashers are not intended for licensed food establishments..1 gal. NOTE: All cycle times and water usage information contained in the following section are approximate values only. Everyday dishes are safe to be used in this cycle. This cycle is for medium/heavily soiled dishes and glassware.

15 minutes for the PLASTICS cycle. PRE WASH For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle. This option MUST be selected PRIOR to (on some models) starting the cycle. This will extend the total cycle time by 15 minutes for the ANTI-BACTERIAL cycle. If the START/RESET light is flashing.4 Enhancements The light above the selected pad will be ON to indicate which ENHANCEMENT has been selected. HEATED DRY Shuts off the drying heat option. ADDED HEAT When selected. and 38 minutes for all other cycles. 30 minutes for the CHINA CRYSTAL cycle. Touch the START/RESET pad to cancel the cycle. PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series: Open the door slowly to prevent splash-out. close the door until the water pumps out (this takes approximately 2 minutes) and the light stops flashing. the dishwasher can be reprogrammed and restarted. –8– . 8 minutes for the SPEED cycle. The light above the LOCK pad will turn off. The START/RESET light will flash while the water is pumped out if needed. press the DELAY START pad until the display shows the estimated cycle time for the selected cycle in minutes. RESET To change a cycle after washing starts… PDW8900 Series: Touch the START/RESET pad to cancel the cycle. the machine will count down and automatically start at the correct time. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle. Dishes will air dry naturally (PDW8900 Series) or Light Off fan dry (PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series) to save energy. To lock the dishwasher. LOCK You can lock the controls to prevent any selections from being made. baked-on soils. Or you can lock the controls after you have started a cycle. press and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. HEATED DRY Turns the heating element on for fast drying. then press START/RESET. When the light stops flashing. This option adds 15 minutes to the cycle time. NOTE: To cancel the DELAY START selection before the cycle begins. After closing the door. This takes approximately 2 minutes. press and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cycle. To unlock the dishwasher controls. Children cannot accidentally start dishwasher by touching pads with this option selected. the cycle will run longer with heating element on to improve both wash and dry (EXTRA HOT WASH) performance. Press the DELAY START pad to choose the number of hours you want to delay the start of the cycle. DELAY HOURS You can delay the start of a wash cycle for up to 24 hours (depending on model).

When the dishwasher door is fully closed. PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series The CLEAN light is illuminated and a double beep will sound when the selected cycle and enhancements are complete. Also. simply touch the START/RESET pad to ready the dishwasher and close the door to begin the cycle. The light will stay ON until a pad is pressed or the door is opened and then closed. then the light will go off. press the ADDED HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds. The dishwasher will always display your last selection and enhancements. If the door is opened. The fan can be turned off by opening the door and pressing any keypad. Note the high-efficiency fan will run quietly for 30 minutes to 4 hours (depending on selected cycle) after the CLEAN light is illuminated to continue drying the dishes. open and close the door or press any pad. If the door is closed. –9– . the control panel lights will display the last settings you selected. press the HEATED DRY pad 5 times within 3 seconds. simply touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. if a power failure occurs NORMAL and HEATED DRY will automatically be programmed. When the cycle starts. the indicator lights will turn off if the START/RESET pad is not selected within 5 minutes.5 Start PDW8900 Series Close the dishwasher door and select the cycle and desired enhancements. To activate the display. open and close the door or touch any pad. and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins. PDW9700 and PDW9900 Series After selecting the cycle and desired enhancements. NOTE: To turn off the audible end-of-cycle signal (or re-activate it if it was previously disengaged). A triple beep will sound to indicate the end-of-cycle beep option has been toggled. 6 Clean PDW8900 Series The CLEAN light is illuminated when the selected cycle and enhancements are complete. Water fill begins immediately. Close the door to start the cycle or begin the DELAY START countdown. NOTE: If you are not using the SmartDispense and you want to turn the LOW DETERGENT LED light off. If you don’t want to change any of the settings. the water fill begins and approximately 60 seconds later the wash action begins. You can turn the light back on by pressing the ADDED HEAT pad 5 times within 3 seconds. the indicator lights will turn off if the START/RESET pad is not selected within 5 minutes. You will hear three beeps. If you don’t want to change the settings. You may remove the dishes at any time. Make any new selections and touch the START/RESET pad to begin the new cycle. touch the START/RESET pad to ready the dishwasher to begin the cycle. Touch the START/RESET pad to begin the cycle. To activate the display.

Upper Spray Arm. 5 .Hub. 6 .Component Locator Views PDW8900 Series Shown Inside Cabinet View 1 Left Side View 2 3 7 4 5 Fill Funnel Fill Hose 6 8 Door Spring Water Valve 1 .Filter Screen. 7 . 2 .Lower Spray Arm.Float.Heating Element. 4 . 3 .Smart Dispense Cap PDW8900 Series Shown Door View (Door Panel and Eschtcheon Keypad Assembly Removed) Flapper (Active Vent) Control Module Active Vent Motor Door Interlock Switch Detergent Rinse Module SmartDispenseTM Reservoir Liquid Level Sensor Positive Displacement Pump Flood Switch Junction Box Circulation Pump – 10 – . 8 .Middle Spray Arm .

PDW9000 Series Shown Door View (Door Panel Removed) Active Vent Motor Door Interlock Switch Flapper (Active Vent) Control Module Fan Motor Detergent Rinse Module SmartDispense Reservoir Fan Conduit Liquid Level Sensor Positive Displacement Pump PDW8900 Series Shown Bottom View Front of Dishwasher Flood Switch Junction Box Water Valve Circulation Pump Motor Wax Motor Ball Sump Drain Pump Turbidity Sensor Drain Line Check Valve Rear of Dishwasher Heating Element – 11 – .

there must be 1 /2-inch clearance between the top of the door and the counter top. wire harness. Note: When removing the outer door panel.Dishwasher Components Door Panel PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series Note: For top control dishwashers. The outer door panel is held in place by 12 screws (5 Phillips head screws per side and two 1/4-in. – 12 – . hex head screws at the bottom). Remove these only to gain access to the control module. be careful not to remove the 4 screws (2 per side) holding the escutcheon to the door assembly. and Smart Dispense pump. Note: A ribbon cable connects the keypad membrane (3-digit display on some models) to the control circuit board. wire harness. and door-interlock switch. Smart Dispense pump. Smart Dispense detergent sensor. Escutcheon Keypad Assembly Screws The outer door panel is held in place by 12 screws (5 Phillips head screws per side and two 1/4-in. and door interlock switch. Smart Dispense bottle. hex head screws at the bottom). motor. active vent. Due to the ribbon length. Smart Dispense detergent sensor. Smart Dispense bottle. vent fan. detergent cup. detergent cup. care must be taken when removing the door panel to ensure that the ribbon cable is not damaged. PDW8900 Series The door panel covers the main control board. The door panel covers the main control board. flapper. louver. The esutcheon keypad is held on by 4 screws.

(See chart. always run the Factory Test Mode to calibrate the keypad membrane to the control board. PADS CONNECTOR PINS 11 & 17 11 & 16 11 & 15 12 & 15 12 & 16 12 & 17 13 & 15 1 Note: When troubleshooting. The membrane should read approximately 22K Ω. (See illustration. remove the outer door panel and the 4 screws securing the escutcheon keypad assembly.) PDW8900 Series The keypad and ribbon cable are a permanent part of the escutcheon and are replaced as a unit. continuity is present on the corresponding pins.) IMPORTANT: When assembling. Failure to do so will cause a misalignment and an increase in noise level.) • • • When removing the membrane keypad. Note: When replacing the keypad membrane. PDW8900 Series.Keypad Assembly PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series Top control models have a membrane keypad that is accessed by removing the door panel. peel the keypad from right to left. When installing. the display is held in place by 2 Phillips head screws. Active Vent Worm Gear – 13 – . On models with an LED display. always check resistance between pins 18 and 19. To locate pin numbers. To remove the escutcheon keypad assembly. you should have continuity between pins 12 and 17. make sure the membrane button areas and lights align with the keypad. When a control pad is pressed. the active vent flapper must be closed before the escutcheon keypad assembly is installed. (See Door Panel. (see Door Panel. Close the active vent flapper by turning the worm gear clockwise by hand. note location of pin 1 for reference point.) Example: If the HEATED DRY pad is pressed.

This amount of detergent introduced during each cycle is based on the soil level of the dishes and the hardness of the water. Press the Start/Reset pad to return the dishwasher to normal operation. Convert the test reading according to the table below. 1. Enter the value from the test strip using the Cookware pad to increase the value or the Normal Wash pad to decrease the value.1 parts per million. – 14 – . the outcome is "0 RED". 4. Press Cookware pad and Delay Hours pad together and hold for 3 seconds. PDW9900) Dishwasher must be in standby mode. Press the Start/Reset pad to return the dishwasher to normal operation. The value to be entered into the dishwasher is "1". Top Mount Control (PDW9700. This part can by shipped by mail. 3. 4. The last displayed value will be saved as the water hardness value. Note: If all stripes remain green after the test. Note: 1 grain per gallon = 17. Press normal wash to illuminate the lights on the control panel. The harder the water. Therefore. The last displayed value will be saved as the water hardness value. 2. Close and latch the door. Water hardness should be tested following the instructions on the test strip package shown above. the correct water hardness setting is very important for both optimum cleaning of dishes and detergent usage. this dishwasher must be calibrated for water hardness. the more stripes will change from green to red. This process requires the use of a water hardness test strip (part # WD01X10295).Water Hardness Test and Calibration Test Water Hardness The automatic liquid dishwashing detergent dispenser (SmartDispenseTM) dispenses the optimum amount of detergent to clean the dishes. Water Hardness Test Strip Indication Red Stripes on Strip Value to Enter into Dishwasher ANTI-BACTERIAL COOKWARE NORMAL SPEED CYCLE CHINA CYCLE PLASTIC CYCLE SINGLE RACK WASH RINSE ONLY Smart Dispense LOW DETERGENT SENSING WASHING DRYING SANITIZED CLEAN 0 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 1. Enter the value from the test strip using the up arrow pad to increase the value or the down arrow pad to decrease the value. Press up arrow to wake up control and illuminate the lights on the control panel. The current hardness setting will be shown on the Time Remaining display. 3. SmartDispenseTM Calibration The calibration process will differ slightly depending on whether the dishwasher is front mount control (PDW8000 series) or top mount control (PDW9000 series). 2. Front Mount Control (PDW8900) Dishwasher must be in standby mode. Prior to the first use. Press the up arrow pad and Delay Hours together and hold for 3 seconds. The 4 light green stripes will change color. The current hardness setting will be shown on the Time Remaining display.

Place the cap on the reservoir access threads. It includes the sensor with wire harness. Remove the retaining collar. To remove the reservoir: Note: Removing the reservoir access collar causes structural damage to the collar. The complete assembly part number is WD35X10058. (See Door Panel. To fill the reservoir. Position the door at a 30 to 45 degree angle.Injects the optimal amount of detergent into the dishwasher during each cycle. Detergent Reservoir Note: The SmartDispenseTM system can only be used with liquid or gel automatic dishwasher detergent. The dispenser will hold approximately 45 ounces of liquid dishwasher detergent (about 1 to 2 months supply). It must be replaced with a new part # WD35X10059. then turn it counterclockwise to open. gasket.) Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver into the slot in the side of the retaining collar and push the screwdriver handle counterclockwise while turning the reservoir access collar counterclockwise a quarter turn.Connected to a Low Detergent LED on the control panel Positive Displacement Pump . – 15 – . Remove the door panel. Fill the reservoir with a liquid automatic dishwasher detergent until the detergent reaches the threads of the reservoir access. then turn clockwise until the cap is tight. push down on the cap covering the reservoir to engage the ratchet. Note: The dispenser tank comes as an assembly.SmartDispenseTM SmartDispenseTM is a bulk liquid detergent dispense assembly consisting of the following components: • • • Detergent Reservoir .Mounted within the inner door panel Detergent Level Sensor . Unplug the tube from the reservoir outlet and disconnect the sensor from the control module. and retaining collar. push down.

Detergent Level Sensor The SmartDispenseTM detergent level sensor consists of a single level detection continuity sensor and includes the following components: • a grommet seal • a low detergent LED indicator light • a wire harness. The sensor is similar to the type used in several automotive applications such as the windshield wiper fluid reservoir.) Note: The Low Detergent LED may look like it is illuminated when in fact it is not. Note: The dispenser tank. (See tank photo. The light indicates 3 to 7 wash cycles left before the detergent reservoir is completely empty. Detergent Level Sensor Strip Circuit DETERGENT SENSOR J4-1 BRN/YELLOW RED J4-3 – 16 – . the low detergent light can be turned off (or on) by pressing the Added Heat pad 5 times within 3 seconds. The control outputs a pulsing 5 VDC analog signal to the sensor and monitors the return voltage. Tank Tape Point Tape Point Tape Point Sensor and Gasket The control takes a reading of the detergent level at power up (when power is restored from an outage) and each time the door is closed and latched. There will be 3 audible beeps when the light goes off. Light will turn on when time to refill Control 5 VDC to Sensor SmartDispense LOW DETERGENT SENSING WASHING DRYING SANITIZED CLEAN The routing of the DC wiring from the tank is very important. An indicator that is illuminated will be a bright red. Note: If the SmartDispenseTM system is not being used. Changes in the quantity of detergent in the tank change the amount of current drawn by the sensor. and gasket are only available as a complete assembly (part # WD35X10058). sensor with wire harness. When the detergent in the reservoir drops below the continuity sensor. The 3 tape points on the tank keep the DC wiring perpendicular to the AC harness wiring running down across the front of the tank. They are shipped with a new dispenser tank retaining collar. a signal is sent to the control board and the low detergent LED indicator light is turned on.

3 5.1 From Detergent Reservoir 1 2 3 4 5 To remove the pump 1.6 58. Remove the door panel. the pump is energized for 5 seconds. During each pre-wash cycle.6 Smart Dispense Bottle Duration Bottle Duration (wks) Soil Level 1 10.8 40. J2-1 ORANGE BULK DETERGENT PUMP Hardness Positive Displacement Pump Strip Circuit M WHITE 875 Ω – 17 – . As the impeller is driven counterclockwise by the motor. dispensing 4ml of detergent.Positive Displacement Pump The SmartDispenseTM positive displacement pump consists of a continuous flexible tube running from the detergent reservoir to the inner door detergent outlet.4 45.0 8.) Pump Housing 2.0 5.4 37.9 6. the control uses the following formula: 4ml x Number of Pre-washes + 25ml + Additional Quantity for Hardness The additional quantity is a predefined quantity of detergent based on the water hardness level programmed into the control.0 6. (See Door Panel.2 42.8 53.4 51.8 4 5.4 7.8 64.3 7. it squeezes out a predetermined amount of detergent for each 1/3 revolution of the impeller. The tube runs around the inside edge of the pump housing. Impeller The dispenser pump operates on 120 VDC. 3.5 5.4 8.) To determine the amount of detergent to dispense during the main wash.8 48. Remove 2 Phillips head screws from the lower right side of the door edge to release the pump bracket.3 6. To Detergent Outlet Approximate Detergent Use Smart Dispense Dosage Amount Dosage (ml) 1 2 3 4 5 Hardness 1 33 35.6 9.3 9.6 4 57 59. (See Water Hardness Test and Calibration.6 6.7 3 6.6 Soil Level 2 3 41 49 43.8 7. A 3-roller impeller fits tightly into the center of the pump housing with each of the 3 rollers squeezing the sidewall of the tube. 4.4 61. The electronic control uses two inputs to determine the total amount of detergent dispensed during the main wash cycle: • • Soil Level determined by the turbidity sensor Water Hardness as calibrated for the location A water hardness selection mode permits the calibration of the water hardness for the location at installation.0 2 8.2 50.7 5.2 66. Disconnect the wires and remove the pump.9 5. Remove the grommet from the inner door panel and unplug the tube from the reservoir outlet.2 56.

The purge cycle deselects all other options and runs for 65 minutes. When this happens. 9. Open door and wipe up the excess detergent from the door and tub. Total time is approximately 3 hours. Press Normal Wash pad and make sure Prewash. The Anti-bacterial LED illuminates. When the Clean LED illuminates. Press Start pad. the chlorine destroys the enzymes resulting in poor wash performance. and Heated Dry LEDs are off. Press Heated Dry pad and Cookware pad (down arrow pad on Top Mount Control models) together for 3 seconds. Front Mount Controls (PDW8900) Top Mount Controls (PDW9700. Replace cap. then energizes the dispenser pump (instead of the main motor) continuously to drain the bulk dispenser tank . These products will produce copious amounts of suds. The purge cycle fills the dishwasher for 57 seconds. 4. 8. Added Heat. Remove SmartDispenseTM cap and fill tank with water. Press Start pad one time. Repeat steps 1 through 9 one time. A chemical reaction also takes place between the chlorine detergent and the enzyme detergent which causes the two liquids to coagulate and buildup around the detergent level sensor. The dispenser must be purged if the consumer puts hand dishwashing detergent or a rinse agent in the dispenser. Dishwasher will run a complete cycle without the main motor running. Pour water on the door and tub where there is detergent residue. 3. the system is purged and ready to be refilled with the correct detergent. and water leaks will result every time the dishwasher is run until the tank is emptied. 7. This build up may prohibit the sensor from sending the low detergent signal to the control board and the low detergent light will not be illuminated when the bulk dispenser is empty. All LEDs illuminate. – 18 – .Customer Purge of the Bulk Dispenser Tank When to Purge the Bulk Dispenser Tank Only liquid or gel automatic dishwashing detergent can be used in the bulk dispenser. Repeat steps 1 through 6. Added Heat and Heated Dry LEDs are off. Make sure Pre-wash. 5. The dishwasher must also be purged if a liquid dishwasher detergent containing chlorine (like Cascade Pure Rinse Formula) and a liquid dishwasher detergent containing enzymes (like Cascade Complete) have been mixed in the dispenser. You can tell if the detergent contains chlorine or enzymes by reading the content label on the container. Consumer Purge Cycle The consumer must enter Service Mode to activate the purge cycle. Cycle is complete when the clean light illuminates. PDW9900) ANTI-BACTERIAL COOKWARE NORMAL SPEED CYCLE CHINA CYCLE PLASTIC CYCLE SINGLE RACK WASH RINSE ONLY Smart Dispense LOW DETERGENT SENSING WASHING DRYING SANITIZED CLEAN 1. The consumer should run the purge cycle 3 times. 2. Follow these steps carefully to have a successful purge run. filling the dispenser tank with water for the second and third cycles. This should take approximately 60 minutes. 11. Press Added Heat pad and Normal pad (up arrow pad on Top Mount Control models) together for 3 seconds. 10. 6.

3 Door Interlock Switch Strip Circuit Disconnect DETERGENT MODULE J2-9 RED/YELLOW 1200 . The detergent/rinse module can be activated using the Service Mode. Door Interlock Switch The door interlock switch opens the L1 circuit when the door is open. If unlatched for more than 15 seconds during a wash cycle. (See Door Panel. (See Door Panel. The switch is replaced as an assembly. the lever returns to its original starting position.2800 Ω WHITE Bracket The detergent/rinse module automatically dispenses both the detergent and the rinse agent at the appropriate times. The first time the module is activated: The lever slides up the right-hand path of the connecting rod (1). This action lifts the rinse dispenser plunger and releases the rinse agent. the cycle countdown will pause and the vent will open. Detergent is dispensed at the beginning of the main wash cycle and rinse agent at the beginning of the final rinse. the control will beep once every 15 seconds until the door is relatched. the lever lifts the connecting rod by the notch.Detergent/Rinse Module The door panel must be removed to access the detergent/rinse module. The door panel and escutcheon must be removed to access the door latch switch. Door Interlock Switch Strip Circuit DOOR INTERLOCK NO J2-11 COM J2-10 BLK/WHITE BLK BLK/WHITE – 19 – . the lever returns down the left-hand path and comes to rest under the notch in the center of the connecting rod. At the second activation (3). This action releases the detergent cover. 2 1 If the door is unlatched while running a wash cycle. When deactivated (2). When deactivated. The module is activated 2 times during a wash cycle.) The door latch switch is held in place by 2 Phillips head screws.) The detergent rinse module is held in place by 6 Phillips head screws and 2 brackets.

2. Middle Spray Arm 1. Note: If the upper rack experiences poor cleaning problems. Check spray arms for rotation.Using the Dishwasher with the Upper Rack Removed 1. 4. Check holes in spray arm for bits of china. ensure the middle spray arm is turning freely. Remove plastic screw on bottom of middle spray arm. Replace the end caps. Pull the rack straight out and off the rails. Note: Always use the shower nozzle when the upper rack is removed. Unsnap and remove the end cap on each side of the rails. Slide the shower nozzle attachment over the spout. 2. 5. Push the rails all the way back into the dishwasher. seeds. Removal and Replacement 1. Pull upper rack all the way out. Note: Install middle spray arm with spray jets facing the upper rack. disassemble the middle spray arm and clean the bearing surface. and other foreign matter. This will allow the middle spray arm and bearing to be removed. – 20 – . 2. The dishwasher is now ready for use. then reassemble. Place bearing between spray arm screw and bottom of the middle arm. 6. If not. 3.

Note: When installing the fine filter. Main Conduit The main conduit supplies water to the middle and upper spray wash arms. To remove the upper spray wash arm. Caution: Use care to avoid breaking the clip on the hub when removing the main conduit from hub. Remove the upper rack. seeds.Lower Spray Arm. Fine Filter Drain Port Nut Hub Fill Funnel The top section of the fill funnel separates from the main body. make sure the drain port of the filter is engaged with the drain for the fine filter. Also check the spray wash arms for rotation. If soil is present. and other foreign matter. Rotate the nut counterclockwise to remove the main body. and Inlet Cover Check the holes in spray arm for bits of china. clean fine filter screen. then remove the screw and upper spray wash arm. Push the tab on the outer slide cap in and remove the slide cap. Release 2 center conduit tabs and remove the main conduit. 5. 4. Fine Filter. and other foreign matter. Lower Spray Arm Main Conduit Mounting Screw Main Conduit 3. check the spray wash arms for rotation. remove the upper rack (see Middle Spray Arm). seeds. There is a gasket seal between the fill funnel and dishwasher tub. Release the bottom conduit tab. Drain For Fine Filter Fine Filter Assembly Cover Inlet Main Conduit Tab Coarse Filter Hub Float Dome Nut Gasket – 21 – . Pull upper rack all the way out. Also. The lower spray wash arm can be removed by gently lifting and rotating it counterclockwise. Make certain the gasket is seated when reinstalling. Upper Spray Arm Check the holes in spray wash arm for bits of china. Removal and Replacement 1. 2. The fill funnel body is held in place by a nut (located on the inside of the dishwasher). The nut hub can be removed by rotating it counterclockwise.

Removing the dishwasher from installation may be required. the feature will not take effect until the beginning of the next fill. If selected after the wash cycle has started. don’t overlook the rinse agent. The dual-wattage heating element produces 875 watts during wash. Water inlet temperature must be at least 120°F for proper drying. Circulation time during the final rinse is increased 2. The control then cycles the heating element on for 60 seconds. Ample force is required to remove the nuts. and off for 60 seconds for the remainder of the Heated Dry cycle. and an effective wattage due to cycling of 700 watts during the dry cycle. Heating Element Strip Circuit HEATING ELEMENT J2-6 J2-7 PURPLE WHITE PURPLE The heating element nuts are located on the underside of the washer. Heating Element Heater Grommet Tub Nut Heating Element Support – 22 – . The control energizes the heating element continuously for the first 6 minutes. A rinse agent will improve the water sheeting action and drying performance. It is normal for the heating element to cycle during Heated Dry cycle. to help heat the water. near the back. Low water inlet temperature will prevent proper convection air movement and increase drying time substantially. If the problem is that the dishes are not drying correctly.8 times the normal with this option. This option is not available for the Rinse Only cycle. It is normal for the stainless steel tub and the inner door panel to retain water droplets even though the dishes are dry. Selecting Added Heat will energize the heater for the entire time during the last prewash cycle and the final rinse cycle.Heating Element The heating element can be activated using Service Mode.

the control module can conserve energy on lightly soiled loads by skipping unnecessary cycles. Once the drain cycle starts. calibration is complete and the Start/Reset pad can be pressed to end the calibration cycle. using the maximum number of wash and rinse fills for the selected cycle. The dishwasher will then perform a series of steps. The turbidity sensor also contains the thermistor for automatic temperature controlTurbidity Sensor Test The Service Mode is the most accurate way to test the turbidity sensor circuit. – 23 – .8K Ω. Note: The calibration cycle MUST be entered within 2 minutes of power up.to 3 /8-in. Press the Normal pad (the up arrow pad on Top Control Models) and the Cookware pad (the down arrow pad on Top Control Models) for 3 seconds or until all LEDs turn on. or if it has been disconnected. and the unit will operate for the maximum amount of time. gap between the LED transmitter and the receptor. Note: When installing the turbidity sensor. Decisions are based on a comparison of clean water measurements at the beginning of the first fill.9K Ω. and water temperature. Turbidity Sensor Key The turbidity sensor measures the amount of suspended particles in the wash water in the sump. the resistance is approximately 9. Turbidity Sensor Strip Circuit YELLOW/BLK DK. The thermistor’s resistance has a negative temperature coefficient. As the temperature increases.Turbidity Sensor The turbidity sensor is located on the side of the sump. Note: If the turbidity sensor circuit fails to open or is shorted. The sensing LED is on during all prewash cycles and during the final rinse. the resistance goes down. Successive turbidity measurements are supplied to the control module and used to determine whether any prewash or rinse cycles can be skipped. measurements taken at selected fills. the resistance is approximately 2. BLUE GRAY ORANGE NTC 1 2 3 4 Calibrating the Turbidity Sensor When replacing the turbidity sensor. which is processed by the microprocessor. align the key on the sensor with the keyway on the sump. By measuring the turbidity level. The baseline reading is taken during the first fill when the sump water level is between the 1/4. and the turbidity sensor. At 140°F. The control sends the turbidity sensor a pulse width modulated 5-volt signal for calibration and usage during operation. the sensing LED on the control panel will not light. The dishwasher will continue to pump out remaining water and cycle of. wiring. The turbidity sensor circuit contains the control module. always calibrate the turbidity sensor to the control board. At 75°F. The control then receives an analog signal of the sensed turbidity.

The load on the motor changes as water enters and exits the sump.5 gal. (Rinse Only) to 10. The drain pump is mounted on the sump and contains a one-way check valve. IMPORTANT: The drain system of this dishwasher requires either a high drain loop or an air gap. a complete wash cycle will use between approximately 2. the water level in the tub will cover the sump screen or be just to the rear edge of the heater bracket. The drain pump is controlled by the control module and can be activated using Service Mode.2 gal. This smaller diameter reduces water flow rate and fill noise. During a normal wash cycle. The dishwasher fills for 57 seconds. Air Gap High Drain Loop Water Level Depending on the wash cycle selection.9 gal. – 24 – . The motor should read approximately 30 Ω.Drain System The drain system consists of the following components: • Auxiliary drain pump (includes motor and oneway check valve) • Drain tube • Check valve (in line with drain tube) • Drain hose The inlet cover prevents large particles from entering the sump. The cavitation sensing controls the amount of water for each fill. then the pump motor starts. Note: The maximum amount of time the electronic control will energize the water valve is 95 seconds. The dishwasher will fill with approximately 1. (Cookware . of water. The new fill hose design uses a rigid plastic tube with rubber over mold at both ends. Installations without either a high drain loop or an air gap will not perform properly. Water entering the drain pump is not filtered by the fine filter (metal) or by the sump filter (plastic). The required water line pressure is still 20 to 120 psi.heavy soil level). The electronic control monitors this change as motor current fluctuation and continues to fill the tub until the fluctuations are stable. assuring the sump is full. Fill Hose DRAIN PUMP J2-8 RED M 30 Ω WHITE The drain pump utilizes a 120V AC motor. Min. Auxiliary Drain Pump strip Circuit Smart Fill System The Smart Fill system consists of a new silent fill hose design and electronicly controlled cavitation sensing (adaptive fill). 32" 18" Min.

If an intermittent failure is suspected. WATER VALVE 725 . The weight of the flood switch float holds the switch closed. Pump out water as necessary using Service Mode. WARNING: Disconnect power to dishwasher before servicing water valve and flood switch. ensure that hose-to-valve connection is good and that clamp is in place.1200 Ω WHITE NO Water Valve Note: To prevent leaks after installation. PINK NO PPDW8900 Series FLOOD SWITCH C J2-5 YEL. Water Valve Test Note: The detergent pump will also operate during the water valve test.Water Valve and Flood Switch The water valve is a 120 VAC solenoid valve that is switched on/off by the control module. check the following: • Water valve. The flood switch is held in place by 2 Phillips head screws. Attempt to activate water valve using Service Mode. The flood switch should open when the water level is approximately 1/4-in. flood switch float and stem. The flood switch acts as a safety switch ONLY and does not control normal operation of the water valve. Resistance through the water valve solenoid coil is 725 Ω to 1200 Ω. The flood switch opens the L1 side of the water valve circuit. transorb. – 25 – . 2.1200 Ω J2-5 PINK YEL. The flood switch will not stop the flow of water if the valve sticks open from a mechanical failure. and then main control.2 gallons. If the water valve is not operating properly or water level is low. activate water valve 5 times using Service Mode. A normal fill will be approximately 1. The water valve can be replaced with the dishwasher installed. • • Flood Switch Water Valve Strip Circuit PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series WATER VALVE FLOOD SWITCH C WHITE 725 . Clogged screen in water valve. The water valve is secured to the frame by 2 hex head screws. 1. The switch is normally open. above the base (bottom) of the float dome. Water valve should stay on for 75 to 95 seconds per activation and should not turn on and off during the 75 to 95 second activation time. flood switch.

) Cycle times do not include water fill and drain 2.) Heated dry time and cool down time 5. etc. 60 minutes with heated dry 6.) Heater on in main wash and final rinse 3. To exit the demo mode.Demo Mode • • • • • • • Demo mode is entered by pressing the Cookware pad (down arrow pad on Top Control models) and Added Heat pad simultaneously for 5 seconds. Wash Cycles MAX # OF PRE-WASH CYCLES 3 3 2 4 3 3 2 3 2 WASH CYCLE 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 MAX # RINSE CYCLES 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 0 WASH TIME1 MIN 36 23 26 60 36 76 26 36 9 MAX 99 53 61 112 115 136 61 96 11 WASH TEMPERATURE MIN 137 2 3 3 2 3 CYCLE Normal Wash Speed Wash China Crystal Pots & Pans Sani Wash Plastics Glasses Single Rack Wash Rinse Only MAX 145 2 3 3 2 3 HEATED DRY TIME 38+5 8 30 38 15+15 4 45/60 5 30 38 _ FAN ON TIME6 HEATED DRY W/O HEATED DRY 158 128 150 158 150 180 150 158 _ 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 240 130 150 135 140 158 130 150 130 1402 130 137 _ 3 2 1452 140 145 _ 3 2 Time is in minutes Temperature is in degrees Fahrenheit 1. Pressing the Start/Reset pad will activate the main pump for 20 seconds. 555. The drain cycle will not be energized.) Heater on in all pre-washes.. the dishwasher must be disconnected from power. the Normal and Added Heat LEDs blink for 3 seconds. and all rinses 4. 777. 666.) Fan running time after cycle has completed – 26 – . main wash. and the active vent will close. 888. and each cycle LED will be lit in sequence for 3 seconds (left to right). before running the main pump. Pressing a pad will light the corresponding LED. The display will sequence 999. When entered. The cycle will end after the main pump stops.) 45 minutes without heated dry.

(The screw is located on the outside of the inner door panel. Detergent Module.Detergent Sensor J5 -Active Vent J7 .Turbidity/Temperature Sensor J4 .Power Supply X J3 J2 . Bulk Detergent Pump J3 . Drain Pump.Control Module The door panel must be removed to access the control module. Water Valve.) The module cover is held in place by 5 tabs (see arrows). J5 J10 J2 J7 J1 J8 J1 .PQA – 27 – . always run the Factory Test Mode to calibrate the keypad membrane and turbidity sensor to the control board.) The main control is considered a “smart” control.Heating Element. (See Door Panel. Circulation Pump. Wax Motor.3-Digit Display J10 . Fan.Keypad J8 . Screw Control Module Board J4 Note: When replacing the control module. It is normal for the cycle times to vary over a period of time from the factory default settings due to temperature and water quality. capable of learning the water temperature and turbidity characteristics of the home. The control module is held in place by a single screw that secures the module to the right side of the inner door panel.

housing. If the door is opened. silver Phillips head screws. Six Phillips head screws hold the fan and motor to the vent housing. When the door is closed again. Fan Motor Strip Circuit J2-3 DK. It is normal for water vapor to come through the active vent during the dry cycle. To access the vent fan and motor. The control module reverses polarity to drive the motor in a clockwise or counterclockwise (open or closed) direction. Note: This also applies to the Rinse Only cycle. Since heated dry is not an option with Rinse Only. The vent louver is held in place by a single screw. The active vent can be opened and closed using the Service Mode. The vent closes 8 seconds after the main pump is switched on during the first fill cycle and opens during the drying cycle (heated and non-heated). and vent louver motor. the fan stops and the control stops counting down. The vent is open during cooldown periods or when the unit is not in use.12 VDC to the vent louver motor. the vent will remain open for 8 seconds. BLUE/RED FAN M 65 W WHITE – 28 – . Note: Foam with double-sided tape holds the conduit in place. Remove the motor from the mount by rotating the motor 90° in the mount and sliding it out between the tabs. the vent will open. During heated dry. the fan runs for approximately 2 hours after the last drain cycle is completed. The active vent helps to reduce the noise level and heat loss when in the closed position. motor. The control module supplies +/. the fan will start again and the control will continue to count down.Active Vent The active vent consists of the fan. brass Phillips head screws (see photo). the fan runs for approximately 4 hours after the last drain cycle is completed (clean light on). The foam tears easily if pulled during removal of the housing. remove the door panel (see Door Panel). Vent Motor Strip Circuit RED BLK J5-2 M J5-1 Fan (PDW9700 AND PDW9900 Series) During natural dry. the fan will run for approximately 4 hours before turning off. When the door is relatched. then close again to finish the cycle. If the vent is closed and the door is opened during the wash cycle. Note: The gear in the mount is held in place with the motor. The vent fan and motor housing are held in place by: • • 4 long. Touching any key will turn off the fan. 2 short.

released by a wax motor-controlled magnet. Cleaning power is directed to the top basket ONLY through the middle and upper spray arms. Normal Wash Cycle Single Rack WashTM Cycle Water Fill Line Water Fill Line Ball Magnet Wax Motor Magnet Wax Motor Ball – 29 – . The water flow is now diverted to only the upper and middle spray arms.2 gals. The impeller spins counterclockwise to a high velocity. the wax motor energizes and pulls the magnet away. Water flowing from the impeller outward. less than a normal wash cycle. Normal Wash Cycle: The pump fills with water to the level indicated. Single Rack WashTM Cycle: The pump fills with water to the level indicated. The water flows from the impeller and carries the ball up the guide rail. the tub fills with approximately 0. The impeller spins counterclockwise to a high velocity. In Single Rack WashTM.1 to 0. A plastic-covered steel ball. is forced by the water flow to block the venturi for the lower spray arm. The ball wedges into the low-arm channel restricting the flow from the lower spray arm. fills all chambers.Single Rack WashTM The Single Rack WashTM bypasses the lower spray arm. directing the water flow only to the upper rack. At the same time. This releases the ball from its position at the bottom of the guide rail. The magnet on the end of the wax motor holds the ball out of the water flow path.

Wax Motor Strip Circuit WAX MOTOR (CIRCULATION PUMP) GRAY WHITE 1200 .2800 W J2-2 – 30 – . magnet. The motor is thermally protected (internally) through the L1 side. the ball will once again be held by the magnet until the wax motor retracts the magnet from the steel ball (approximately 45 seconds). The terminals on the induction motor are labeled L1 and N. The wax motor operates on 120 VAC. Note: It is important that the hex-head motorhanger screw is tightened securely when reinstalling the circulation pump. If the dishwasher door is opened during the Single Rack WashTM. It is designed to fit only one way on the terminals. Motor-Hanger Screw Circulation Pump and Motor Strip Circuit CIRCULATION PUMP DK. The wax motor is energized for approximately 1 minute. The wiring connector is blue to match the wire leading to the motor. It is important to remember that the motor does not start immediately when the dishwasher cycle has started (60 seconds after water begins to fill). If the motor hums but will not start. It takes approximately 45 seconds for the magnet to retract far enough to release the steel ball when the wax motor is at room temperature. Make certain the connector is fully seated when installing. remove the water from the sump with a syringe. Refer to schematic or strip circuit for motor resistance value. BLUE M 10 W J2-4 WHITE The dishwasher must be removed from its installation to gain access to the circulation pump and motor. Caution: Be sure the ball is in place and held by the magnet before reassembling the unit. This pump must be replaced with the same pump design (kit # WD26X10029). Wax Motor and Magnet The wax motor and magnet (part # WD21X10235) are an assembly and are held to the pump housing by 2 Phillips screws. The plastic shell which encases the stainless steel ball has ribs to prevent the ball from sticking in the venturi. The pump housing contains a molded channel to direct the movement of the ball towards the venturi. Before removing the circulation pump. The circulation pump can be activated using Service Mode. make certain the pump impeller is free from obstruction and the motor shaft turns freely.Circulation Pump and Motor The dishwasher has a new pump design that includes a wax motor. and a steel ball used for Single Rack WashTM. The replacement motor pump assembly contains a new ball.

They are hooked in the END hole of the door cable. Black springs with white painted markings are packaged with the dishwasher for use with heavy door panels. White Paint The PDW9700 Series all have black door springs. The PDW9900 Series has 1 black door spring hooked in the MIDDLE hole of the door cable and 1 black door spring with white painted markings hooked in the END hole. They are hooked in the MIDDLE hole of the door cable.Door Spring Installation The PDW8900 Series all have black door springs. – 31 – .

PDW8900 Series To enter service mode. Each component may be cycled to detect if it is functioning correctly. Variable Variable Variable Variable Time 1R 2R 3R 4R PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series To enter service mode. the service mode will automatically turn off. To exit service mode press the Start/Reset at any time. press and hold the Cookware and Heated Dry keypads simultaneously for 3 seconds. PAD 1L 2L 3L 4L 5L 6L Not Used Description Activates/Deactivates Heater and Fan Activates/Deactivates Water Valve and Smart Detergent Dispenser Activates/Deactivates Detergent Cup Activates/Deactivates Auxiliary Pump Activates/Deactivates Main Pump and Single Rack Wash Motor (Wax Motor) Time Test times out after 6 minutes. press and hold the "Down" arrow and Heated Dry keypads simultaneously for 3 seconds. After 30 minutes. Variable Variable Variable Variable *Note: Service mode may be used for 30 minutes maximum. press the Start/Reset keypad at any time. To exit service mode. PAD 1L 2L 3L Not Used Description Activates/Deactivates Auxiliary Pump Activates/Deactivates Main Pump and Single Rack Wash Motor (Wax Motor) Activates/Deactivates Detergent Cup Activates/Deactivates Water Valve and Smart Detergent Dispenser Not Used Activates/Deactivates Heater 6 min. Components are cycled by pressing keypads to the right or the left of the Start/Reset keypad. – 32 – .Service Mode This dishwasher is programmed with a service mode to aid the technician in troubleshooting the dishwasher.

then active vent closes. (This step must be performed within 2 minutes of power-up. Heater is energized and main pump continues to run for an additional 60 seconds. 8. After 2 minutes. Wait 10 seconds and connect power to dishwasher. Water valve energizes for 60 seconds. drain pump is energized for 75 seconds. Run a rinse only cycle with one cup vinegar or use citric acid crystals (WD35X151) to clean the sensor. Vent fan energizes for 5 seconds. All LEDs illuminate for 10 seconds. then the active vent closes. 9. Press the Normal and Cookware ("Up" and "Down" on Top Control Models) keypads simultaneously for 3 seconds. (Press DELAY/START DELAY/HOURS on some models to advance to the next step before control times out. The turbidity sensor may be dirty. wiring.Factory Test Mode Always run the factory test mode to calibrate when replacing the turbidity sensor. Water valve continues filling for an additional 10 seconds. 6. a. The control module will beep continuously and the lock icon LED will light if: 1) The temperature sensor check does not fall between the limits (42°F to 199°F). 3) The EEPROM was not read correctly. which contains the control module. The detergent module is energized for 60 seconds and the water valve is energized for 70 seconds. Factory test mode will test the thermistor (used for automatic temperature control) that is contained in the turbidity sensor and will test the transmitter that is contained in the turbidity sensor. 5. – 33 – . 4. During this time the turbidity sensor. TEST CYCLE 1. and membrane key panel. Press Delay/Hours to advance to the next step. 2. The factory test mode is the most accurate way to test the turbidity sensor circuit. and turbidity sensor. check the following: • • Make certain the dishwasher is not located on a non-insulated outer wall where the temperature at the turbidity sensor may be below 42°F. Active vent opens.) The control will step through the test cycle for the preset amount of time. and membrane keypad are being calibrated. 2) The control receives an analog signal outside the expected range for the turbidity sensor. 3. Detergent module is activated. control module board. The heater and main pump are energized for 60 minutes. factory test mode is unavailable. 7. Entering Factory Test Mode Note: This mode can only be entered within the first 2 minutes after power-up.) 10. Disconnect power from dishwasher. Main pump is energized. Drain pump energizes for 75 seconds. control module board. Dishwasher pauses for 40 seconds. Note: If the calibration test fails.

Verify operation after servicing.Schematics and Strip Circuits PDW8900 Series WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing. Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection. Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. – 34 – .

Verify operation after servicing.PDW9700 Series and PDW9900 Series WARNING: Disconnect electrical power before servicing. – 35 – . Wiring errors can cause improper and dangerous operation. Caution: Label all wires prior to disconnection.

To know what your legal rights are. or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially. floods or acts of God. During this five-year limited warranty. ■ Damage to the product caused by accident. ■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance. fire. During this full warranty. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty. all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. ■ Damage caused after delivery including damage from items dropped on the door. Louisville. or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially. GE will also provide. Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. ■ Improper installation. consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. If you have an installation problem. ■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers. You are responsible for providing adequate electrical. During this full one-year warranty. Warrantor: CAMCO INC. all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. ■ Damage caused after delivery including damage from items dropped on the door. fire. contact your dealer or installer. ■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers. floods or acts of God. – 36 – . if it fails to contain water due to a defect in materials or workmanship. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. you will be responsible for any labor or in-home service costs. The dishwasher racks and the electronic control module if they should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship. What GE Will Not Cover (for customers in the United States): ■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product. misused. ■ Improper installation. ■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the drain line. WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. ■ Failure of the product if it is abused. free of charge. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. you will be responsible for any labor or in-home service costs. ■ Failure of the product if it is abused. exhausting and other connecting facilities. GE will also provide. In Alaska. ■ Damage to the product caused by accident. free of charge. The Stainless tub or door liner. Warrantor: General Electric Company.Warranty for 2005 Product For The Period Of: One Year From the date of the original purchase Second Year From the date of the original purchase Five Years From the date of the original purchase Lifetime of Product GE Will Replace: Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. delivery or maintenance. misused. KY 40225 What Is Not Covered (for customers in Canada): ■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product. During this second-year limited warranty. the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home.

■ Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the drain line. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Louisville. Warrantor: CAMCO INC. free of charge. ■ Incidental or consequential damage caused by possible defects with this appliance. Warrantor: General Electric Company. ■ Product not accessible to provide required service. including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. ■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers. delivery or maintenance. Any implied warranties. GE will also provide. – 37 – . This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within Canada. EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty.Warranty for 2006 and Later Product For The Period Of: One Year From the date of the original purchase Five Years From the date of the original purchase Lifetime of Product GE Will Replace: Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. including the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. you will be responsible for any labor or in-home service costs. GE will also provide. contact your dealer or installer. The Stainlesstub or door liner. are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially. misused. floods or acts of God. The dishwasher racks and the electronic control module if they should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship. or used for other than the intended purpose or used commercially. KY 40225 What Is Not Covered (for customers in Canada): ■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product. exhausting and other connecting facilities. Proof of original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty. ■ Damage to the product caused by accident. To know what your legal rights are. During this limited warranty. fire. ■ Improper installation. ■ Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers. ■ Failure of the product if it is abused. ■ Damage to the product caused by accident. In home warranty service will be provided in areas where it is available and deemed reasonable by Camco to provide. all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. floods or acts of God. ■ Improper installation. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available. During this five-year limited warranty. ■ Failure of the product if it is abused. If you have an installation problem. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. During this limited one-year warranty. 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. the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home. WARRANTOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES—Your sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited Warranty. all labor and in-home service to replace the defective part. ■ Damage caused after delivery. are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. What GE Will Not Cover (for customers in the United States): ■ Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product. ■ Damage caused after delivery. including damage from items dropped on the door. Any implied warranties. fire. You are responsible for providing adequate electrical. In Alaska. free of charge. misused. if it fails to contain water due to a defect in materials or workmanship. This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA.