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Safety Instructions Operating
GSD6900 PDW7000 Series Series
Care and Cleaning ............ 12 Control Panel and Settings ... 4-6 Loading Place Settings ........ 11 Loading the Racks ............ 10 Optional Accessories .......... 11 Using the Dishwasher ........ 6-9
Tips .. 13, 14
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Write the model and serial numbers here: Model # Serial # You can find them on the tub wall just inside the doon 165D4700P336 49-55016 06-06 JR
and to prevent property damage. This simple procedure will allow any builtup hydrogen gas to escape. • Connect to a grounded metal. • Load light. if you choose to tum the wall switch off between wash cycles.IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION. • Using a detergent that is not specifically designed for dishwashers will cause the dishwasher to fill with suds. • To minimize the possibility of electric shock. WARNING! f _. CAUTION: To revent injurgpropertg p minor or damage • Contents washed in Anti-bacterial mode.com.Sincethe gas is flammable. or death. PROPERINSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE This dishwasher must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used. • On dishwashers with electronic controls. you con receive one bg visiting our website at ge. allow 5-10 seconds after turning the switch on before touching START/RESET allow the control to to boot. If you did not receive on Installation Instructions sheet with gout dishwasher. • If your dishwasher is connected to a wall switch. Do this before using ang electrical appliance which is connected to the hot water sgstem. electric shock.l'_ _ WATER HEATER AFETY S Under certain conditions. . may be hot to the touch. • Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of your dishwasher unless it is specifically recommended in this manual. if available. • Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. permanent wiring system. or run an equipment-grounding conductor with the circuit conductors and connect to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead of the appliance. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. hydrogen gas may be produced in o water heater that has not been used for two weeks or more. personal injury. do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during this process. furnace filters and paint brushes in your dishwasheEDamage to dishwasher and discoloration or staining of dishwasher may result. We recommend having o qualified technician serviceyour appliance. All other servicing should be referred to a qualified technician. • Non-Dishware Items: Do not wash items such as electronic air cleaner filters. Checkwith a qualified electrician or service representative if you are in doubt whether the appliance is properly grounded. plastic items so they will not become dislodged and drop to the bottom of the dishwasher-they might come into contact with the heating element and be damaged. If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more. disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any maintenance. Use care before handling. prevent the possibilitg of damage or injury bg turning on all hot water faucets and allow them to run for several minutes. NOTE:Turning the dishwasher off does not disconnect the appliance from the power supply. ensure that the switch is on prior to use. READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING -SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING! For your safety. • Dispose of discarded appliances and shipping or packing material properly. the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion. • Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used bg or near children.
READAND FOLLOW THIS SAFETYINFORMATION CAREFULLY. • Do not abuse.. • Do not operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure panels are properly in place. including the following: follow basic precautions. tabs. Door latch keeper WARNING! When using your dishwasher. please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents. • Do not allow children to play with. • Locate sharp items so that they are not likely to damage the door seal. on or inside this appliance or any discarded appliance.even if they will sit for '_justa few days. liquid detergents or rinse agents recommended for use in a dishwasher and keep them out of the reach of children. • Use only powder. Cascade® . • Do not tamper with controls.com _i. • Load sharp kniveswith the handles up to reduce the risk of cut-type injuries.. Cascade®Complete and Electrasol ®Automatic Dishwashing Detergents. • Do not store or use combustible materials. • Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use. check the manufacturer's recommendations.ge. gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. sit on or stand on the door or dish rack of the dishwasheE • Do not allow children to play around dishwasher when opening or closing door due to the possibility of small fingers being pinched in dooE • Do not discard a dishwasher without first removing the door of the washing compartment or the door latch." If you are getting rid of your old dishwasher. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . • Do not wash plastic items unless marked dishwasher safe or the equivalent. • Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this Owner's Manual. WARNING! RISK OF CHILD ENTRAPMENT PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE DISHWASHER Junked or abandoned dishwashers are dangerous.and Jet-Dry ®and Cascade Crystal Clear¢ rinse agents have been approved for use in all GE dishwashers. For plastic items not so marked. Before You Throw Away Your Old Dishwasher: • Take off the door of the washing compartment or remove the door latch keeper (as shown).
In these cases. NORMAL WASH Heavg 8.105 min. 70 min.the sanitizedlight will not illuminate at the end of the cgde.0 gal.. This cgcle is meant for heavilg soileddishes or cookware with dried-on or baked-on soils.Duringa delaystart. .0 gal. hedisplaymay adjustthe remaining t T time whilethe Sensing lightis on. ightremainsONuntildoor isopened.8 gal. of LOW Displayed whenthe SmartDispense needsto be refilledwith liquidor gel automaticdishwasher TM DETERGENTdetergent. 50 min. 80 min. If the cgcle is T interrupted during or after the main wash portion or if the incoming water temperature is so low that adequate water heating cannot be achieved. T D Duringoperation. helightwill remainONuntildoor is opened. features and appearance may vary from your model. 70 min. Light 5. the displagwill showhoursof time remaininguntilthe cgclestarts. 60 min.5gal. SANITIZED Displaged whencycle hasmet sanitization conditions.This cgcle mag not remove burned-on foods. This cgcle is for medium/heavilg soiled dishes and glassware.85 min. he displayshowsthe minutesremaininguntilthe cycleiscomplete. inlet temperature. Medium 8.. Medium 7.Thetime displayedat the startof eachcgclemay changefrom the factory settingasthe unit customizes itselfto homeuse. COOKWARE (POTS & PANS) Heavg 10.Thelightswill come ONindicatingthe sequence operationthe dishwasherisin.5 gal... NOTE: ll cgde times and water usageinformation contained in the following section are approximate values only. 95 min. ANTI-BACTERIA Heavg 8. You can locate your model number on the tub wall just inside the doon Throughout this manual. Ught 6.indicatinga malfunction(see i page6). Light 7. household water pressure and turbidity of the wash wateE The light above or next to the selectedpad will be ON to indicate which WASHCYCLE has been selected.. SENSING Displaged whilethe ExtraClean Sensors measuring amountof soiland temperatureof wateE TM i the Thedishwasher ill adjustthe selectedcycleto achieveoptimalperformance.. NOTE:NSF-certifiedresidential dishwashersare not intended for licensedfood establishments.3 gal. Medium 7.About the dishwasher control panel.5gal. A Actual resultswill depend on several factors. I!1 El Control Settings H Status Indicator Lights TheStatusdisplagtells Uouwhat'shappeningwhilethe dishwashers in operationand mauflash. 60 min. DRYING Displaged duringHEATED DRY.including but not limited to.8 gal.. This cgcle raises the water temperature in the final rinseto sanitizegour dishware.the sanitizingconditions mag not be met. w WASHING Displayedduringprewashand mainwash periods... L CLEAN Displaged whena wash cgcleiscomplete.8 gal.The cgcle length will vary depending on the temperature of your inlet water. Time Remaining Displag (on some models) _l Selections Pressthe pad for the desiredwash cycle. RINSING Displayedduringrinseperiods. Evergdagdishes are safe to be used in this cgcle. NOTE: he Anti-Bacteria cgcle is monitored for sanitization requirements.
. Only the Anti-Bacteria cycle has been designed to meet the requirements of Section 6. Dishes air dry naturally and energg is saved. touch and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds.The machine will count down and start automatically at the correct time. 35 min. ADDED HEAT or EXTRAHOT WASH (on some models) DELAY HOURS When selected. a reminder signal will beep until you do so. the dishwasher can be reprogrammed and restarted. NOTE. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cgcle. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cgcle. 35 min. This option adds 16 minutes to the cycle time. This cycle is for everyday dishes and glassware. therefore.. This option MUST be selected PRIOR to starting the cgcle. This cgcle is specifically designed for glasses. the cgcle will run longer with heating elements on to improve both wash and dry performance. Touch the DELAY HOURSpad to choose the number of hours you want to delag the start of the cgcle. Turns the heater on for fast drying. You can delag the start of a wash cgcle for up to 9 hours. This cgcle is for lightly soiled china and crgstal. RESET . When the light stops flashing. cycle length and time may vary depending on soil and temperature conditions. NOTE. For use with heavily soiled and/or dried-on. pods Or you con lock HEATED DRY Light OFF HEATED DRY Light ON LOCK by touching with this option To unlock the dishwasher controls.5 gal.com SPEED CYCLE (on some models CHINA CRYSTAL 7. _]l Enhancements/Extras The light above PRE WASH (on some models) the selected pad will be ON to indicate which ENHANCEMENT/ERTRA has been selected. Shuts off the drying heat option. Children cannot selected. 2. NOTE: If you forget to fully close the door. The CHINA CRYSTAL/PLASTICS (some models) selector is a toggle pad. To change a cgcle after washing starts. This takes approximately 90 seconds.5 gal.5 gal.ge. You can lock the controls to prevent any selections the controls offer you hove started o cycle. The light above the LOCK pad will turn off. you can prop the door open after the CLEAN light illuminates. 7. This will extend the time to your wash cgcle bg 8 minutes for the SPEED CYCLE and 30 minutes for all other cgcles. NSF 184 for soil removal and sanitization efficacy. touch and hold the HEATED DRY pad for 3 seconds. baked-on soils. The START/RESET light will flash while the water is pumped out if needed. To lock the dishwasher. touch the START/RESET pad to cancel the cycle. occidentally start dishwasher from being mode. For rinsing partial loads that will be washed later Do not use detergent with this cgcle. 35 min. toggle the pod until the desired cycle is indicated. NOTE: Cannot be selected with RINSE ONLY cgcle. For faster air dry. GLASSES (on some models RINSE ONLY NOTE.5 gal.. 7. This dishwasher is equipped with a CleanSensor TM with automatic temperature control. then touch START/RESET. 10 min.. Touching START/RESETa second time will cancel the DELAY START selection. The light above the LOCK pad will turn on.
Check the Water Temperature Theenteringwater shouldbeat least120%and not more than 150°F effectivecleaningandto preventdish for damage.ry a t highersetting.glasses. eattrimmingsand m excessive amountsof greaseor oil.includingbones. • Scrapeoff hard soils. • Remove acidicfoodsoilsthat can discolorstainless steel. clockwise to reduce the amount of rinse agent. nd approximately a 60 secondslaterthe washaction begins. then turn the adjuster counterclockwise to increasethe amount of rinse agent. Flashing display lights.5oz. Status Indicator Lights START/RESET What It Means Cyclehasbeeninterruptedby pressing theSTART/RESET pad.his will t last approximately onemonth. r_-i Replace dispenser op. . flatware. To activate the display. agent adjuster Dish Preparation Prior to Loading • Noprerinsingof normalfood soilis required. imply s touch the START/RESET to begin the cycle. the indicator lights willturn off ifthe START/RESET is not selected withintwo pad minutes. pad Ifthe door is closed. hefactory T settingis atthe midpoint. Touchthe START/RESET padto beginthe cycle. Use Jet-Dry ®or Cascade Crystal Clear ®Rinse Agent Jet-Dry®or CascadeCrystalClear_ rinseagentsremovespotsand preventnewfilm buildupon yourdishes. ovethe indicatorto a lowersetting. r-zj Turnthe dispenser capto the leftand lift it out. If you don'twant to changeany of the settings.NORMAL HEATED i and DRY automaticallybe programmed. kins t s and seeds.of rinseagent. akeany new will M selections touch theSTART/RESET to begin and pad the cycle.  Makesurethe dishwasherdoorisfully open. NOTE: Thedishwasherremembers your lastcycleso you don'thaveto reprogrameachtime.the controlpanellights d willdisplaythe last settingsyouselected. Also.If you seefoam in the dishwasher.cookwareand plastic. lacethe thermometerin a glassand let p thewater run continuously intothe glassuntilthe temperaturestopsrising.If thereare ringsof calcium(hardwater)spotson dishes.Whenthe dishwasher oor isfully closed. • Remove leafy vegetables.Lightwill stop flashingafterthe dishwasher utomaticallydrainsout thewaten a Using the dishwasher. m Clean TheCLEAN lightis illuminated whena wash cycleis complete. m To adjust the setting Remove the dispenser cap.About the dishwasher control panel. r_ Add rinseagentuntilthe indicatorwindow looksfull.but do notoverfill.f a powerfailureoccurs.Check water temperaturewith a candy or the meat thermometen Turnon the hotwater faucetnearest thedishwasher. helightwill stay ONuntilthe door is opened T and thenclosedand latchedor when o pod ispressed with the door closed. F] Cleanup any spilledrinseagentwith a dampcloth. oothpicks. • Remove largequantitiesof any remainingfood. m Start Close dishwasher oor and selectthecycleand the d desiredenhancements. oucon turn offthe CLEAN Y light by pressing any padwhenthe door is latched.open and close the door or press any pad.Waterfill begins.Undernormalconditions.Tryto keepit full. Filling the Dispenser Therinseagentdispenser holds5. the c Indicator window Dispenser cap RinseAid Setting Theamountof rinseagentreleased intothe final washcan be adjusted.
Whenusingautomaticdishwashing detergent ablets.hesesudswillspilloutof the dishwasher t vents. Detergent Cups to Fill Fill cup to soft line (1/3 full) Fill cup to medium soft line (2/3 full) Fillcup to medium hard line (completelg full) Fill both main wash cup and pre wash cup . limecan build up in thewater valve. Whiletherewillbe no lastingdamageto the dishwasher.gel or tabletsin this dispenser.usea bit moredetergent.If gou are usingSmartDispense leavethe TM. not do put detergentintothe manualdispenser ntil gou are readg u to washdishes.A water softenerisrecommended.usethe Potsand Pansor HeavyWash eyrie.com Manual Detergent Dispenser Yourdishwasher omesequippedwith an automaticliquid c dishwasher etergentdispenser d (SmartDispense and a TM) manualdispensen Youcan useeitherof thesedispensers but don'tusebothat the sametime. howangonewho mag usethe dishwasherhe S t correctdetergentand whereit isstored. sea bit lessdetergent.gou needextra detergent. Youmag usepowder.covering thekitchenfloorand makingthefloorwet. Number of Grains Lessthan 4 4 to 8 8 to 12 Greater than 12 NOTE: Usinga detergent hat isnot specifically t designed for dishwashers ill cause dishwashero fillwith suds.iquid. DO NOT USEHAND DISH DETERGENT Thecoverof the mainwashsectionwillopen duringthe washcgcle.which couldstickwhileopen and cause flooding. Twelveor moregrainsis extremelghardwater. u Medium Medium Extremelg Soft Soft Hard Hard SmartDispense TM L A' WAS Manual Detergent Dispenser Forheavilysailedloads. alledetching. @_ m m Filling Manual Detergent Dispenser Theamountof detergent o usedepends whethergour t on water ishard or soft. w the t Duringoperation. Withoutit.Forwater temperatures above140°F. l It isimportantto keeppowdereddetergentsandtabletsfresh and drg sotheg don'tloseeffectiveness.ge.With hardwater.iquid. Therefore. t simplgplaceonetablet in the mainwash sectionand close thecover. Cascade ®and Electrasol® AutomaticDishwashing Detergents havebeenapproved. Forheavilgsoiledloads. Youmagusepowder.gel l or tabletsin this dispenser. gour dishes not getcleanusinga dishwashing will detergentthat isnot formulatedto workwith dishwashers. Because somangdetergentcontainerslookalike. of c Usethe informationin the tablebelowas a guideto determine amount of automaticdishwasher etergent the d to placein the dispenser. coverof the mainwashsectiondispenser openbefore startingthe cgcle. Protectgourdishesand dishwasher g contactinggour b water departmentandaskinghow hard gourwater is.With softwater. oomuchdetergentwith soft water cancausea T permanentcloudiness glassware. Forthe manualdispenser.storethe dishwasher etergentin a separatespacefrom all other d cleaners.gou needlessdetergent.
.A full dispenser will last approximately ! month for the average useE ® CLEAN Low o_'nart _- Dispense Light will turn on when it is time to refill. Although any liquid or gel automatic dishwashing detergent can be used in the SmartDispenseTM system. CAUTION! Absolutely do not add The dispenser will hold 45 oz of liquid dishwasher detergent (standard size bottle). Checkthe detergent label to determine if the detergent is chlorine bleach-based or one that contains enzymes. all liquid or gel automatic dishwashing detergents are not the same. replace the cap and turn clockwise until tight. Only use liquid or gel detergent specifically designed for use in an automatic dishwasheE Filling Dispenser To open the dispenser for filling. SmartDispense TM Detergent Dispenser Conome s modelsl Setthe door at a comfortable angle to fill the dispenseE This dishwasher may have a SmartDispenseTM feature which automatically dispenses liquid automatic dishwasher detergent into each cycle based on soil level and water hardness. powder detergent. it will be washed off in the next cgcle. When full. it must first be filled. An indicator light will turn on to notify you when the dispenser needsto be filled again. push down and turn the blue cap counterclockwise until the cap is loose. Most automatic dishwashing detergents are chlorine bleach-based (such as Cascade®or Electrasol®) while others contain enzgmes (such as Cascade Complete®). tablets or any liquid soap or detergent normally used for washing hands or dishes in a sink. To utilize the SmartDispenseTM Detergent Dispenser. the light will not turn off until the door is closed. Lift cap off. After filling. Do not mix ang chlorine bleach-based automatic dishwashing detergent with any dishwashing detergent containing enzgmes as this could cause the detergents to congeal and lead to blockage of the SmartDispense TM sgstem. Aim the detergent bottle at the opening in the door and begin to fill. It is recommended that the same type of detergent be used when refilling your SmartDispenseTM system. smartDispense Turn clockwise. If residue is left on the door.Using the dishwasher.
Setthe value according to the table at left as determined from the water hardness test strip. Pressthe COOKWARE and DELAYHOURSpads at the same time for 3 seconds.. pad to raise the value. remove the test strip and follow the instructions to determine the hardness level of gour tap water. If the water hardness has never been entered. __ : L._i_ . the S-digit display will appear and display a number from a 1 to 5. gou should find a water hardness test strip package. You should recalibrate the dispenser if water conditions change. if a water softener system is added or removed from your home. the dishwasher needs to be calibrated for water hardness. Readthe instructions on the package... Pressthe COOl<WARE pad to raise the value or the NORMALWASHpad to lower the value shown on the display.-:.. . Pleasefollow directions below to calibrate the dishwasher to the hardness of gour tap water.ge. Water hardnesstest strip indication Value to Enter into Dishwasher .... the display will show 5. Control Panel SOETO REDI I I I I 1RED_ I I I 2 RED 3 RED HARD 4 RED _ _ _ I I I I I I I I 1 2 3 45 Set Control to Cafibration Mode From the standby mode (dishwasher not running a cycle and the panel lights on).. for example. Displag Enter Water Hardness Once in the water hardness calibration mode...com SmartDispense :MDetergent Dispenser Water Hardness Calibration Prior to the first use. Return control to normal operation and save the last displayed value as the new water hardnessvalue. Control Panel Determine the Hardness of Your Tap Water In the bag containing these instructions. You will use this information to calibrate gour dishwasher to dispense the optimal amount of detergent.ii_}i":_[. Calibration is complete. Press thesame at time.enter the water hardness selection mode. WASH pad to lower the value. .L ort: ..
Small plastic items. This could block the wash arm and cause poor washing results._ _X '. Large items such as broiler pans and baking racks should go along the left-hand side. Saucepans. Make sure small plastic items are secure so they can't fall onto the heater Be sure that items do not protrude through the bottom of the rack and block rotation of the middle spray arm. of racks and silverware Upper Rack . A variety of options is available regarding the three-piece silverware basket in your dishwasher The complete basket is designed to fit on the right side of the lower rack.Loading the dishwasher racks.p_" . Lower Rack The lower rack is best used for plates. such as measuring spoons and lids for small containers. Silverware Basket The provided lids with slots can be used to avoid nesting of silverware. A wine glass holder (on some models)secures wine glasses for best washability. each end of the basket is removable to add loading flexibility to accommodate flatware and lower rack capacity needs. For best dishwashing results.. Checkto make sure that no items will block rotation of the wash arms. Load platters. pots and bowls along the sides. should go in the bottom of the silverware basket with silverware on top. Becausewine glasses come in various sizes. The utility shelf(on some models) may be placed in the up or down position to add flexibility. Mix knives. 10 . The lids of both end and middle baskets can be closed to contain small items. Placespoons in the basket with handles down. drop the tines into position and release the lever The upper rack is good for all kinds of odd-shaped utensils. pots and pans can be placed in this rack for effective cleaning.forks and spoons so they don't nest together I "It Toremove end baskets.in corners or in the back.after loading. pull the leverforward. slowly push in the rack to make sure they will clear the top of the dishwasheE Some models have an Angled Rack System. Fold-down tines (on some models)provide flexibility for extra-large and hard-to-fit items. Additionally._. which allows you to angle your dishes. -_'.cups and saucers. just pull up on rack until it snaps. The soiled side of items should face the center of the rack. for better cleaning and quicker drying. Don't let any item extend through bottom.such as coffee mugs. To raise. saucers and cookware.be careful not to let a portion of an item such as a pot or dish handle extend through the bottom rack. simply push the adjustable handle to either side. The tines may be left in the up position or folded down to customize the lower rack. If necessary. push tabs in and lower rack.\ Although the upper rack is primarily for glasses. Fold-down tines (on some models) provide flexibility for extra-large and hard-tofit items. oversized glassesand mugs can be placed in the lower rack to maximize loading flexibility.This is also a secure place for dishwasher-safe plastics. Cups and glassesfit best along the sides. Also. follow these loading guidelines. To position the tines. grasp the basket at opposite comers and slideapart. Long items can be placed on the utility shelf in the upper rack. Put flatware in the basket with knife handles up to protect your hands. The upper rack is adjustable (on some models to add flexibility in loading your dishwasheE To lower.mixing bowls and other items should be placed face down. To load flatware. Features and appearance baskets may vary from your model. Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over 2 tines when possible. This could result in poor wash performance for items in the upper rack.
NOTE. .. Upper Rack--lO place settings Lower Rack--lO place settings Follow these guidelines for loading 12 place settings.y i Upper Rack--12 place settings Lower Rack--12 place settings 11 .Silverware should be individuallg loaded into the slots on the silverware basket lid.Loading place settings.. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets mag varg from gout model. gecom Follow these guidelines for loading 10 place settings.Silverware should be individuall_l loaded into the slots on the silverware basket lid. NOTE. Features and appearance of racks and silverware baskets mag varg from gout model.
WW. Air gap r-_l Drain water from the water inlet line and water valve. soft cloth.Caring for the dishwasher. _t _q'% I:I_P C Does Vour Dishwasher Have an Air Gap? The air gap is easy to clean. If your model number ends with CS. Not all plumbing codes require air gaps. Do not use appliance wax. You may also use a good appliance wax or polish. so you may not have one. soft. m Turn off the dishwasher and lift off the cover Checktheairgap any timeyour dishwashersn'tdrainingwell. SA or BG. You can order StainlessSteel Magic #WXJOX15through GEParts by calling 800. then dry thoroughly. If your model number ends with SS. CC-bisque. These surface blemishes will not affect their function or durability. 12 . WW-white. (Usea pan to catch the wateR) F] Reconnect the water inlet line to the water valve.CC. then you have a Stainless Steel Door panel. ask a service technician to: E]Cut off electrical power to the dishwasher Remove fuses or trip circuit breaker r-2] Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet line from the water valve. Do not use scouring pads or powdered cleaners because these products can scratch the finish. soft. lightly dampened cloth. Do not use appliance wax. use a lightly dampened cloth. CleanSteel Door Panel (model numbers ending in CS) Use a clean. Cleaning the Control Panel To clean the control panel. i An air gap protects your dishwasher against water backing up into it if a drain clogs. bleach or products containing chlorine on StainlessSteeldoors.then you have a painted door panel.2002. Painted Door Panel (model numbers ending in BB-black. Before cleaning the front panel. Protect Against Freezing If your dishwasher is left in an unheated place during the winter. Cleaning the Exterior Door Panel Stainless Steel Door Panel (model numbers ending in SS) The stainless steel panels can be cleaned with StainlessSteelMagic or a similar product using a clean. These mabl leave a residue. SA-silver metallic or BG-graphite black) Use a clean. polish or any chemical agent on CleanSteel doors. lightly dampened cloth.626. they will not rust or corrode. p-l Removethe plastic cap and clean with a toothpick. Follow the instructions below for cleaning the door panel for your specific model. The air gap is not a part of the dishwasher It is not covered by your warranty. Do not wipe the dishwasher with a soiled dish cloth or wet towel.then you have a CleanSteelpanel. Then dry thoroughly. polish. make sure you know what type of panel you have. then dry thoroughly. Stainless Steel Interior--Tub and Inner Door The stainless steel used to make the dishwasher tub and inner door provides the highest reliability available in a GE dishwasher If the dishwasher tub or inner door should be scratched or dented during normal use. Refer to the last two letters of your model number You can locate your model number on the left-hand tub wall just inside the dooE If your model number ends with BB.
Washglasswareinthe shortest cgclethat willget it clean. Spotsand filming an glassesand flatware Extremelghard water Lowinlet water temperature Overloadingthe dishwasher Improperloading Oldor damp powderdetergent Rinseagent dispenseremptg Toolittle detergent Cloudiness on glassware Combinationof softwater and too muchdetergent Water temperature entering the dishwasherexceeds150°F * Thisis calledetchingand ispermanent. r * Verifgthat gou havean air gap or a highdrain loop. _ or visit ge. uselessdetergentif you havesoftwater.See Loading the thedishwasher ackssection. letrun untilthe water temperature stopsrising. Air gap or disposerisclogged Improper rack loading No air gap or high drain loop * Cleanthe air gap or flushthe disposer. .The blinkinglights indicate that the dishwashers drainingthe potential i water inside. • UseJet-Dry®or CascadeCrystal CleaP rinseagentsto removespotsand preventnewfilm buildup. Problem Dishesand flatware not clean Possible Causes Low inletwater temperature What To Do * Hakesureinletwater temperatureis correct(seepage 8). It will continue beeping until gou close the door.. cancel the cgcle. .Before you call for service. • Loaddishwasher s shownin the Loading a PlaceSettings section. Rinse agent was spilled Detergent left in dispenser cups Dishesare blocking the detergent cup 13 . ascade d C ®and ElectrasoPAutomaticDishwashing Detergents havebeenapprovedfor use in all GEdishwashers. once every 30 seconds dishwasher door has been left open during operation.then 30 secondslater. * Thiscouldbe etching. Hakesuredetergentisfresh.Thisinsures T the enteringwater ishot.A new cgclewill d turned offwhile a cycle was start automuticallg. a Close and latchthe dishwashen Pumpout water bg touchingthe START/RESET padonce.Repeatf necessarg. Sudsin the tub Correctdetergent wasn't used :& . This will wish to cancel the cgcle. openthe dishwasher nd letsudsdissipate. Dishwasher BEEPS This is a reminder that gour * Close and latchthe door afteropeningit mid-cgcle. * Repositionthe dishes. Seethe Loading the dishwashersection.Topreventthisfrom happening. running and powerhasjust been restoredto the dishwasher.. . * Useonlgautomaticdishwasher etergentsto avoidsudsing. henstartthe dishwasherandturn off thefaucet. Possible Causes What To Do gecom Error Messages START/RESET status You have pressed the • Press START/RESET the padonceto start the dishwashe_ Press the indicator light flashing START/RESET while the pad START/RESET a secondtime whenthe dishwasherisrunningonlg if gou pod dishwasher is running. Hakesurewater temperatureis at least 120°F. If water is extremelghard. ouch the t START/RESET padagain.com You mog not need to call for service. Troubleshooting Tips Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages.so the water from the lowersprag arm can flush the detergent cup. * Hakesurelargedishware doesnot blockthe detergentdispenser the or wash arms. i * Alwagswipeup rinseagentspillsimmediatelg.wait untilpressure isnormalbeforeusinggourdishwasher.Referto the Installation Instructions.Lowerthe water heatertemperature. Iswater comingout moreslowlgthan usual?If so. Water pressureis temporarilg low * Turnon a faucet.a softenermag be required. Toremovesudsfrom the tub.Turnon the hot water faucetnearestthe dishwasher. Powerto the dishwasherwas • Thelightwill stopflushingafterthe dishwasher rains. The light will stop flashing after the dishwasher drains (about 90 seconds).
If not.Noaction isrequired. Problem Blackor grag marks an dishes Possible Causes Aluminum utensilshave rubbed against dishes Low inletwater temperature What To Do • Remove markswith a mild.. . clean it.Seeback coverfor orderinginformation. • Select highercgcle. HOTWASH ADDED or HEAT options. See page 12. • Ifgou have an air gap. powerto the dishwashers provided the i througha wall switch. Poweristurned off • Insomeinstallations.Failureto do so can resultin burns. • Turnoff powerto the dishwasher circuitbreakeror wall switch) ( for 30 seconds.usinga solutionof 1/2cup bleach the and 3 cupswarm water. An overallgellowor brownfilm can • A special ilter in the water supplglineisthe onlg wagto correct f be causedby iron depositsin water this problem. • Check seeif gour kitchensinkis drainingwell. or & Dishesdon't dry Rinse agent dispenser is emptg Controlpanelresponded Door latch mag not be properly to inputs but dishwasher seated never filled with water Stained tub interior Water valve may be turned off Some tomato-based foods can cause reddish stains • Check rinseagentdispenser nd fill asrequired. Fuseis blownor circuit breaker • Replace fuseor resetcircuitbreakenRemove otherappliances ang from is tripped the circuit.. touch ang pad again. C White film on insidesurface• GErecommends Jet-Dry ®or Cascade Crystal Clear_to help hard water minerals prevent hard water mineral deposits from forming.moistair comesthroughthe vent bg the door latchduring drging and whenwater isbeingpumpedout.run disposer clear. Rundishwasher ith citricacidto removemineraldeposits. • Warm. Dishwasherwon't run • Hakesurewatervalve(usuallglocatedunderthe sink)isturnedon. • Useof the RINSE ONLY cgcleafter addingthe dishto the load candecrease levelof staining. 1/4 • Hake suredishesare properlg loaded. Control panel lights go off when you're setting controls Water standing in the bottom of the tub Water won't pump out of the tub Time too long between touching of selected pods This is normal Drain is clogged Steam Sanitizedlight does not illuminate at the endof the cycle (Anti-Bacteria cycleonly) Noise Thisis normal Thedoor was openedand the cgclewas interrupted during or after the mainwash portion Theincomingwater temperature was too low Normal operating sounds Detergentcup opening Water enteringdishwasher Themotor stopsand starts at various timesduring the cgcle Drain pump soundsduring pump out Rattling dishes when the spray arm rotates • Raise thewater heatertemperatureto between120°F and 140°E • Theseare all normal. • Ifthe dishwasher drains into a disposer. itricacid w C (Partnumber:WD35X151) canbe orderedthroughGEParts. gou to magneeda plumber. Control panel is locked Rebootyour control • Unlockcontrolpanel. ait at least20 minutesafter a cgcleforthe w heatingelementsto cooldown.suchasANTI-BACTERIA. t • Eachpad must be touched within 30 secondsof the others. • A small amount of clean water around the outlet on the tub bottom at the back of the tub keepsthe water seal lubricated.or unlock and relatch door.often locatednextto the disposer switch. a SANIWASH POTS PANS.Hakesureit ison.Seethe Loadingthe dishwasherrackssection. the a • Hakesurethe door isfirmlg closed. Tea or coffee stains • Remove stainbg hand.Before you call for service. Thisisnecessarg drging.henturn backon. • UseHOTSTART. WARNING Beforecleaninginterior.abrasivecleanen • Hakesureinletwatertemperatureisat least120°R • Select EATED H DRY. for • Donot interruptthecgcleangtimeduringor after mainwash.GErecommends the Cascade ® PlasticBoosterto helpremovethesetypesof stains. To relight.Seepage 5 or 7. ontacta water softenercompany.
2737). if it fails to contain water due to a defect in materials or workmanship. including the implied warranties of merchantabilitg or fitness for a particular I purpose. For The Period Of: GE Will @lace: Any part of the dishwasher which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this limited warranty.432. visit us at ge. Staple your receipt here. on-line. GE will also provide. During this limited one-gear warranty. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Ang implied warranties. if they should foil due to a defect in materials or workmanship. floods or acts of God.  Cleaning or servicing of the air gap device in the drain line. Proof of the original pumhase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty. The dishwasher racks or the electronic control module.  Failure of the product if it is abused. I I This warranty is extended ta the origina! purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. One Year From the date of the original purchase Five Years (for models PDW730_ PDW7800 and PDW7880) From the date of the original purchase Lifetim e o f Product (for models PDW730_ PDW7800 and PDW7880) The PermaTuf ®tub or door liner.GE.CARES (800. All warranty service provided by our Factory Service Centers.GE Dishwasher Warranty.com. consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state's Attorney General. KY 40225 15 . are limited to one gear or the shortest period allowed remedg is product repair as provided in this Limited EXCLUSION OFIMPLIEDWARRANTIES--Your sole and exclusive bg law. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available. or used for other than the intended purpose or used commemiallg. delivery or maintenance. Please have serial number and model number available when calling for service. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages.  Replacement breakers. To know what your legal rights are. you may be responsible for o trip charge or yau may be required ta bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location for service. To schedule service. or an authorized Customer Care ® technician. Louisville. all labor and related service to replace the defective part. 24 hours a day. the warranty excludes the cost of shipping or service calls to your home. In Alaska.  Incidental or consequential damage caused bg possible defects with this appliance. Proof af original purchase date is needed to obtain service under the warranty. I Warrantg.  Damage caused after delivery. During this five-gear limited warranty. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. free of charge. free of charge. of house fuses or resetting of circuit  Damage to the product caused bg accident. or call 800. GEwill also provide.  Improper installation. gou will be responsible for ang labor or in-home service costs. Warrantor: General Electric Company. misused. fire. What GE Will Not Cover:  Service trips to gout home to teach you how to use the product. oil labor and related service to replace the defective port.  Product not accessible to provide required service.
626. Extended Warranties Purchase a GEextended warranty and learn about special discounts that are available while your warranty is still in effect.cam Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessoriessent directly to their homes (VISA.833.432. GEConsumer Home Serviceswill still be there after your warranty expires. since improper servicing may cause unsafe operation. Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed by any user.626.4322).2224 during normal business hours. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and mental abilities and impairments. Printed on Recycled Paper . You can purchase it on-line anytime. ge.. Other servicing generally should be referred to qualified service personnel Caution must be exercised. For details of GE'sUniversal Design applications. Printed in the United States . RealLife DesignStudio go.cam Expert GErepair service is only one step away from your door Get on-line and schedule your service at your convenience24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800. please call 800. Customer Relations GE Appliances. ge. KY 40225 ge. 24 hours every clay or by phone at 800. ge.check out our Website today. order parts or even schedule service on-line.com Register Your Appliance Register your new appliance on-line--at your convenience! Timely product registration will allow for enhanced communication and prompt service under the terms of your warranty. Forthe hearing impaired. Appliance Park Louisville. any day of the year! For greater convenience and faster service. contact us on our Website with all the details including your phone number. should the need arise.com ScheduleService go. Order on-line today.Consumer Support. you can now download Owner's Manuals.MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted).com Parts and Accessories f go. or call 800. You may also mail in the preprinted registration card included in the packing material.GEAC (800. or write to: General Manager.2737)during normal businesshours.cam GEsupports the Universal Design concept-products.2002 during normal business hours. services and environments that can be used by people of all ages...TDD.GECARES (800. Contact Us If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE. including kitchen design ideas for people with disabilities. GEAppliances Website Have a question or need assistance with your appliance? Try the GEAppliances Website 24 hours a day. sizesand capabilities.com .
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