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Dishwasher Problem Solver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 3 - 15 Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 More questions ? _ , call GE Answer Center " 800.626.2000 Operating Instructions , Tips Appliance Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Preparation China , Crystal , Sterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 FrontPaneCl hange . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Cycle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 , 5 Cycle Selection Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Detergent Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Dispenser Cups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Consumer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 5 Drying Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 ImportantPhone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Energy - SavTinipgs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Model and Serial Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 , 5 Repair Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Loading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 , 9 Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover Operating instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 , 5 Rinse Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Water Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 ] Models GSDTO0G , SD7301 Care and Cleaning AirGap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 WinteSr torag . e . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . II GE Appliances
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HELP US HELP YOU . . . Write down the model If you received Before using your and serial numbers . dishwasher , read this a damaged dishwasher . . . guide carefully . You'll find them on a label Immediately contact the dealer fastened to the tub wall just ( or builder ) that sold you the It is intended to help you inside the dishwasher door . dishwasher . operate and maintain your new These numbers are also on the dishwasher properly . Consumer Product Ownership Save time and money . Keep it handy for answers to Registration Card that came your questions . Before you request with your dishwasher . Before service . . . If you don't understand something sending in this card , please write or ' need more help , write ( include these numbers here : Check the Problem Solver in the your phone number ) : back of this guide . It lists causes Consumer Affairs of minor operating problems that Model Number GE Appliances you can correct yourself . Appliance Park Serial Number Louisville , KY 40225 Use these numbers in any correspondence or setwice calls Para obtener la version en To obtain a Spanish language concerning your dishwasher . espahol de este manual , version of this book , call GE Answer Center name a 800.626.2000 GE Answer Center , _ ' _ servicio de information consumer information service . para el consumidor , tel _ fono 800.626.2000 . IF YOU NEED SERVICE . . . To obtain setwice , see the Consumer Services page in NEXT , if you are still not pleased , write all the details including your phone number to : the back of this guide . We're proud of our setwice and want you to be Manager , Consumer Relations pleased . If for some reason you are not happy with the GE Appliances Appliance Park service you receive , here are three steps to follow for Louisville , KY 40225 further help . FINALLY , if your problem is still not resolved , write : FIRST , contact the people who setwiced your appliance . Explain why you are not pleased . In most Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel cases , this will solve the problem . 20 North Wacker Drive Chicago , IL 60606 ENERGY - SAVING TIPS , If you don't need your dishes right away , allow the . Operate dishwasher only when it's full . Let the dishes to dt7 naturally over a longer period such as dishes accumulate in dishwasher . When you put in only a partial load , use the RINSE & HOLD cycle to overnight . rinse off heavy soils . . Always select the cycle that uses the least amount of water that will remove the soil from the load . ( See the Operating section . )
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read all instructions before using this appliance . WARNING - - When using this , Do not touch the heating element during or immediately after use . appliance , always exercise basic A safety precautions , including the , Do not operate your dishwasher unless all enclosure following : panels are properly in place . , Use this appliance only for itsintended , Do not abuse , sit on , or stand on the door or dish purpose , as you will find described in this rack of the dishwasher . Use and Care Guide . . Close supervisionis necessaryif this appliance is used by or near children . Do not allowchildren to play inside , on or with this applianceor any , - . discardedappliance . Disposeof ediscardedrialemove _ i _ installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions " This dishwasher must be properly appliancesand shippingor packing hmater , before it is used . If you did not properly . Beforediscardinga dishwas r receive an Installation Instructions sheet with your the doorof the washingcompartment . dishwasher , you can obtain one by calling , toll . Keep all washingdetergentsand wettingagents free , the GE Answer Center , _ 800 _ 626.2000 . out of the reach of children , preferablyin a llockeds - - This appliance must be connected to a grounded cabinet . Observeall warningson containerlabe metal , permanent wiring system ; or an to avoidpersonalinjury . equipment - grounding conductor must be truno with the circuit conductors and connected electric shock , disconnectthis the equipment - grounding terminal or lead of _ , _ . To minimize the possibility of appliancefrom the power supply the appliance . before attemptingany maintenance . NOTE : - - Connect to a properly rated , protected and sized Turningthe control dial to the OFF positione power - supply circuit to avoid electrical overload . does not disconnectthe appliancefrom th power supply . We recommendhavinga qualified technicianserviceyour appliance . materials , gasoline or other . Do not store or use combustible flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance . produced by the chemical action A WARNING - - HYDROGENGAS is • Use only powder or liquid detergents or wetting withinyour water heater . It can agents recommended for use in a dishwasher . accumulatein the water heater and / or waterpipes if hot waterhas not beenused for aGAS . Do not wash plastic items unless marked periodof two weeksor longer . HYDROGENyof " dishwasher safe " or the equivalent . For plastic IS EXPLOSIVE . To prevent the possibilit items not so marked , check the manufacturer's damageor injury , if you havenot used hot nwaterce recommendations . for two weeksor more , or moved intoa reside . Load light plastic items so they will not in which the hot watersystemmay not thavebeens become dislodged and drop to the bottom of the used for some time , turn on all hot water fauce dishwasher - - they might come into contact with and allowthem to run for severalminutesbefore the heating element and be damaged . using any electricalappliancewhich is connected to the hot watersystem . This will allow anys hydrogengas to escape . Also , sincethe ga isme To minimize the possibility of injury . flammable , do not smokeor use an open fla or applianceduring this process . , When loading items to be washed : A . Locatesharp items so that they are not likely SAVE THESE to damagethe door seal , and B . Load sharp knives with the handlesup to INSTRUCTIONS reduce the risk of cut - type injuries . . Do not tamper with controls . 3
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HOW TO OPERATE YOUR DISHWASHER NOTE : The lights over the Cycle pads come ON to indicate the cycle that has been selected . These Cycle Indicator lights remain on while the door is latched . I If dishwasher drains into a food waste disposal , operate the disposal until it is empty before starting dishwasher . ! ! POT - NORMAL SCRUBBER WASH © © ® Cycles Step 1 . Load yore " dishwasher . ( See Loading section . ) j / Step 2 . Make sure the Cycle Indicator Dial is at the OFF position • Add detergent to the detergent P dispenser • ( See Detergent Guide . ) Use a rinse aid features and appearance may vary slightl3 ; agent to help prevent spotting • ( See How to Use a Rinse Agent section . ) Step 6 . Turn the Cycle Indicator Dial to START . Step 3 . Latch the door . • Turning the dial to START will begin the cycle inunediately . To obtain the benefits of a complete Step 4 . Select desired wash cycle . cycle , be careful that you do not turn the dial any farther than is necessa W to start the dishwasher . • POTSCRUBBER For items such as pots , pans There is a time delay between start - up and water and casseroles with dried - on or baked - on soils . fill so you will not hear any wash action right away . Everyday dishes may be included . This cycle will get heavily soiled dishes cleaner than the normal cycle . It will not remove burned - on foods . Dial Cycles • NORMAL WASH - - For most loads of evewday The SHORT WASH cycle allows you to quickly dishes , glasses and cookware with medium soils . wash loads of evewday dishes with medium soils Designed to yield high performance on normal soils . that have not & ied on , such as loads consisting mostly of glasses . Step 5 . Select the desired drying option . a . Select the NORMAL WASH cycle and a drying option if desired . • HEATED DRY ON - - Turns the & Ting heater on for fast dwing . When selected , the cycle time will b . Be sure the door is unlatched . be extended for 35 minutes . c . Slowly turn the Cycle Indicator Dial to • HEATED DRY OFF Shuts off the heating unit , SHORT WASH . thus saving energy . Dishes air - dry naturally . It takes d . Latch the door to start the cycle . longer but saves energy . You eau open the door after the motor stops to speed drying . Excellent for The RINSE & HOLD cycle is for rinsing partial loads which will be washed later . Do overnight drying . not use dete _ L , 4ent . a . Select HEATED DRY OFF . b . Be sure the door is unlatched . c . Slowly turn the Cycle Indicator Dial to RINSE & HOLD . d . Latch the door to start the cycle . 4
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i OFF j - START llll _ - • " t - s ' _ ] Z _ ' - - , . _ - SHORTWASH t It ( [ I'll , / / L _ / / tl ! / , I I1 _ 11 HEATED ( PRESSHEATEDDRYI _ , / II RINSE & HOL D ( PRESS HEATED DRY OFF ) Dial Cycles ( continued ) = = The PLATE WARMER cycle ( on some models ) is for warming clean dishes and serving plates for the serving of hot foods . The cycle will take approximately 35 minutes if selected . a . Load clean plates and dishes to be warmed . b . Select HEATED DRY ON . c . Be sure the door is unlatched . d . Slowly turn the Cycle Indicator dial to PLATE WARMER . e . Latch the door to start the cycle . Cycle Selection Chart • IWashCycle [ Water Use Time I I Gallons I Minutes I Cycle Sequence Wash Cvcles _ ( approx , ) I POTS ( RUBBER 10.6 72 NO1L \ IAL WASH 9 . I 51 SHORT WASH 7.4 43 RINSE & HOLD 3.0 12 HEATED DRY ON . Available onallwash cycles except RINSE & tlOI . D . Add35 minutes lowa _ h cyclclime , HEATED DRY OFF . Dr _ / in _ ghealer is turned off , Dishes drv _ naturalk . / 5
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Good Dishwashing Starts with HOT Water To get dishes clean and d1 % you need hot water . For good washing and dlTing , the entering water nmst beat least 120 ° F . To prevent dish damage , inlet water should not exceed 150 ° F . How to Test Water Temperature Helpful hints : If outside temperatures are unusually Check your water temperature with a candy or meat thern _ ometer . Turn on the hot water faucet nearest low , or if your water travels a long distance fl _ omwater heater to dishwasher , you may need to set your water the dishwasher . Put the thernaometer in a glass and heater's thermostat up . If you have not used hot water let the water run continuously into the glass until the for some time , the water in the pipes will be cold . Turn temperature stops rising . If the water temperature is on the hot water l : aucet at the sink and allow it to run below 120 ° E , adjust your water heater . until the water is hot . Then start the dishwasher . If you've recently done laundl 7 or run hot water for showers , give your water heater time to recover before operating the dishwasher . To improve washability if the water is less than 120 ° F . and you cannot adjust your water heater : Select a longer cycle and fill both detergent cups at least half - full with detergent . How to Use a Rinse Agent Your dishwasher's rinse agent container holds The rinse agent makes water flow off dishes approximately 4 ½ ounces . This should last about quicker than usual . This lessens water spotting 3 months . Fill as needed . and makes dining faster , too . If you accidentally spill : Wipe up the rinse For best dishwashing performance , use of a rinse agent with a damp cloth . Don't leave the spill in the agent such as JET - DRY brand is recommended . dishwasher . It can keep your detergent from working . Rinse agents come in either liquid or solid form . Your dishwasher uses the liquid form . If you can't find any rinse agent , write : BENCKISER CONSUMER PRODUCTS , INC . How to fill the rinse agent dispenser . ( " JET - DRY ' ) Unscrew the cap . Corporate Centre 1 Add liquid rinse agent 55 Federal Road until it just reaches the P . O . Box 1991 bottom of lip inside the Danbury , CT 06813 - 1991 dispenser opening . Replace cap . The dispenser automatically releases rinse agent into final rinse water . You may check to see if you need to add rinse agent by removing the fill cap and looking into the container . You may also check the rinse agent , on some models , by pressing the clear center of the fill cap 2 or 3 times . If rin _ o ' : t _ c'nf i _ drawn int _ the _ - ontor ¢ _ f lho fill carl
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How to Choose and Use the Right Detergent Use only powder or liquid detergent specifically cloudiness of glassware , called " etching . " An outside made for use in dishwashers . Other Upes will cause layer of glass is etched awayq Of course , this takes some oversudsing . time . But why take a chance when it's easy to find out the hardness of your water . How much detergent should you use ? That depends . ls your water " hard " or " soft " ? With hard water , you Keep your detergent fresh and dry . Under the sink need extra detergent to get dishes clean . With soft water , isn't a good place to store detergent because there is too much moisture . Don't put powder detergent into the you need less detergent . dispenser until you're ready to wash dishes , either . ( It Your water department can tell you how hard your won't be fresh OR dry . ) water is . So can your county extension agent or your area's water softener company . Just call and ask them If your powder detergent gets old or lumpy , throw it how malay " grains " of hardness there arc in your water . away . Old detergent often won't dissolve . If you use a liquid dishwasher detergent , these precautions are not Too much detergent with soft water not only wastes nccessm T because liquid detergents don't " lump " as money , it can be hamlful . It can cause a permanent they age or come in contact with moisture . Detergent Dispensers You'll find two detergent dispensers on the inside Close the main cup . door of your dishwasher . Two , because NOTE : 7b open detergent cup after it has be _ , n some cycles use two washes . Open _ / _ Z closed , unlatch the door and rotate the ( _ ' cle _ , up _ . r Indicator Dial a fidl turn to the OFF position . See " Detet gent Usage Guide " below , . \ When the closed cnp contains soap it is Grasp handle , _ , es . re thecrczE I : VDIC : 4rOR \ \ \ \ _ rotate and DIAL is at OFF position be [ bre - _ _ i _ , best that the door be in a parlially open position b _ fore rotating the Cycle close tightly addindgetergeO , . . her . , ise , \ \ Indicator Dial . This will help rednce the amount of . , edetergec , , , , p . , , illnot MaYo close and latch properb ? , cup ' _ \ _ \ \ \ cletel2wnt and rinse aid agent spillage into the tub . Detergent Usage Guide ( powderor liquid ) HARD WATER ( 7 - 12 grains * ) SOFT WATER ( 0 - 3 grains hardness ) I MEDIUM WATER ( 3 - 7 grains ) CYCLES Main Cup I Open Cup I MainCup I Open Cup MainCupS I OpenCup + POTSCRUBBER Completely _ Completely Half Full + Half Full Completely + Half Full NORMAL WASH SHORT WASH Half Full None HalfFull None Completely None I i Full ' Full ] Full Full RINSE & HOLD I Use no detergent I Use no detergent I Use no detergent * 12 grains and up is extremely hard water . A water softener is recommended . Without it , lime _ Filled Main ( Tup holds 3 tablespoons : can build up in the water valve . The water valve may stick while open and cause flooding . Filled Open ( Tup holds 2 tablespoons . How to Prepare the Dishes for Washing If this is your first dishwasher , or if you're replacing NOTE : You may also want to consider removing foods such as mustard , mayonnaise , vinegar , lemon a much older model , you may wonder how much preparation your dishes need . Actually very little , juice and other foods that can cause discoloration of stainless steel if allowed to remain on dishes for a Scrape off bones , seeds , skins , toothpicks and other hard solids . Remove excessive quantities long period of time . of oil or grease . The POTSCRUBBER cycle can wash heavily soiled dishes and remove dried - on and baked - on soils from pots , pans and casseroles . Items with burned - on soils need extra preparation . 7
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HOW TO LOAD YOUR DISHWASHER NOTE : Do not load large platters or trays in fi'ont right corner of lower rack . They may prevent detergent from circulating in the wash cycle . The upper rack is best for glasses , cups and saucers . Cups aud glasses fit best along the sides . This is also the place for dishwasher - safe plastics . Make sure small plastic items are lodged in tightly so they can't fall onto the heating unit . Arrange stemware so that it calmot move easily . Don't let the glasses touch each other . The upper rack is handy for all kinds of odd shapes . Sauce pans , mixing bowls and other items should be placed face down . When loading dishwasher safe plastics make sure each plastic item is secured over two fingers . This will insure good washing results . 8
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Keep center area clear in the lower rack . The lower rack is best used lbr plates , saucers , and cookware . Large items such as broiler pans and racks The wash tower rises through the center of the lower should go in the lower rack along the edge . Load rack during the wash and rinse portions of the cycle . platters , pots and bowls along the sides , in corners , Don't block it or load tall things next to it . Also , be or in the back . For best washing results , all items careful not to let a portion of an item such as a pot or should be positioned with the soiled side of the dish dish handle extend through the bottom rack . This could facing the center of the rack . block the wash arm and cause poor washing results . through bottom Precaution ! Put flatware in the removable basket with handles up to protect your hands . Mix knives , forks and spoons Take out anything that may fall or extend through the so they don't nest together . Distribute evenly . bottom of the basket . Small plastic items , such as measuring spoons and lids from small containers are not recommended for automatic dishwashing . If placed in dishwasher , they should go in bottom of silvmware basket with silvma _ are on top . 9
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WHAT YOU CAN USUALLY WASH SAFELY IN YOUR DISHWASHER . usually Material Safe Exceptions ( not safe ) Special Instructions Aluminum YES Some colored anodized Some darkening or spotting possible . Remove by aluminum can fade . scouring with soap - filled steel wool pads . Chiad YES Amique , metal - trimmed , If in doubt , check with the manufacturer . Or test wash Stoneware hand - painted or over - the - glaze one piece daily for at least a month . Compare with the rest of the set . patterns fade . Gold leaf will discolor . YES Crystal Antique , metal - trimmed or Loadsecurely to prevent movement . Check your hand - painted patterns fade . manufacturer's instructions for your crystal . Gold leaf will discolor . Non - dishwasher NO Do not wash in dishwasher . Damage to dishwasher items such and discoloration or staining of dishwasher may result . as electronic air cleaner filters , furnace filters , paint brushes , etc . Glass YES Iron NO Iron will rust . Pewter NO Pewter tarnishes . Plastics YES If it doesn't say DISHWASHER SAFE . test one piece in the top rack before dishwashing an entire set . Stainless steel YES Rinse if not washing immediately . Salty or acid foods can stain if left on . YES Sterling Silver Don't put in same silverware Rinse if not washing immediately . Salty or acid foods can basket with stainless steel . and Silver plate stain if left on . Dry detergent can cause difficult - to - remove Contact between metals can black spots . Place in back section of silverware basket to avoid damage silver . exposure to detergent fi'om the detergent cup . Don't wash copper utensils in the same load . Silver may get a brown film . Adhesive used to attach some hollow - handle knives can loosen . Non - stick YES After washing , wipe the non - stick coating area with vegetable oil to keen it fi'om Iosinl { its non - stick quality coatings Tin NO Tin can rust . Wood NO Wood can warp , crack or lose its finish with any type of washing . Forget a dish ? Here's when you can add it . Here's how to add a forgotten dish : Add dishes any time during the RINSE & HOLD cycle . With other wash cycles , you can add dishes 1 . Push the door latch to the left . Washing will stop . at any time BEFORE the main detergent wash portion 2 . Wait a few seconds until the water calms . Then of the cycle . open the door . WARNING : Hot vapor may rise However , opening the door during any cycle from opened door . lessens cleaning power . So try to load everything 3 . Add dishes you ' ve forgotten . at the beginning . 4 . Close the door and push the latch to the far right . When the door is locked , washing will continue . 10
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CARE AND CLEANING USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Clean the control panel with a lightly dampened Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner ( Cat . No . WR97X0216 ) is available from GE Service and cloth . Dry thoroughly . Do not use abrasives or Parts Centers . _ harp obiects on the panel . They can damage it . The inside usually takes care of itself . 11 ' it should Clean the outside with a good appliance polish wax . The outside cabinet finish is durable , but it ever need cleaning , use a mild cleansing powder . can scratch . So use no scouring pads , or harsh or Scouring pads and harsh cleaners can mar the finish . gritty cleaners . Boll Not Using Your Dishwasher in Winter ? Protect Against Freezing . , Dram water from the inlet I i ne If your dishwasher is left in an unhealed place during the winter , and walcr valve . ( Use a pan to ask a service technician lo : catch the water . ) • Reconnect the water inlet I i ne to • Cut off electrical power to the the water valve . dishwasher . Remove fuses or trip g , circuit breaker . • Remove the plastic pump cover in the tub botlom and use a • Turn otT Ihe walcr supply . Pump Cover Screws sponge to soak up water in • Disconnect the water inlet I ine the rubber boot . from the water valve . Built - in Dishwashers Often Use an Air Gap . Keep It Clean . If you have an air gap , check it at An air gap is a plumbing device . least once a month . IT IS NOT It protects your dishwasher against PART OF YOUR DISHWASHER . water backing up into it if a drain IT IS NOT COVERED IN YOUR clogs . The air gap is nota part of WARRANTY . lhe dishwasher . And you may not even have one . Not all plumbing The air gap is easy to clean . codes require air gaps . With most types , first turn off the dishwasher , then lift off the chrome cover . Then unscrew the plastic cap and check for any buildup of grit . A Ioothpick makes cleaning easy . Check the air gap any time your dishwasher isn't draining well . m I me l m 11
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HOW TO CHANGE COLOR PANELS If you are redecorating , you can change your dishwasher's front panels to match or blend with your new colors by flipping them over . Each side of each panel is a different color . You may also paint a panel with a color of your own choice . How to Change the Door Panel : 1 . Take out trim screws on either side of the NOTE : Do not operate dishwasher door . Remove the side trim . dishwasher while changing panels or when lower access 2 . Slide the door panel out . panel is removed . ( Careful edges may be shal _ . ) 3 . Turn the door panel around and put the color you want in front . 4 . Replace the door panel , side trim and screws . How to Chan _ , e the Lower Panel : 1 . Remove the panel attachment screws . 2 . Remove the entire access assembly by lifting it up and over the retaining tabs . 3 . Take out the top trim screws and remove the top trim . Top Trim 4 . Slide the color panel ( s ) up and out and put the color you want in front . \ 5 . Replace the top trim and screws . 6 . Replace the entire access assembly by hanging it back on the retaining tabs . Hold the access assembly in place and replace attachment screws . Attachment Screws Color Panels ( For model GSD700 only ) Wood Panel Trim Kits ( Availablefor both models ) If you have redecorated , and the color panels in Wood panel trim kits , contain trim and your dishwasher do not blend with your new color instructions for adding a decorative wood door scheme you may order one additional color panel panel and lower access panel no thicker than I / 4 " to match kitchen cabinets . without charge . Specify the color panel you would like from the Specify the trim color of your choice from the following options : following options : GPF24 White / Almond GPE40BC ( Chrome Trim and Screws ) GPF26 Harvest / Black GPF40BK ( Black Trim ) GPF40WH ( White Trim ) Order a Trim Kit or a Color Panel from : GE Appliances The kit is available for $ 5.00 ( shipping and handling ) . c / o Dri - View Manufacturing Make check payable to the General Electric Co . 4706 Allmond Ave . Louisville , KY 40209 12
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QUESTIONS ? USE THIS PROBLEM SOLVER PROBLEM POSSIBI , E CAUSE DISHWASHER A fuse in your home may be blown , or the circuit breaker tripped . Replace fuse or WON'T RUN reset circuit breaker . Remove any other appliances from the circuit . UNUSUAL NOISE Utensils may not be secure on rack pins , or something small may have dropped from the rack . Water is causing utensils to rattle . Make sure everything is securely placed in dishwasher . DISHES DON'T DRY Make sure inlet water temperature is correct . ( See How to Test Water Temperature section ) . Unload the bottom rack first . Water from dishes in the top rack may be spilling into the bottom rack . Check for improper loading . Dishes shouldn't nest together . Avoid overloading . Check the rinse agent dispenser to see that it's not empty . UNCLEAN DISHES Check inlet water temperature . It should be al least 120 ° F . ( To test , see How to Test AND FLATWARE Water Temperature section ) . Water pressure may be temporarily low . Turn on a faucet . Is water coming out slower than usual ' ? If so , wait until pressure is normal before using your dishwasher . Plugged air gap . ( See Care and Cleaning section ) . Improper rack loading . ( See Loading section ) . Choose another cycle to give you longer washing time . DETERGENT LEFT Water may not be reaching the detergent cups . Move dishes that may be blocking IN DISPENSER CUPS detergent cup . The dispenser cover may not be opening or may be blocked by improperly loaded items . If you used a powder detergent , open the cup and remove any caked - on detergent . If the cup still doesn't open automatically , call for service . Detergent may be old . If the powder detergent is hard or caked in the box , throw it away . The detergent may not be working well . Try another brand . DETERGENT CUP Cycle Indicator Dial must be OFF for cup lid to close and latch properly . If you gl LID WON'T LATCH unlatch the door and open it to d _ T your dishes , the Cycle Indicator Dial does AFTER ADDING not advance by itself . DETERGENT YELLOW OR Tea or coffee can stain cups . Remove the stain by hand , using a solution ot ' 1 / 2 cup BROWN - FILM bleach and 3 cups warm water . An overall yellow or brown film on dishes or glassware can be caused by iron deposits in water . A special filter in the water supply line is the only way to correct this problem . Your water softener company can tell you about the filter . Yellow film on sterling silver results when you wash copper mensils in the same load . Silver polish will usually remove this stain . CYCLE AND OPTION This is normal . Unlatch the door to turn off the lights . INDICATOR LIGHTS STAY ON WHEN CYCLE IS COMPLETED ( co _ tli _ ltt _ ' d ttc . rl ] ) aRc ) 13
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THE PROBLEM SOLVER ( continued ) PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE SPOTS AND Spotting can be caused by all these things : FILMING ON • Extremely hard water . ( See How to Choose and Use Detergent section ) . GLASSES AND FLATWARE • Low inlet water temperature . ( See How to Test Water Temperature section ) . • Overloading the dishwasher . • Improper loading . ( See Loading section ) . • Old or damp powder detergent . • Phosphate level in detergent too low . ( See How to Choose and Use Detergent section ) . • Rinse agent dispenser empty . ( See How to Use a Rinse Agent section ) . • Too little detergent . ( See How to Choose and Use Detergent section ) . Local water conditions and personal preferences vary . Try several brands of detergents to find one that gives the best results for you . A liquid dishwasher detergent may help reduce filming . To remove stubborn spots and film from glassware : 1 . Remove all metal utensils from the dishwasher . 2 . Do not add detergent . 3 . Select POTSCRUBBER cycle . 4 . Start the dishwasher and allow to run for 18 to 22 minutes . The dishwasher will now be in the main wash . 5 . Then open the door and pour 2 cups ( 500 ml ) of white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher . 6 . Close the door and allow to complete the cycle . If vinegar rinse doesn't work : Repeat as above , except use 1 / 4 cup ( 60 ml ) of citric acid crystals instead of vinegar . ( Most drugstores carry citric acid crystals • If yours doesn't , call GE Factory Service ) • Using a vinegar or citric acid crystal rinse more than twice a month ' ? Consider a home water softener . CLOUDINESS ON If vinegar or citric acid crystal rinse doesn't work , the cloudiness is " etching . " GLASSWARE The film cannot be removed . It can be prevented : Use less detergent if you have soft water . Wash glassware in the shortest cycle that will get them clean . Water temperature entering dishwasher exceeds 150 ° F . CHIPPING OF CHINA Rough handling can cause chipping . Load with care . Make sure glassware and china are secure and can't jar loose . ( See Loading section ) . Make sure tall glasses and stemware will clear the top of the mb when you push the rack into the dishwasher . Always use the top rack for delicate items . 14
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PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE BLACK OR GRAY Aluminum utensils often leave marks when they rub against dishes . Remove marks MARKS ON DISHES with a mild abrasive cleanser . SMALL AMOUNT OF Water around the outlet on the tub bottom at the back of the tub is normal . It is clean WATER STANDING water . It's there to keep the water seal lubricated . IN THE BOTTOM OF THE TUB WATER WON'T PUMP If the entire bottom of the mb has water , you may have a drain problem . Clean the air OUT OF THE TUB gap , if you have one . ( See Care and Cleaning section ) . Check the kitchen sink . Is it draining well ? You may need a plumber . If dishwasher drains into disposer , run disposer to clear . Be sure disposer is not clogged . SUDS IN THE TUB Sudsing detergents are not meant for dishwashers . USE ONLY AUTOMATIC DISHWASHER DETERGENTS TO AVOID SUDSING , To remove suds from the tub : Open the dishwasher . Let suds evaporate . Add 1 gallon of cold water to the tub . Close and latch the dishwasher . Pump out water t _ by slowly turning the control dial until a drain period is reached . Repeat if necessary . DISHWASHER Suds can cause unit to overflow . That's why it's so important to use a detergent that's _ r LEAKS designed for automatic dishwashers . Spilling the rinse agent can cause foam during washing . This can lead to overflowing . B Wipe up accidental spill of rinse agent with a damp cloth . MOTOR HUMS Dishwasher has not been used on a regular basis . If you do not use your dishwasher often , set it to fill and pump out once every week . This will help keep the seal moist , and the garbage disposer clear . STAINING OFIOR Some detergents contain colorant ( pigment or dyes ) that will discolor the mb TUB INTER interior with extended use . Check the detergent cup for signs of any discoloration . If cup is discolored , change to detergent without any colorant . SOUNDS YOU You'll hear occasional clicking sounds . These are normal . WILL HEAR , Soft food disposal shredding action . , Drain valve opening to pump water out . , Timer control as cycle progresses . , Detergent cup opening . During the drying period : , The motor stops , VAPOR AT Water vapor comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and when TIlE VENT water is being pumped out . If you need more help . . , call , toll free : GE Answer Center ® 800.626.2000 consumer information service 15
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We'll Be There With the purchase of your new GE appliance , receive the assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE , we'll be there . All you have to do is call - - toll - free ! In - HomRee _ air Service 800 _ E - CARES ( 800432 - 2737 ) AGE consumer selwice professional will provide expert repair sei - vice , sched - uled at . a time that's convenient for you . Many GE Consumer Service company - operated lo ( ations ollbr you selwi ( e today or | OlIlOrl ( ) W , or a | your { ( onvenien ( e ( 7 : 00 a . m . to 7 : 00 p . m . weekdays , 9 : 00a.m . to 2 : 00 p . m . Saturdays ) . our facl ( Hy - trained te ( hni ( ians know your applian ( e inside and out - - somosl repairs can b ( handled in just 1 visit . GEAnswer Center ° 800.626.2000 Whatever your question about any GE major appliance , GF , Answer ( ; enter c * > information servi ( e is available to hell ) . Your ( all and your question - - will bc answered promptly and ( ourteously . And you ( an ( all any time . GF . Answer O ( ; enler ® service is open 24 hours a day , 7 days a week . ForCustomersWithSpecialNeeds . . . 800.626.2000 Upon request , GE will provide Consumers with impaired hearing or speech who have Braille controls for a variety of GE accesslo a TDD or a ( onventional teletypewriter may . € _ Q ( all 800 . TDD - GEA ( ; ( 800 - 8334322 ) to request informa - applian ( es , and a hi'ochure to > lion or servi ( e . assist in planning a barrier fk'ee o _ kit ( hen f } ) r persons with limited ucTm _ A • mobility . To obtain these items , free of ( barge , ( all 800.626.2000 . ServiceContracts 800626 - 2224 You ( : an have lhc secure lbeling tha ! GF . Consumer Service will still be there after your warranty expires . Purchase a GE ( ontra ( t while your warranty is still in effe ( t and you'll re ( eive a substantial dis ( ount . With amultiplc - yeavcontract , you're assured of ftlture seiwi ( e at today's pri ( es . Parts andAccessories 800626 - 2002 User maintenance instructions contained in this booklet Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have needed parts or accessories sent directly 1o cover procedures intended to be performed by any user . their home . The GE parts syslem provides access to < ) vet " Other servicing generallyshouJd be referred to qualified 47,000 parts . . , and all GE Genuine Renewal Parts are service personnel . Caution must be exercised , since fully warranted . VISA , MasterCard and Discover * ' ards improper servi ( ing may ( ause unsafe operation . are a ( ( epted .
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Staple sales slip or cancelled check YOUR GE DISHWASHER WITH here . Proof of original purchase date PERMATUF " _ INTERIOR is needed to obtain service WARRANTY under warranty . LIMITED SECOND - YEAR This warranty is extended to WHAT IS COVERED WARRANTY the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products FULL ONE - YEAR WARRANTY For the second year from date of purchased for ordinary home use in original purchase , we will provide , For one year from date of original the 48 mainland states , Hawaii and free of charge , replacement parts for purchase , we will provide , free of Washington , D . C , In Alaska the any part of the Water Distribution charge , parts and service labor in warranty is the same except that it is System ( as illustrated below ) that your home to repair or replace any LIMITED because you must pay to fails because of a manufacturing part of the dishwasher that fails ship the product to the service shop defect . Associated inlet and drain because of a manufacturing defect . or for the service technician's travel plumbing parts are not covered by costs to your home . this warranty . You pay for the FULL TEN - YEAR WARRANTY service trip to your home and All warranty service will be service labor charges . provided by our Factory Service For ten years from date of original Centers or by our authorized purchase , we will provide , free of Power Shower Customer Care " servicers during charge , parts and service labor in 3 Piece Power TowerTM normal working hours . your home to repair or replace the Hose Washarm PermaTuf " tub or door liner if it Should your appliance need fails to contain water because of Hub service , during warranty period or Spray connection a manufacturing defect such as beyond , call 800 - GE - CARES assembly cracking , chipping , peeling ( 800 - 432 - 2737 ) . Boot or rusting . Y Pump Soft Food Disposer Water Distribution System • Service trips to your home to teach adequate electrical , plumbing , and WHAT IS NOT COVERED you how to use the product . other connecting facilities . Read your Use and Care material . • Replacement of house fuses or resetting of circuit breakers . If you then have any questions about operating the product , please • Cleaning or servicing of air gap contact your dealer or ourat device in drain line . Consumer Affairs office the • Failure of the product if it is used for address below , or call , toll free : other than its intended purpose or GE Answer Center " used commercially . 800.626.2000 consumer information service • Damage to product caused by accident , fire , floods or acts of God . • Improper installation , WARRANTORIS NOT RESPONSIBLE If you have an installation problem , FOR CONSEQUENTIALDAMAGES . contact your dealer or installer . You are responsible for providing Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages , so the above limitation or exclusion may not appl 3 to you . This warranty gives you specific legal rights , and you ma 3 also have other rights which vary from state to state . To know what your legal rights are in your state , consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state's Attorney General . Warrantor : General Electric Company If further help is needed concerning this warranty , write : Manager - - Consumer Affairs , GE Appliances , Louisville , KY 40225 This book is printed on recycled paper : GSD70u Part No . 165D3080P299 Pub No . 49 - 5607 GSD730 6 - 93 CG Printed in Louisville , KY
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