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GE GSD1200 Use And Care Manual

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Operating Instructions, Tips
China, Crystal, Sterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cycle Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..........4,5
Cycle Selection Chart....................................5
Detergent Guide .............................................7
Dispenser Cups ..............................................7
Drying Options................................................4
Energy-Saving Tips ........................................2
Features .......................................................4, 5
Loading ........................................................8, 9
Operating Instructions .............................4, 5
Rinse Agent .....................................................6
Water Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............6

Care and Cleaning

Air Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Winter Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
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Problem Solver
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GE Answer Center" 800.626.2000
Preparation
Front Panel Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Consumer Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Appliance Registration .................................2
Important Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....2
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
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  • Page 1: Care And Cleaning

    ...... I 3-15 More questions ?...call GE Answer Center” 800.626.2000 Operating Instructions, Tips China, Crystal, Sterling ....... 10 Preparation Cycle Features .
  • Page 2: Help Us Help You

    Use these numbers in any To obtain a Spanish language correspondence or service calls version of this book, call concerning your dishwasher. GE Answer Center@ name a 800.626.2000 GE Answer Center,@ consumer information service. To obtain service, see the Consumer Services page in NEXT, if you are still not pleased, write all the the back of this guide.
  • Page 3: Save These Instructions

    Installation Instructions sheet with your the door of the washing compartment. dishwasher, you can obtain one by calling, toll free, the GE Answer Center? 800.626.2000. out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked -This appliance must be connected to a grounded cabinet.
  • Page 4: Dial Cycles

    HOW TO OPERATE YOUR DISHWASHER Your dishwasher is designed to give maximum performance on loads with normal and heavy soils. You may find that many of your dishes have lighter soils than normal; if this is the case you can save water and energy by selecting a cycle other than NORMAL WASH.
  • Page 5: Cycle Selection Chart

    START ------ SHORT WASH START OFF ‘: WARMER (PRESS HEATEO DRYI Quiet Power Dial Cycles (continued) The PLATE WARMER cycle is for warming clean The RINSE & HOLD cycle is for rinsing partial loads which will be washed later. Do dishes and serving plates for the serving of hot foods.
  • Page 6: Good Dishwashing Starts With Hot Water

    Good Dishwashing Starts with HOT Water To get dishes clean and dry, you need hot water. For good washing and drying, the entering water must be at least 120°F. To prevent dish damage, inlet water should not exceed 150°F, How to Test Water Temperature Check your water temperature with a candy or meat Helpful hints: If outside temperatures are unusually thermometer.
  • Page 7: To Choose/Use Right Detergent

    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 types will cause layer of glass is etched away! Of course, this takes some time.
  • Page 8: To Load Dishwasher

    HOW TO LOAD YOUR DIS~ASmR NOTE: Do not load large platters or trays in front 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. The upper rack is handy for all kinds of odd shapes.
  • Page 9 The lower rack is best used for plates, saucers, and cookware. Large items such as broiler pans and racks should go in the lower rack along the edge. Load platters, pots and bowls along the sides, in corners, or in the back. For best washing results, all items should be positioned with the soile~ side facing the center of the rack.
  • Page 10: Materials

    WHAT YOU CAN USUALLY WASH SAFELY Usually Material Safe Exceptions (not safe) Special Instructions Aluminum Some darkening or spotting possible. Remove by colored anodized Some aluminum can fade. scouring with soap-filled steel wool pads. Antique, metal-trimmed, doubt, If in check with the manufacturer. Or test wash hand-painted or over-the-glaze Stoneware one piece daily for at least a month.
  • Page 11: User Maintenance Instructions

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS dampened Appliance Polish Wax & Cleaner (Cat. No. Clean the control panel with a lightly Parts Centers. sharp objects on the panel. They can damage it. The inside usually takes care of itself. If it should Clean the outside with a good appliance polish wax.
  • Page 12 HOW TO C~NGE COLOR PANELS your dishwasher’s front panels If you are redecorating, you can change to match or blend with your new colors by flipping them over. You may also paint a panel with a color of your own choice. How to Change the Door Panel: NOTE: Do not operate Take out trim screws on either side of the...
  • Page 13 PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE A fuse in your home maybe blown, or the circuit breaker tripped. Replace fuse or DISHWASHER reset circuit breaker. Remove any other appliances from the circuit, WON’T RUN Utensils may not be secure on rack pins, or something small may have drop~d from the UNUSUAL NOISE rack.
  • Page 14: The Problem Solver

    If vinegar rinse doesn’t work: Repeat as above, except use 1/4 cup 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.
  • Page 15 The motor stops. Water vapor comes through the vent by the door latch during drying and when VAPOR AT THE VENT water is being pumped out. If you need more help. ..call, toll free: GE Answer Center@ 800.626.2000 consumer information service...
  • Page 16 NOTES...
  • Page 17 NOTES...
  • Page 18 NOTES...
  • Page 19 With the purchase ofyour new GE appliance, receive tie assurance fiat ifyou ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free! h-Home Repair Semice A (;E scheduled at a time (hat’s c(~nveuient f’or you. Many GE [;c)nsumer Service repairs call he handled in just onc visit.
  • Page 20 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 Series Part No.

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