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Loading The Dishwasher Racks - GE Triton XL EDW4000 Owner's Manual

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Loading the dishwasher racks.

For best dishwashing results, follow these loading guidelines. Features and appearance of racks and silverware
baskets may vary from your model.
Don't let any
item extend
through bottom.
To remove end baskets, grasp the
basket at opposite corners and slide
Upper Rack
Although the upper rack is for glasses,
cups and saucers, pots and pans can be
placed in this rack for effective cleaning.
Cups and glasses fit best along the sides.
This is also a secure place for dishwasher-
safe plastics.
The utility shelf (on some models) may be
placed in the up or down position to add
flexibility. A wine glass holder (on some
models) secures wine glasses for best
washability. Because wine glasses come in
various sizes, after loading, slowly push in
the rack to make sure they will clear the
top of the dishwasher.
The upper rack is good for all kinds of
odd-shaped utensils. Saucepans, mixing
Lower Rack
The lower rack is best used for plates,
saucers, and cookware. Large items such
as broiler pans and baking racks should
go along the left-hand side. Load platters,
pots and bowls along the sides, in
corners, or in the back. The soiled side of
items should face the center of the rack.
If necessary, oversized glasses and mugs
can be placed in the lower rack to
maximize loading flexibility.
Silverware Basket
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. Additionally, each end of
the basket is removable to add loading
flexibility to accommodate flatware and
lower rack capacity needs.
To load flatware, simply push the
adjustable handle to either side.
Put flatware in the basket with knife
handles up to protect your hands.
Place spoons in the basket with handles
down. Mix knives, forks and spoons so
they don't nest together.
bowls and other items should be placed
face down. Fold-down tines (on some
models) provide flexibility for extra-large
and hard-to-fit items.
Secure larger dishwasher-safe plastics over two
tines when possible.
Make sure small plastic items are secure so they
can't fall onto the heater.
Be sure that items do not protrude through the
bottom of the rack and block rotation of the
middle spray arm. This could result in poor wash
performance for items in the upper rack.
Check to make sure that no items will block
rotation of the wash arms.
Also, be careful not to let a portion of an
item such as a pot or dish handle extend
through the bottom rack. This could
block the wash arm and cause poor
washing results.
Fold-down tines (on some models)
provide flexibility for extra-large and
hard-to-fit items. The tines may be left
in the up position or folded down to
customize the lower rack.
The provided lids with slots can be used
to avoid nesting of silverware. Small
plastic items, such as measuring spoons
and lids for small containers, should go
in the bottom of the silverware basket
with silverware on top.
The lids of both end and middle baskets
can be closed to contain small items.
Long items can be placed on the utility
shelf in the upper rack.

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